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Global Supply Chain Collaboration
The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact

global supply chain  Supply Chain Collaboration The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact. The product is intended to support areas where communication, information visibility, and joint goal setting are requirements for both parties. Agentrics Supplier Performance Management is a web-based solution that provides a way for companies to track business performance metrics and collaborate with trading partners to Read More
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 mana...
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Managing Global Supply Chain
As international competition becomes more intense and as national barriers for trade gradually reduce, the era of global business is here to stay. Increasingly

global supply chain  Global Supply Chain As international competition becomes more intense and as national barriers for trade gradually reduce, the era of global business is here to stay. Increasingly the difference between success and failure in the global marketplace will be determined not by the sophistication of product technology or marketing communication, but by the way in which the global supply chain is controlled and managed.A global supply chain has to be agile and flexible enough to cope with differences in Read More
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

global supply chain  among partners within the global supply chain. These approaches solve many of the connectivity problems between organizations, but they can be costly and require substantial commitments of IT resources. Also, at present, even with EDI, XML, or virtual private network (VPN) solutions integrated directly into back-end systems, some companies still only dump the data into data warehouse technologies or only partially integrate the data into a business process. You are then able to provide only limited Read More
Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty

global supply chain  Risk in the Global Supply Chain Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. Read More
Best Practices in Transportation Management: Taming Global Supply Chain Profitably
Globalization, rising costs, and high customer expectations create serious challenges in supply chain management (SCM). Given these factors, transportation

global supply chain  in Transportation Management: Taming Global Supply Chain Profitably Globalization, rising costs, and high customer expectations create serious challenges in supply chain management (SCM). Given these factors, transportation management now plays a key, strategic role in driving supply chain value. Learn how moving goods quickly and predictably through the global supply chain can help you achieve consistency and increase visibility—while supporting best practices across the enterprise. Read More
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

global supply chain  delivery. In the complex, global supply chains of today's world, these planning tools have the potential to deliver tremendous savings when well implemented, or to wreak tremendous havoc when they fail. Placing responsibility in the hands of an outside party for the design and daily operation of these applications means that a company is surrendering a great deal of control over its supply chain performance. Second, these solutions must be updated on an ongoing basis to reflect changes in the supply 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

global supply chain  including local, regional, and global levels. (When it comes to customer information, perhaps the single biggest hurdle comes down to attitudes towards data sharing. For a great discussion on this, read Bill McBeath's article, A Matter of Trust: What to Share with Partners. Again, if you take a systemic view towards managing variability and look for the source of it, it will lead you to the appropriate supply chain strategy.) Concluding thoughts There are a couple of takeaways from this as it relates Read More
Supply Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

global supply chain  Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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. Read More
How Global Midsize Businesses Can Use Cloud ERP to Drive Growth
This paper from independent analyst SMB Group considers the financial and operational challenges that global medium-sized businesses face, examines the value of

global supply chain  Global Midsize Businesses Can Use Cloud ERP to Drive Growth This paper from independent analyst SMB Group considers the financial and operational challenges that global medium-sized businesses face, examines the value of achieving real-time financial consolidation, discusses the criteria they can use to evaluate solutions, and provides real-world case studies and research showing how cloud-based systems can provide global visibility and streamline consolidation and reporting needs. 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

global supply chain  multiple carriers. In the global supply chain context, handoffs between multiple modes (for example ocean and trucking) cannot be avoided. However, minimizing such handoffs results in minimum transactions costs and better visibility across the supply chain. Exceptions can also be better defined and managed due to lesser number of parties involved in moving a shipment. Most Core carriers (freight forwarders, consolidators) in the market today have built freight consolidation expertise by handling freight m Read More
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

global supply chain  chain, consider Cisco Systems Global Product Services, which manages a complex supply chain consisting of the following elements: Over 10 million service contracts defined in terms of specific customer performance targets (i.e., high priority with 2—4 hour response time guarantee, 8—12 hour response time and next business day response time), with thousands of service contract transactions per day. 3—5 echelons consisting of nearly 750 stocking locations (including a central depot, regional Read More
Global Shop Solutions
Global Shop Solutions provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for on-time delivery, shop floor management, lean manufacturing, shorter delivery

global supply chain  Shop Solutions Global Shop Solutions provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for on-time delivery, shop floor management, lean manufacturing, shorter delivery times, and costing and pricing. Founded in 1976, privately-held Global Shop Solutions helps manage the vital day-to-day business aspects of job shops, make-to-stock, make-to-order, and mixed-mode manufacturers and distributors. More than14,000 users in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Australia are able to Read More
Supply Chain Apptricity
Apptricity@s supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity@s applications support

global supply chain  Chain Apptricity Apptricity's supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity's applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate 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

global supply chain  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 what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and Read More

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