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Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

horizontal supply chain  mapping, focus should be horizontal across systems and departments, from order to delivery, not vertical in the departmental silo. It is necessary to manage whole Value Streams for specific products. In general, it is useful to divide activities into three categories: Value Adding Activity: Those activities that, in the eyes of the end customer, make a product more valuable. A value adding activity is simple to define; it results in something the customer would pay for. Non-Value Adding Activity: Those 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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A Possible Remedy for Non-responsive Supply Chains
Because the supply chains of most manufacturers have become complex, global networks, managing these systems requires enterprise applications that enable

horizontal supply chain  their supply chains toward horizontal or virtual integration. But many manufacturers have found that the software technologies designed for the vertical supply chains of yesterday cannot support this growing trend in supply chain management (SCM). For more information on how SCM is changing for these businesses, please see the first part of this series, Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains? . For background on the systems (and their inadequacies) that manufacturers have been using to Read More...
How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

horizontal supply chain  has expanded into some horizontal areas such as S&OP, profit and loss (P&L) scenario simulations, workforce management (WFM) scenarios, project management (as to avoid costly contractual penalties), etc. RapidRasponse is currently more flexible than its APS competitors in user interaction with the user interface (UI) and in utilizing the various decision-support functionalities. When one speaks with multiple Kinaxis users, they all indicate that the application is easy to use and grasp, and provides lots Read More...
The Retail Industry: Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Through Vendor Compliance - An Andersen Point Of View
The arrival of the new economy has brought significant changes to the existing business landscape. In particular, the retail industry is quickly learning the

horizontal supply chain  is represented by the horizontal axis in the middle of the graph; the shortest path for the flow of goods. The effects of four common non-compliance events are illustrated by a deviation from the optimal path and, thus, a less efficient flow of goods. The lost efficiency is caused by the unnecessary processing and additional time that needs to be spent to keep the goods flowing through the supply chain. Figure 2. Click here to view larger version For more information about The Retail Industry:Improving Read More...
What Are the Real Benefits of Vertical Integration in a Retail Supply Chain?
This year I was invited to SCOPE East, a peer led conference focusing on supply chain issues from strategic, tactical, and operational points of views. At this

horizontal supply chain  of being vertically or horizontally integrated, rather it is a matter of selecting the optimal degree of vertical integration. Furthermore organizations needs to be cautious about  keeping a balance between load and capacity—even though everything is under one organization, this will not eliminate all the pains and headaches  caused by changes in demand, regulation and unforeseen events (war, mine explosion, etc.) . When an organization is in the process of deciding if they should vertically Read More...
The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

horizontal supply chain  Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain Do you need a robust operational supply chain today? With Extron's modular approach we can have your supply chain solution up and operational in a fraction of the time required for you to develop or expand it yourself. Source: Extron Resources Related to The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain : Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Wikipedia) The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain Last-mile Supply Chain is also known as : Extron SCM Programs , Extron Supply S Read More...
Logility Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors
In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X

horizontal supply chain  Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business. Read More...
Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection

horizontal supply chain  Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript Event Summary This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management conducted on May 24, 2000. Introduction Good morning everyone, my name is Steve McVey, and I head up the supply chain management research areas for Technology Evaluation Centers . This morning we're going to discuss a proven, best of breed methodology for evaluating and selecting a supply chain management solution. During the presentation, we will use Technology Read More...
Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

horizontal supply chain  Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know The reality of today’s global economy is such that manufacturing firms everywhere face stiff competition as a result of outsourcing to countries where cheaper labor is readily available. Because of this, new methods of manufacturing and delivery have been created, and out of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors Read More...
Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW
IBS may be the first vendor to fully integrate a supply chain operations reference model in its business intelligence solution. Customers receive more efficient

horizontal supply chain  Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW ASW Features The flagship software suite of Sweden-based International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B), called Application Software or ASW , espouses supply chain management (SCM), customer service, demand-driven manufacturing, financial control and business intelligence (BI) functionality. This global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions also offers IBS Virtual Enterprise software , a Read More...
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View
Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this

horizontal supply chain  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs Introduction    The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting Read More...
WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals
Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new

horizontal supply chain  Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals S. McVey - January 8, 2001 Vendor Genesis WAM Systems develops and markets Internet-enabled Supply Chain Planning (SCP) solutions exclusively to the worldwide chemical industry. CEO Jack Weiss founded the company in 1987 as a developer of custom solutions to support complex planning and scheduling requirements of polymer manufacturers. Weiss and others observed th Read More...
Case Study: Wausau Supply
The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply@an American distributor of building materials@was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber

horizontal supply chain  Study: Wausau Supply The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more. 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

horizontal supply chain  High-tech Supply Chain Challenge Getting Value From Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the Read More...
Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared
Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

horizontal supply chain  Supply Chain Management Software Compared Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Find out which supply chain management (SCM) solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You'll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn't always matter—find out which SCM solutions work be Read More...

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