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Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

tactical innovations  for larger images)   Tactical scenario planning is becoming a more critical requirement as companies look to model and evaluate the effects of future conditions via residing data, rules, and constraints. Improved parcel management is also included to address the growing need for direct/drop-shipments among retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.   Always On Access While in the past the vendor’s TMS focus has been on static transportation data, TMS 2014 adds a number of dynamic data and content to Read More
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Growing Food and Beverage Businesses: Innovation to Maximize Market Opportunities
Global demand for food and beverages continues to rise, and the market will pay a premium for partially prepared healthier choices. Food and beverage

tactical innovations  globe. These strategic and tactical innovative practices are reliant on well-designed, highly flexible information technologies and functional systems to support changes in business processes. Advanced Systems Critical to Innovation There is a direct relationship between the level of sophistication in information systems and in the success of innovations. Whether designing specialized formulations, advanced packaging materials, channel-specific promotional deals, or material handling efficiencies, food Read More
Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies
The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the

tactical innovations  at all levels: Strategic, tactical, and operational. Systems also ideally cover all aspects of supply chain activity-network design, route planning, demand planning, sales and operations planning, production planning and scheduling, load optimization, and others. Procurement and sales may also benefit from introducing some flexibility into delivery windows or order quantities. Beyond freight, transportation costs will accrue for employees to travel. There are two main categories of essential travel that Read More
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

tactical innovations  than limiting efforts to tactical efforts. And finally, strategic actions that merge customer and business value, focusing on customers, value, responsiveness and quality. Businesses that thrive in today's changing environment will capitalize on the R(E)volution, and leverage Lean to do what Toyota and Dell have done dominate their markets. To receive a free Lean Strategy Assessment Tool, call 801.358.5304 or email your request to info@great-solutions.biz . References Womack, James, Daniel Jones, and Read More
APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few

tactical innovations  S&OP process integrates the tactical focus of the operations side with the customer orientation of the marketing and sales side. There is an inherent tension between the needs of the customer and the evolving quality standards of the supply chain. Reducing cycle times, squeezing out unnecessary inventory, paring down the number of partners, practicing  lean manufacturing , and focusing relentlessly on  quality  may result in a swifter, more agile supply chain. However, that can come at the expense of Read More
6 Signs That You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System
To survive in today’s business environment, it is imperative for a business to adopt the latest innovations in communication technology. Is the time ripe for

tactical innovations  Signs That You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System To survive in today’s business environment, it is imperative for a business to adopt the latest innovations in communication technology. Is the time ripe for replacing/upgrading your existing phone system? Which solution will best suit your business? The six questions listed in this white paper can help you assess your business phone system needs, and give you some tips for choosing between hosted and on-premise systems. Read More
How to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System
Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning

tactical innovations  a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for. Read More
Using Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory
Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply

tactical innovations  companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply chains, without addressing overall supply chain design and strategy. Companies are increasingly turning to strategic solutions such as supply chain design and optimization (SCDO) to help satisfy customer demand while balancing limitations on supply and the need for operational efficiency. Read More
Mobilizing Change Part Two: The Case for Action Method
The case for action is intended as a living document, to be updated and referenced by the business and the project team. It should be referenced during the

tactical innovations  to look to the tactical side and seek contributions on current frustrations and opportunities. This can be done in one of two ways: Focusing on specific functions and the associated issues Focusing on the subject of the change initiative (in our example, we would focus on the current system) In considering things from a functional perspective, all can still contribute. Those who are not in the function under spotlight are able to contribute their observations from the outside, If this approach is Read More
Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective
Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of

tactical innovations  can range from optimizing tactical operations to help manage operation costs to dynamically optimizing profits and revenue to determine the best price to charge customers. CURRENT STATE: PROFIT MANAGEMENT BY PRICING AND REVENUE OPTIMIZATION The term profit has its origins in the Latin word profectus, which means advancement or improvement. There are only two ways companies can achieve profectus: (1) Raise the top line by managing prices to increase sales, or (2) lower the expense line by reducing costs. Read More
Benefits of Operational Intelligence for Your Organization
Unlike traditional business intelligence (BI) solutions, which aim to analyze historical data with a focus on strategic decision-making support, operational

tactical innovations  change direction, or adjust tactical operations to align with the organization’s strategic plans. Operational intelligence applications enable collection and analysis of information generated in near-real or real time via a number of ways (business transactions, data feeds, etc.). This analysis, in contrast to strategic data analysis, makes it possible for organizations to detect, identify, and track situations that can affect decisions over the short or medium term (tactical). They can also used to Read More
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No Floundering About These Strategic And Tactical Acquisitions
Design and implementation service company Razorfish announced its acquisition of broadband and user experience firms.

tactical innovations  About These Strategic And Tactical Acquisitions Event Summary Razorfish Inc. (Nasdaq: RAZF) announced that it has purchased Lee Hunt Associates and TSDesign, Inc. The combined value of the purchase was approximately $49 million. Razorfish specializes in Internet development, and brings strategic, creative ad technology solutions to its engagements. Lee Hunt Associates is a leading branding and marketing company in the entertainment industry; it has design and production experience with both print and Read More
What’s Your Customer Experience Advantage?: New CRM Innovations from SAP Help Companies Empower Their Employees and Gain a Competitive Edge
Customer experience is now a competitive differentiator. As customers become more informed and more demanding, companies need to step outside of their comfort

tactical innovations  Your Customer Experience Advantage?: New CRM Innovations from SAP Help Companies Empower Their Employees and Gain a Competitive Edge Customer experience is now a competitive differentiator. As customers become more informed and more demanding, companies need to step outside of their comfort zone and explore non-traditional customer relationship management (CRM) areas. This paper explores a sampling of CRM improvements that allow companies to deliver a consistent customer experience to gain a compet Read More

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