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Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to

logistics newsletter  management • international trade logistics • transportation management The difference between managing these components effectively and mismanaging them can mean the difference between success and disaster. Why An Effective SCM Evaluation Process is Vital IT disasters are not just for SMBs. Even the biggest companies in the world can trip over their supply chains. In May 2001, Nike announced that sales for the preceding quarter had been $100 million (USD) lower than expected. The official reason, 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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Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action
Infor has met several of its objectives with Infor Open SOA. The vendor has managed to resolve inherited customer retention issues, move forward with “green

logistics newsletter  Australian supplier of integrated logistics and material-handling solutions. The company replaced its existing SAP installation with Infor ERP SL , reportedly implementing it in only 90 days (compared to a 250-day re-implementation of SAP), and thus saving almost half a million dollars in annual licensing costs. Even the current Infor Fast Start 60-day implementation methodology that has been adopted across many Infor products (ERP, warehousing, etc.) has borrowed liberally from the former Baan Dynamic Read More...
Impartial Research About Enterprise Software Is Hard to Find
A software selection project requires a well thought out plan that details what you need from a new or updated solution. The process often begins with careful

logistics newsletter  a company in the distribution/logistics industry and specifically looking for a solution with strong distribution process management functionality, but not necessarily in retail and commerce, then this may in fact be a solution worth evaluating further. What’s important to keep in mind is that even if a product has modules outside the industry average or in the “Minimal Support Zone,” it may still be capable of satisfying all your requirements, particularly if the “average” solution offers more Read More...
Progress-ing Towards ERP On-Demand
While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Google, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft

logistics newsletter  finance, human resource (HR), logistics, manufacturing, and customer relationship management (CRM) among others. Datasul ERP applications are based on the Progress OpenEdge business application platform, which enabled the vendor to recently (from 2005 on) rejuvenate its applications in SOA and to also deploy its applications as a SaaS, on-demand offering. The application business drivers that Datasul wanted to achieve were: to extend traditional ERP to outside the office (supply-chain); to achieve an Read More...
Working Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships
If good partnerships seem to be a rarity, true and lasting relationships that benefit both parties are downright unique. How to avoid a Barney relationship and

logistics newsletter  (US) and Manufacturing & Logistics IT Newsletter ( Europe, the Middle East, and Africa [EMEA]) Memberships and affiliations Active member of CSCMP and former member of the Metric's Committee for Supply Chain Council Read More...
Al Majdouie Group
With rapid expansion underway, Saudi Arabia-based logistics provider Al Majdouie Group’s custom-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sale (POS)

logistics newsletter  product.   Rapidly Growing Logistics Provider Outgrows Its Legacy ERP Established more than 40 years ago by founder Shaikh Ali Almajdouie as a simple land transport and logistics company, today Al Majdouie offers diverse logistics services such as heavy transport, container terminals and warehousing, and cross-border freight. Though logistics currently makes up the bulk of the company's business and revenue, Al Majdouie also has a strong presence in the automotive industry, and in the food and beverage Read More...
Analyzing the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community
Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve

logistics newsletter  the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve the productivity, performance, and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s writeup on the vendor and find out how Descartes’ solutions can bridge the information gap between logistics organizations, and provide visibility into the entire logistics process. Read More...
Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity
The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its

logistics newsletter  & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity Introduction Stories of innovation and success in dealing with the global transportation capacity crunch are rare. So when Kristyn Harkins—team leader for Sourcing and Supplier Performance within the Global Transportation Organization ( GTO ), a division of the Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics Company, LLC —presented its story at ChainLink 's annual conference recently, we were all ears. Kristyn talked about the Read More...
Can You Hear Me Now: The True Role of Voice-directed Picking in Warehouse Management
Although voice-directed picking may take distributors to higher logistics levels someday, operations managers should try listening to their warehouse personnel

logistics newsletter  these statistics because warehouse logistics are continually improving. Once software is purchased, operations managers begin to realize just how messed up the warehouse actually is. Then they begin making improvements to its layout and to the training of the warehouse staff. When the vendor comes back and asks, How is the system we sold you doing? the response is, Great! In actuality, the system may very well have been the catalyst to the start of improvements that could have been made without the 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 newsletter  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...
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 newsletter  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...
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 newsletter  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...
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 newsletter  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...
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 newsletter  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...
Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

logistics newsletter  elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More...

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