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The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 2
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the

different types of supply chains  the varying durations of different types of work, the dispatcher ends up with increases in dreaded late arrivals and resource idle time. Conversely, when appointment booking is optimized, service businesses identify the criteria that are important to them through their service policy. This may be providing the shortest route between jobs, while still offering a time that is convenient to the customer and that also maximizes filed resource efficiency. Appointment optimization considers the existing Read More...
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Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

different types of supply chains  to help it evaluate different production cost scenarios and tradeoffs across multiple plants. This includes taking into account a wide variety of constraints such as labor, en- ergy, transportation, and tank storage availability, in each of the company's plants and warehouses. Benefits include avoiding spending several millions of dollars by ensuring that a less appropriate scenario was not pursued, reducing inventory levels due to better long-term planning visibility, and minimizing manufacturing Read More...
Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

different types of supply chains  optimization time buckets judiciously. Different types of industries face different logistics management problems. For example, the chemical industry spends anywhere between $60 and $80 billion on bulk logistics management. Other industries with large bulk logistics requirements, such as Agriculture and Petroleum, present a comparable opportunity. Bulk logistics management is characterized by limited options and limited leverage Limited options and limited leverage result in inaction Understanding the Read More...
Transportation Management Systems: The Glue of the Supply Chain
With manufacturing now a global industry, moving product throughout complex supply chains remains a challenge for most organizations. But transportation

different types of supply chains  consolidation for cross-docking in different loading zones, dealing with geographic setups, and scheduling all types of transportation modes are critical to this process. If one of the DCs or manufacturing plants does not deliver its products on time, the TMS will adjust the scheduling or find an alternative route. Because TMS solutions can optimize the loads put onto different vehicles or other modes of transportation, managers in this example can determine how much the fuel to deliver product to the Read More...
Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

different types of supply chains  can my business be different and better? What does my business stand for? What do we want to be famous for? What do I have to do to look more, see more and learn more? Where do I need help? Which trends will affect my business positively and negatively? What can I do to know my best customers better and what can I do to thank them? What does my business value proposition consist of? How can I communicate my value proposition to my customers, my employees and my vendors more effectively? How do my Read More...
Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

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Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some
Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We

different types of supply chains  the clutter of many different technologies and applications that require true integration. The delay in launching the product speaks in that regard. It should have been made available by the end of 1999, which did not happen and which suggests that there have been problems with integrating the diverse software packages. It is apparent that Oracle's overly ambitious and visionary R&D program is wearing its new product delivery capabilities thin. Yet another CRM product suite delivery delay would all but Read More...
Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report
Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation

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Resilient Supply Chains: The Next Frontier
Advances in leaner and faster supply chains have, in many cases, come at the price of increased brittleness. It is time to make supply chains more resilient

different types of supply chains  Lead time reduction, postponed differentiation Reduced inventory exposure Manufacturing Flexibility Flexible plants that can build a variety of mix and volume. Plants that can evolve. Common design platforms. Mitigate demand-supply matching risk. Flexibility to quickly adapt to immediate demand changes and longer-term product changes in markets Multiple upstream sources Ability to ramp volumes. No single point of failure   The Next Frontier Supply chains have evolved and continually improved over time. Read More...
Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

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Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP
Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and

different types of supply chains  contained Rubbermaid spelled 8 different ways and IBM spelled twelve ways. Obviously, if different customer numbers are associated with each spelling, and if a computer system is generating a statistical forecast by customer, there will be 8 or 12 forecasts, respectively, where there should be one apiece. Once the CSRs who maintained the customer masters were made aware of the impact of their entry of duplicate records, they were much more careful to search for existing entries with similar Read More...
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

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In Defense of Data Centers: The Positive Role IT Can Play in the Greening of Business
Corporate concern for the environment is no longer just an issue of compliancy. Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about how much energy is required

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Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain
Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

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