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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

ds fm supply chain news  plans and the finished goods needed to meet real customer demand. For the most part, the enterprise software market has risen to the challenge of complexity in the supply chain by making its supply chain management solutions more and more complex, often to the detriment of the very efficiency and cost-effectiveness that supply chain users need. The feature bloat of supply chain management software is wel ldocumented, and the price and total cost of ownership for mainstream supply chain software is Read More
Case Study: Terumo
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, global manufacturer and distributor of medical products, has more than 1,500 finished goods, many of which are assembled in one

ds fm supply chain news  software helps small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) as well as major divisions of Fortune 500 corporations reach their planning goals. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Case Study: Terumo : Terumo (Wikipedia) Case Study: Terumo Supply Chain is also known as : Supply Chain Analytics , Supply Chain Automation , Supply Chain Benchmarking , Supply Chain Best Practices , Supply Chain Certification , Supply Chain Collaboration , Supply Chain Companies , Supply Chain Consultant , Supply Chain Read More
Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

ds fm supply chain news  Because of this, new methods of manufacturing and delivery have been created, and out of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors involved in the supply chain process, and how the software market has developed solutions to meet the challenges faced by today’s manufacturers and distributors. Fierce competition is not today’s manufacturers only concern. Rising Read More
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

ds fm supply chain news  software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this industry, and the innovation and technology that are driving change. Read More
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

ds fm supply chain news  transactions, SCM was geared towards analysis and planning. A planning tool, in its nature, is expected to be flexible. Also, because the SCM market is newer than ERP, smaller SCM vendors have had the benefit of hindsight and have targeted their applications at the gaps in ERP systems. In addition, the advanced techniques developed for supply chain applications allow consideration of simultaneous constraints that enables companies to have real-time visibility to their businesses. Rise of Information Read More
Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision
Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using

ds fm supply chain news  most effective, a company needs enterprise-wide plans; however, SCP vendors have found that centralized planning departments are rare, and most companies lack the existing processes or ability to adapt new planning processes to take full advantage of integrated supply chain planning. Information Sharing and Collaborative Planning A better approach to centralized, integrated planning is an intermediate path where planning is performed by entities owning particular inter- and intra- enterprise operations. 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

ds fm supply chain news  translating among multiple communication standards/protocols (EDI, Web/XML, etc.) More spot buys and expedited shipments to fill supply gaps More customers All of the above, plus: Risk associated with dilution of service capabilities Greater difficulty/complexity/cost in seeing and aggregating customer demand More spot buys and expedited shipments to fill gaps in dem and visibility Difficulty/increased costs in maintaining competitive strengths and fight off threats from direct competitors and suppliers'' Read More
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

ds fm supply chain news  the delivery of finished goods to the customer. In this new environment, supply chains must exhibit a high degree of adaptability, responsiveness, and collaboration. Organizations are now finding it essential to transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential processes into adaptive supply chain networks in which communities of customercentric, demand-driven companies share knowledge, intelligently adapt to changing market conditions, and proactively respond to shorter, less-predictable life Read More
Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

ds fm supply chain news  tenets of lean production methods and just-in-time manufacturing and delivery have led to the paring and honing of supply chains into finely tuned models of efficiency. But this approach calls to attention an inverse relationship between efficiency and risk. For example, single-source supplier strategies can result in favorable volume rates and excellent service. But if that supplier has a major disruption in its supply chain, its customers are left completely vulnerable. The answer is not to disregard Read More
Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition
To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation

ds fm supply chain news  may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks. Read More
PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears
PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering

ds fm supply chain news  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 functionality, including general ledger, payables, receivables, billing, purchasing, order management, inventory, production management, bills and Read More
Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report
Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business

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Successful Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain
Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can

ds fm supply chain news  supply chain, Waer, supply chain success, demand, stock, forecast, supply chain optimization Read More
Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

ds fm supply chain news  hi-tech electronics and consumer goods, where brand owners and contract manufacturers are challenged by an environment of distributed operations, high demand volatility, and rapid product evolution '' all of which make the issue of visibility all that more pressing and yet at the same time, all the more dificult to achieve. So as companies are clambering to adopt means to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they are quickly recognizing there is more to visibility than what meets the eye. Read More
Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a

ds fm supply chain news  those strategies and examine methods of cost reduction within the supply chain. Definition of a Third Party Logistics Provider The use of a 3PL has become a cost-effective way for small to medium businesses (SMBs) to compete against larger organizations. A 3PL charges for storage, labor, technology, and integration, or a combination of these services. This type of model enables a company to operate a virtual warehouse cycle without the physical entity (however, a company that uses a 3PL always owns the Read More

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