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The Fashion and Apparel Retailers' Conundrum
Retail remains a very tactile industry, focused on the hand, drape, and durability of fabrics and trim—besides which, designs are still being sketched on paper

dc bypass  shipping, also known as DC bypass, is another more effective practice that occurs when vendors ship goods directly to the retail store instead of to a retailer's distribution center (DC). Successful execution is still extremely challenging, and requires supply chain partners to be flexible enough to make last-minute changes to carton and container assortments, and destinations. Like other executives within their companies, sourcing and logistics leaders also want access to information that enables Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Zooming into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum
If retailers in the vertical market of fashion apparel do not constantly refresh their presentation and assortment for consumers, they run the risk of being

dc bypass  shipping, also known as “DC bypass,” is another effective practice that occurs when vendors ship goods directly to the retail store instead of to the retailer's distribution center (DC). Successful execution of this is still extremely challenging and requires supply chain partners to be flexible enough to make last-minute changes to carton and container assortments as well as to destinations. Sourcing and logistics leaders also want access to information that enables decision making closer to market Read More...
Competing Globally-Predicting Demand and Delivering Optimally
To benefit from globalization (or to meet its threat), a food manufacturer must be prepared. To sell into new markets, the manufacturer needs to be a better

dc bypass  slotting optimization should improve DC velocity by determining the most beneficial and ergonomically correct placement of pick line items. Fast movers are dynamically placed near the shipping dock, which bypasses the put-away process and helps improve overall order throughput. Another type of optimized slotting is when the slotting system dynamically places like products together on the pick line, which cuts down on travel time in the DC. This achieves quickness in the picking process, and a reduction Read More...
Showcase Your BI Solution At Info360 - March 21-24 in Washington, DC
TEC has arranged a special exhibitor s discount in the TEC BI Pavilion you can take advantage of.

dc bypass  March 21-24 in Washington, DC Showcase Your BI Solution At Info360 - March 21-24 in Washington, DC At TEC, we know how important it is for you to get in front of potential customers. That's why we're writing to you about info360 , the information management event of the year.* Taking place March 21—24, 2011 in Washington, DC , this one-of-a-kind international conference and expo is your opportunity to showcase your BI solution in front of thousands of BI prospects generate high-quality sales leads Read More...
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study:
A four-phased approach allowed for the gradual assimilation of a new technology into the organization. Start small and feel your way, but think and plan for

dc bypass  of goods at the DC will be automated, thereby streamlining current manual processes and opening up new opportunities for cross-docking. As previously mentioned, real-time messaging can alert operators about to load a recalled case or the wrong pallet onto a truck. Jack Link's Beef Jerky believes that the opportunities in this area are almost limitless based on a flexible and extensible framework to configure filters, rules, and alerts. In general, Phase IV will result in the automatic triggering of Read More...
Worksoft develops solutions to optimize lifecycle management for use with SAP applications. Worksoft solutions are designed to meet the unique architectural

dc bypass  San Francisco, California; Washington, DC; and Denver, Colorado, as well as a Canadian office in Montreal, Quebec. Read More...
Who Needs Warehousing Management and How Much Thereof?
The warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility. It now has to use virtually real-time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to

dc bypass  of items in a DC or warehouse, by looking at its history, the number of orders, forecasts etc. It then makes sure that the items picked the most often are rotated to positions closer to the dock doors. As items lose favor due to seasonality or other reason, they are placed continually farther from the dock doors. Zone and location configuration are thereby automatically configured by product line. The automated re-slotting execution can be run daily, weekly, or monthly, while users might have a rich Read More...
As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS

dc bypass  were quickly organized. A DC employee guided us through the center's processes, from receipt to distribution. In a nutshell, goods are received and unloaded from the trucks, at which point the boxes are labeled and then transferred by computer-controlled conveyors to the shipping docks. The system controls which box goes where by scanning the labels and pushing the boxes from the main conveyor to other conveyors that take the box to the right truck. We experienced firsthand how some warehouse and distribu Read More...
RIM Gets the Gist (of Social Media)
The recent acquisition of Gist by BlackBerry developer Research In Motion (RIM) prompted this TEC water cooler information session between TEC's Managing Editor

dc bypass  CRM analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu: DC : OK, even I’ve heard of RIM. What’s Gist? GG : The idea behind Gist was essentially to extend the inbox to the Internet and social world by putting together all contacts from different sources (Outlook, Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and managing them from a single interface. Most social media monitoring tools are created for one or a few tools—they either allow you to manage Facebook friends, or Twitter followers, or Gmail contacts, and some combinations Read More...
What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II
Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested

dc bypass  in the warehouse/distribution center (DC), it means having the least amount of inventory, thus solving the “last yard” problem of the retail supply chain. RedPrairie points out some additional things that manufacturers should think about. For one, JDA might have missed the point under transportation management, which is that there is a great deal of cost that can be taken out of transportation operations by optimizing the entire global supply chain transportation process. This would include Read More...
The 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP: Observations - Part 1
Over the last few years I have repeatedly seen ads for the Vendor ShootoutTM for ERP event appearing in TEC’s website banners and newsletters. In addition, I

dc bypass  Georgetown University , Washington, DC when the doors opened to the first Vendor Shootout for ERP, featuring six industry-leading products, the event has been held 10 more times in various cities. Here is IQMS ’  recollection of the most recent event in Boston in the vendor’s subsequent blog post . Who Was There This Time? The list of the event’s  presenters and sponsors can be found here .  Plex Systems , IQMS, and abas-USA presented directly, while Infor SyteLine, Epicor ERP, Microsoft Read More...
Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 1
Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only

dc bypass  whom traveled to Washington, DC for President Obama's recent inauguration, hope that Obama's apparent flair for good and healthy food will encourage people to expand their horizons when it comes to what they eat. These chefs tout locally grown, environmentally friendly and - most importantly - nutritious food . They urge diners, even those who may never be able to afford to eat at their extravagant restaurants, to grow their own vegetables, shop at farmers' markets, and pay attention to where their food Read More...
Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part I)
In the last decade or so of covering the enterprise applications market, I've witnessed so many products and vendors disappearing and reappearing under a

dc bypass  within  250 miles of Washington DC (the so called DC beltway). These are businesses of all sizes that sell services to the US Department of Defense (DoD) and like agencies, and are thus audited by the Defense Contract Auditing Agency (DCAA) . During the 1990s, Deltek evolved to become a niche vendor of project-based enterprise systems, primarily to the architectural, engineering, and construction industries, in addition to government contractors. While its flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More...

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