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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

in logistics and supply chain management  constraints tend to result in inaction. Bulk logistics is a classic example. Shippers justify building excess inventory, holding excess distribution assets, and, in general poor supply chain planning because of the inefficiencies in the transportation system. For example: Most shippers simply return railcars and trucks empty back to their point of origin and make little or no effort to look at network optimization. For example, a major chemical manufacturer with a $100 million annual freight bill 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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Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains
Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite

in logistics and supply chain management  execution systems is required in order to reduce cycle times, which translates into increased performance. Network Logistics 4.1 , the current generally available suite, addresses the critical service supply chain issues via rapid trading partner integration; n-tier supply chain coordination; global supply and demand visibility; order and forecast collaboration; real-time sense and respond capabilities; predictive, exception-based event management; and supply chain analytics. More specific to service Read More...
Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market
Changing business requirements have forced supply chain execution (SCE) vendors to expand via add-on modules. Seeing this upward push from the SCE vendors

in logistics and supply chain management  to fit this shift in business strategy and technology. Its initial offering was a best-of-breed WMS. HighJump’s WMS competes with Manhattan and RedPrairie, and all three vendors now offer a full suite of SCE products (see figure 2). Supply Chain Planning Manhattan Associates HighJump RedPrairie         Advanced planning x x x Financial and item planning x x x Catalog planning x x x Web planning x x x Promotion planning x x x Demand forecasting x x x Promotion forecasting x x x Replenishment x x x Read More...
Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

in logistics and supply chain management  Cisco , maintains inventory in over 700 locations including field locations, distribution centers, and repair centers. These locations may be owned by the manufacturer, distributors, third party logistics providers, or repair providers, and must manage not only the forward movement of inventory, but also the reverse logistics flows for return of damaged items. Incidentally, basic multi-echelon inventory optimization strategies (regardless of the part being a new or a spare one) involve either pooling Read More...
The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities
While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a

in logistics and supply chain management  Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top Read More...
Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery? Part One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation
When searching for a warehouse management system (WMS), a number of myths surface.

in logistics and supply chain management  eighteen years of experience in training, warehousing, and logistics he has used his knowledge to assist and turnaround small and large companies alike, making them more efficient and profitable. He has been published in several industry magazines and is the author of, This Place Sucks (What Your Warehouse Employees Think About Your Company and How to Change Their Perceptions!) and Warehouse 101 (A Complete Guide to Operating Your Warehouse) . Jones can be reached by phone at (818) 353-2962 or by e-mail Read More...
Best-in-class Strategies for Selecting an ERP Solution in 2013
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) represents a serious investment for any organization and is vital to future success. Top performing organizations approach

in logistics and supply chain management  Selecting an ERP Solution in 2013 Enterprise resource planning (ERP) represents a serious investment for any organization and is vital to future success. Top performing organizations approach the selection process with a clear plan and come away with solutions that implement smoothly and help drive business immediately. This report explores the strategies best-in-class organizations employ to find the right ERP fit that will give them the tools they need to thrive. Read More...
Business Process Management as a Blueprint for Mobile Workforce Management
As service organizations strive to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process

in logistics and supply chain management  Process Management as a Blueprint for Mobile Workforce Management As service organizations strive to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process effectiveness. This is made more difficult by ever-changing business processes and exceptions management. This white paper explains how business process management (BPM) benefits mobile workforce management and outlines how a service-focused BPM solution enables faster BPM Read More...
Performance Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises
Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business

in logistics and supply chain management  well as the differences in strategy, capabilities, and technologies used. Key recommendations are drawn for mid-market businesses to increase the value they derive from performance management. Read More...
Blackboard Learn 9.1 for Learning Management Certification Report
Blackboard Learn 9.1 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management Evaluation Center. The

in logistics and supply chain management  of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More...
Mobile Device Management Comparison Guide
In this age of mobility, organizations increasingly use mobile device management (MDM) software to secure, monitor, manage, and support their mobile device

in logistics and supply chain management  Device Management Comparison Guide In this age of mobility, organizations increasingly use mobile device management (MDM) software to secure, monitor, manage, and support their mobile device usage. The goal is to optimize the functionality and security of a mobile communications network while minimizing costs. If your organization is looking for MDM software, look at this MDM product comparison guide for the key features of some of today’s leading MDM solutions. Read More...
Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management
This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all

in logistics and supply chain management  . Executive Summary Changes in the economy, marketplace and competitive landscape are prompting businesses to change direction or, at the least, make course corrections. As a result, new technologies, processes, policies and priorities are making existing jobs more complex, while requiring managers to create and fill all-new jobs. In addition, this need to make fundamental changes is occurring just as Baby Boomer retirements are beginning to intensify the already daunting challenge of managing a Read More...
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
When talking about relationship management in the context of software solutions, most people think of customer relationship management (CRM). However

in logistics and supply chain management  talking about relationship management in the context of software solutions, most people think of customer relationship management (CRM). However, relationships also exist between companies and their vendors, companies and their customers, vendors and their suppliers, employees, different departments of the same company, and so on. The Relationship Management Evaluation Center concentrates on CRM and supplier relationship management (SRM), as software and information and communication technology (ICT) Read More...
Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated

in logistics and supply chain management  To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated approach that incorporates hardware and software assets is a key foundation for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Find out how you can benefit from applications that enable continuous compliance with operational processes and tools—and reduce your business risk. Read More...

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