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Supply Chain Management (SCM)
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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 rp improve supply chain  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: Fetco Home Decor
Fetco Home Decor, designer and wholesaler of fashion frames and other décor products, was relying on Excel spreadsheets to perform its forecasting process. The

ds rp improve supply chain  maximize its use of DS RP in order to reduce inventory levels even more while maintaining high customer service levels. Although specific cost savings were not a top objective when implementing Demand Solutions due to the unreliability of Excel, Fetco experienced a full return on investment in less than 12 months. “Katie Ward is a perfectionist, as well as a forecast professional, which may seem to be a contradiction of terms. Her vision for Fetco was not only to successfully lead the company’s 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 rp improve supply chain  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 rp improve supply chain  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...
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.

ds rp improve supply chain  of the appropriate quality needs to move to the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost. This means that raw material purchases must be carefully timed and allocated to the service center locations. Processing schedules must be reliable and flexible. Finished goods inventories must be managed for extremely short delivery lead times and for exacting quality standards. Outbound trucks have to be scheduled precisely, loaded efficiently and routed optimally. Naturally, all shipments should be 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 rp improve supply chain  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...
Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP
Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and

ds rp improve supply chain  issued beforehand and minutes afterwards. Action items have both responsibilities (who) and timetables (when) attached, and are reviewed at the following meeting. While entire organizations may be allowed to participate by teleconference, the speaking roles are clearly defined in order to keep the meeting focused and brief (1 to 1 ½ hours). All the hard work either has been done before the meeting (generating plans, alternatives, pros and cons, assumptions) or will be done afterwards (executing the 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 rp improve supply chain  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...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

ds rp improve supply chain  mental framework—in combination with hands-on experience and training courseware—can accelerate the learning process, and an overall understanding leads to more effective system usage. Usage of any ERP system—including Microsoft Navision—is shaped by many design factors that make it easier (or harder) to learn and use. For example, consistency and symmetry in the user interface make an ERP system easier to learn and use. The same holds true for the consistency and symmetry in standardized 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

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The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities
While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a

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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 rp improve supply chain  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...
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

ds rp improve supply chain  cycles, and increasing consumer demands, the market is perhaps less forgiving than ever before for disruption and delays. The need for visibility is as high, or higher, than it has ever been, and while both end users and vendors pay a lot of lip service to enhancing visibility, the goal seems nearly as elusive as ever with continuing stories of the resulting surprises and consequences. What Is Supply Chain Visibility, Anyway? There are, it is worth noting, at last two aspects (anyway) to supply chain Read More...
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View
Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this

ds rp improve supply chain  logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting a network analysis is to determine: From how many facilities, which ones and how will which products service which customers? By optimizing the network while factoring these variables (and more) into the equation, a Read More...

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