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Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry
Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In

building the lean supply chain  An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an Read More...
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Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

building the lean supply chain  demand forecast is like building a house on a foundation of sand. If you can increase demand forecast accuracy, you can decrease your inventory and increase your level of customer service at the same time. Unfortunately, most companies divide responsibility for the demand forecast among multiple departments. Sometimes, the process is owned by the sales department, and they tend to be too optimistic, because optimism is in their nature and they want to avoid disappointing a customer by being out stock. At Read More...
Optimizing the Supply Chain: Back to Basics
As economic conditions worsen, organizations are stumbling on variety of customer demands ranging from superior services to lower costs. These extra

building the lean supply chain  manufacturing response time by building on lean manufacturing models capitalize on resource utilization across the organization It’s not easy to uphold an excellent manufacturing organization. Poor manufacturing shows throughout the organization with unavoidable cost in areas of operations, customer service, and product manufacturing. To overcome these issues, organizations have to react quickly to customer needs while maintaining low costs. To meet customer needs, organizations have adapted inventory Read More...
Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

building the lean supply chain  classic example. Shippers justify building excess inventory, holding excess distribution assets, and, in general poor supply chain planning because of the inefficiencies in the transportation system. For example: Most shippers simply return railcars and trucks empty back to their point of origin and make little or no effort to look at network optimization. For example, a major chemical manufacturer with a $100 million annual freight bill estimates that its fleet utilization is only at 30% capacity When 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

building the lean supply chain  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 address different levels of adoption within an organization s supply chain. As reflected in the best-practice implementations of many leading companies, these levels can be viewed as a maturity model (see Figure 5). Each layer is supported by technology enabling sophisticated business processes capable of spanning Read More...
E-Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies

building the lean supply chain  Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies, exacerbated by heightened user expectations. It is now possible to leverage all the existing infrastructure of leading platforms with a friendlier, consumer-like user interface (UI) that can be rapidly deployed with minimal cost or change management impact. Find out how. Read More...
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

building the lean supply chain  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. Read More...
The Quadstone System
Quadstone sells three products components within the Quadstone System: Decisionhouse, Transactionhouse, and Actionhouse. Decisionhouse is the flagship

building the lean supply chain  Quadstone System Quadstone sells three products components within the Quadstone System: Decisionhouse, Transactionhouse, and Actionhouse. Decisionhouse is the flagship product—it combines customer data discovery with automated predictive modeling. Transactionhouse is used to gather data from various sources (relational databases, operational data stores, log, and flat files) into the Quadstone System and perform the necessary data transformations in order to create a single customer view. Actionhouse Read More...
Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1
Sadly, it is not difficult for so many of us to concede that, except for maybe the historic elections in the US and the successful Olympic Games in Beijing

building the lean supply chain  Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1 Sadly, it is not difficult for so many of us to concede that, except for maybe the historic elections in the US and the successful Olympic Games in Beijing, 2008 was a terrible and somber year. It felt long-drawn-out, and many of us will have trouble sinking it easily into oblivion. Without even talking about our retirement funds and investments being slashed by about 40 percent (as part of a potentially more far-reaching financial crisis) Read More...
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

building the lean supply chain  Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability Abstract The last decade has witnessed a substantial shift in emphasis on the part of many OEM manufacturers, from a focus on the products they produce to a concentration on their customers and the value that their customers derive from ownership and use of these products after the initial product sale. The importance of service is made clear in a recent AMR survey 1 of manufacturing companies which revealed that service represents 24 Read More...
The Linux Box
The Linux Box is a project management and consulting practice, specializing in open source technology and the Linux platform. The company helps its customers

building the lean supply chain  Linux Box The Linux Box is a project management and consulting practice, specializing in open source technology and the Linux platform. The company helps its customers assess, select, customize, and deploy best-of-breed open source solutions. The Linux Box concentrates on knowledge transfer and training, applications development and porting, and network support services. The Linux Box was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Michigan, USA. Read More...
Beyond the Basics: The Value of Integrated CRM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is more than just software or a set of processes--it's a business culture solidly focused on winning and keeping the

building the lean supply chain  the Basics: The Value of Integrated CRM Customer relationship management (CRM) is more than just software or a set of processes--it's a business culture solidly focused on winning and keeping the right customers. A good CRM solution builds value to your business. Learn about the value of an integrated CRM suite. Read More...
Drink-IT, the Ideal Solution for the Efficient Reorganization of the Norwegian Mack Brewery


building the lean supply chain  IT, the Ideal Solution for the Efficient Reorganization of the Norwegian Mack Brewery Read More...
The Critical Role of the Enterprise Product Catalog: Cost, Time-to-market, and the Customer Experience
Many companies now combine services in pre-packaged, high-value bundles to reduce customer churn rates. And these bundled services have proved to bring returns.

building the lean supply chain  Critical Role of the Enterprise Product Catalog: Cost, Time-to-market, and the Customer Experience Many companies now combine services in pre-packaged, high-value bundles to reduce customer churn rates. And these bundled services have proved to bring returns. But they also bring complexity—some major service providers may have over 150 product catalogs. Get tips on how to overcome the problems of bundling, and avoid catalog duplication in your product or service offering, with product information Read More...
The Magic Is in the Screen
Projection is often seen as the big compromise: you must have either a very powerful and bright projector or a very dark room to achieve high-quality

building the lean supply chain  Magic Is in the Screen Projection is often seen as the big compromise: you must have either a very powerful and bright projector or a very dark room to achieve high-quality, commercially acceptable images. However, many people don’t know that a revolutionary concept is now available—a screen technology that allows very high-quality projected images in brightly lit environments that removes the need for dark rooms or very expensive projectors. Read More...

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