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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...
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...
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...
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...
Case Study: Anchor Blue
Fashion retailer Anchor Blue was looking for a way to increase supply chain visibility, reduce costs, and shorten the time required to get products onto store

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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives
There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who 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...
Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption
Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. 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 Supply chain optimization modules allow organizations to design the best-fit (optimal) supply chain by time, cost, and other factors--to create responsive and lean supply chains. 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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary EXE Technologies recently announced an agreement with IBM to combine strategy, marketing, sales, and development forces. The Dallas based supply chain execution (SCE) vendor is the latest in a growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE''s flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and Read More...
The Key to Achieving Global Customer Visibility
A clear customer focus is an essential part of improving business effectiveness and efficiency. But how can businesses achieve global customer visibility in

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How-to Guide: Justify a Supply Chain Planning System
Have you come to the conclusion that your company needs a supply chain planning system? Do you need to provide management and other key decision makers with

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  to Guide: Justify a Supply Chain Planning System Have you come to the conclusion that your company needs a supply chain planning system? Do you need to provide management and other key decision makers with reasons why you need a supply chain planning system? One way that a supply chain planning system can help you is by enforcing best practices and processes. Get more details on this and 10 other reasons why you should implement a supply chain system that works for you. 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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  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, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We''d like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall 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...

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