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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence
Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come down to overall IT strategy. If it is already segmented, it makes sense to add best-of-breed applications for specific operational areas. However, if a more rationalized common operating platform is the strategy, there are compelling arguments for supply chain ERP.

optimize supply chain  need to connect and optimize integrated systems and information increases – inside and outside the organization. Integration of information gives a vital competitive advantage. Mergers, acquisitions and global markets require integrated information from all systems and business partners to provide a competitive edge. And it has to be quick - when business terms have been agreed, the last thing anyone wants is to wait for respective business systems to be able to speak to each other. There are now many Read More...

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 collaborative allows companies to save money and streamline operations.

optimize supply chain  proven capabilities to consolidate/ optimize shipments via a Optimization engine, strong visibility capabilities/ tools, transportation schedule management, tendering and booking capabilities. However, embarking on an inbound logistics program requires more than just a good TMS solution. It is important for the manufacturer or retailer to look internally and align the goals of the purchasing department and the goals of the operations (logistics and transportation managers) of the business. A successful Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use—and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.

optimize supply chain  to allow companies to optimize their supply chain in a manner that combines comprehensive supply chain management capabilities with the ability to leverage expert knowledge and experience in a collaborative environment. A further goal is to provide this functionality in a very cost-effective manner, and do so in a way that is also relatively easy to deploy and use. EAC s review of the company s solutions, and EAC s interviews with Demand Solutions customers, show that the company has an established track Read More...
Optimize Internal Supply Chain
The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line users in a simple and workable format is a new measure of information technology (IT) performance.

optimize supply chain  Optimize Internal Supply Chain Optimize Internal Supply Chain Source: QR Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line users in a simple and workable format is a new measure of information technology (IT) performance. Optimize Internal Supply Chain style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Enterprise Resource Read More...
Supplier Portals: Insight into an Efficient Supply Chain
Manufacturers previously tracked suppliers and their deliveries of goods in a predictable method that often resulted in errors. For small to midsized suppliers eager to adopt more efficient communications with customers but lacking access to an EDI-compliant system, supplier portals are an alternative cost-saving solution. See how supplier portals add increased efficiency, quality, and transparency to the supply chain.

optimize supply chain  Supplier Portals: Insight into an Efficient Supply Chain Supplier Portals: Insight into an Efficient Supply Chain Source: Plex Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: Manufacturers previously tracked suppliers and their deliveries of goods in a predictable method that often resulted in errors. For small to midsized suppliers eager to adopt more efficient communications with customers but lacking access to an EDI-compliant system, supplier portals are an alternative cost-saving solution. See how 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

optimize supply chain  Tackling the International Supply Chain Tackling the International Supply Chain P.J. Jakovljevic - June 6, 2005 Read Comments An Example of TradeBeam s GTM Solution Blueprints Collaborative Inventory Management (CIM) Another acquisition took place in early 2004, when TradeBeam , an international global trading solutions provider with over 3,000 customers and users in over 100 countries, acquired SupplySolution . SupplySolution is a Southfield, Michigan-based (US) offers a supply chain execution (SCE) Read More...
Supply Chain Economy
The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July ... but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row. We are moving from a manufacturing economy to a supply chain economy. This article gives the big picture.

optimize supply chain  Supply Chain Economy Supply Chain Economy Ann Grackin - September 6, 2005 Read Comments Introduction Energy prices ... the Fed raising interest rates ... loss of manufacturing jobs ... addition of service jobs ... China ... changing demographics, etc.—these all play into the supply chain economic model. We decided to have speakers at our annual event that could discuss these issues and put them in context. But last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics published their August numbers and we thought we Read More...
The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility
That's just one of the key realities you'll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

optimize supply chain  The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility If you had supply chain visibility, but couldn t respond to the issues and problems that it brought to light, what good would that be? The truth about supply chain visibility is that it isn t a goal in itself —its real value is as a stepping stone to effective response management. And it s response management that allows you to turn visibility into quick, effective action—so that you can run a more nimble, efficient, and Read More...
Managing Global Supply Chain
As international competition becomes more intense and as national barriers for trade gradually reduce, the era of global business is here to stay. Increasingly the difference between success and failure in the global marketplace will be determined not by the sophistication of product technology or marketing communication, but by the way in which the global supply chain is controlled and managed.A global supply chain has to be agile and flexible enough to cope with differences in customer requirements and yet should be able to reap the benefits of focused manufacturing in terms of economies of scale.

optimize supply chain  Managing Global Supply Chain Managing Global Supply Chain Source: SIMSR Document Type: White Paper Description: As international competition becomes more intense and as national barriers for trade gradually reduce, the era of global business is here to stay. Increasingly the difference between success and failure in the global marketplace will be determined not by the sophistication of product technology or marketing communication, but by the way in which the global supply chain is controlled and Read More...
Empowering Finance Executives to Optimize Enterprise Performance
Being an effective CFO and financial manager today is all about increasing efficiency, partnering with the business to drive growth and value, and empowering your people to be more risk sensitive, productive, and informed when making decisions. Enterprise performance management (EPM) applications can help you achieve these goals and respond to changing corporate finance priorities. Download this white paper and find out how.

optimize supply chain  Empowering Finance Executives to Optimize Enterprise Performance Empowering Finance Executives to Optimize Enterprise Performance Source: MindShare Document Type: White Paper Description: Being an effective CFO and financial manager today is all about increasing efficiency, partnering with the business to drive growth and value, and empowering your people to be more risk sensitive, productive, and informed when making decisions. Enterprise performance management (EPM) applications can help you achieve Read More...
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.

optimize supply chain  way an organization plans, optimizes, and executes. Hence, these projects take a long time to stabilize. Typically, as soon as the new supply chain system goes live, an organization is eager to have 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 Read More...

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