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Global Business Community Management
With more manufacturing being outsourced, and suppliers located farther afield than ever, logistics is much more complex than it used to be. To simplify the

logistics free articles  afield than ever. Consequently, logistics is much more complex than it used to be. To simplify the complexity, companies are looking for a holistic approach to managing their global business communities; an approach that will integrate transactions across trading partners and logistics providers. Recognizing the inherent complexity of the solutions, best practice companies are turning to third-party managed services providers to meet the new requirements. This paper examines these issues and discusses 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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Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)
A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing

logistics free articles  services, order fulfillment, and logistics. Again, despite the significant possible benefits that come with outsourcing, there are also risks and challenges for OEMs to consider, since outsourcing, by definition, leads to loss of control. In other words, activities that would have traditionally been conducted within a manufacturer's four walls by its own employees, and that would be visible on its internal information systems, are now placed in the hands of a manufacturing partner and managed through Read More...
The Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification
Imagine what sitcoms like Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres would look like if they were radio frequency identification (RFID) enhanced. Then picture

logistics free articles  all Department of Defense Logistics IT systems, which taken together make up the department's $80+ billion supply chain. Ms. Faught has experience in all facets of global supply chain optimization including business reengineering, workforce alignment, COTS implementation, and enterprise change management. She has also managed supply chain solutions workforces in Global 200 organizations. Prior to ChainLink, Ms. Faught served as Vice President Solution Delivery/Customer Community at LRN Inc. Ms. Faught Read More...
RFID ... For Customers?
Recently I spoke at the National Retail Federation in the center of retail: New York City! The big buzz this year, no surprise, was about RFID.

logistics free articles  has been focused on logistics—a clear winner as a starting point—we are missing the dialogue on the consumer side of the retail equation—merchandising, and most important, the customer experience. I was pleased to be given a small sliver of time to talk about this at such a huge and buzzing conference. There are a bunch of misconceptions about RFID in retail that were front and center in our discussion—poor ROI, reluctant consumers, over investing, overly well-honed processes—instead of Read More...
What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II
Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested

logistics free articles  is JDA’s Transportation & Logistics Management Suite including the following modules: JDA Transportation Planning; JDA Logistics Sourcing; JDA Freight Order Management; JDA Freight Audit & Payment; JDA Shipment Execution; JDA Fleet Management; and JDA Logistics Event Management & Visibility. More information on these products can be found here . Going back to the  what if analysis of the once- impending merger with i2 Technologies , i2 has a neat Transportation Modeler tool that can do freight Read More...
Ellipse
Ellipse is a fully integrated enterprise solution. Areas of functionality include assets and works management, supply and logistics management, financial

logistics free articles  works management, supply and logistics management, financial management, and human resources management. Ellipse is a scalable solution suitable for mining, utilities, transportation, and government and defence industries. Read More...
Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies
In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO

logistics free articles  Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes continuous improvement along the indirect Read More...
Case Study: Copps Industries-Trouble Free ERP


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New Report Profiling MODX Revolution WCM
TEC is offering a new report profiling the software vendor MODX and its Revolution WCM system. This report is now available to download (free) from TEC's

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Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 1
Supplier Logistics Management is leveraging technology and supplier relationships to gain competitive advantage.

logistics free articles  Logistics Management (SLM) Part 1 Executive Summary SUPPLIER LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT The Next Strategic Layer of Competitive Advantage Supply chain executives are in the hot seat given the flat economy and a slowdown in revenue growth. They are challenged by senior executives to find new and innovative ways to reduce cost, while still meeting customer needs. However, in today's customer-centric environment, meeting customer's expectations is not a competitive advantage, but a fundamental necessity of Read More...
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 3
This continues the coverage of the fundamental issues targeted by supplier logistics management. Fully utilizing the compliance benefits that SLM offers allows

logistics free articles  cost reductions through Supplier Logistics Management (SLM). SLM enables companies and their suppliers to successfully synchronize information; thereby, allowing companies to extend supply chain optimization and process flows to their supplier base. With SLM in place, companies can target seven fundamental supply chain issues facing the management of successful supplier fulfillment: Order Visibility and Event Management (see Part Two of this article) Inbound Planning and Optimization (see Part Two of Read More...
Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics
Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products

logistics free articles  and Procurement on Reverse Logistics Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of challenges involved Read More...
TradeBeam Keeps on Rounding Out Its GTM Set
TradeBeam strategic expansion, which covers the entire life cycle of global trade across order, logistics and financial settlement activities, seeks to improve

logistics free articles  provider of international trade logistics (ITL) solutions. TradeBeam solutions include import and export compliance and global trade finance solutions like open account and letter of credit (LC) management, but also inventory management, shipment tracking, and supply chain electronic management (SCEM). The vendor has over 3,000 customers with users in over 100 countries worldwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1999, Open Harbor possessed deep expertise in trade compliance, including a Read More...
Catalyst International
Catalyst International (OTC: CLYS.OB), located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (US) is a 25-year-old developer of best-of-breed solutions for warehousing and logistics

logistics free articles  solutions for warehousing and logistics. It offers solutions to optimize the performance of enterprise supply chains. Its clients include Boeing, Brown Forman, Office Max, Osram Sylvania, Panasonic, Rayovac, Reebok, Subaru, and The Home Depot. Catalyst has offices and representatives in the United Kingdom (UK), Italy, Mexico, and South America. Read More...

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