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SAP Case Study: Chemicals
The ability of BASF AG—a leader in the chemicals industry—to proactively manage unexpected situations is key to its competitiveness. With its complex supply

ocean freight  Management application to monitor ocean-freight logistics, from receipt of initial orders to final delivery of products.

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Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)


Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled "Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid" , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions. It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market

ocean freight  in the case of ocean freight, the cost of carrying inventory due to an extended lead time the cost of supply buffers that an OEM will need to put in place at various points in the supply chain in order to respond to demand upsides the overhead required to manage an off shore manufacturing partner not losing sight of the OEM's increased level of inventory liability due to the longer transportation lead times At the end of the day, the white paper concludes (and I concur) that outsourcing can be successful Read More

Oracle Transportation Management


Oracle Transportation Management delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It integrates and streamlines transportation planning, execution, freight payment, and business process automation on a single application across all modes of transportation, from full truckload to complex multileg air, ocean, and rail shipments. Oracle Transportation Management lowers transportation costs, improves customer service and asset utilization, and provides flexible, global fulfillment options. Oracle Transportation Management delivers the capabilities users need in an open-standards-based architecture that allows users to start with a single component or any mix of components, while giving users the flexibility to grow easily, without installing or reinstalling added functionality. Oracle Transportation Management can be used with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) or legacy order management system as well as any commercial best-of-breed or legacy warehouse management system (WMS). Oracle Transportation Management, part of the Oracle E-Business Suite, integrates with Oracle Order Management and Oracle Warehouse Management to ensure effective fulfillment of customer orders.  

ocean freight  to complex multileg air, ocean, and rail shipments. Oracle Transportation Management lowers transportation costs, improves customer service and asset utilization, and provides flexible, global fulfillment options. Oracle Transportation Management delivers the capabilities users need in an open-standards-based architecture that allows users to start with a single component or any mix of components, while giving users the flexibility to grow easily, without installing or reinstalling added functionality. Read More

Unifying Global Trade Management: Challenges and User Recommendations


GTM software should be able to gather information and feed it back into the parent company, creating visibility into what remote divisions are doing and how they are doing it. Software providers must strike the right balance between global consistency and special local needs.

ocean freight  planning and management of ocean freight alternatives to emerge. Such a solution will likely resemble a TMS solution and will include ocean and sea-based transportation. As a result, companies that continue to rely on people-intensive, paper-based processes may end up walking away from potential savings if they do not switch. Such technology should definitely help shippers navigate the maze of alternatives between providers, rates, and service, and broader logistics resource management (LRM) systems Read More

Descartes Systems Group, Inc.


Descartes is a provider of logistics technology. Descartes serves global trade and transportation organizations that want to differentiate their businesses through effective logistics strategies and processes, or need to improve existing logistics processes to compete in a variety of markets. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners, and regulatory agencies.

ocean freight  than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners, and regulatory agencies. Read More

Fostering the “Entrusted” Cloud Community


E2open's recent win at Yanfeng Visteon introduced the E2open Collaboration Center as part of E2Open Business Network (EBN). This command center-like module consists of E2open products and services that provide real-time dashboard visibility for various partners on the network into demand and supply changes. It also provides access to analytics to assess the operational and financial impact of

ocean freight  the “Entrusted” Cloud Community E2open 's recent win at Yanfeng Visteon  introduced the E2open Collaboration Center  as part of E2Open Business Network (EBN) . This command center-like module consists of E2open products and services that provide real-time dashboard visibility for various partners on the network into demand and supply changes. It also provides access to analytics to assess the operational and financial impact of changes, and it offers decision support to preempt issues or Read More

TSi Logistics


TSi Logistics is a third-party logistics company that offers custom global transportation and logistics services, including freight payment, freight claims management, and transportation management systems (TMS). From its worldwide corporate office in Stockbridge, Georgia (US) and its European operations in Cheshire (UK), TSi offers its TMS software package called iVelocity.

