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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

of long tails and supply chains  Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor  ToolsGroup and its solution for planning and optimizing finished goods in distribution environments. So, How Does ToolsGroup Solve the Distribution Puzzle? Most of the benefits are driven here by the distinctive Stock Mix Optimization capability that has delivered higher service levels with much less inventory for Read More...
ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government...
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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III
Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the

of long tails and supply chains  Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup ’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+)  suite's name is that a 99+ percentage represents the gold standard in customer service levels, and it takes a product purposely built to achieve service level excellence and to support such a high standard. ToolsGroup’s latest version of software continues to Read More...
Times are Tough - RIR Might Leave More Cash on Your Balance Sheet
For residents and tourists of Paris (France), using RER or Paris Metro is certainly a way to save on commuting costs (and parking frustrations) compared to

of long tails and supply chains  optimization (IO) solutions. Regular readers of this blog site might remember my recent series on shortening long tails of supply chains , where ToolsGroup was also the protagonist. The idea behind RIR is to promptly reduce a ToolsGroup customer's working capital needs and thus ease the impact of the credit crunch. In this era of tight credit and higher cost of capital, cash is king. According to the United States (US) Federal Reserve's most recent quarterly survey of senior bank loan officers, 58 Read More...
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1
While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to

of long tails and supply chains  about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market. Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG , a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the US. Over 3,000 direct corporate customers in over 30 countries currently make better decisions faster with ILOG's technology. Also, more than 500 independent software vendors (ISV’s) rely on embedding ILOG's Read More...
ToolsGroup-Going Back to Its SCP Roots
What has ToolsGroup, the expert in demand-driven SCP, been doing to address demand and supply variability? Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how

of long tails and supply chains  Reading A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails — Part III . September 12, 2008. How to Plan and Manage in Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! – Part 2 . November 29, 2011. IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? — Part 3 . October 10, 2008. Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility – Part 1 . April 15, 2010. Read More...
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

of long tails and supply chains  Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive during change. Read More...
Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain
Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

of long tails and supply chains  learn about the benefits of cloud technology, and its ability to centralize manufacturing processes and streamline collaboration under one virtual roof. Also in this webcast: overcoming the challenge of geographically dispersed facilities, staff, suppliers, and partners; how cloud technology helps manufacturers improve collaboration and develop a single source of truth; interviews with manufacturers on how cloud technology has improved the way they run their businesses; and a roundtable discussion with Read More...
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

of long tails and supply chains  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. Read More...
Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition
To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation

of long tails and supply chains  achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks. Read More...
Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective
For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever

of long tails and supply chains  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain
In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

of long tails and supply chains  in a perfect storm of difficult markets, rising costs, shrinking profit margins, and increased competition. That's why many are turning to the next wave of supply chain solutions—solutions that offer more effective, more integrated supplier management capabilities. In The Effective Supply Chain , learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: cut costs reduce lead times reduce inventories increase visibility throughout Read More...
Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared
Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

of long tails and supply chains  really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You'll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn't always matter—find out which SCM solutions work best for you: Full-featured SCM comparisons . Warehouse management system (WMS) comparisons . Transportation management system (TMS) Read More...
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View
Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this

of long tails and supply chains  2 An Andersen Point Of View Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs Introduction    The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting a network analysis is to determine: From how many facilities, which Read More...
Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees
Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA

of long tails and supply chains  Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 2001, PeopleAnswers developed a cloud-based (multitenant software-as-a-service [SaaS]) solution meant to help companies with employee selection, retention, and succession planning. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of Read More...
ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend

of long tails and supply chains  it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. Read More...

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