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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

example of inbound logistics  inbound transportation tools (for example the Inbound Planning engine from Viewlocity and a similar tool from ELogex) help in terms of visibility into which supplier is actually ready to ship, how much quantity and web based appointment scheduling capabilities. The ultimate aim to achieve total control over inbound shipments would allow the retailer to eke out cost advantages from the supply chain. In many manufacturing organizations that have purchasing/ procurement de-centralized (as well as a mixed Read More...
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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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Tips to Improve Inbound Logistics by Managing Partner Performance
The number of steps involved in getting materials or products from suppliers to buyers makes inbound logistics an error-prone process. Each mistake costs you

example of inbound logistics  supplier's resolution accordingly. An example of a production issue might be late routing of a PO. XYZ Company's PO contains a date by which the supplier must schedule an appointment for this particular order, say, June 26. When June 26 comes around, the supplier has not scheduled the appointment; XYZ then adds that to the worklist as a production issue for that PO. As part of the worklist, XYZ basically says to the supplier: The most acceptable outcome is for you to get this done by the end of the day. Read More...
The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively

example of inbound logistics  means that when, for example, a vendor makes a change in the status of a product, everyone in the supply chain instantly sees the change. The key in global sourcing today is to minimize the overall cycle as well as disruptions, and the most effective way to do this is to have live, accurate, and immediate information available to all parties of the supply chain. New Internet-native sourcing software applications give users visibility of current product or order status at any point in time, anywhere in Read More...
One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications
For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration

example of inbound logistics  availability by carrier, for example whether any trailers are ready for pickup. At time of arrival, users can inform an inbound delivery driver about an outbound load that is ready for pickup. Carriers can drop a loaded trailer and immediately leave with the correct empty trailer, without having to wait for the unloading process to happen. With YMS, Sterling now offers a fully integrated fulfillment solution that coordinates all activities related to the warehouse, yard and transportation, sharing Read More...
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 3
This continues the coverage of the fundamental issues targeted by supplier logistics management. Fully utilizing the compliance benefits that SLM offers allows

example of inbound logistics  (3) . (As an example, one large grocery chain frequently keeps suppliers on hold for upwards of an hour to schedule an appointment, while one large retailer does not answer appointment requests of suppliers until the next day). By adopting technologies such as integrated voice response and PDAs, carriers have the opportunity to reschedule appointments when they anticipate pickup or delivery problems due to weather, traffic or other operational problems. Mutual benefits exist as companies become more Read More...
The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies
The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a

example of inbound logistics  a company that, for example, generates $30 million in sales and $4.5 million in earnings, two training events per year represent an incredible 4.8 percent of annual earnings! Where else in the organization can your spend 1 percent of revenue or 4.8 percent of earnings without a business plan outlining the requirements and benefits, an action plan to track results, and some type of RFP with performance criteria issued to competing vendors? A twice annual sales training event approaches the total Read More...
An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense
Today’s defense industry needs maintenance and logistics software that increases the self-sustainability of weapons systems and allows system operators to

example of inbound logistics  Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The Enigma E-IML (Integrated Maintenance Logistics) solution is more than the traditional Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM). It provides soldiers with all of the diagnostic, service and repair information needed to support a combat vehicle or weapon system Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP
The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative

example of inbound logistics  Duplicate data maintenance, for example, requires personnel time in entering data (and possibly managerial time in determining which set of data should be used for decision making). Expediting efforts have a visible effect of consuming personnel time. These quantified cost savings can also be used to show impacts on financial results. *This is Part Two of a four-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton. Bridging the theory and realities of current ERP systems, Read More...
Solomon Software: Breaking Away from Perception as “Best-of-Breed-Accounting” Vendor
Due to its late expansion into the ERP world, the company has been trailed by its reputation of a best-of-breed accounting software vendor. While Solomon has

example of inbound logistics  Software: Breaking Away from Perception as “Best-of-Breed-Accounting” Vendor Vendor Genesis Solomon Software, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of mid-market business applications exclusively optimized for Microsoft SQL Server on the Windows NT/2000 and BackOffice platforms. Founded in 1980, with headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, Solomon Software has been experiencing a steady growth over the last few years. It is a privately held company, with estimated revenues of $60 million in fiscal 1999. Read More...
Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?
When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and

example of inbound logistics  serving a customer. For example, a pole display informs customers of the total amount, to encourage them to quickly have payment ready. Moreover, recent technologies also include devices which use biometric identification. In the near future, customers will be able to pay for purchases with literally one touch. All these hardware devices are tools used to increase customer satisfaction and to ensure their loyalty. User Recommendations Should the POS solution be stand-alone, or not? Depending on the case, Read More...
University of Kentucky Leveraging SAP HANA to Lead the Way in Use of Analytics in Higher Education


example of inbound logistics  of Kentucky Leveraging SAP HANA to Lead the Way in Use of Analytics in Higher Education Read More...
Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities
On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative

example of inbound logistics  metrics analyzer is another example of how Lawson continues to deliver technology solutions that meet the specific needs of retailers, said Robert Toatley, general manager, Retail Business Unit, Lawson Software. Leveraging better, faster information for decision-making throughout the enterprise provides retailers with a competitive advantage. e-Commerce is prompting unprecedented changes in business models and strategies. Lawson is responding with analytic capabilities that enable retailers to measure Read More...
Busting Out of the Inbox: Five New Rules of 1to1® E-mail Marketing
Situating e-mail in a multichannel marketing plan is more complicated than it used to be. Where exactly does e-mail fit in the world of blogs, vlogs, and

example of inbound logistics  Out of the Inbox: Five New Rules of 1to1® E-mail Marketing Situating e-mail in a multichannel marketing plan is more complicated than it used to be. Where exactly does e-mail fit in the world of blogs, vlogs, and podcasts—where MSN, Google, and Yahoo! call the shots? Marketers need to understand which strategies and tactics are most effective to ensure that their e-mails will be delivered, opened, and acted upon. BEGINLYX Read More...
AKG of America
AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough

example of inbound logistics  of America AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough flexibility to sustain growth. Find out why AKG chose Infor Visual. Read More...

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