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Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

nike cost chains  demand plan published to Nike 's suppliers cost Nike an estimated $100 million (USD) in lost sales, and a 20 percent drop in its stock price. On the other hand, this did not derail Nike's supply chain system implementation. Over the next four years, they made significant progress in reducing production lead times from nine months to six months. Nike believes that its supply chain strategy is a vital link in maintaining its leading position in the industry, and has stuck with the project despite the Read More...
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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

nike cost chains  more, as soon as Nike announced its supply chain breakdown, the company's stock plummeted 20 percent—making a $100 million loss look nearly trivial. Later that year, Cisco announced a $2.2 billion inventory write-off. The culprit, once again: supply chain problems. This fiasco was—and still is—the largest inventory write-off in history. These debacles are not necessarily the direct result of poor software selection or faulty SCM evaluation—but they are potent reminders that software evaluation Read More...
JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 1
Last year I attended the JDA FOCUS 2009 conference to realize that Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) has become a force to be reckoned

nike cost chains  the problematic project at Nike in 2001. Nike filed a lawsuit, which, unless I am mistaken, was settled . At one point, as rumor would have it, K-Mart/Sears did file a lawsuit, but then dropped it (perhaps taking pity on i2’s own sad state of affairs at the time). Other unhappy companies were placated with a certain amount of free software or free consulting (which would bloat i2’s protracted losses). What I Saw at JDA FOCUS 2010 In a nutshell, my overall impression was that the merger was Read More...
i2 Bleeds In Shark-Infested Waters
What a difference a year makes. Two months after the Nike debacle, more than a dozen class action lawsuits for securities fraud are now pending in federal and

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SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting
With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS

nike cost chains  announced in June that Nike Inc. in Beaverton, OR, has completed a deployment of AFS 2.5 for 5,000 end users in its North American operations, the largest installation of the software thus far. Meanwhile, early adopters such as Reebok International Ltd. and Wolverine World Wide Inc. continue to roll out AFS throughout their operations. Market Impact This might be an object lesson in how important and, at the same time, how painstaking the process of delivering vertically focused applications is. Those Read More...
Enterprise Management Systems: Realized Cost Savings for CIOs
A company’s IT assets make up the largest portion of its overall IT budget. Properly managing these assets is key to ensuring each IT dollar is well spent. An

nike cost chains  Management Systems: Realized Cost Savings for CIOs A company’s IT assets make up the largest portion of its overall IT budget. Properly managing these assets is key to ensuring each IT dollar is well spent. An IT asset management (ITAM) solution, such as an enterprise management system (EMS), combines hardware and software inventory with software distribution and application, and remote functionality that can ensure IT assets are optimally set up and used. Learn how. Read More...
The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date?
Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after

nike cost chains  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date? Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after installation. The question isn’t whether a typical ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? Learn what midsize companies are doing about maintaining, modifying, and updating their ERP systems post-implementation, and what you could be doing better. Read More...
Hiring on Assumptions Is Not Cost-effective
The importance of resource selection is undervalued in the software industry. But in fact, the resource selection process is directly related to software

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New Phone System Cost Estimator: Serious Buyers Only!
When purchasing a business phone system, you only want to pay for the features your team is actually going to use, but also need to consider future needs as

nike cost chains  Phone System Cost Estimator: Serious Buyers Only! When purchasing a business phone system, you only want to pay for the features your team is actually going to use, but also need to consider future needs as your business grows. The clearer you are about your specific needs, the more accurate vendors can be when providing you with quotes, and the easier it will be to compare prices. Know the key elements that affect phone system pricing and get prices ranges for your business. Read More...
Service: Reduce Cost While Maintaining Customer Satisfaction
Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers

nike cost chains  Reduce Cost While Maintaining Customer Satisfaction Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers happy is the primary objective of customer service organizations. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications help you streamline customer service processes and reduce cost, enabling you to keep your customers happy and grow your business. Find out how. Read More...
The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 3
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following

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The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 2
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the

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Enterprise Applications: The Cost of Keeping Current… Or Not
During difficult times it may be tempting to postpone upgrades, treating them as discretionary or optional projects, when in fact they could very well provide a

nike cost chains  Applications: The Cost of Keeping Current… Or Not In order to make the best use of your organisational resources, you need a comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution that can act as an organisation-wide control centre. This 'control centre' will collect status information and progress reports from different divisions and make them available to other departments. Information is updated by the users in real-time and accessible at any time to anyone who needs it. Read More...
Writing Cost-effective Documentation for Software Systems
As a business employing IT, you may have encountered situations where the software application you purchased didn’t come with a help file. With no time to write

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Logility Unveils Voyager Select For Total Landed Cost
Although Voyager Select is making its debut, the product is actually an amalgam of components drawn from existing logistics applications in the Voyager suite.

nike cost chains  Unveils Voyager Select For Total Landed Cost Logility Unveils Voyager Select For Total Landed Cost S. McVey - December 20, 2000 Event Summary Logility, Inc. recently unveiled something old and something new in its Voyager suite of applications for e-business. Voyager Select is billed as a highly scalable solution for determining the total landed cost of a purchase by accurately choosing the best mode and carrier for the order. Voyager Select calculates the least cost for purchases based on Read More...

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