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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...
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...
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...
Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?
Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  enterprises still relying on inadequate, traditional, forecast-based planning and related push-oriented manufacturing strategies (i.e., along the “if we build it, they will come” mantra). Electronic companies that still rely on such outdated concepts can certainly “pick their poison” (means of failure): decreased customer satisfaction (increasing customer erosion); missed revenue or earnings per share (EPS) goals, which, in turn, lead to inability to win new bids; poor key performance indicator 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...
ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility
Find out in ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility.

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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...
Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth
Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger

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International Transportation Management Benchmark Study-Winners See Strategic Value of Visibility
More than 200 supply chain managers were surveyed on their international transportation management (ITM) practices, processes, and the technologies that support

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Transportation Management Benchmark Study-Winners See Strategic Value of Visibility More than 200 supply chain managers were surveyed on their international transportation management (ITM) practices, processes, and the technologies that support them. This report is the third annual study on this subject—a benchmarking initiative seeking to parse out companies that are succeeding at any particular function and examine why they are successful. Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother''s supply

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013 Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother''s supply chain news—we try to bring you some news, scoops, and tidbits that we think you may not have caught up with elsewhere. This week: news from Steelwedge, HighJump, TERADATA, Terra Technology, SAP, Camstar, Composite Apps, and, even the Top 5 e-Commerce Concerns of Carriers. (Warning: We are no David 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...
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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  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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