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Global Business Community Management
With more manufacturing being outsourced, and suppliers located farther afield than ever, logistics is much more complex than it used to be. To simplify the

free logistics articles  technologies, while ensuring 24x7 problem-free availability of a global information exchange platform, requires a wide variety of skills and technologies skills and technologies that are likely not part of your business' core competence. A better approach is to use a third-party global managed services team whose core competence and, in fact, its very business is managing business community platforms. An outsourced global managed services team probably already works with many of your business partners. Read More...
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Six Important Skills Needed in PEO
The most important consideration for product engineering outsourcing (PEO) is vendor skills. Choosing the right set of skills can help companies achieve

free logistics articles  success. Secrets of a headache-free PEO depends on several factors; including specifying requirements, choosing a vendor and fostering a partnership, deciding to outsource, dividing of labor and building a strong relationship between vendor-client through good communication and periodic monitoring. Although these steps may seem basic, these requirements can lead outsourced projects to success. On the other hand, when organizations fail to perform any of these requirements, projects will also fail at an Read More...
The Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification
Imagine what sitcoms like Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres would look like if they were radio frequency identification (RFID) enhanced. Then picture

free logistics articles  it up! And, that free cold brew that you are sipping (because they just seem to know when you have reached the buy seven, get one free threshold) tastes great! This RFID technology now allows Woody, Sam, and Carla to focus on valuable customer interaction not on asking the same old questions and hunting around for the last bottle of brew or a keg that should have been in the supply cooler in the back! Another Episode ... Now, on to the Laverne and Shirley episode (or our next link in the chain) Laverne Read More...
Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)
A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing

free logistics articles  strengths, it is not free of challenges, and that outsourcing manufacturing without the proper preparation, infrastructure and control is a recipe for failure. Along similar lines are the premises of TEC 's earlier articles entitled Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing and Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains ? The other reason I liked perusing the paper was that I really had to look up more into Symphony Consulting (having never heard of them before) and Arena Solutions (sure, Read More...
What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II
Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested

free logistics articles  inventory. This action can free up much-needed working capital. Although there may be an immediate impact on margins, the additional capital could be used to invest in areas where growth is still achievable.” The offered products by JDA in this regard are JDA Collaborate , powered by Manugistics; JDA Marketplace Replenish ; and JDA Marketplace . More information on these products can be found here . Indeed, the former Manugistics Collaborate product was always a fantastic platform for channel Read More...
Market Leaders of Global Trade Management
The strategic imperative to streamline the entire lifecycle of global trade has prompted JPMorgan and TradeBeam to acquire complementary companies. Logistics

free logistics articles  consider participation in the Free and Secure Trade Program (FAST), a joint US-Canada cross-border program under which pre-approved carriers, importers, and drivers can leverage expedited clearance into either country, transforming the compliance obligation into an opportunity to streamline the supply chain. Additionally, Vastera is a certified customs broker, and an approved software provider of the Customs Self Assessment Electronic Data Interchange (CSA EDI). Simpler Trade Procedures (SITPRO) Read More...
Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics
Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products

free logistics articles  of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of Read More...
International Trade Logistics (ITL) RFI/RFP Template
Collaboration,Content,Commerce,Product Technology

free logistics articles  Trade Logistics (ITL) RFI/RFP Template Collaboration, Content, Commerce, Product Technology Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

free logistics articles  this article concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. This second part reviews reasons behind why enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand, as well as why software providers should continue efforts to meet the demand. Together, these articles should offer an overview of FOSS concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from Read More...
Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies
In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO

free logistics articles  New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes Read More...
A Closeup of Descartes-The Executives’ Viewpoint
In the first part of this feature series on Descartes, we discussed the vendor’s approach on simplifying global logistics. To discuss further Descartes

free logistics articles  Closeup of Descartes-The Executives’ Viewpoint In the first part of this feature series on Descartes, we discussed the vendor’s approach on simplifying global logistics. To discuss further Descartes’ ambitious value prop and current state of affairs, we recently talked to the company’s top executives. TEC: Your sustained results appear to be at odds with those of mainstream enterprise resource planning (ERP)/supply chain management (SCM) players, especially during the toughest recession years of Read More...
Global Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE)
The MMOG was a self-assessment process developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to provide consistent methodology for evaluating supplier

free logistics articles  Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) The MMOG was a self-assessment process developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to provide consistent methodology for evaluating supplier performance, identifying weaknesses, and focusing improvement efforts. The Global MMOG/LE incorporates the Odette Logistics Evaluation (OLE), developed by AIAG’s European counterpart, to provide a single global standard for self-assessment. The MMOG is a proven tool for Read More...
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Case Study: Copps Industries-Trouble Free ERP


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SynQuest, Ford Deliver a Novel Application for Inbound Logistics
SynQuest’s joint development venture with Ford has produced a planning engine for inbound logistics that optimizes constraints along multiple dimensions

free logistics articles  Ford Deliver a Novel Application for Inbound Logistics SynQuest, Ford Deliver a Novel Application for Inbound Logistics S. McVey - May 8, 2000 Event Summary SynQuest, Inc. recently announced plans to commercialize a strategic tool for inbound logistics optimization. SynQuest Inbound Logistics Planning Engine is the product of a joint development venture with Ford Global Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. The planning engine is designed to help companies validate the Read More...
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