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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: 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...
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...
Brain of Supply Chain System
Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software

ds rp improve supply chain  forecasts so that all demands are met with the least cost. Are today''s enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM) systems able to achieve this holistic goal? Hardly! Then what is the solution? Let us have a closer look. Traditional ERP systems are enablers of business activities, including supply chain, largely through their vast number of touch points. They do not have the capability to make plans so that demand is fulfilled with the least Read More...
Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection

ds rp improve supply chain  political agendas than true needs and requirements. And finally, project teams have no ability to gather objective, validated, updated data on the vendor alternatives. As you may well know, vendors have a tendency to exaggerate product, service, and corporate capabilities if it enables them to move to the next phase of the deal. So, what''s the solution? The solution is to create a structured, repeatable process for evaluating technology solutions and the vendors that provide them. Best practices drawn 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...
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...
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...
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

ds rp improve supply chain   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

ds rp improve supply chain  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...
Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed
Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the

ds rp improve supply chain  business model, and technology needs have changed. And those win/lose quadrants tell us very little about how a particular technology can support your business goals and supply chain models. Changing models and new technologies require a new way to select enablers What are these new enabling technologies? Within this brief article, we cannot explore all the nuances of the new web-enabled technologies for linking enterprise processes, delivered on-demand , which did not exist a decade ago. These Read More...
Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

ds rp improve supply chain  requirements for the finished goods segment. Customizing outbound logistics requirements (various distribution models are the outcome) based on the needs of specific customer segments is today a routine requirement. Similar to the Marketing department, the Purchase (Procurement) department has its own unique set of requirements for inbound raw materials/ work-in-progress and other inbound material. In addition, modern JIT manufacturing methods push the Procurement Manager to aim to achieve lowest 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

ds rp improve supply chain  SCM software,supply chain management software,supply chain visibility,supply chain X-factors,Logility Connections 2012,Logility,Logility Voyager Proportional Profile Planning,aggregate level forecasting 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

ds rp improve supply chain  an internal consultant. He holds an MBA from Drexel University where he has also taught operations management and operations research. He currently works for the applications development division of Oracle Corporation, focusing on supply chain planning. He can be reached at mark.wells@oracle.com . 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

ds rp improve supply chain  for Working Capital Finished goods inventory WIP inventory Raw materials inventory Inventory obsolescence Higher Return on Fixed Assets (plant and equipment) Higher Margins Lower shipping costs (to customers, premium and otherwise; internal distribution) Reduced late penalties Lower manufacturing costs (reduced setups, downtime and overtime, better resource allocation) Lower scrap Improved product mix Reduced inventory carrying cost Improvements in the above metrics can be driven by the following Read More...

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