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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report
The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to

logistics benchmark studies  procurement, supply chain, and logistics (76%); Business Process Management (9%); IT (4%); and Sales (8%). Solution providers recognized as sponsors of this report had no substantive influence on the production of The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report. Their sponsorship has made it possible for AberdeenGroup to make these findings available to readers at no charge. Appendix B: Related Aberdeen Research & Tools Related Aberdeen research that forms a companion or reference to this report 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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Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

logistics benchmark studies  equipment provider selected DHL Logistics to provide the warehousing, transportation, and execution of service parts logistics. The company had a successful implementation of SAP ERP, but found that its planning approach was not appropriate for service parts management, and asked DHL to provide a service parts planning software solution. DHL teamed with MCA Solutions to provide a hosted software solution for forecasting and planning of parts in the new network. Within two months of vendor selection, the Read More...
From Idea to Market-ready Product in Record Time
The odds against successful product innovation are long. New products need to win over consumers and convince retailers—a challenging task for many reasons

logistics benchmark studies  and development, marketing, production, logistics, quality management, sales and distribution, purchasing, and controlling and finance. And integrating interdepartmental processes and information flows is just as essential as integrating external service providers, suppliers, and other partners. In todays tightly networked global economy, these external providers need to be part of the collaboration at an early stage. But even that is not enough. A faster process chain requires system support for Read More...
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

logistics benchmark studies  Lean Leader | Lean Logistics | Lean Manufacture | Lean Manufacturing | Lean Manufacturing Based | Lean Manufacturing Benefits | Lean Manufacturing Com | Lean Manufacturing Companies | Lean Manufacturing Current | Lean Manufacturing Definition | Lean Manufacturing Definitions | Lean Manufacturing Examples | Lean Manufacturing Flow | Lean Manufacturing History | Lean Manufacturing How To | Lean Manufacturing Implementation | Lean Manufacturing Improvement | Lean Manufacturing Just | Lean Manufacturing Read More...
How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path
A decade ago, about 70 percent of major software initiatives failed, and nearly a quarter were cancelled. Today, with better data management, more flexible

logistics benchmark studies  manufacturing, engineering, production & logistics, finance. Over multiple meetings, the team created a list of features they wanted in an ERP system. The features were divided into Must haves and Nice to haves. To qualify for the must have list, features either: Provided measurable cost savings, or Would enable the company to keep growing and still serve customers at a competitive level of support. The team then boiled down their work into a four-page brief on how Miljoco was currently doing Read More...
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

logistics benchmark studies  the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infosys’ experts identify opportunities in the supply chain to reduce the carbon footprint of a consumer product and realize cost savings. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Driving Costs Out of Read More...
NeoModal Launches Corporate Ship On Promising Journey
NeoModal is completing work on an innovative combination of global logistics applications for shippers, transportation intermediaries, and carriers.

logistics benchmark studies  the last, an integrated logistics Internet marketplace uses the recently acquired eRateRequest.com. The products are currently under beta test by development partners and NeoModal expects to make a formal launch in July 2000. Market Impact NeoModal has made the right decisions in setting up its new venture. Although a newcomer to the supply chain management world, NeoModal boasts an experienced management team led by Richard Dick Murphy, a 32-year veteran of the ocean carrier industry. Murphy brings a Read More...
SAP and IBM to Serve Transportation and Logistics Industry
SAP and IBM have announced plans for a global collaboration to provide business software solutions and consulting services for the transportation and logistics

logistics benchmark studies  to Serve Transportation and Logistics Industry SAP and IBM have announced plans for a global collaboration to provide business software solutions and consulting services for the transportation and logistics industry. The new collaboration is intended to combine IBM’s strategy, industry consulting, and experience in managing large-scale global business transformation projects with SAP’s supply chain management (SCM) software.   The SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM), SAP Event Management (SAP EM) Read More...
Transportation & shipping management system
Transportation and third-party logistics providers have become embedded in the new economy of the last decade. As a result, unprecedented industry growth and

logistics benchmark studies  system Transportation and third-party logistics providers have become embedded in the new economy of the last decade. As a result, unprecedented industry growth and consolidation has driven 3PL providers to find even more efficient and effective processes for running the enterprise, while at the same time managing an explosion in the proliferation of services delivered to customers. In recent years, many businesses have been built that rely completely on 3PLs to manage a significant portion of their Read More...
Who's Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 2: Traditional Solutions
Rather than leveling the playing field, traditional solutions, which are expensive, long-term oriented contract-based, have typically widened the gap between

logistics benchmark studies  the customer. In transportation, logistics and other behind the scenes aspects of e-commerce, new services and capabilities are beginning to fulfill this promise, not just for Fortune 500 companies but for small and medium firms and for those with specialized requirements as well. These solutions range from e-gistics auctions and marketplaces, through software and support tools available over the Internet, including a whole new category of Internet Logistics Operators. This article outlines some of Read More...
Acquisition Places Descartes Before E-Transport
Descartes Systems Group announced a definitive agreement to purchase E-Transport, Inc., a logistics exchange solution provider based in Pittsburgh, PA.

logistics benchmark studies  purchase E-Transport, Inc., a logistics exchange solution provider based in Pittsburgh, PA. Descartes plans to offer $80 million (USD) in stock to the privately-held E-Transport. E-Transport's Marketplace is an online B2B transportation marketplace for shippers, carriers, and intermediaries, described as a neutral switching station where trading partners from around the world can conduct business, but still use their preferred data format and transmission means. Market Impact Descartes is making a Read More...
Aurionpro’s SCMProfit for the Logistics Industry
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) had the occasion recently to speak with Aurionpro Solutions’ president of supply chain management (SCM), Atul Kaushal, and

logistics benchmark studies  SCMProfit for the Logistics Industry Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)  had the occasion recently to speak with  Aurionpro Solutions ’ president of supply chain management (SCM), Atul Kaushal, and director of SCM, Dhananjay Jadhav, to learn more about the company and its solution. Aurionpro is a $100 million (USD) Mumbai, India–based software vendor, with a US base in San Ramon, California. It is a publicly owned company trading on the Indian stock exchanges ( BSE ,  NSE ). This Read More...
International Trade Logistics Challenge Automated Global E-Trading
The Internet has enabled a networked world, a communication infrastructure, and emerging enterprise applications, which have opened the door for international

logistics benchmark studies  Trade Logistics Challenge Automated Global E-Trading Introduction Communications and transportation networks improved so dramatically over the last few decades, that even faraway regions and nations around the globe are now within the reach of a mere Internet connection. As a result, companies have jumped into international markets and outsourced their manufacturing and procurement operations to cheaper overseas manufacturers and suppliers, while some have established subsidiaries around the 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

logistics benchmark studies  organizations. We focus on logistics problems in a pricing model that suits our customers in this economy—low capital up-front cost and fees based on savings realized. We have a customer-focused results–based methodology. This customer-focused implementation strategy enables us to provide industry best practices and standardized business processes. We work with our customers to ensure that our technology and solutions provide results and value rather than cost.  So in essence our technology systems Read More...

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