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The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities
While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a

what is supply chain  Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top 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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PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears
PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering

what is supply chain  competitors and analysts at what they have portrayed as a lightweight supply chain product unable to compete effectively with applications from pure-play vendors like i2 Technologies and ERP rivals like Oracle and SAP . The win at O-Cedar Brands proves otherwise and is not merely a fluke. PeopleSoft has a distinct advantage over the pure-plays by its ability to offer a broader range of applications in conjunction with its supply chain solution. The components of Accelerated SCM that offer the most Read More...
What Makes a Green Supply Chain?
The Green PhilosophyThere has been so much hype about “green” that many organizations are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it

what is supply chain  are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it everywhere—in the food we eat (green beans), during our morning routine (green contact lenses), on our way to work (green traffic lights), in our down time (green tea), and during the course of our work day (green initiatives).  Green initiatives can be seen in every industry and every sector: from marketing to engineering, from infrastructure to architecture, from supply chain to technology, and more.  Green is state of mind which Read More...
What Are the Real Benefits of Vertical Integration in a Retail Supply Chain?
This year I was invited to SCOPE East, a peer led conference focusing on supply chain issues from strategic, tactical, and operational points of views. At this

what is supply chain  is able to see what is in the pipeline and what is being exploited within the mines. All the above reasons are great for cost and customer service benefits, but does it make sense for organizations to move away from their core competencies of designing and manufacturing quality luxury goods products? In my opinion, there is no such thing as a completely integrated organization. The issue is not a choice of being vertically or horizontally integrated, rather it is a matter of selecting the optimal degree Read More...
Drive down cost? What does that really mean in a supply chain world?
Yes all of us are well aware that the global economy is in a downturn. We hear it in the news, on blogs, in articles, and we see it around us with massive

what is supply chain  all about these problems, what is the solution to fix these issues from an enterprise point of view? In the first part of this series of three, I will identify the challenges organizations face when driving their costs down for the supply chain network, as well as look at some strategies to bring down cost in the overall supply chain process. Here I’ll discuss two concepts on cost: cost cutting and cost reducing , and will be using definitions which are in line with Jim Tompkins article The Riddle of Read More...
The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

what is supply chain  will get an earful. What is astounding to me is that we are not simply discussing geopolitical issues here. Fundamentally, there are real economic issues with today's supply chains: freight costs, inventory costs, lack of IP protection for US-invented goods and much more. Why did we then outsource our entire supply chain to Asia? I think the answer can be summarized by herd mentality or, more kindly, groupthink. Let me be clear, the solution is not to do a complete U turn to the days where we assembled Read More...
Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection

what is supply chain  the Internet, much of what supply chain management promised was never realized beyond a conceptual level. Supply chains that seamlessly joined customers and suppliers were easy to draw on paper, but building the link without Internet technology was practically impossible. The trends that have emerged in recent years capitalize on the possibilities for collaboration, information sharing, and instantaneous communication that the Internet provides. These trends are: Collaborative Planning / CPFR Internet Read More...
Supply Chain 201: Editors’ Picks
I’m a bit swamped right now, but I thought I’d address a number of specific requests from your comments in Supply Chain Management 101 by pointing you to a

what is supply chain  do let me know what you thought. Read More...
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

what is supply chain  perform a variety of “what-if” scenarios offline, such as determining optimal freight term assignment. Unlike traditional modeling tools, probabilistic modeling accounts for variability, which can provide more accurate results than simply using averages (see Figure 1).   Figure 1 – Transport Modeling Features (click 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, Read More...
Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

what is supply chain  the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management More On Service Parts Planning Inventory planning and management is generally a well-researched and documented and applied discipline. However, the vast majority of work and associated software products are directed at servicing the needs of the new parts production supply chains, moving product from the likes of Proctor & Gamble to Wal-Mart across the globe (see Linking Planning and Execution Systems for Retailers' Nirvana—Improved 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

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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

what is supply chain  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 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 Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

what is supply chain  information or metrics. Measure what you can affect. If you cannot change an outcome, meaning if you cannot take actions to positively influence a process cycle, then the measurement is of marginal value. Many enterprises spend thousands of dollars communicating to employees a multitude of KPIs that are misunderstood. When one part of the enterprise is inhibiting value creation, posting those results to another piece of the supply chain will develop negative opinions and hurt cooperation. Employee buy-in Read More...
Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report
Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business

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