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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...
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...
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...
How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

choosing supply chain model  their span of experience, choosing between alternatives is exactly where humans always outperform machines. In addition, Kinaxis RapidResponse can do a full as planned cost analysis, including the ability to model time-phased costs, whereas most other vendors can only support unit-level planning, with perhaps some past analysis for the financials. Kinaxis heuristics are designed to minimize lateness, but demand can be prioritized. For example, if demand is prioritized by margin contribution, the supply 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...
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...
Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty

choosing supply chain model  Risk in the Global Supply Chain Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. Read More...
The Competitive Supply Chain
Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply

choosing supply chain model  Competitive Supply Chain Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply chain from the back office are over. Today’s successful companies understand that lean supply chains maximize revenue and help stimulate growth—and their top executives aren’t afraid to wield their supply chains like weapons. Read More...
Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain
Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and

choosing supply chain model  on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More...
Supply Chain Execution Suite
RedPrairie@s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world@s leading companies

choosing supply chain model  Chain Execution Suite RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions help ensure flawless execution, visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to enable the consistent flow of goods from raw materials to finished products in the hands of buyers. The Read More...
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I''d move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we''re also featuring in tomorrow''s TEC Newsletter (go to

choosing supply chain model  Chain Management 101 I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I''d move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we''re also featuring in tomorrow''s TEC Newsletter ( go to Newsletter archives ), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade Read More...
Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

choosing supply chain model  Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain Introduction Spending time with very diverse sets of businesses—from Combatant Commanders in the military to a dishwasher repair business, the obvious facts continue to haunt me—and probably a huge amount of business people—is the lack of real information about what happens to products once they leave the manufacturer. From a hot bumpy ride (RFID sensors, anyone) to a lost shipment bound for Iraq, everything that happens has some kind of Read More...
Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report
The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM

choosing supply chain model  Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and i Read More...
Case Study: Wausau Supply
The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply@an American distributor of building materials@was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber

choosing supply chain model  Study: Wausau Supply The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more. Read More...
When Provider''s Value Is Not In Synch With Customer''s Value
Embedded knowledge exists in the supply chain to understand and unlock customer value. Integrating the chain is crucial to aligning the goals of customers and

choosing supply chain model  Provider''s Value Is Not In Synch With Customer''s Value Introduction It may seem obvious to all of us, but the fundamental process by which technology and equipment firms engage with clients have somewhat opposing processes and needs. Modern service best practices attempt to harmonize these goals. On October 20th, I attended the annual Stanford/Wharton Service Supply Chain Forum. At the outset, Morris Cohen of Wharton set the stage for our cross industry and cross competitor sharing of ideas. Said Read More...

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