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Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains
Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite

complex supply chains  execution can be more complex in the service supply chain, as parts and assemblies have multiple and varied part identities, workflow, and assembly and disassembly processes. Service supply chain optimization is the key message and strategic thrust of Click Commerce. Service supply chain complexity is inherently plagued by critical issues of disconnected and error-prone manual processes, suboptimal fill rates and service levels, high inventory and cycle times, forecast inaccuracies, and limited flexibilit

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 1


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complex supply chains  chains, which are already complex on their own, service supply networks add a few more complicating variables. The series introduced the notion of the “perfect response” in service chains (vs. the “perfect order” in manufacturing and distribution) or how to get the right person with the right part and knowledge at exactly the right time to solve a particular customer’s need. And all that perfect response has to repeatedly and continually happen for almost every customer while maintaining a fin Read More

Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?


Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain concepts. But in changing their business model, they have given up a fair amount of control over their supply chain processes.

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RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

complex supply chains  pressure on an already complex supply chain. By adding the Commerce Suite of products to our robust SCE platform, CPG companies now can leverage the industry’s leading solutions for e-commerce, and call center to engage and interact with the consumer, along with inventory/warehouse management, workforce management, and transportation management to deliver a great consumer experience at the optimal cost. One integrated specialty apparel company, for example, has had a history of demonstrated success leve Read More

Will 2005 Validate Global Trade Management and Unify Financial and Physical Supply Chains?


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ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility


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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line


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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 that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

complex supply chains  Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary EXE Technologies recently announced an agreement with IBM to combine strategy, marketing, sales, and development forces. The Dallas based supply chain execution (SCE) vendor is the latest in a growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE's flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and Read More

How Can Fashion Companies Benefit from Lean Supply Chains?


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complex supply chains  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

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Mastering Complex CPQ for Dynamic Businesses


Complex configure, price, quote (CPQ) practices are becoming more important to enterprises seeking decisive business advantages. This white paper defines the concept of complex CPQ and summarizes the major trends driving interest in such business practices and enabling technologies. It provides a framework on three main aspects of complex CPQ and reviews the key capabilities of world-class CPQ software to drive sales efficiency with complex sales.

complex supply chains  Complex CPQ for Dynamic Businesses Complex configure, price, quote (CPQ) practices are becoming more important to enterprises seeking decisive business advantages. This white paper defines the concept of complex CPQ and summarizes the major trends driving interest in such business practices and enabling technologies. It provides a framework on three main aspects of complex CPQ and reviews the key capabilities of world-class CPQ software to drive sales efficiency with complex sales. Read More

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complex supply chains  Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears S. McVey - July 24, 2001 Event Summary PeopleSoft recently announced that O-Cedar Brands has licensed PeopleSoft Accelerated Supply Chain Management (SCM). This mid market solution offers a full suite of Supply Chain Management applications, a rapid implementation methodology and flexible deployment options that give users a predictable implementation timeframe. Accelerated SCM automates core e-business Read More

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