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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

Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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How Supply Chain Management Helps Today's Engineer-to-order Companies
In today's competitive engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing environment, procuring components on time and within budget is crucial. With rising fuel costs and

designing the supply chain network  during the process of designing and manufacturing of the product, suppliers need to be made aware of the product requirements in enough time to be able to deliver these requirements to the client. How can suppliers be linked into the operations of the manufacturing firm, which can make demands on a whim? How SCM Software Components Relate to the ETO Manufacturing Environment The main modules of SCM software include the following: Warehouse management system (WMS)—enables firms to optimize methods of Read More
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
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
Cloud for Business Managers in Midsize Organizations: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Read this independent research report to learn how business managers around the world are using cloud applications. Discover the top motivations for adopting

designing the supply chain network  for Business Managers in Midsize Organizations: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Read this independent research report to learn how business managers around the world are using cloud applications. Discover the top motivations for adopting the cloud, the most common problems and recurring pitfalls; common barriers to cloud application integration and the consequences of security breaches and compliance issues. Read More
Sage’s New Year's Resolution: Make 2013 The Year of the Customer
2012 was a whirlwind year of influences on the business landscape—some of them good and some of them not so good. The fiscal cliff, the U.S. presidential

designing the supply chain network  New Year's Resolution: Make 2013 The Year of the Customer 2012 was a whirlwind year of influences on the business landscape—some of them good and some of them not so good. The fiscal cliff, the U.S. presidential election, an anemic economic recovery, the debt ceiling and proposed sequestration cuts, along with Hurricane Sandy’s effects on business are a few things that come to mind. But despite the ever-changing business landscape, one central tenet always rings true: keep your customers Read More
Managing the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark
North American process manufacturers face increasing challenges related to heightened security, pricing pressures, global competition, and rising costs. Thus

designing the supply chain network  the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark North American process manufacturers face increasing challenges related to heightened security, pricing pressures, global competition, and rising costs. Thus, continuous improvement of processes is imperative to remaining competitive. How close is your company to world-class? And how focused are you on process improvement? Find out how get started on a process improvement strategy that will Read More
The Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment
In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard

designing the supply chain network  Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard quantifiable evidence, like business impact or ROI, can be complex and seem out of reach in the face of rapid change and constrained L&D resources. This paper introduces a simplified process and toolkit, and Read More
The Quadstone System
Quadstone sells three products components within the Quadstone System: Decisionhouse, Transactionhouse, and Actionhouse. Decisionhouse is the flagship

designing the supply chain network  Quadstone System Quadstone sells three products components within the Quadstone System: Decisionhouse, Transactionhouse, and Actionhouse. Decisionhouse is the flagship product—it combines customer data discovery with automated predictive modeling. Transactionhouse is used to gather data from various sources (relational databases, operational data stores, log, and flat files) into the Quadstone System and perform the necessary data transformations in order to create a single customer view. Actionhouse Read More
Supply Chain Consultants (SCC)
Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) is a provider of supply chain planning software. The company was founded in 1993. SCC solutions address the areas of

designing the supply chain network  Chain Consultants (SCC) Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) is a provider of supply chain planning software. The company was founded in 1993. SCC solutions address the areas of forecasting, demand management, collaborative planning, inventory management, production planning, scheduling, distribution planning, and sales and operations planning (S&OP). SCC products and solutions have been implemented at over 200 locations around the world. Read More
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

designing the supply chain network  the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. 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
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

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