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No One Said Sourcing Overseas Would Be Easy
The many challenges and risks that retailers face when sourcing globally could be mitigated with the right software tools. Yet the sad fact is that few

logistics sourcing  Again, collaboration among suppliers, logistics providers, buyers, and product managers is critical throughout the entire product life cycle. An astute sourcing software suite should enable product managers and buyers to quickly develop comprehensive requests for quotes (RFQs) for their global sourcing efforts. Such a solution should also be able to normalize disparate currencies, languages, and lead times, and automatically calculate the estimated landed costs for a clear understanding and comparison of Read More...
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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

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The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively

logistics sourcing  variability, protection of supply, logistics costs and risk, and inventory expense. Only a thorough analysis of potential scenarios reveals the total landed cost, and poor sourcing decisions could turn out to be counterproductive and may result in increased costs, decreased supply chain flexibility, and customer dissatisfaction. In other words, an apparent bargain price on paper may not be quite as attractive in reality, since there may be hidden costs to consider in addition to the purchase price of comp 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 sourcing  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 this Read More...
Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer

logistics sourcing  to it as performance-based logistics (PBL) programs or power by the hour. In aircraft maintenance, for example, their traditional approach is to specify the parts needed and the required service levels (parts availability). However, what the DoD really wants is not parts, but planes that are ready and able to fly when needed. Their PBL contracts specify aircraft uptime requirements, rather than spare parts availability levels— and make the manufacturer responsible for that uptime . As a result, aircraft 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 sourcing  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...
Best Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain
This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and

logistics sourcing  Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. It also discusses the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing. 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 sourcing  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 stron Read More...
Service Parts Planning RFI/RFP Template
Planning,Service Delivery and Execution,Workforce Optimization,Logistics Transportation and Reverse Logistics,Analytics and Reporting,Utilities

logistics sourcing  and Execution, Workforce Optimization, Logistics Transportation and Reverse Logistics, Analytics and Reporting, Utilities, Product Technology 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 sourcing  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...
Case Study: Phoenix Logistics, Inc.
In previous years, Arizona (US)-based aerospace manufacturer Phoenix Logistics, Inc. managed its low-volume, batch-manufacturing process with non-integrated

logistics sourcing  Study: Phoenix Logistics, Inc. In previous years, Arizona (US)-based aerospace manufacturer Phoenix Logistics, Inc. managed its low-volume, batch-manufacturing process with non-integrated manual and paper-based systems. Find out how implementing a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution helped the company overcome significant problems with ordering, regulatory compliance, and document management. Read More...
Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions
Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article

logistics sourcing  Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions Imagine this: A consumer packaged goods (CPG) company has to source an intermediary product, the vendors for which are spread all over the world. This product has to be delivered to manufacturing locations across the globe and must conform to a specific level of quality. All this has to be done while ensuring that sourcing is performed at the best possible price and that input material is delivered to the processing units as per schedule. For buyers, Read More...
SCT and G-Log Form Alliance For Collaborative Logistics in the Process Industries
G-Log, a leader in collaborative logistics, and SCT, a leader in enterprise applications for the process industries, have joined forces to bring together their

logistics sourcing  Form Alliance For Collaborative Logistics in the Process Industries Event Summary SCT (www.sct.com/manufacturing) and G-Log (www.g-log.com), both leaders in their respective fields have announced a partnership that brings together SCT's process industry manufacturing execution, planning, and optimization with G-Log's global logistics platform. The partnership is aimed at process manufacturers and distributors in the food, beverage, chemical, CPG, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and related process industri Read More...
CEVA Logistics Selects IBM SmartCloud
Market conditions are driving requirements for visibility and control across global operations and supply chains, as witnessed by a number of recent E2open wins

logistics sourcing  Logistics Selects IBM SmartCloud Market conditions are driving requirements for visibility and control across global operations and supply chains, as witnessed by a number of recent E2open wins . In today’s increasingly digital world, supply chain leaders are delivering competitive advantage to their customers by sharing critical information across their vast supplier networks more quickly and efficiently through the cloud. During the recently held IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit , IBM Read More...
Order Logistics
ORDER LOGISTICS, Inc., is implementing its strategic, technical and operational plans for helping great companies discover, manage and execute effective global

logistics sourcing  Logistics ORDER LOGISTICS, Inc., is implementing its strategic, technical and operational plans for helping great companies discover, manage and execute effective global supply chain strategies. Our team, technology, strategies, solutions, and dedicated transportation resources allow organizations to have world-class visibility, information and controls without disrupting existing plans, processes, partnerships, and information systems. We leverage our technology, business solutions, operational Read More...

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