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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 supply chain purchasing  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 supply chain purchasing  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 Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment
The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

ds rp supply chain purchasing  manufacturers face in producing goods and delivering them to customers. They do this either by giving users tools for visualizing their supply chains in ways that facilitate decision-making, or by automating the entire decision-making process. Automation is useful where the decisions are guided by straightforward goals and assumptions, but involve large numbers of repetitive or calculation-intensive tasks. This is the case in factory planning, where an algorithm can instantaneously sequence a set of Read More...
Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse
Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and

ds rp supply chain purchasing  address specific supply chain needs, such as reducing inventory, lowering the cost of logistics, and adjusting S&OP in response to inevitable market changes, new product introductions (NPIs), or production capacity constraints. The vendor currently provides 105 relevant supply chain key performance indicators (KPIs). Some of its modules are also based on in-memory (or memory resident) solvers (calculation engines). Size Misperception There might be a couple of reasons why Logility’s market visibility Read More...
Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain
Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility

ds rp supply chain purchasing  collaboration,supply chain,context,S&OP,VMI,SMI,logistics,demand planning and forecasting,Sales and Operations Planning,vendor-managed inventory Read More...
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

ds rp supply chain purchasing  as an ISN. SCM needs to become more about information exchange among the entire supply chain, and to expand beyond limited point-to-point integration with a select few partners. As manufacturing operations embrace and adopt lean manufacturing concepts and tools within their production operations, they are also refining the meaning of, and means for, SCM. A lean supply chain entails examination of any step, process, or movement of product in which value is gained or lost. The impact on suppliers and Read More...
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

ds rp supply chain purchasing  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 Professor Cohen, Customers'' main goal is to extract value from the goods and services they buy—and in most cases, extend that value (use) as long as possible. Various panel members reinforced this ba 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 rp supply chain purchasing  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...
Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty
Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby

ds rp supply chain purchasing  Inc . with Viaware DSS ; and Michigan-based Yantra Corporation (now part of Sterling Commerce ), with PureEcommerce . Supply chain planning (SCP) vendors have also gotten in on the act, with SCP software companies like Logility of Atlanta, Georgia (US), which offers its Voyager XES product; and i2 Technologies , located in Dallas, Texas (US) that has developed its Global Logistics Monitor software to address SCV and SCEM needs. Its rival, Manugistics , headquartered in Rockville, Maryland (US), offers Read More...
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

ds rp supply chain purchasing  the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, IBM plans to establish global Supply Chain Centers of Excellence featuring combined IBM and EXE solutions. Market Impact Once again, IBM extends its supply chain circle to the execution level, this time allying with the privately held EXE. Although largely symbolic at this stage, the move is clearly a godsend for EXE, which dropped out of sight following an aborted attempt to IPO in 1998. Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013
We''re trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites

ds rp supply chain purchasing  that your supply chain needs tweaking? We give up. Maker''s Mark Bourbon Distillery , apparently unable to meet escalating demand for its bourbon, decided on a supply-side solution: just add water, to stretch the available supply. Maker’s Mark will lower the ABV (alcohol by volume) of its bourbon by “3%” (from 45% ABV to 42%, or 90 proof to 84 proof). We cannot help but wonder if they might have tried a sales and operations planning process first. February 19, 2013. Edited to add: Since this blog pos Read More...
The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility
That''s just one of the key realities you''ll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

ds rp supply chain purchasing  when put into the hands of front-line people; portals, exchanges, and Excel spreadsheets make poor substitutes for a real visibility solution; visibility combined with effective response management is the real ticket to supply chain success. The search for visibility may be the Holy Grail in supply chain circles these days, but don''t be fooled. It isn''t visibility alone that matters, it''s being able to act on the information that visibility gives you that leads to true supply chain excellence. Discover Read More...
Supply Chain Portfolio 2004
Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service

ds rp supply chain purchasing  deliver the NOW. Big Trends for business going forward are about pure visualization of the customer, and finding ways to integrate the supply chain elements that fulfill that demand. If you think about this in the broadest sense, it spools out some important technology plays: Systems of the Now : RFID is but one Building on the network platform will be a key effort. Network providers are putting more on the platform. And as firms become more comfortable with this approach, they will utilize those added Read More...
Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop
Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like

ds rp supply chain purchasing  platform includes profiles, activity feeds, micro-blogging, and forums, among other things. Previously at Indigo, the company communicated using a battery of methods, each of which had certain downsides when it came to the fast-moving supply chain, wrote Michael Smyth, director of service and sales at Indigo, in an e-mail message to ComputerWorld Canada . We have creative, talented leaders spread out across a vast geographical area, he wrote, but with no central means of capturing their ideas and Read More...
Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report
Supply chain optimization modules allow organizations to design the best-fit (optimal) supply chain by time, cost, and other factors--to create responsive and

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