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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence
Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come

deploying supply chain model  internally and externally. Companies deploying SCOR have dramatically cut costs and boosted returns. Using the SCOR-model, Siemens Medical, for example, has been able to cut costs by 30 percent, reduce inventory by 60 percent, and cut order lead-times from 22 weeks to just two. The SCOR model is organized around five key management processes: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return. Each of these processes is examined on three levels of detail. The first level is strategic, what the company wants from Read More
Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness
Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have

deploying supply chain model  and risk associated with deploying this type of solution. Relying on best-in-class technology, embedded data-integration functionality, a calculation engine, and an intuitive user experience, the application has been purpose built, preconfigured, and preintegrated to work effectively. Built from a business perspective, the application contains data models and metadata based on leading industry standards. It can automate data collection wherever it is available and proactively diagnose a given situation. Read More
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

deploying supply chain model  global service objective while deploying less inventory. This is done by identifying the ideal mix of inventory, considering that each SKU-Location combination has its own efficiency curve, and taking into account variables like demand and supply variability, optimal lot size, upstream mix optimization, lead time, replenishment frequency, etc. A closely related, and also proprietary, ToolsGroup capability is STS curves ( Stock to Service ), used to show the relationship between the average inventory Read More
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III
Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the

deploying supply chain model  are pondering selecting and deploying an IO solution should first find good answers to the following questions (issues): How long is the tail for our business? Are traditional inventory techniques working well for our supply chain? Does our mix of inventory and service reflect our business objectives? What kind of service levels, inventory turns and expediting is our supply chain generating?; and What are the business impacts and compelling action items? What are your thoughts in this regard, and your Read More
Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

deploying supply chain model  to be considered while deploying lean concepts Build mutually beneficial relationships with partners to share information and synchronize planning activities driven by customer demand characterized by pull demand concepts Build the correct supply network, including the supply side component, to prevent stock out, excess stock buffers, and replenish on demand Strive for agile, same-day manufacturing execution capabilities with minimal variability in order to meet real customer demand Integrate IT Read More
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives
Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software

deploying supply chain model  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the 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
CAD Model Quality Testing
With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into

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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

deploying 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
What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?
Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small

deploying supply chain model  s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? S. McVey - February 9th, 2000 Event Summary Adexa/Paragon is the latest in a series of re-christenings to occur over the past year among niche supply chain management vendors. As explained in its recent press release, within the name Adexa are implications of ''adaptability'' and ''dexterity''. Adexa''s collaborative planning solution, iCollaboration, helps companies adapt their operations to the new rules of e-business while Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

deploying supply chain model  the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain Read More
ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend

deploying supply chain model  for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. 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

deploying 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
Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design
Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you

deploying supply chain model  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. 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

deploying 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
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

deploying 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

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