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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I
As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with

starbucks supply chain  currently admittedly addicted to Starbucks triple-shot espresso drinks), it appears that modern supply chains suffer from long tails, albeit not due to anyone’s premature coffee consumption. That (and much more) was the enlightening conclusion of the recent Webcast entitled “Long Tails and Optimizing Inventories” conducted jointly by AMR Research , ToolsGroup , and Supply Chain Digest . The recorded Webcast, which took place a few months ago and was reportedly well attended (several hundred Read More

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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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Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix
BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other

starbucks supply chain  by both Starbucks ( My Starbucks Idea ) and Dell ( Ideastorm ). Other new support features include the following: an integrated global customer relationship management (CRM) platform to manage customer accounts and contacts an online support center Web portal to provide a single point of access for customers a helpdesk with new voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) system integrated with a CRM system to ensure that BigMachines' support agents have relevant customer information at their fingertips a Read More
Review: Profits with Principles


starbucks supply chain  year profit growth. While Starbucks buys only 1 percent of global coffee production, it has been able to make a difference in the social, economic, and environmental conditions of small producers by incorporating ethical values into its supply chain management (SCM) [ix] in a number of ways. Sourcing guidelines: paying producers a premium price if they meet agreed quality, labor, and environmental standards. Technical assistance: helping farmers improve their farming methods through the Starbucks Coffee Read More
HighJump Grows in a Period of Low Growth Through Adaptable, Broad Function Products
With approximately 180 employees, HighJump Software is in growth mode with total revenue up 40% in fiscal 2002 and with current year over year revenue growth of

starbucks supply chain  Georgia-Pacific, Toro, Fisher-Rosemount, PepsiCo, Starbucks Coffee Company, Circuit City and NASA . Moreover, several new international customers have recently been added to HighJump's growing roster of worldwide customers. These companies span industries including retail, telecommunications, food/beverage and consumer packaged goods (CPG), and utilities. Key customer wins include Comercial Mexicana , DiMalsa Logistics and Alen Grupo in Mexico; SKF Italy ; Ajover in Colombia; Hitachi and Top Shop Holding Read More
The Change of Guard at Plex Systems
Given that in mid-2012 Plex Systems, the first software company to build a full-fledged cloud-based manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution

starbucks supply chain  more resellers. In a Starbucks analogy, you can only add so many stores in, say, NYC and have them all be profitable. By the same token, when territories get too small, the better sales people leave and then revenues start to slow. In addition, the ability to enter new countries and regions is not that easy and the ramp up often takes longer than expected. An industry contact told me his example of trying to put a great US SCM product into Northern Europe. As most of the SMB distribution in Northern Read More
Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition
To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation

starbucks supply chain  Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to Read More
n.Skep
The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision

starbucks supply chain  Skep The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the 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

starbucks supply chain  Chain Portfolio 2004 Introduction 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 provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic Read More
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers

starbucks supply chain  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to 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 logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. Read More
The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility
Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But

starbucks supply chain  Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and F Read More
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

starbucks supply chain  Essential Supply Chain Supply Chain Management vs. Enterprise Resource Planning Where SCM was once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, companies are now beginning to perceive it as a logical and necessary extension of ERP. It is also represents the best method of entry into the realm of business-to-business collaboration, which is simply an extension of the supply chain to include upstream and downstream trading partners (i.e., suppliers and customers). There are several reasons why ERP 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

starbucks 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
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.

starbucks 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 of Read More
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives
Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software

starbucks supply chain  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who 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

starbucks supply chain  Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infosys’ experts identify opportunities in the supply chain to reduce the carbon footprint of a consumer product and realize cost savings. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Read More

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