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Management Strategy for Network Critical Physical Infrastructure
Network-critical physical infrastructure includes power, cooling, racks and physical structure, security and fire protection, cabling, management systems, and

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing


All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of enterprise systems is that they can handle considerably more information than can be accommodated manually.

physical inventory controls  kanbans as compared to physical kanbans , since it is important to collect and remove all the old kanbans from the system first The fact that supply chain networks are becoming more complex due to globalization, specialization, and outsourcing. If organizations want to use lean concepts with suppliers and customers, electronic kanbans are essential for effective communication to minimize inventory and ensure on-time delivery. Technology that also supports supplier and customer portals to enable JIT Read More

A Focused Web-based Solution for Chemicals, Drugs, and Mill-based Industries


SSI shows deep understanding of the requirements for chemical, drug, and mill-based industries. Consequently, it has developed such must-have capabilities as potency controls, container movements, top-down and bottom-up traceability, and controls for customs and excise, shelf life, and location validation.

physical inventory controls  number of combinations of physical sizes and specifications. The product manages the many-to-many relationships between orders and physical entities, while using the many UOMs that are part of the product at each step of the manufacturing process. Some users have also been using the module's interface options for budget planning, reservations and enquiries, and data collection mechanisms. In fact, the days when product quality or price alone were the order winners are long gone: nowadays, time is often Read More

How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards, Part 2


Emerging Trends in the Logistics and Distribution Knowledge Areas 1. RFIDRFID technology is the hardware used to communicate information (typically bar code information) to computer software systems that gather and use the data (such as a WMS). The manufacturing of RF equipment is dominated by several market leaders that typically go to market through various distribution channels, including

physical inventory controls  the nerve center—of a physical operation.In other words, RF provides the ability to gather data, but not necessarily to make use of it. RF and bar coding technologies need to be implemented in conjunction with software systems that not only gather the data, but that also respond to it in real time or in batch mode. RF technology has evolved from its origins in proprietary systems to the point where today’s solutions use industry-standard, wireless communications protocols. New product innovations Read More

A Matter of Trust


When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision making and interactions in the supply chain. But, in spite of what "Kumbaya Collaborationists" preach, there are very real and serious risks with sharing information. This article explores answers to this conundrum.

physical inventory controls  a different person control physical inventory than the one controlling information about that inventory. Training and Testing —Training employees on the procedures and importance of protecting confidential information (yours and other's under NDA). Testing awareness and taking corrective steps. Logs —Keeping accurate, tamper-proof records of who accessed what areas, what information, and when. Audits —Auditing your firm and trading partners to ensure safeguards and proper training. Some companies Read More

Inventory on the Water: Do You Know Where It Is?


Today, more and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of where they are at any given time. Ineffective container management leads to extra costs, but with Sage ERP X3’s import tracking functionality, business functions are tied together in a single database—enabling real-time access to information and improving productivity.

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Inventory Optimization: A Technique for Improving Operational Inventory Targets


To boost efficiency, run leaner, and drive down the cost of supply, many organizations are exploring inventory optimization—a technique for improving operational inventory targets to address the realities of today’s highly complex, ever-evolving global supply chains. This paper examines how the stochastic multistage, multi-inventory model supports inventory optimization.

physical inventory controls  Optimization: A Technique for Improving Operational Inventory Targets To boost efficiency, run leaner, and drive down the cost of supply, many organizations are exploring inventory optimization—a technique for improving operational inventory targets to address the realities of today’s highly complex, ever-evolving global supply chains. This paper examines how the stochastic multistage, multi-inventory model supports inventory optimization. Read More

Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon


Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how.

physical inventory controls  Inventory into a Strategic Weapon Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how. Read More

Effective Inventory Analysis


For many distributors, inventory is the largest and perhaps the most important asset. Inventory ties up more money than buildings or equipment, and is often less “liquid.” It is crucial, then, that distributors develop and use a comprehensive set of tools that allows close monitoring of the performance of inventory investments. Read more about simple measurements that can help you maximize your investment in inventory.

physical inventory controls  Inventory Analysis For many distributors, inventory is the largest and perhaps the most important asset. Inventory ties up more money than buildings or equipment, and is often less “liquid.” It is crucial, then, that distributors develop and use a comprehensive set of tools that allows close monitoring of the performance of inventory investments. Read more about simple measurements that can help you maximize your investment in inventory. Read More

How Inventory Optimization Can Increase Your Profitability


One of the largest expenses for distributors and wholesalers is stock. Many have difficulty finding the perfect balance between ensuring products are available when they’re needed and not holding too much inventory. So, how is it possible to increase profitability while lowering inventory costs? By exploiting an inventory optimization system, businesses increase automation and collaboration—allowing greater profitability.

physical inventory controls  fulfill such demands. The physical distribution network is the basis for an effective inventory and supply chain management solution. An efficient inventory management system requires a multi-level distribution network for each product. This covers where the product is stored, either at an external supplier or within internal production or warehouse locations. Replenishment recommendations created by inventory optimization software can help companies decide when to buy, produce or ship goods between Read More

Inventory Management Report: Driving the Fastest ROI for the Mid-market


Large enterprises have different warehouse management and inventory management needs than do small and mid-market companies. Find out about the key factors to success for mid-market companies, identify big-picture trends and needs that can help you overcome barriers to enjoy inventory management as a true strategic advantage—and learn about an inventory management solution specially designed for the mid-market.

physical inventory controls  Management Report: Driving the Fastest ROI for the Mid-market Large enterprises have different warehouse management and inventory management needs than do small and mid-market companies. Find out about the key factors to success for mid-market companies, identify big-picture trends and needs that can help you overcome barriers to enjoy inventory management as a true strategic advantage—and learn about an inventory management solution specially designed for the mid-market. Read More

Overcoming Chemicals Industry Challenges through Optimization of Distribution and Inventory


For chemical companies, optimizing the distribution network and rationalizing inventories are the keys to an efficient supply chain and smoother operations. They must also resolve the challenges posed by environmental regulations and the need for seamless data integration.

physical inventory controls  of the three common physical states of ingredients, namely, solids, liquids, and gases. From a formula and mixing perspective, this necessitates an impeccable unit of measure (UOM) conversion engine. Whether the formula requires conversion of US measurements to metric or imperial measurements, liquids to solids, or gases to liquids, such conversions should be transparent to the production of the finished goods; in some instances free form conversion tables can be extremely useful. The aforementioned ATP Read More

Case Study: Ralco Industries


Automotive supplier Ralco Industries was having inventory trouble. The lack of accurate data from its systems was causing a number of expensive issues—quality problems, scrap, overtime, expedited shipments, etc. Learn how implementing a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution helped Ralco dramatically reduce inventory costs and achieve return on investment (ROI) in just over one year.

physical inventory controls  Study: Ralco Industries Automotive supplier Ralco Industries was having inventory trouble. The lack of accurate data from its systems was causing a number of expensive issues—quality problems, scrap, overtime, expedited shipments, etc. Learn how implementing a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution helped Ralco dramatically reduce inventory costs and achieve return on investment (ROI) in just over one year. Read More