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3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part Two: Market Impact
Both HighJump's and OMI's customers should be pleased because these acquisitions should center their vendors’ supply chain execution products inside a larger

vmi athletics  and vendor managed inventory (VMI). In other words, it would provide visibility to aggregated inventory planning and execution information spanning multiple enterprises (see SCP and SCE Need to Collaborate for Better Fulfillment ). As an example, as soon as the part would be used in the field or in the plant, consumption information would be sent to the supplier or warehouse and vice versa in case of necessary replenishment. Thus, both HighJump's and OMI's customers should be pleased because these Read More...
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The Return of Supplier Relationship Management
Globalization, technology stabilization, inventory visibility, and traceability are forcing organizations to reevaluate supplier relationship management systems

vmi athletics  Even vendor managed inventory (VMI) is usually handled by some form of SRM system, normally through the supplier portal. With the capabilities to view in transit inventory over multiple modes, an organization can control and manage potentially critical supply problems. The SRM system provides a unified view of inventory from one source that supports the business. Issues such as custom delays, extended lead times, scheduling conflicts, and transportation problems, to name just a few obstacles, can be Read More...
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works
Organizations today realize that although strategies focusing on outsourcing transportation, e-business and new distribution models are important, these are all

vmi athletics  to integration. CPFR and VMI are now becoming commonplace. Forecasting and Algorithms are an Important Element as part of a Complete Solution Many of the ROI measurements below and the characteristics above rely on a key factor Forecasting. Any solution needs to have an excellent forecasting solution under the hood. Forecasting is not to be confused as being used only in calculating demand. In fact, any good software will use forecasting for lead-time analysis as well, as this presents a key factor in 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

vmi athletics  chain problems. Here too, VMI and integrated replenishment planning have been effective in improving performance. Inventory. Integrated distribution planning and what-if scenarios also help leading companies realize significantly lower inventory carrying costs (see Figure 4) and overall inventory levels compared to the average companies. BUILDING A SUPPLY CHAIN ROAD MAP SOPHISTICATED BUSINESS PROCESSES SUPPORTED BY TECHNOLOGY Integration Is Key An effective road map for implementing best practices will Read More...
How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry
Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand,

vmi athletics  programs. [ Wikipedia on VMI ] The credit crunch in the US has placed the ability to maintain these arrangements in jeopardy—manufacturers risk reneging on the contracts as the only seeming relief to remain viable. The VMI concept requires manufacturers to incur up-front costs in terms of materials and labor, with payment to come 90 to 180 days after—in other words, manufacturers rather than retail are assuming the risk. Additional distribution industry challenges: Manufacturers must deal with Read More...
Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and

vmi athletics  (MTO) capabilities, vendor-managed inventory (VMI), on-time delivery, and customer service. For instance, product bundling is a common practice for retailers, as one retailer might want a three-pack kit simply because its competitor sells a two-pack. These requests are most efficiently executed in distribution when they support a final assembly postponement strategy. CPG manufacturers have to measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full (see The Perfect Order—Inside-out Read More...
A Supply Chain Applications Vendor Expands Beyond Its Roots
Click Commerce has evolved beyond its roots, into a provider of much more comprehensive on-demand supply and demand chain management software, consulting

vmi athletics  and vendor managed inventory [VMI], respectively). These solutions provide supply chain execution (SCE) and WMS solutions for multi-tiered supply chains, and include a radio frequency identification (RFID)-ready demand fulfillment solution. These solutions also enable supply network communications, coordinate business processes and services, and optimize supply chain functions (see Who Needs Warehousing Management and How Much Thereof? ). With this technology, Click Commerce clients can receive orders Read More...
The New Manugistics Faces A New Millennium
New executive management, Internet-savvy products, and aggressive promotion have rescued Manugistics Group from the brink of collapse, at least for the short

vmi athletics  vendors to offer flexible VMI and replenishment modules, and enable customers to integrate to POS and consumer data. Demonstrated relatively short implementation time frames: Manugistics' well-developed functionality and seasoned implementation resources lead to shorter average implementation times (six months vs. 9-12 months average). A recent implementation at Matthew Clark, a large UK-based drinks wholesaler, was completed in three months. Large client base (approximately 900 customers): Larger than Read More...
ROI Systems Defies The Odds Through Delighted Customers Part Two: Market Impact
ROI's approach has always been to offer proven but not necessarily leading-edge product technology, which has allowed the vendor to provide its customers with

vmi athletics  control, vendor managed inventory (VMI), mobile configure to order (CTO) facility, available to promise (ATP) calculations, sales consignments/point of use (POU)/drop shipment inventory techniques, flow manufacturing concepts, repetitive order groups (ROG) planning/scheduling, master production rate-based scheduling (MPRS), distribution requirements planning (DRP), preventive plant maintenance scheduling, product change collaboration (PCC) (a joint offering with Agile Software ), EDI and electronic funds Read More...
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

vmi athletics  support for kanbans or VMI to push inventory elsewhere (e.g., suppliers) rather than to reduce it across the supply chain is a far cry from a true support for lean or flow manufacturing. On the other hand, MRP should not be discounted as useless just like that, since it will often have an important purpose that could and should be used together with lean or flow practices (i.e., MRP will typically handle planning, while lean would deal with the execution). Manufacturers must also be fully aware of Read More...
IFS To Be At Customers' (Web) Service
IFS invested heavily in both product development and worldwide growth infrastructure for a few years, now with that infrastructure in place, the company’s

vmi athletics  planning, vendor-managed inventory (VMI), collaborative project management, and subcontracting, with many others envisioned for the future. IFS Applications 2002 While IFS Applications 2002 might not have that many functional enhancements like its predecessor, it will substantially add to all the above with an expanded foundation layer, cross-business functional layer and module stacks, as well as with CRM and SCM functional extensions and portal technology. For instance, top line executive Read More...
Demand-driven Manufacturing and Warehousing: Challenges and User Recommendations
Among its promising initiatives, IBS offers flexible rescheduling tools that integrate with existing manufacturing resource planning systems. Its warehousing

vmi athletics  or vendor managed inventory (VMI) to push inventory elsewhere (e.g., suppliers) rather than to reduce stock across the entire supply chain is a far cry from a truly supported lean or demand-driven manufacturing. On the other hand, MRP should not be discounted as useless just like that, since it will often have an important purpose that could and should be used together with lean or demand-driven practices. For example, MRP will typically handle planning, while lean deals with the execution. Manufacturers Read More...
Lucrative but
The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and

vmi athletics  or vendor managed inventory (VMI) arrangement. In such arrangements the customer does not own nor is invoiced for the part until it is used. General Electric (GE) is an excellent example of a company that has focused on aftermarket opportunities, going so far as to call itself a services company as opposed to a products company. GE has proved the value of serving the product aftermarket. It has been widely reported that the company has significantly increased both its total revenue and profitability Read More...
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

vmi athletics  or vendor managed inventory [VMI] locations, and even down to 93 percent at retail stores outlets) was somewhat a progenitor of the current long tails theme at ToolsGroup. Namely, all too often, the high item/store forecast error causes, besides stock-outs in the store, costly overstocks at regional DCs, which then propagates to an avalanche-like bullwhip effect throughout the supply chain. Yet some industry-leading companies are breaking through customer service-level barriers and achieving fill rates Read More...
HP Selects E2open for Global Supplier Collaboration
After being recently selected by Yanfeng Visteon, E2open continues to prove that supply chain management (SCM) solutions lend themselves well to cloud

vmi athletics  for both vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and HP-owned inventory. By selecting E2open, HP expects to be able to flexibly manage those multiple methods of inventory management. Read More...

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