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Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

supply chain theory  and Managing Supply Chain Risk Understanding And Managing Supply Chain Risk If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The current economic downturn, combined with an increasingly complex global business and regulatory environment, has left international businesses more vulnerable than ever to supply chain risk , and it is imperative that they find better ways to manage that risk. Source : SAP Resources Related to Read More...

Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology
In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be

supply chain theory  the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology Market Impact In the face of the mega-retail stores, like Wal-Mart and Target , some of America's oldest retailers have joined forces to remain competitive. Late 2004, Kmart Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KMRT) and Sears , Roebuck and Co . (NASDAQ:S) signed a definitive agreement to merge. Following suit, Federated Department Stores , Inc. (NYSE:FD) and The May Department Stores Company (NYSE:MAY) announced February that they also entered into a Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
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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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III
Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the

supply chain theory  is viewed from a supply chain perspective, the tail starts where demand becomes “intermittent.” Using this definition, ToolsGroup’s research shows that most brick-and-mortar companies (and not only e-tailers, as one might think) are also facing an increasingly long tail environment. This is because they are dealing with far more SKUs and slow-moving items with lumpy, unpredictable demand patterns. This creates difficulties for these companies since, as AMR Research’s analyst Lora Cecere concludes Read More...
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution?
This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the

supply chain theory  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 also understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information Read More...
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

supply chain theory  Visibility and Analytics Supply Chain Supply Network Visibility and Analytics If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) enables collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply network, empowering you to adapt your supply chain processes to an ever-changing competitive environment. Source : SAP Resources Related to Supply Chain : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Supply Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise
Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's

supply chain theory  Manufacturing Enterprise Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain. Read More...
ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend

supply chain theory  for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

supply chain theory  to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More...
Tackling the International Supply Chain
Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers' and retailers' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money

supply chain theory  the International Supply Chain An Example of TradeBeam's GTM Solution Blueprints Collaborative Inventory Management (CIM) Another acquisition took place in early 2004, when TradeBeam , an international global trading solutions provider with over 3,000 customers and users in over 100 countries, acquired SupplySolution . SupplySolution is a Southfield, Michigan-based (US) offers a supply chain execution (SCE) application called i-Supply , which communicates inventory levels and consumption patterns Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

supply chain theory  a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

supply chain theory  lean,manufacturing,theory of constraints,TOC,materials requirement planning,MRP,enterprise resource planning,ERP,flow manufacturing,just-in-time,JIT,DBR,drum,buffer,rope Read More...
Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW
IBS may be the first vendor to fully integrate a supply chain operations reference model in its business intelligence solution. Customers receive more efficient

supply chain theory  or ASW , espouses supply chain management (SCM), customer service, demand-driven manufacturing, financial control and business intelligence (BI) functionality. This global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions also offers IBS Virtual Enterprise software , a collaborative commerce solution with the additional abilities of enterprise application integration (EAI) software, which is further enhanced through its utilization of business logic for Read More...
Supply Chain Execution
The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today@s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize

supply chain theory  Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added services. Read More...
The Competitive Supply Chain
Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply

supply chain theory  Competitive Supply Chain Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply chain from the back office are over. Today’s successful companies understand that lean supply chains maximize revenue and help stimulate growth—and their top executives aren’t afraid to wield their supply chains like weapons. Read More...
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives
There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

supply chain theory  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical 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...

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