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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

optimizer supply chain suite  2007 introduced the Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+)  suite. The newly launched offering supplants DPM. Prior to the launch, ToolsGroup’s cross-industry survey of more than 200 supply chain professionals and operations managers found that more than half of the companies surveyed were focused on improving customer service rates, with most important reasons being: achieving service level agreement (SLA) targets, increasing margin to the top line, and improving market share. What has held companies back in 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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i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced
In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6

optimizer supply chain suite  introduced Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO), which competes directly with i2's RHYTHM supply chain management applications as well as procurement solutions through mySAP.com. Formerly a close integration partner of i2, Oracle began marketing its own SCM products along with its ERP suite last year, although Oracle's SCM products have yet to reach the market as released products. Oracle further alienated i2 in November, 1999 when it and Ford Motor Company launched a high-profile venture, AutoXchange, 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

optimizer supply chain suite  SO99+ (standing for “Service Optimizer 99+ Percent”) includes an analytical approach to understanding demand volatility and its impact on demand forecasting, demand sensing, and inventory optimization. Forecast accuracy and demand volatility consistently come up as the #1 issue in the vendor’s user surveys. Therefore, the vendor is streamlining efforts to get a better idea of the true demand signal, and align and synchronize it back through the rest of the upstream supply chain. These demand Read More...
How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1
My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has

optimizer supply chain suite  SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO) product suite as the panacea for these situations. As some background, SAP introduced APO in the late 1990s as the counterpart APS offering to then thriving i2 and Manugistics. For more information on the scope of SAP APO, see TEC ’s article from 1999 entitled  “SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap?” However, there have been numerous dissatisfied SAP APO customers who have had to do a lot of manual tweaking to quickly generate a feasible plan and determine Read More...
How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

optimizer supply chain suite  SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO) product. In addition, Kinaxis has had to compete with other  advanced planning and scheduling (APS)  providers such as JDA Software (former i2 and Manugistics ), Logility , and Oracle . Since November 2010, SAP has been distributing a supply chain solution by a lesser-known German software company ICON-SCM as SAP Supply Chain Response Management (SAP SCRM) by ICON-SCM , a solution extension to its own SCM suite, SAP SCM (see TEC ’s article entitled SAP SCM Read More...
Smartree Talent Management Suite
Smartree Talent Management Suite manage complex and resource-consuming processes like personnel administration, time registration, organisational charting

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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.

optimizer supply chain suite  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 profitable organization. That's just one of 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

optimizer supply chain suite  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 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 Read More...
NTE Suite
As a provider of online logistics, NTE, LLC offers Web-enabled and software-based solutions that can help improve supply chain efficiency in supply chain

optimizer supply chain suite  Suite As a provider of online logistics, NTE, LLC offers Web-enabled and software-based solutions that can help improve supply chain efficiency in supply chain execution and transaction management, particularly for transportation services. NTE's North American clients use the company's solutions for transportation event management, visibility, optimization, and shipment rating, planning, and execution. Through NTE, these clients have found improved decision-making capabilities, reduced costs, increased Read More...
Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed
Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the

optimizer supply chain suite  the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed Introduction Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. One of the changes that has become obvious is that technology misfits have emerged. It's like going to the gym and getting lean and finding your clothes no longer fit! Also, if you haven't gotten to the gym lately, you will be Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

optimizer supply chain suite  the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain Read More...
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

optimizer supply chain suite  a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management Infor SCM (Supply Chain Management) meets the challenge with specialized functionality that takes into account the different supply chain perspectives and unique business challenges of manufacturers, retailers, and transportation and logistics service providers. Source: Infor Resources Related to Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management : Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Wikipedia) Charting a New Course Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

optimizer supply chain suite  Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain Introduction As described in Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain , lean manufacturing can be extended beyond the shop floor and into other supply chain processes. To do this, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities. By keeping in mind some guidelines, a company can effectively transform the supply chain into a lean process. Integrating and Supplementing with Lean Lean functionality must be integrated Read More...
Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a

optimizer supply chain suite  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This Read More...

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