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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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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...
Sales Is from Mars, Marketing Is from Venus
There is a disconnect between marketing and sales. Marketing is focused on the consumer experience while sales is all about the merchandise. Technologies, such

starbucks supply chain  of personnel at any Starbucks in the world handing me my own preferred brew, spurred by an electronic signal as I enter the door. Another dimension is the potential interaction that can be facilitated by this digital domain. Video monitors (already a feature in many locations) prompted by a signal from my loyalty tag could appeal to my heartstrings, showing the growing process of the brew of the month, tantalizing my senses with visions and verbal prompts. A Group Hug for the Supply Chain Community And Read More...
SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

starbucks supply chain  By adding this service, Starbucks is expanding its core business while benefiting from Apple’s experience in the music business. Acquisitions Update and Future Outlook TEC: What are the evident remaining retail white spaces in your portfolio, and how do you plan to fill them? SAP Retail: While we already have a solution in the marketplace for merchandise and assortment planning, we are working on putting this solution on an in-memory computing platform, along with improved functionality and an enhanced Read More...
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...
Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision
Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using

starbucks supply chain  Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision Background The supply chain planning (SCP) applications market has cooled down dramatically from its high point of activity in the late 1990s. While SCP software vendors like i2 Technologies , Manugistics , Adexa , Synquest (now part of Viewlocity ), and Logility pitched the benefits of integrated product suites, only a minority of tier one, leading edge companies bought into the concept and found successful results. Integrated SCP Read More...
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

starbucks supply chain  Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Supply Chain Collaboration – The Key to Success in a Global Economy Learn how you can transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential processes into adaptive supply chain networks. Source : SAP Resources Related to Supply Chain : Supply Chain Read More...
The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge
Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently

starbucks supply chain  High-tech Supply Chain Challenge Getting Value From Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the 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

starbucks supply chain  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...
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

starbucks supply chain  Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks Background Supply Chain Activities Mature Beyond Linear Interactions to Networked Processes between Trading Partners The advent of the Web as a major means of conducting business transactions and business-to-business communications, coupled with evolving web-based supply chain management (SCM) technology, has resulted in a transition period from linear supply chain models to networked supply chain models. This is where Read More...
Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption
Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and

starbucks supply chain  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain
In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

starbucks supply chain  Effective Supply Chain The Effective Supply Chain Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of difficult markets, rising costs, shrinking profit margins, and increased competition. That's why many are turning to the next wave of supply chain solutions—solutions that offer more effective, more integrated supplier management capabilities. In The Effective Supply Chain , learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: cu Read More...
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

starbucks supply chain  Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability Abstract The last decade has witnessed a substantial shift in emphasis on the part of many OEM manufacturers, from a focus on the products they produce to a concentration on their customers and the value that their customers derive from ownership and use of these products after the initial product sale. The importance of service is made clear in a recent AMR survey 1 of manufacturing companies which revealed that service represents 24 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...
Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts
Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their

starbucks supply chain  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More...
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