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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

inbound supply chain  cross-docking locations used as inbound supply chain network solutions. The flow is depicted in the Figure 2. One of the strategies is to bring in full loads of products into a regional consolidation center (or a cross-dock center) and consolidate these into full truckloads to be sent out to multiple destinations. There are several visibility problems associated with this flow: The initial freight movement need is created at the end destination (plants, facilities) and the cross-dock location as well as 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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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

inbound supply chain  financial supply chains for inbound international shipments. Together with Unisys's professional services teams, TradeBeam was able to provide enterprises the ability to detect and respond to potential security issues across their global operations. Further, Unisys has recently launched an initiative known as Visible Global Commerce ( VGC ) to provide the tracking, tracing and securing of goods and assets in partnership with TradeBeam. This concludes Part Three of a five-part note. Part One discussed Read More
Best Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain
This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and

inbound supply chain  Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. It also discusses the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing. Read More
Case Study: Optimizing the Inbound Supply Chain
Find out how an established lawn and garden product manufacturer transformed productionprocesses, improved supplier communication and inbound delivery quality

inbound supply chain  Study: Optimizing the Inbound Supply Chain Find out how an established lawn and garden product manufacturer transformed production processes, improved supplier communication and inbound delivery quality, and drove lower raw material inventories. The key? A collaborative web-based solution to manage critical inbound supplier forecasts, orders, and shipments. Read More
High Tech Computer Manufacturer On-Boards Global Supply Chain Partners, Increases Visibility and Coordinates Inbound Execution
When a global high tech manufacturer of desktop and portable PCs sought to reduce their inbound supply chain lead-time and costs, they came to Optum for help

inbound supply chain  sought to reduce their inbound supply chain lead-time and costs, they came to Optum for help improving their visibility to, and coordination with, inbound suppliers, and contract manufacturers. Learn how it integrated partners and its system into the supply chain to achieve its competitive advantage. Read More
Logility Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors
In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X

inbound supply chain  Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business. 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

inbound supply chain  receipt and processing of inbound goods or distribution and proof-of-delivery activities. A collaborative system monitors activities based on RFID, barcode, and other tracking functionalities and provides alerts when delays happen or events take place out of sequence or simply fail to occur. In many cases, the application can assess the impact of a delay through its links with other planning and execution systems. When a problem occurs, the application allows you and your partners to work collaboratively Read More
Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed
Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the

inbound supply chain  the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed Introduction Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. One of the changes that has become obvious is that technology misfits have emerged. It's like going to the gym and getting lean and finding your clothes no longer fit! Also, if you haven't gotten to the gym lately, you will be Read More
The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility
That's just one of the key realities you'll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

inbound supply chain  Truth About Supply Chain Visibility If you had supply chain visibility, but couldn't respond to the issues and problems that it brought to light, what good would that be? The truth about supply chain visibility is that it isn't a goal in itself —its real value is as a stepping stone to effective response management. And it's response management that allows you to turn visibility into quick, effective action—so that you can run a more nimble, efficient, and profitable organization. That's just one of Read More
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives
Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software

inbound supply chain  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the 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
JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions
JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel

inbound supply chain  Supply Chain Management Solutions JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the Read More
7 Steps to Supply Chain Utopia
And now you can with the white paper actionable supply chain intelligence: leveraging the services hub.

inbound supply chain  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
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

inbound supply chain  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing Read More
E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS
E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS

inbound supply chain  Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS E2open , a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation , supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies. By combining the SERUS technology with the E2open Business Network , E2open hopes to extend its dominance in the high tech supply chain in semiconductor and technology-driven discrete manufacturing Read More

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