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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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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
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
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
Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These

inbound supply chain  By moving to an inbound collect model, companies can actively see and manage transportation costs as a portion of the supply chain; costs are no longer invisible and uncontrollable. Savings as high as 25% can be achieved by moving from a prepaid to a collect freight model for inbound transportation. Figure 3: Strategic Freight Management Transportation Planning: Network Order Fulfillment and Visibility Everything starts with the order, whether it is a customer order, purchase order, return order, or Read More
Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

inbound supply chain  Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know The reality of today’s global economy is such that manufacturing firms everywhere face stiff competition as a result of outsourcing to countries where cheaper labor is readily available. Because of this, new methods of manufacturing and delivery have been created, and out of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors Read More
Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain
Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

inbound supply chain  Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain How can your manufacturing business best streamline operations in a fragmented, global environment? To successfully compete, you need to collaborate with suppliers and partners around the globe. But how do you effectively manage the multiple time zones, cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and the large physical distances involved? Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain 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 ...

inbound supply chain  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
Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

inbound supply chain  the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management More On Service Parts Planning Inventory planning and management is generally a well-researched and documented and applied discipline. However, the vast majority of work and associated software products are directed at servicing the needs of the new parts production supply chains, moving product from the likes of Proctor & Gamble to Wal-Mart across the globe (see Linking Planning and Execution Systems for Retailers' Nirvana—Improved Read More
Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain
Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning

inbound supply chain  Launches eSyte Supply Chain Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain S. McVey - April 25th, 2000 Event Summary Columbus, Ohio-based ERP vendor Symix Systems recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. Intended for mid market manufacturers and distributors, eSyte Supply Chain promises to enable companies to synchronize supply chain activities and trading partners, and dynamically promise, source, plan and execute to meet increasing customer expectations. Symix Read More
The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge
Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently

inbound supply chain  High-tech Supply Chain Challenge Getting Value From Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the 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

inbound supply chain  Inventory Carrying Costs (ICCs), inbound transportation costs and fixed costs at the DCs, so the total logistics costs may not be reduced. Figure 1 illustrates this example and the relationship between different elements of a supply chain network analysis and the total cost. Figure 1. Relationship of supply chain costs Two Levels Of Supply Chain Optimization    Complex supply chain decisions are made at two levels: operational and strategic. The operational decisions involve satisfying demand with high Read More
Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

inbound supply chain  in the supply chain. Inbound and assembly coordination or multi-site staging Many orders are sourced and built by a network of partners. Frequently, notification of cancellations does not occur. Keeping these orders synchronized is critical toward meeting schedules as well as avoiding over-building or building ahead of demand. Shipping and outbound management Once an order has been created and built, it must be shipped. Notification of advance shipments to customers is key to seamless transportation, as Read More
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to

inbound supply chain  Chain Management 101 I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter ( go to Newsletter archives ), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics Read More
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