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Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness
Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have

broader value chain perspective  of decisions by understanding broader decision impact. Deliver Alerts About Deviations from Performance Targets Today''s supply chain managers and executives are busy people. They don''t want to spend time surveying dashboards, no matter how well-designed. Instead, they need to manage by exception - driving immediate attention to the real issues requiring informed action. With SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management, deviations are indicated via alerts, and interdependencies across metrics 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

broader value chain perspective  that would encourage a broader, more future-oriented view. Nevertheless, a balanced scorecard approach must always include the financial perspective, since  bottom-line (net income)  results are still the final measure of success. In fact, S&OP can be seen as a bridge between  customer value proposition  and supply chain  efficiency , since the 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 Read More...
The People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education
This article summarizes the findings from a study of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. Most SCM projects continue

broader value chain perspective  the value of the broader principles and concepts, users appreciated learning about how other functional silos worked. Figure out what is best for your supply chain based on the existing knowledge gaps. Consider the use of an E-Learning platform to reach a globally-distributed, diverse population with different training needs. It can help, especially for administering on-line exams. (Despite the allure of online learning, a lot of people preferred to print out materials and read offline.) The goal of the Read More...
SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Two: EXE
Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT''s customer base, market share, and more importantly, its predictably

broader value chain perspective  to give EXE a broader reach into its primary verticals, including retail and electronics. Although for similar reasons, Manhattan Associates successfully acquired Intrepa in a similar deal in 2000, EXE''s acquisition of AllPoints meanwhile failed, and the product was written-down and discontinued from a new sale product offering in 2002. EXE has tried its luck in partnering nonetheless, both with independent software vendors (ISVs) with complementary functionality, and system integrators (see EXE Latest Read More...
Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise

broader value chain perspective  *In Memoriam Taking a Broader Perspective on IT Requirements Traditionally, many IT organizations build their IT action plans from the objectives that make up the overall operational business plan. In a relatively straight-forward exercise, a CIO can lay out the relationships between enterprise objectives and IT action plans and budgets. While this approach solves the short-term issues of IT alignment with the business, it can miss strategic opportunities where business managers and planners may not have 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

broader value chain perspective  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 Vis Read More...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

broader value chain perspective  Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision,Scott Hamilton,enterprise resource planning,ERP,supply chain,Microsoft,Navision,design factors Read More...
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

broader value chain perspective  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...
WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals
Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new

broader value chain perspective  market companies in the broader chemical manufacturing industries such as specialty chemicals and petrochemicals that do not support a staff of operations research engineers should give WAM a prominent position on its list of vendors. Large multinational petroleum refiners and chemical manufacturers that want maximum control and flexibility over their solutions should probably look beyond WAM to more toolset-oriented applications, most notably Aspen Technology''s eSupply Chain Suite . Companies that may Read More...
EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club
IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions

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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

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TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

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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

broader value chain perspective  Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain Introduction As described in Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain , lean manufacturing can be extended beyond the shop floor and into other supply chain processes. To do this, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities. By keeping in mind some guidelines, a company can effectively transform the supply chain into a lean process. Integrating and Supplementing with Lean Lean functionality must be integrated Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers

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Micro-verticals, Channels, and New Technologies for Infor Supply Chain
If you are evaluating supply chain solutions in 2014, Infor’s offerings are worth another look, particularly if you have not looked at how Infor is using its

broader value chain perspective  Infor to grab, from broader process and discrete industry offerings, more micro-verticals to reach out to, a beefed up services channel (and channel strategy), and messaging that goes further to reflect the blurring of the lines between planning and execution. Infor’s marketing and channel execution are likely to be critical to Infor’s success in 2014 and beyond. If you are evaluating supply chain solutions in 2014, Infor’s offerings are worth another look, particularly if you have not looked at Read More...

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