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Supply Chain Portfolio 2004
Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service

designing the supply chain network  chains, strategic sourcing, etc.—basically designing chains, trade lanes, selecting outsource partners, etc.—optimizing the pipeline. These efforts have actually taken on more prominence since the push to outsourcing. More and more, though, there is a process blur between a more tactical planning exercise (monthly weekly daily) and executional processes. From the planning view, since firms produce and schedule production based on planning systems, this makes sense. And from the so-called execution Read More...
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What Makes a Green Supply Chain?
The Green PhilosophyThere has been so much hype about “green” that many organizations are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it

designing the supply chain network  energy efficiency in mind.  Designing and developing products that take less energy and resources to produce will not only help to achieve the GSC goal, but also help with bottom line. Procurement Procurement involves decisions required to fulfill our internal and external demands. So, how can we create green procurement habits? We already see some examples of green internal procurement in our work environment—typically recycling paper or even using recycled papers for printing. But is that enough to Read More...
Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

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Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

designing the supply chain network  years researching, planning, and designing advanced value chain systems working with customers such as IBM, Cisco, Applied Materials, Intel, General Motors, and the U.S. Navy. In 1999, he founded MCA Solutions to bring the intellectual capital of service value chain optimization from the classroom into the technology marketplace. Dr. Cohen holds a B.S. from the University of Toronto, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. ChainLink Research is a bold new supply chain research organization Read More...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Three: Common Scenarios
The nature of a sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand, the item's primary source of

designing the supply chain network  forecasted capacity requirements for designing the installation, and forecasted costs for travel and photocopying. Each subproject has forecasted material and capacity requirements to perform the installation. For example, the electrical subproject has forecasted requirements for electrical parts and for the work center group of electricians. The forecasted requirements provide visibility to coordinate supply chain activities related to capacity, material and cash planning. Capacity planning, for Read More...
The Banking Industry: Planning the Road Ahead
Effective planning is integral to the success of a bank. It helps define and ensure the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Understanding and

designing the supply chain network  Banking Industry: Planning the Road Ahead Effective planning is integral to the success of a bank. It helps define and ensure the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Understanding and implementing the planning cycle, which leverages forecasting, operational metrics, and multidimensional analyses can help management determine the feasibility of a strategy. An enterprise-wide, integrated planning and forecasting environment that reaches business units, products, customer segments, and Read More...
Collaboration 2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0
Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially

designing the supply chain network  2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0 Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially oriented and real-time collaboration solutions to instantly and seamlessly increase productivity between employees, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders. This white paper discusses new Read More...
The Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise
In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software

designing the supply chain network  Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software acquisition. Gabriel Gheorghiu was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More...
The TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience
Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that

designing the supply chain network  TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that the benefits of a project would be the same regardless of the solution, the solution with a lower TCO would therefore yield a higher ROI as well as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution. Read More...
Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership
In Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership, you'll learn about the hard and soft costs associated with both cloud-based and ...

designing the supply chain network  to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership Thinking of cloud computing for some or all of your company's IT needs? Before you commit to anything, make sure you know the total cost of ownership (TCO) of cloud-based solutions. In Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership , you'll learn about the hard and soft costs associated with both cloud-based and on-premise software—so that you can determine which ma Read More...
Fear of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness
It is not unusual to use the metaphor of war to construct theories of business competition—substituting competing vendors for the mortal enemy. But what about

designing the supply chain network  of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it, will live to regret his steps. The Teachings of Don Juan , Carlos Castaneda It is a natural human reaction to fear the unknown. Perhaps these feelings are a self-protecting mechanism, and necessary to maintain the s tatus quo , to preserve feelings of Read More...
The Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release?
If you have an older ERP system, and you have decided to continue to pay maintenance, you should be getting periodic releases from the vendor. The frequency of

designing the supply chain network  Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release? What To Know Before You Even Think About It    Before you even start to decide on taking the release, you need to understand some of the realities set by the vendor. Most vendors have a policy about how long they support an old release, but with most, the practice does not follow the policy. You need to probe beyond the policy statement to find out the truth. Remember that the vendor wants you to continue to pay maintenance and if they stop Read More...
Beyond the Basics: The Value of Integrated CRM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is more than just software or a set of processes--it's a business culture solidly focused on winning and keeping the

designing the supply chain network  the Basics: The Value of Integrated CRM Customer relationship management (CRM) is more than just software or a set of processes--it's a business culture solidly focused on winning and keeping the right customers. A good CRM solution builds value to your business. Learn about the value of an integrated CRM suite. Read More...

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