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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 logistics  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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Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain


When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

edi supply chain logistics  by about 25%. Between EDI ECommerce and Supply Visualization, we will achieve 100% connectivity with our trading partners. Our investment in QAD has more than paid off. - Lowell Johannsen Cascade Engineering We significantly reduced raw material inventory, trimmed total annual inventory carrying costs by more than $180,000, and cut down on parts outages and premium freight costs - since implementing supply visualization software a year ago... - Mike Thibideau Webasto - North America APPENDIX A: THE Read More

Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

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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 Resource Planning (ERP). The reasons: First, traditional ERP systems lack the advanced planning tools necessary for companies to respond to an increasingly competitive business environment. Second, advances in computing power and data transmission enable disparate entities to communicate efficiently and at a low cost. Finally, vendors have observed the complementary nature of SCM and ERP and are engaged in consolidation of their product suites.

edi supply chain logistics  and data reporting. Quite predictably, users who accessed the ERP databases hoping for the insight needed to make good decisions were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of content. The true benefit of large amounts of historical transaction data cannot be leveraged for business insight without sophisticated analysis tools and data reporting techniques required to make sense of the data. As a result, traditional solutions lacked the capability to support critical business decisions in real-time. Certainly, Read More

Tackling the International Supply Chain


Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers' and retailers' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money spent managing suppliers to ensure inventory levels are maintained will be optimized

edi supply chain logistics  traditional value-added network-based (VAN) EDI infrastructure is not required. With the old system, suppliers had to queue up and access incoming messages and data files. With TradeBeam, a supplier only needs a Web browser to view data. The Web-based interface gives the supplier the ability to export whatever data they need and can see, including forecast information and real time consumption numbers. They can export that data in a comma separated value (CSV) format to their desktops or laptops with a Read More

Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise


Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls when thinking about supply chain performance management. If you are overwhelmed by the number of supply chain measures you are tracking, it’s better to focus your energies on a few that can have a significant impact.

edi supply chain logistics  to look beyond their immediate suppliers and shift towards a holistic approach that includes the supply base several tiers upstream. Consider the following examples: Brand manufacturers of digital cameras (and imaging products) have come to realize that their ability to profitably meet demand had a lot to do with how they manage the procurement of the CCDs (the chips that capture the images), which are often under allocation from (a very small group of) manufacturers three tiers upstream. This is a comple Read More

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

edi supply chain logistics  early to make detailed predictions on its future impact in the supply chain management software market. J. D. Edwards will be aided in its quest for supply chain implementations by its choice in acquiring Numetrix, a recognized leader in advanced planning technology. In addition to xtr@ software, J. D. Edwards has retained all but 3% of Numetrix development staff and has grown its supply chain division by 75% since the acquisition. The company has also been careful in its integration of Numetrix developme Read More

Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report


The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

edi supply chain logistics  Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and 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.  

edi supply chain logistics  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 Read More

Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor


Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making.

edi supply chain logistics  after all. There are immediate apparent benefits for Click Commerce, which estimated that up to $5 million (USD) of its costs (about 10 percent of total costs, and almost equal to product development costs), were associated with complying with federal regulations and burdens associated with being publicly traded. These overhead costs can now be mostly offloaded to ITW, and given that ITW has thus far acquired over 700 companies which are run in a decentralized fashion, Click Commerce might get the best Read More

7 Steps to Supply Chain Utopia


And now you can with the white paper actionable supply chain intelligence: leveraging the services hub.

edi supply chain logistics  Steps to Supply Chain Utopia Ask 10 people what supply chain visibility is and you're likely to get 10 different answers . But with supply chain visibility—a major key to success in today's complex, global marketplace—it's vital to cut through the confusion. And now you can with the white paper Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence : Leveraging the Services Hub . In this straightforward executive guide, you'll learn what supply chain visibility really is; why it's essential to your company's success; 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 tools that plan, monitor, and control supply chain activities and control them.

edi supply chain logistics  works with small- to medium organizations in the food and beverage, textiles, pharmaceuticals, packaging, paper, metals, CPG process manufacturing industries, and automotive in the discrete manufacturing industry to solve their supply chain-related problems. He holds an MBA in information systems and a bachelor degree in engineering. Personal web page: http://www.geocities.com/ahmedashfaque2002/ He can be reached at ahmedashfaque2002@yahoo.com 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. The development of service oriented architecture will be crucial in achieving the necessary flexibility characterizing such networked supply chains.

edi supply chain logistics  on what the direct intermediate customer requires. Linear interactions will give way to interactions that occur in parallel. Slowly, businesses are evolving toward the concept of the lean supply chain , working together toward a common set of customer-driven goals, and acting 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 Read More

Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean


There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there are a few relatively simple steps that will help any enterprise make its supply chain lean. In this article, we will touch on these simple measures—measures that any company can take.

edi supply chain logistics  non-value-added work. What became immediately apparent is that like most manufacturers, this company faced the same conflict between the need to be efficient in production and the need to be responsive to customers. The manufacturing department tended to schedule for maximum efficiency by producing very large batches. This enabled efficient purchase or raw materials , maximum return on machine set-up time, manufacturing personnel, and other costs. Large batches are simply a good way to minimize the cost Read More

A Green Logistics Terminal


Up to 75 percent of a company’s carbon footprint comes from transport and logistics functions, in the context of goods storage and distribution. Today, logistics companies are going green not just out of goodwill or compliance requirements, but also because savings in carbon emissions from green initiatives directly translate into cost savings. Consequently, emissions management and reporting are important. Learn more.

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