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Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts
The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these

functional supply chain  Service Parts The Morphing Functional Scope of Service Parts SCM There are many requirements involved in the supply chain management (SCM) of service and replacement parts that make the process different from traditional, new parts SCM (see Part One ). As a result, some specialist SCM solutions have been developed to address these challenges. Some might resemble conventional SCM solutions, but feature different approaches. The requirements of service and replacement parts SCM solutions also vary given 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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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

functional supply chain  What-if Scenario Support DS-FM: FUNCTIONAL SIMPLICITY Non-IT Driven ERP Integration and Day-to-Day Operations ? Support for Non-traditional Supply Chain Stakeholders Excel and Access Integration Ability for Experts to Override Black Box Forecasts Ease of Implementation and Deployment   DS-FM: Functional Simplicity On the simplicity side, DS-FM can support off-line work using an Excel spreadsheet or Access database, allowing users more comfortable with those formats to do their supply chain analysis Read More...
The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge
Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently

functional supply chain  processes capable of spanning functional and corporate boundaries. Integrated enterprise. The initial level enables your organization with fully integrated order-to-cash and supply chain processes. This provides visibility within the enterprise and replaces manual processes that inhibit a company s ability to respond quickly to market demands. Technology enablers include: A business process platform with core enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality that supports the complexity of global Read More...
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

functional supply chain  that brings together cross functional decision making, like Consensus Planning S&OP, ECO/EOLs etc., Balanced Score Carding etc. (figure 2) Predictive Systems —when should I make a move and corner the market on Kiwis? How long/when will a part, product or system fail—this deviation from pattern, or new pattern means something big is going to happen. These systems will unbind time, enabling not only visibility of the current scenarios, but allowing predictive views. They can allow us to create new Read More...
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

functional supply chain  obtain applications offering full functional breadth from a single vendor. Table 1 contains just a few of the major SCM-Enterprise Application vendor pairings that have occurred over the last few years. In addition to mergers, most ERP companies have entered into joint marketing arrangements with SCM vendors, embed their solutions, and/or provide standard interface certification programs. In like manner, SCM companies often partner with specialty supply chain execution software vendors in an effort to Read More...
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

functional supply chain  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More...
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

functional supply chain  lack of systems integration Functional and business-unit silos that require integration and greater communication Risks associated with unfilled holes in distribution network capabilities   Strategies for success Optimizing a distribution business within the new, extended supply chain environment is clearly a serious undertaking. Distributor can no longer expect to follow a single, straightforward supply chain model. Today's model consists of multiple process flows - some needing optimization, others Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

functional supply chain  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More...
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

functional supply chain  Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks Background Supply Chain Activities Mature Beyond Linear Interactions to Networked Processes between Trading Partners The advent of the Web as a major means of conducting business transactions and business-to-business communications, coupled with evolving web-based supply chain management (SCM) technology, has resulted in a transition period from linear supply chain models to networked supply chain models. This is where Read More...
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.

functional supply chain  Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain How can your manufacturing business best streamline operations in a fragmented, global environment? To successfully compete, you need to collaborate with suppliers and partners around the globe. But how do you effectively manage the multiple time zones, cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and the large physical distances involved? Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain Read More...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

functional supply chain  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing Read More...
Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

functional supply chain  Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain Introduction Spending time with very diverse sets of businesses—from Combatant Commanders in the military to a dishwasher repair business, the obvious facts continue to haunt me—and probably a huge amount of business people—is the lack of real information about what happens to products once they leave the manufacturer. From a hot bumpy ride (RFID sensors, anyone) to a lost shipment bound for Iraq, everything that happens has some kind of Read More...
n.Skep
The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision

functional supply chain  Skep The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the Read More...
Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

functional supply chain  does offer international multi-modal functionality, Manhattan Associates will likely continue to be considered as lagging JDA Software and Oracle in global TMS leadership, especially given that those leaders boast thousands of customers worldwide. But at least the vendor’s WMS and SCOPE customers will have many more reasons to consider looking at Manhattan TMS in earnest.   Related Reading   Infor Ships Infor SCE v10.3 (April 2014)   Manhattan Associates at NRF 2014—Improving the Omnichannel Read More...
The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility
Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But

functional supply chain  Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and F Read More...

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