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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

edi supply chain excellence  with multiple organizations, different EDI standards requirements and on promised freight volumes. Using a single carrier (Core carrier) and eventually a 3PL organization that is able to leverage economies of scale by providing complete transportation services as well as warehousing, inventory management and distributed order management capabilities allows the 3PL to pass on the savings (accrued from economies of scale) to the end customer. The Core carrier handles all the freight requirements of the

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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What Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)?


April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.

edi supply chain excellence  to Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition as their solution to run their business on demand. Because Epicor ERP was written as a multitenant application and is 100% SOA, we are able to provide customers access to the solution however they want it—on premise, on demand, or in the cloud. While we have thus far been focusing Epicor Express on smaller manufacturers, we have just released a version for distributors. Again, these are just templates of Epicor ERP, so changes and enhancements we are making to Read More

RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

edi supply chain excellence  solutions to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. RedPrairie was founded in 1975 as McHugh Freeman & Associates , a consulting and systems development firm offering general warehouse management solutions, with the first packaged systems appearing in the mid-1980s. RedPrairie’s flagship warehouse management system (WMS) has undergone extensive development over the years to become today’s industry-leading Warehouse Management (WM) . In the 1990s Read More

Order Promising: Pre-Condition Your Enterprise for Operational Excellence


Simple questions often have complex answers. Whether they are speaking with you on the phone or placing an order on a Web storefront, your customers expect immediate gratification. They want to know when their order will ship the moment it is placed. How do you respond?

edi supply chain excellence  the Internet, phone, fax, EDI transactions, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications, or multiple disparate order entry systems. Understanding the Status Quo To really understand how an order promising application can impact your business, it is important to understand the process for promising orders that exists in most companies today, as summarized in Figure 1. Figure 1. Click here to view larger version The clock starts ticking when the customer calls in their order. A simple question is Read More

Case Study: Big Lots


Big Lots, the largest closeout retailer in the United States (US), needed a way to manage vendors, and get its products to stores as quickly as possible. The company chose Inovis Partner Performance Management—an on-demand, service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based solution—as its supplier management system. Learn how this solution helped Big Lots share data with vendors, reduce errors, and improve its supply chain.

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SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Three: Application Analysis


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edi supply chain excellence  who have exceeded their credit limit. Specifically, users can Know who needs a collection call based on either days outstanding for a specific invoice or customers that have exceeded their credit limit. Review and record the status of each outstanding invoice during a collections call. Know what was said on past collection calls. Easily access the details of any overdue invoice. Record what was said and when the customer promised to pay. Create mail merge letters. Systematically follow up with every 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 uninformed decision. Part four discusses the difficulty in predicting the future.

edi supply chain excellence  is always difficult to predict the future … like forecasting, certain laws about a prediction of ROI will forever hold true… the prediction will always be wrong the prediction will always change for as long as the analysis continues someone is going to be held accountable for the prediction - Just give us the bottom line! After a quick look at these issues, one might question the effort to undertake the analysis to predict an ROI, as well as the validity of the outcome. Perfect, or even complete, Read More

Sustained Growth through Operational Excellence: Spotlight on Operations


Embarking on an operational excellence strategy should not be undertaken lightly. As with most company-wide initiatives, success requires planning, commitment, measurement, and continuous follow-up. Find out what senior executives from around the world think about how to achieve operational excellence, and the questions you need to ask to develop a winning operations strategy and achieve sustained growth.

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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 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.

edi supply chain excellence  consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More

Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain


Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

edi supply chain excellence  Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain How can your manufacturing business best streamline operations in a fragmented, global environment? To successfully compete, you need to collaborate with suppliers and partners around the globe. But how do you effectively manage the multiple time zones, cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and the large physical distances involved? Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain Read More

Supply Chain Consultants (SCC)


Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) is a provider of supply chain planning software. The company was founded in 1993. SCC solutions address the areas of forecasting, demand management, collaborative planning, inventory management, production planning, scheduling, distribution planning, and sales and operations planning (S&OP). SCC products and solutions have been implemented at over 200 locations around the world.

edi supply chain excellence  Chain Consultants (SCC) Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) is a provider of supply chain planning software. The company was founded in 1993. SCC solutions address the areas of forecasting, demand management, collaborative planning, inventory management, production planning, scheduling, distribution planning, and sales and operations planning (S&OP). SCC products and solutions have been implemented at over 200 locations around the world. 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 enterprise response management to manage events and responses as they occur and align results at the point-of-action.

edi supply chain excellence  integrated planning is an intermediate path where planning is performed by entities owning particular inter- and intra- enterprise operations. However, a collaborative process and a collaborative plan is established when each organization shares its resource constraints and relevant planning information with others. In order to support this type of collaborative planning, SCP vendors are openning up their applications to a variety of users via intranets, extranets, and the Web. The information flow in a 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.

edi supply chain excellence  forecasting, where SCP may predict demand for a product based on seasonal trends and customer-supplied estimates but gives the planner final responsibility for the consensus forecast. In both cases, SCP systems are the brains behind customer fulfillment. The potential benefits of SCP systems have been well documented and include reduced inventory levels, lower production costs, shorter order cycle times, and improved customer fulfillment. Before continuing, it is important to define terms. The supply Read More

Supply Chain Execution Suite


RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions help ensure flawless execution, visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to enable the consistent flow of goods from raw materials to finished products in the hands of buyers. The comprehensive and collaborative portfolio of RedPrairie supply chain and retail solution lines includes Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Enterprise Workforce Management, Enterprise Store Operations, All-Channel Commerce, and Visibility & Performance Management.  

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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 preemptively troubleshooting problematic areas and reallocating resources to better meet the demands of an enterprise.

edi supply chain excellence  difficult to replicate, and unpredictable in its application, other than by Mother Nature . This explains why there are so few Stradivarius violins on the market. Yet today, contemporary art is easy to replicate by using modern duplicating technology. However, in the case of modern manufacturing, art has mostly been replaced with statistical measurement and process control. For this reason, supply chain processes require the same kind of structured views to monitor, measure, and analyze activities Read More