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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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  statistically valid will be inadequate or incomplete. The result of these problems is a supply chain customer base that is ill-served by many of the solutions on the market today. Enterprise Applications Consulting (EAC) believes that, for many manufacturers and distributors, more complexity in supply chain management software is not the solution to more complexity in the supply chain. Rather, there is an increasingly important opportunity for less complex — and still highly robust — supply chain Read More
Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  goals. Other downsides to inadequate demand planning include poor customer satisfaction, out-of-stock items, and high inventories all of which drain the bottom line. Any time a customer finds an item out of stock and goes to another store and buys a competitor''s product, both the manufacturer and retailer have lost sales. Even with demand planning, forecasting remains difficult; variables ranging from promotions to store openings to retail channel shifts must be included in estimating demand. When Dell Read More
Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes
White papers offer no shortage of advice about what best practices can lead to enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation success. But equally important

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  to move ahead with inadequate information, resulting in multiple problems at go-live. Bite off more than you can chew. There are two ways to try to do too much too fast with an ERP implementation. One is to try to implement too much with regard to geography or sites all at one time. Some ERP vendors and implementation providers advocate the big bang, encouraging companies with multiple locations to take their entire organization live all at once. But often, that proves to be too much for an Read More
Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers'' and Manufacturers'' Sakes): An Executive Panel Discussion
My recent blog series on the JDA FOCUS 2010 user conference focused primarily on JDA Software’s strategy and product roadmap on the heels of its recent

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  reported reason has been inadequate responsiveness in the system to react to demand pattern changes and other disturbances. Companies need the ability to look at their business (i.e., evaluate what-if assumptions) through both granular (micro, tactical, per region, per customer, per product, etc.) and “the bigger picture” (macro, strategic, supply-chain-wide, etc.) lenses. I think that many of these issues are changing now. Retailers are realizing that they must share data to meet their cost and Read More
Compliant Manufacturing Operations in Life Sciences Companies: Compliant Operations to Lead the Competition
For many life sciences organizations, a key impediment to compliant manufacturing operations remains the disconnect between enterprise and plant systems. This

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  the risk of noncompliance, inadequate quality of finished products (with potentially life-threatening implications), and lower performance from people and processes. Simply connecting systems will not fully overcome these challenges. World-class life sciences companies are going further, integrating and aligning core processes to achieve transparency between the plant floor and the enterprise across even the most widely distributed manufacturing operations. This approach enables you to monitor, measure, Read More
OutlookSoft Case Study: United Pipe & Supply
Wholesale distributor United Pipe & Supply had a problem. Its use of standard Excel spreadsheets for reporting and budgeting was time-consuming, expensive, and

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Case Study: United Pipe & Supply Wholesale distributor United Pipe & Supply had a problem. Its use of standard Excel spreadsheets for reporting and budgeting was time-consuming, expensive, and dysfunctional. The company was losing control over content and reliability, simply unable to produce something as simple as profit/loss statements for multi-branch business units. Its ability to grow was hampered. United Pipe & Supply needed to change. Read More
Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, wholesale distribution companies must transform traditional linear supply chains and their

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, wholesale distribution companies must transform traditional linear supply chains and their sequential processes into virtual communities or ecosystems—that is, into adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). Read about how warehouse management systems can help companies and their partners avoid supply chain problems. 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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability Abstract The last decade has witnessed a substantial shift in emphasis on the part of many OEM manufacturers, from a focus on the products they produce to a concentration on their customers and the value that their customers derive from ownership and use of these products after the initial product sale. The importance of service is made clear in a recent AMR survey 1 of manufacturing companies which revealed that service represents 24 Read More
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View
The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View Introduction    The objective of 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 Read More
The Business Case for Supply Chain Collaboration
Leading retailers and manufacturers are dramatically improving sales and profits by embracing a new supply chain model built upon sharing point-of-sale demand

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Business Case for Supply Chain Collaboration Leading retailers and manufacturers are dramatically improving sales and profits by embracing a new supply chain model built upon sharing point-of-sale demand data and closely collaborating on forecasts. Research conclusively demonstrates demand driven collaborative supply chain models drive more accurate forecasts, fewer out-of-stocks, higher sales, and higher operating margins. By following the best practices outlined in this white paper, you can also 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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about Read More
Managing the Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain
It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  the Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are available in the right stores at the right time—and the right price. What can you do to differentiate your products from your competitors’, control customer value, and accelerate order-to-delivery time while your supply chains become globally more complex? Find out now. 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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Chain Portfolio 2004 Introduction 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 provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic Read More
TEC 2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software
This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these Read More
New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance
In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of tough markets, tight margins, escalating costs, and increased competition. In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise , learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company overcome these challenges. You''ll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, Read More

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