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Supply Chain Planning - Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies


The continuous chemical industries typically share an objective of running at near 100% utilization. This and other realities yield unique requirements for a Supply Chain Planning (SCP) system. This article discusses some of these unique needs.

material requirement planning supply chain  of off-spec or twilight material Optimizing production schedules Increasing production efficiency Improving customer satisfaction Integrating with the existing ERP system Vendor Considerations If a continuous chemical company decides that these objectives are adequate to justify a Supply Chain Planning project, an SCP product must be selected. Many alternative vendors exist for SCP. The vast majority designed their SCP product with little or no regard for the needs of continuous chemical companies. Read More

Optimizing the Supply Chain: Back to Basics


As economic conditions worsen, organizations are stumbling on variety of customer demands ranging from superior services to lower costs. These extra requirements not only cause added strain on the organization’s supply chain, but makes achieving financial goals difficult. Already many organizations are struggling to respond to customer demands due to shrinking margins caused by

material requirement planning supply chain  the organization requests raw material which needs to be received in sufficient time for manufacturing. Purchasing : To purchase the raw material for manufacturing, the purchasing division of the organization gets all the requirements from the MRP system.  Once all the requirements are gathered, the purchase orders are placed with selected suppliers to deliver the required material to the manufacturing plant at the requested date. Inventory : Once the raw material is received from the supplier, it’s Read More

Tackling the International Supply Chain


Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers' and retailers' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money spent managing suppliers to ensure inventory levels are maintained will be optimized

material requirement planning supply chain  they can receive the material and pay the supplier. Further, in a traditional EDI system, the buying company usually sends a weekly forecast to the supplier (the EDI 830 message), and follows that up with daily shipment requirements (EDI 852 messages). The supplier responds with the ASN (EDI 856 message). However, since TradeBeam''s CIM gives suppliers virtually real-time inventory visibility, meaning that when they replenish inventory, they can create an ASN that is automatically visible to the customer, Read More

Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness


Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have significantly increased the risk of doing business. To manage performance efficiently, midsize companies need a unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation solution. Learn how such a solution can streamline the planning process and help reduce business risk.

material requirement planning supply chain  past. If, for example, raw-material prices spike unexpectedly, you must review your cost management strategies. Similarly, increased competition or new market opportunities may force a new product strategy. It pays to stay agile and responsive in such environments. SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management helps IT stay in control and react swiftly to changing market requirements - without lengthy project-change requests. Business users can define new metrics (see Figure 3), adjust Read More

Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning


Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments.

material requirement planning supply chain  that uses bill of material (BOM) data, inventory data, and MPS to calculate requirements for materials, to make recommendations to release replenishment orders for materials. Further, because it is time-phased, it makes recommendations to reschedule open orders when due dates and need dates are not in phase. For more definitions, see Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology . Impact of Computer on Planning Process The impact that the computer had on material planning and enterprise management in Read More

What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?


Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small vendors have assumed new names and personas to better differentiate their offerings in the marketplace.

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Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how.

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Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v.10.4 for Engineer-to-order ERP Certification Report


The Deacom product Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v.10.4) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for engineer-to-order manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems


Supply chain analytics is gaining popularity with organizations, as it is an effective mechanism to monitor and track supply chain performance. And with new technological innovations promising to enhance these tools, businesses can look forward to benefiting more fully from this area of supply chain management.

material requirement planning supply chain  the basic transactions—production planning, materials planning, and procurement—up and running, and it rushes to put these in place. The organization focuses on the transaction reports, and supply chain optimization, monitoring, and performance management all take a “back seat” (are placed second in importance). Most organizations have been operating with a supply chain system for a fair amount of time, and they have advanced along the learning curve. That is, they have reached a certain level of Read More

Successful Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain


Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can start losing hold of the critical basics that make them work and, just as importantly, that help the companies using the supply chain meet their own objectives. It is important, therefore, to keep a list of ‘supply chain basics’ handy and continually monitor your supply chain with these underlying principles in mind.

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Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

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FinancialForce Supply Chain Management: Manage Your Supply Chain Processes in One Unified App


Built on the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce SCM helps manage a company’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory, in a single closed-loop process. This application aims to improve efficiency in acquiring, managing, and selling goods and services, through visibility, automation, and control. This data sheet identifies some supply chain challenges and the functionality FinancialForce SCM offers to address them.

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4 Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning


So you’ve determined that you need to develop a succession planning strategy in anticipation of the retirement of key personnel. Now what? How do you identify and select the employees for development and who do you need to involve in the process? In her latest article, TEC human capital management (HCM) analyst Sherry Fox outlines key considerations and four essential steps to a successful succession planning initiative.

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Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain


Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help.

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)


Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers.

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