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Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

brand supply chain visibility  and engineering revisions, the brand owner must continue to play an active role in orchestrating certain supply chain activities. Greater visibility and collaboration with brand owner customers beneits CMs as well, counteracting the bullwhip effect that many CMs face when frequent changes are propagated through the system. CMs are better at providing a responsive and eficient supply network when more information is shared. In the end, having quick and easy access to actionable supply chain information

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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 management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility


Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal for many companies to achieve? TEC Senior SCM Analyst Bob Eastman answers these questions and offers up some ideas on how to gain greater visibility into your company’s supply chain.

brand supply chain visibility  efficiencies, better customer delivery, brand protection), smaller companies are often more challenged to commit the resources to a full-on visibility initiative. Supply chain vendors have been offering a range of solutions that serve the goal of visibility, including portals, business-to-business (B2B) networks, supplier relationship management and scorecarding solutions, sales and operations planning (S&OP) technologies, and even the idea of supply chain control towers (which remain more of a vendor 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 must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

brand supply chain visibility  well as essential invaluable brand equity. Visibility Beyond Exceptional Events The need for visibility goes beyond exceptional event handling. In the manufacture and distribution of pharmaceutical products, for example, visibility is required to establish a trusted chain of custody from point of manufacture to point of dispensing. This goes beyond the imperatives of cost reduction and efficiency to the public safety and compliance issues covered by pedigree laws enacted to assure a safe and secure drug Read More

Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain


Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative benefits of real time information and reduced inventory, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities.

brand supply chain visibility  same manufacturers relied on brand equity and catchy marketing campaigns to create demand, and move excess products. Real consumer demand information was hidden in components of the supply chain and not visible in any actionable format. Manufacturing based on consumer demand has not been the priority but instead the focus has been on asset utilization, production efficiencies, and cost cutting. Fragmented IT applications did not help integrate and synchronize business processes from customer demand back Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of October 14, 2013


This week: Kewill, LLamasoft, GAINSystems, Smart Software, Nipendo, Amber Road, Teletrac, Park City Group, Lagoa, and GE.Kewill What is going on at Kewill? Plenty, it seems. Within the past several weeks, Kewill has acquired Four Soft, Ltd., upgraded its widely used parcel shipping solution Clippership (now Clippership 15.8), and (if you are to believe Kewill’s press claims) “reinvented” the

brand supply chain visibility  modern look-and-feel to their brand and site. This supply chain planning vendor prefers the low-profile approach, but with the new Web site and a new environmentally-friendly office , this vendor continues to make noise in the supply chain space. Smart Software Smart Software, a demand forecasting vendor, has announced SmartForecasts release 9.0 , Smart Software’s first solution available either as a perpetual license or as a cloud solution delivered through Smart Software's SFCloud software announced Read More

The Third Paradigm


Supply chain systems to date have represented the back-end of that process of servicing markets and have taken us a long way in replacing assets with information. But the fact is, building products still takes a long time. Contrastingly, markets require short response times--days. For the last few years, we have begun the process of trying to understand the unplanned event. The first and second paradigm systems deal in knowns--this is what I think I need and therefore this is what I will buy. The Third Paradigm focuses on the uncertainty elements to understand risk. This is the key. Isolate, understand and organize the chaos—creating an operational and financial model.

brand supply chain visibility  Third Paradigm The Third Paradigm Featured Author - Ann Grackin - January 28, 2005 Introduction Over the last few years, we have evolved supply chain practices and systems from industrial age concepts to the information age—an age rich with connectivity and data. This has allowed us to change the foundational structure on how we manage the enterprise. The information age that brought us supply chain systems has allowed us to begin to control the chaos that we have found about us. Scientists define a Read More

Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template


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brand supply chain visibility  Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template The Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 2550 features and functions found in Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions. This Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supply Chain Management (SCM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template: Demand Management Read More

Successful Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map


The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI.

brand supply chain visibility  Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI. Read More

The Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price!


The transformation to a new supply chain technology market wave is already occurring. That’s good news for some and bad for others. This article describes the next wave--SmallSmartFast--and its impact on end users and vendors.

brand supply chain visibility  Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price! Introduction When these technology waves occur, at the outset, there is never a whole solution , so people have to purchase a cluster of complementary parts to achieve the goal. Always, the solutions never quite catch up before we move on. As implementations role out and technology providers can fill out their solutions, the law of natural selection takes over, with the stronger, adaptable, nimbler and differentiated surviving and replacing. The Recent Read More

The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility


That's just one of the key realities you'll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

brand supply chain visibility  Truth About Supply Chain Visibility If you had supply chain visibility, but couldn't respond to the issues and problems that it brought to light, what good would that be? The truth about supply chain visibility is that it isn't a goal in itself —its real value is as a stepping stone to effective response management. And it's response management that allows you to turn visibility into quick, effective action—so that you can run a more nimble, efficient, and profitable organization. That's just one of Read More

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

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Engineering Supply Chain Security


Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide.

brand supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Security Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide. Read More

Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor


Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making.

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Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service.

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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 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.

brand supply chain visibility  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