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The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

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Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics
The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies

outsource supply chain  more and more companies outsource key supply chain functions and work closely with business partners inside and outside the company walls. When distributed locations and (or) systems are part of customerfacing processes, accurate visibility is required to monitor service levels and ensure that they are within acceptable parameters. Such visibility is valuable to postal industries, for example, to facilitate their ability to work with other (sometimes competing) delivery companies to enable delivery to Read More
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

outsource supply chain  their processes. As OEMs outsource modular assembly and supply chain responsibility to integrators, competitive pressures are dictating that automotive manufacturers adopt continuous improvement initiatives such as lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. In this harsh environment, suppliers who want to survive and succeed need solutions that are flexible and tailored to their needs. They need solutions that will help them trim waste from their operations, communicate effectively with their trading partners, Read More
Supply Chain Portfolio 2004
Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service

outsource supply chain  chains, trade lanes, selecting outsource partners, etc.—optimizing the pipeline. These efforts have actually taken on more prominence since the push to outsourcing. More and more, though, there is a process blur between a more tactical planning exercise (monthly weekly daily) and executional processes. From the planning view, since firms produce and schedule production based on planning systems, this makes sense. And from the so-called execution level, many of the platform players are providing more Read More
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

outsource supply chain  of respondents plan to outsource more manufac- turing, another 21% will open new factories in low-cost countries, while 15% will use supply chain restructuring to shut down some plants. Case Study: Sunsweet Growers Improves Production Efficiency and Redesigns Its Distribution Network Two years ago, the world's largest producer of dried fruits, Sunsweet Growers, embarked on a redesign of its supply chain to lower manufacturing costs. We were managing dis- tribution reasonably well but doing it at huge 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

outsource supply chain  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
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.

outsource supply chain  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 Read More
Human Resources: To Outsource or Not to Outsource, That Is the Question
As human resource outsourcing (HRO) becomes an increasingly popular option for many HR organizations, they must inform themselves about the benefits and

outsource supply chain  Resources: To Outsource or Not to Outsource, That Is the Question In today’s business world, human resource outsourcing (HRO) is becoming increasingly popular. While earlier adopters of HRO have had less than ideal experiences with their outsourcing partners (poorly integrated service delivery, lack of common HR standards, etc.), today’s outsourcing services have greatly improved. According to a mid-2009 report by AMR Research Inc. on the state of IT outsourcing, roughly 80 percent of enterprises Read More
Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty
Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby

outsource supply chain  Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty Background Leonardo da Vinci was once quoted as saying, Art is difficult to replicate, and unpredictable in its application, other than by Mother Nature . This explains why there are so few Stradivarius violins on the market. Yet today, contemporary art is easy to replicate by using modern duplicating technology. However, in the case of modern manufacturing, art has mostly been replaced with statistical measurement and process control. For this reason, Read More
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View
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

outsource supply chain  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View 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 ones Read More
Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

outsource supply chain  core tenant. If you outsource your data center to SUN, Unisys, etc., you are not particularly interested in details, you expect uptime. SUN has done a good job of marketing this approach—access anywhere—total performance to their customers. Real-time sensing tools, performance analyses, and remote diagnostics have all been part of this model for some time. Owning or managing more of the logistics process. So, an OEM will sell less parts—less original equipment, but increase service. Less parts can Read More
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

outsource supply chain  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing Read More
Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

outsource supply chain  the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management More On Service Parts Planning Inventory planning and management is generally a well-researched and documented and applied discipline. However, the vast majority of work and associated software products are directed at servicing the needs of the new parts production supply chains, moving product from the likes of Proctor & Gamble to Wal-Mart across the globe (see Linking Planning and Execution Systems for Retailers' Nirvana—Improved Read More
Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

outsource supply chain  Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More
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

outsource supply chain  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 Newsletter archives ), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems 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 Read More

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