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Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

choosing supply chain model  time and cost advantages. Choosing an integrated inventory replenishment solution eliminates the need to implement individual solutions for specific processes and reduces the cost of upgrades. A unique advantage of the QAD Lean Supply Chain Solution is that additions and upgrades will always be integrated with QAD''s base ERP solution, MFG/PRO. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH CONFIRMS QAD VALUE In a study completed in January 2003, the META Group examined the value propositions of the leading manufacturing software Read More...
Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence: Leveraging the Services Hub
There’s no doubt that competing in today’s global marketplace is tough. In order to survive, organizations must become more aware of what’s going on throughout

choosing supply chain model  '' and by carefully choosing extension technologies, such as Webware and select Web Services, you can get access to all the data required for the best-possible kind of visibility solution '' one that will deliver more and more value to your company over time. About Inovis Inovis is a leading provider of on-demand Business Community Management solutions that empower companies to transact, collaborate and optimize communications with their entire trading community. By standardizing and automating Read More...
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

choosing supply chain model  for reducing/optimizing inventories involves choosing a specific point of departure such as: demand visibility, supply chain execution, perpetual inventory visibility, process black holes where information disappears, etc. Each distributor has its own unique challenges that help to determine the best entry point. Limit the functional or operational scope targeted for improvement. Useful exercises for determining project scope include: charting future growth needs, identifying processes that will be Read More...
Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Manhattan Associates’ innovative Supply Chain Process Platform (SCPP)-based applications, such as Supply Chain Intelligence

choosing supply chain model  with optimized sourcing, i.e., choosing the lowest-cost fulfillment path. For example, a customer orders 50 widgets and expects immediate delivery. Legacy order management systems make decisions only based on inventory availability and ZIP codes. However, transportation options might change the equation, while warehouses capacity and inventory segmentation also require consideration. Needless to say, the optimal answer is not always the one that seem  obvious. Another way for optimization to take place Read More...
10 Strategies for Choosing a Mid-market ERP Solution
For a midsized company, finding the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a tall order@but that’s not always a bad thing. Now, big-name vendors are

choosing supply chain model  Strategies for Choosing a Mid-market ERP Solution Focus is an open business exchange where business and IT professionals, consultants, analysts, vendors and others can contribute their insight and knowledge to the Focus community. Community Research: Contribute in the form of topic-specific Business Briefs, Case Studies, Best Practice Guides, Case Studies and How-to Guides. Source: Focus Research Resources Related to 10 Strategies for Choosing a Midmarket ERP Solution : Enterprise Resource Planning 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

choosing supply chain model  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 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

choosing supply chain model  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 bunch of other free resources on our sites: Change management (and implementation) for ERP Searching for “change management” on our white paper and case study site provides a bunch of results. Try Changing Focus on Change Management in ERP Projects for a taste. SCM and health care At our Certified Health Care Read More...
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives
There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

choosing supply chain model  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who Read More...
Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption
Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and

choosing supply chain model  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More...
A New Supply Chain
The global trade industry is changing faster than ever before. It’s now possible for importers to have a level of visibility into their business that was

choosing supply chain model  New Supply Chain The global trade industry is changing faster than ever before. It’s now possible for importers to have a level of visibility into their business that was impossible a few years ago. Importers realize the profound effect this information will have on their ability to be profitable, and are eager to implement information solutions. So what’s the best application for you? Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013
Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP, TradeCard, Apriso,

choosing supply chain model  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013 Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP , TradeCard , Apriso , TECSYS , Epic Data , Waterloo Software , and Fishbowl Inventory . His Eminence, Pope Benedict XVI, may be going off duty to hide from the world, but we aren’t. The office is open, the phones are working, and the Wifi is running. We are ready to talk supply chain . SAP announced this week Read More...
Logility Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors
In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X

choosing supply chain model  Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business. Read More...
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

choosing supply chain model  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? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and F Read More...
Secrets for Choosing a Reliable Vendor
The main consideration for companies considering outsourcing is cost savings. Because efficiency is key when choosing a vendor, most companies end up

choosing supply chain model  for Choosing a Reliable Vendor The main consideration for companies considering outsourcing is cost savings. Because efficiency is key when choosing a vendor, most companies end up collaborating with different outsourcing firms that cater to their different needs. However, recent studies have shown that more companies are hiring providers that can offer different services and meet a variety of needs. Learn what this trend means for your company. 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

choosing supply chain model  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...

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