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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

logistics flow diagram  introduces the third party logistics service provider (3PL) into this equation. 3PLs must master the specifics of the industry supply chain by analyzing supplyand- demand flows and matching them with the cost and performance (speed, flexibility and reliability) of various (warehouse) consolidation centers and cross-dock options. Savings can be had by managing a complex, labor-intensive and fragmented supply base and by getting a grip on the supplier.s lead times. IT systems that enable the flow of 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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Optimize Internal Supply Chain
The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line

logistics flow diagram  Issues , Supply Chain Logistics , Supply Chain Management , Supply Chain Model , Supply Chain Models , Supply Chain Network . Executive Summary Despite all of the effort and investment in global supply chain integration, the majority of corporate world is still struggling with optimization of internal supply chain i.e. what is happening on the shop floor. Very few organizations can locate the status of customer order in their internal supply chain. If for any reason order priority or sequence needs to be Read More...
Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

logistics flow diagram  supply chain management and logistics software | distribution planning software | flow planning | forecasting methods | forecasting software | forecasting techniques | global demand planning | global supply chain | global supply chain management | integrated supply chain management | inventory accuracy | inventory control | inventory forecasting | inventory management | inventory optimization | inventory planning | inventory reduction | lean planning | lean production | lean supply chain | logistics Read More...
Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?
Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other

logistics flow diagram  decision support mechanism for logistics and manufacturing processes. An APS system takes into account short- to long-term planning horizons. It uses advanced mathematical algorithms to optimize and stimulate the business processes from demand planning to production planning/scheduling to distribution planning to transportation planning. In other words, an APS application works as an umbrella covering the organization’s entire supply chain and manufacturing processes. The diagram below represents the 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

logistics flow diagram  Retail Industry: Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Through Vendor Compliance - An Andersen Point Of View Introduction    The arrival of the new economy has brought significant changes to the existing business landscape. In particular, the retail industry is quickly learning the value of developing strategic working relationships with vendor partners to improve supply chain efficiency. Without these collaborative efforts, retailers will have difficulty achieving strategic goals that rely upon the 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 flow diagram  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...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?
IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows

logistics flow diagram  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment? Introduction Companies have retrenched from their previously typical IT investment pattern. Behind the change is an increasing reliance on financial measures to justify IT investment. IT investments are not well suited to traditional financial analysis. Nevertheless, IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments. Initial estimates of cash flows from IT projects 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 flow diagram  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...
Data Sheet: Supplier Connection
Coordinating all shipping processes@from inbound to outbound freight@can be a logistics headache in a global economy@especially if you don’t make the most of

logistics flow diagram  outbound freight—can be a logistics headache in a global economy—especially if you don’t make the most of all a transportation management system (TMS) has to offer. One director of logistics found that a web-based TMS solution resulted in a 10 percent decrease in the number of carriers, with a 15 percent increase in carrier load factors. Learn more about the benefits. Read More...
ERP Software Selection Case Study: Titan Flow Control Finds a Logical ERP Partner in TGI
Titan Flow Control, Inc. manufactures check and butterfly valves, pipeline strainers, pump products, fabricated designs, and accessories for industrial and

logistics flow diagram  Software Selection Case Study: Titan Flow Control Finds a Logical ERP Partner in TGI Titan Flow Control, Inc. manufactures check and butterfly valves, pipeline strainers, pump products, fabricated designs, and accessories for industrial and commercial use. In 2008, Titan launched an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection process to find a system that would meet its requirements for growth. Download this case study to learn about the benefits Titan experienced after selecting TGI's Enterprise 21 Read More...
Ariba Gains Legs Courtesy of Descartes
A new alliance places Ariba with Internet logistics solutions vendor Descartes Systems Group to help Internet businesses deliver the goods.

logistics flow diagram  a provider of Internet logistics solutions in which Ariba will deliver a suite of Internet hosted services through its Commerce Services Network (CSN). The new offerings, tentatively dubbed Ariba Logistics and Fulfillment Services - Powered by Descartes are intended to give buyers, suppliers, and B2B trading networks access to the logistics services needed to complete the order cycle, that is, deliver the goods. Among the planned services are global visibility of order status, exception-based Read More...
GT Nexus Enterprise Solutions for Global Logistics
GT Nexus integrated global logistics solutions are based on a proven, Internet-centric technology platform designed for transportation logistics and supply

logistics flow diagram  Enterprise Solutions for Global Logistics GT Nexus integrated global logistics solutions are based on a proven, Internet-centric technology platform designed for transportation logistics and supply chain execution coordination on a global scale. Acting as the secure corporate nerve center for supply chain data and intelligence, GT Nexus-powered Private Logistics Networks connect partners, standardize processes, and streamline the global logistics and order fulfillment. Delivered as a hosted service Read More...
Keeping Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance
One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for

logistics flow diagram  Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for fueling all other business activity, from staff salaries, to raw materials, to rent. Growing firms need to be especially attentive to cash flow because sales increases typically require new investments associated with product or service production before payments are received. Learn more Read More...
Case Study: Focused Storage Design
A manufacturer of multiple electronic goods needed to maximize its available storage. A logistics modeling and design tool can help the company benefit from

logistics flow diagram  its available storage. A logistics modeling and design tool can help the company benefit from pull replenishment and focused storage approaches to logistics by enabling users to evaluate different storage options. Find out how the solution can support transition during initial design, including re-engineering of existing process, for continued results. Read More...

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