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Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing
Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This

bullwhip effect  bullwhip effect) upstream. The bullwhip effect , as defined by the APICS Dictionary (11th edition), is as an extreme change in the supply position upstream, generated by a small change in demand downstream in the supply chain. When this happens, inventory can quickly move from being backordered to being excess. This is caused by the serial nature of communicating orders up the chain with the inherent transportation delays of moving product down the chain. This coordination of work and purchasing plans by Read More

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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III
Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the

bullwhip effect  long tails and the bullwhip effect are broad independent concepts, they become related when traditional inventory management systems, which  do not correctly model and understand long tail demand,  order the wrong inventory to address that demand. To compensate for not having the right inventory, planners will expedite and over-order to plug the gaps and meet their customer’s needs. This overreaction is one of many causes of the bullwhip effect, and as a result, the working capital is shifted from Read More
Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

bullwhip effect  is magnified by the bullwhip effect . The bullwhip effect is an extreme change in the upstream supply position in a supply chain resulting from a small change in demand, downstream in the supply chain. As a result, inventory can quickly move from being backordered (needed in an expedited manner) to being in excess. Such a state is caused by the serial nature of communicating orders up the chain combined with the inherent transportation delays of moving product down the chain. In new parts production Read More
Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits?
Due to their limitations, using spreadsheets to manage mission-critical business functions is an unacceptable risk. The requirements for finding the right

bullwhip effect  now known as the Bullwhip Effect. He pointed out that consumers do not buy based on demand that can be perfectly modeled. Businesses create forecasts to approximate what they think actual demand will be. Most companies carry safety stock or some people refer to it as just-in-case-stock to provide the ability to meet most customer demand. The difference between the projected need and reality becomes more pronounced the further one is from the actual users. As end user demand fluctuates, the variations Read More
Oracle Delivers In-Memory Value Chain Planning Solutions
Each of many Oracle In-Memory Applications on Oracle Engineered Systems is designed for a specific business purpose to transform an enterprise’s business

bullwhip effect  thus helping to reduce bullwhip effect and to improve on-shelf availability and inventory turns. The solution moves planning closer to the consumer by using granular consumption data, such as daily store-level point-of-sale (POS) data, to calculate a time-phased sell-in forecast. There is scalability for daily store-level replenishment planning, and both consumption-driven and traditional distribution center (DC)-level demand management are present in a single system. Oracle In-Memory Performance-Driven Read More
Sarbanes-Oxley and MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 500
The Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002 (also known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 0f 2002) was passed by US lawmakers to reinforce

bullwhip effect  Oxley and MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 500 The Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002 (also known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 0f 2002) was passed by US lawmakers to reinforce honest and transparent corporate practices in the wake of the various public accounting scandals and corporate failures of the 1990s. The Act, named after US Senator Paul S. Sarbanes and US Congressman Michael G. Oxley, has changed the way public companies do business. Although not specifically covered Read More
Sage Mobile Device Survey Shows Interesting Findings
Sage recently announced the results of its second annual mobile device survey, which polled 1,090 small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. The

bullwhip effect  Mobile Device Survey Shows Interesting Findings Sage recently announced the results of its second annual mobile device survey , which polled 1,090 small to medium businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. Only slightly more than half of the businesses (54 percent) responding to the survey supply their employees with mobile devices, down from 69 percent in the 2013 survey.   When asked about the positive effect mobile technology has had on their businesses, the majority of respondents somewhat expectedly said Read More
Is Your Organization Infested with Office Politics? You Can Still Choose the Right Software
We wrote previously on the jerk effect and how it can sabotage your software selection project.But that's not the only thing that can turn your selection

bullwhip effect  Your Organization Infested with Office Politics? You Can Still Choose the Right Software We wrote previously on the jerk effect and how it can sabotage your software selection project. But that's not the only thing that can turn your selection project into a sinkhole ( in fact  | the list of things that can | is quite long ). Office politics can wreck IT projects too. You'll know this if you've ever had to work in a highly politicized workplace. According to Lawrence B. MacGregor Serven's book The End Read More
Message to ERP Vendors: Honesty versus Glitz
It’s a bit surprising that sales teams from some ERP vendors are still under the impression that simply wining and dining a customer is enough to win a sale. It

bullwhip effect  to ERP Vendors: Honesty versus Glitz It’s a bit surprising that sales teams from some ERP vendors are still under the impression that simply wining and dining a customer is enough to win a sale. It’s this type of hubris that can cost vendors entire projects. Recently, I was helping with a customer’s software evaluation and selection process. Yes, we have products and solutions that extend beyond the simple self-service tool usage we offer on our website. For this project, TEC was brought Read More
Enterprise Software Selection Made Easier
In the Solution Minds case study, learn how a leading consulting firm employed a Software Selection Portal from Technology Evaluation Centers to h...

bullwhip effect  Software Selection Made Easier Selecting and implementing enterprise software is never easy. Clearly defining your objectives, requirements, and dealing with the mounds of data from vendors can be an overwhelming process —fraught with opportunities for error. And the stakes are high—the wrong enterprise software can have a disastrous effect on your company. But many organizations have opted for a better way. In the Solution Minds case study , learn how a leading consulting firm employed a Read More
Managing Change Effectively with ERP: The Impact on 5 Key Business Functions
This white paper examines the impact on manufacturing operations of using disparate systems versus an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It

bullwhip effect  Change Effectively with ERP: The Impact on 5 Key Business Functions This white paper examines the impact on manufacturing operations of using disparate systems versus an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It documents the effect of each on core business areas and management teams: sales and supply chain executives, plant managers, vice presidents (VPs) of operations, and finance. It also explains how to eliminate inefficiencies associated with change management. Read More
Microsoft Readies Win2K Datacenter for Defeaturing
Microsoft has started telling the world that the Datacenter version of Windows 2000 will not only be delayed, but also is not yet scaling up to 32-processor

bullwhip effect  Readies Win2K Datacenter for Defeaturing Microsoft Readies Win2K Datacenter for Defeaturing R. Krause - June 20, 2000 Event Summary Microsoft company officials are now saying that delivery schedule on Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is slipping, with the original commitment of within 120 days of Windows 2000 Professional (2/17/2000) now looking more like a month or more beyond that. In addition to this delay, Microsoft officials have commented that Datacenter is not presently scaling up as well Read More
Sun to Make Solaris Source Code Available
Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to make the source code of its Solaris operating system freely available to the public.

bullwhip effect  to Make Solaris Source Code Available Sun to Make Solaris Source Code Available R.A. Krause - October 6th, 1999 Event Summary October 1, 1999 Sun Microsystems Inc., in a major shift, plans to make the source code of its Solaris operating system freely available to the public in an attempt to parallel the success of the popular Linux operating system. (Sun's complete product line of servers and workstations run on Solaris, its version of the Unix operating system.) Sun is not going to give away Solaris, Read More
Thriving and Surviving in a Turbulent World
We can aspire to survive and even to thrive in a difficult environment if we are disciplined, bright enough and have the right tools such as a Demand and Supply

bullwhip effect  and Surviving in a Turbulent World Introduction We can aspire to survive and even to thrive in a difficult environment if we are disciplined, bright enough and have the right tools such as a Demand and Supply Chain Planning suite to support and optimize our decisions. This article outlines an adaptive management process for manufacturing executives. A Turbulent and Demanding Business World We try to run our businesses in a world that is highly turbulent and demanding. Competitors appear from Read More

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