ocean freight  Logistics TSi Logistics is a third-party logistics company that offers custom global transportation and logistics services, including freight payment, freight claims management, and transportation management systems (TMS). From its worldwide corporate office in Stockbridge, Georgia (US) and its European operations in Cheshire (UK), TSi offers its TMS software package called iVelocity. Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

ocean freight  Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) Ocean carrier booking Zooming in on SAP SCM SAP has evolved considerably since the early SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (SAP APO) days in the late 1990s. SAP APO is still a critical piece of the SAP SCM suite, but SAP now has a much more comprehensive offering and capabilities for supply chain executives, spanning collaborative demand and supply planning; manufacturing network planning and execution; integrated logistics and fulfillment; and supply network traceability. Read More

The Instant Supply Chain Challenge


For the past few weeks, all eyes (and hearts) have been on the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. What is needed in a disaster like this is an "Instant Supply Chain"--ultra-rapid creation of a distribution network with coordination between the many decentralized players. To meet these challenges, relief agencies and governments can learn much from the supply chain advances made by the private sector, but the private sector can also learn from the successes and failures of these relief efforts.

ocean freight  caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami . This is the biggest natural disaster in my lifetime—over 225,000 dead (probably many more by the time you read this), the World Health Organization predicting the toll could double due to disease, and millions left homeless and struggling for survival. AN ACEHNESE GIRL CRIES WITH HER MOTHER NEAR THE RUINS OF THEIR HOUSE IN BANDA ACEH We are all moved to try to understand how we can help, as witnessed by unprecedented levels of private donations. Many people are Read More

How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards


Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for all industry sectors. According to the US Department of Commerce statistics, air freight accounted for nearly 40 percent of all international trade merchandise in 2007, equaling about $4.8 trillion (US), with express delivery accounting for

ocean freight  Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for all industry sectors. According to the US Department of Commerce statistics, air freight accounted for nearly 40 percent of all international trade merchandise in 2007, equaling about $4.8 trillion (US), with express delivery accounting for 20 percent (or $ Read More

Fighting Terrorism with Global Trade Management


The challenge for government and industry is to secure trade without impeding growth. Therefore, there is a greater need for timely information updated by knowledgeable sources of compliance and regulation issues. Global trade management software appears to be the best solution.

ocean freight  of origin for containerized ocean freight Free and Secure Trade (FAST) A security certification for all truck traffic entering the US from Canada. Carriers with FAST certification will be granted expedited border clearance Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) A voluntary certification program for US importers whereby they can obtain expedited customs clearance by documenting and submitting a self-audit of international supply chain partners, physical security procedures and escalation Read More

International Trade or ITL Adoption


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E-commerce Grass Getting Greener


Two recent studies on the growth of business over the Internet agree that growth is still strong. The studies contain information about infrastructure growth and development costs as well as E-commerce revenues.

ocean freight  commerce Grass Getting Greener Event Summary A study from the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce at the University of Texas at Austin shows significant growth in all layers of the Internet. The study looked at the Internet economy at the Infrastructure, Application, Intermediary and Commerce layers. Comparing the first quarters of 1998 and 1999, it found an overall growth rate of 68 percent, from $64 billion in Q1 1998 to $108 billion in Q1 1999. The Infrastructure layer, consisting of ISPs and Read More

Will 2005 Validate Global Trade Management and Unify Financial and Physical Supply Chains?


The Internet opened the door for global trade. As the global trade management (GTM) space continues consolidating, market leadership belongs to companies that understand, to truly improve global trade, one must be able to manage both the physical and financial supply chains.

ocean freight  2005 Validate Global Trade Management and Unify Financial and Physical Supply Chains? The Pain and Gain of Global Trade The Internet has enabled a networked world creating a communication infrastructure and ensuing enterprise applications, all which have opened the door for global trade. This, in turn, demands multi-enterprise services and software to automate the transportation and Internet-based logistics management needs of a global trading network. As the global trade management (GTM) space Read More