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Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Seven: WMS Market Impact
Since the warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility, it now has to use real time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to

postponement  role in the company's postponement strategy to delay the customization of products until after the products, or a set of common components, have left the manufacturing plant. To that end, introducing an advanced kitting capability within the ViaWare WMS was Provia's apt answer to helping its customers reduce the costs associated with their supply chains, where one of the most significant facilitators is postponement, and that is where kitting helps because it allows enterprises to keep their products in Read More...
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Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage
To gain a competitive advantage, manufacturing companies that sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy that provides more options using

postponement  configurators and enables a postponement strategy ' delaying the point of product differentiation to the latest possible time in the supply network. Parts Standardization - an initiative to eliminate duplicated parts and dissimilarities between similar parts to avoid duplicated parts costs and excessive inventory. Unfortunately, duplicated parts are a common condition in many manufacturing companies, resulting from a lack of a Preferred Parts and Sources List. The estimated cost of creating one part Read More...
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

postponement  Logical Next Step - Postponement As a result, supply chains reconfigured to minimize inventory and freight. The way this is being handled is by implementing Postponement. Postponement, a topic for another white paper, is, simply put, the act of committing inventory to a configuration at the last possible point (typically after receipt of the customer order) and doing so (from my perspective) in a location that minimizes non value- add freight costs - which means that postponement is typically implemented Read More...
Who Needs Warehousing Management and How Much Thereof?
The warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility. It now has to use virtually real-time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to

postponement  role in a company's postponement strategy to delay the customization of products until after the products, or a set of common components, have left the manufacturing plant. The strategy starts with the introduction an advanced kitting capability to a WMS product. Related to this is the order penetration point as the key variable in a logistics configuration. Introducing an advanced kitting capability is the apt answer from some best-of-breed WMS providers to help customers reduce the costs associated Read More...
The Interview: Having an Experience with Joe Pine
Today's business climate is all about competition - we're lean, we’re mean, but competing on price is not where it’s at. How do you create a lasting identity

postponement  I think people have postponement and mass customization confused... I was happy you mentioned this in your book. Can you clarify the differences for our readers? Joe : Mass customization is efficiently serving customers uniquely. It involves producing on demand by scheduling modular resources to fulfill individual customer orders. Postponement is merely one method for achieving that, building vanilla stock , putting it in inventory, and then postponing the completion of the product until a customer Read More...
The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 2
<!--StartFragment-->Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the immediate period around the day of service, and forecasting and planning for the day of service. My post then expanded on the various approaches to tame the challenges on the actual day of service. The most advanced

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Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps
A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade-offs between customer service, inventory investments, production capabilities, supply availability, and distribution concerns, in order to balance generating profit with satisfying operational goals. Learn the five essential steps for successful S&OP planning.

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Supplier Parks - Back to the Future
As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that merge virtual integration with elements of the older vertically integrated enterprise. This has profound consequences, in particular for suppliers to OEMs.

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Overcoming Challenges in Collaborative Manufacturing Relationships
Manufacturers today must respond quickly to ever-changing customer demands—while keeping costs low and efficiency high. How can original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs) effectively manage the demand-driven supply chain? A solution that increases your visibility of inventory planning and management throughout the supply chain can help reduce your response time. Learn more about the benefits.

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HighJump Grows in a Period of Low Growth Through Adaptable, Broad Function Products Part Two: Marke
Although a combination of factors bodes well for HighJump's success, a key differentiating word at its camp is 'adaptability'. HighJump's approach to adaptability starts with an application platform designed to manage change. The combination of a set of adaptability tools and the ability to embed business logic into reusable Lego-like 'building blocks' brings a level of system configurability that is relatively rare in application software today.

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