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Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics
The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies

increase supply chain agility edi  Complex global supply chains increase the uncertainty of supply and demand information, leading to inventory buffers to accommodate the management of complex sourcing. Insufficient visibility into inventory levels can lead to problems that reverberate up and down the supply chain. A lack of hard, real-time demand information can cause excessive inventory levels and costs, and uncertainty regarding supply can lead to speculative ordering. Inventory deployment also requires greater visibility: companies Read More...
The Five Keys to World-class Distribution
When looking at extended enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), or customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, some companies

increase supply chain agility edi  cases, shorter lead times increase fexibility and agility, reduce the need for inventory bufers and lower obsolescence risk. Lead times are cumulative and bi-directional—that is, order handling, picking, packing, transportation, planning, procurement, inspection, handling, the suppliers’ lead time, and delivery to and between your warehouses all contribute to the lead time; and the time it takes to get signals down the supply chain to initiate each activity adds to the overall time it takes to get Read More...
NetSuite Develops Healthy Following among Natural Products Companies
NetSuite Inc., a provider of cloud-based financials and enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce solutions, announced continued strong

increase supply chain agility edi  helps natural products companies increase performance and profitability in the following ways: By improving supply chain operations with integrated inventory and order management, and building demand forecasts with real-time data, reducing excess inventory or the risk of stockouts. By allowing data to flow to wholesale distributors and their trading partners, to ensure communication is in lockstep with the same data, audit trails, and real-time accuracy at every stage with the help of complementary 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

increase supply chain agility edi  Chain Visibility Traceability , Increase Supply Chain Visibility , Increase Supply Chain Agility , Global Supply Chain Visibility Tool , Improving Supply Chain Visibility . Case Study SOLUTION SNAPSHOT: Industry:Youth-Oriented Fashion Retailer Challenge: Increase supply chain visibility, reduce cost and shorten lead time to get products from the distribution center and onto store shelves Solution: Inovis BizManager&8482; BENEFITS: Reduce supply chain transaction costs More than 70 percent of products are Read More...
The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part Two: Automotive Suppliers Gain
The nature of the global automotive supply chain means that the suppliers must be tightly integrated into the trading partner’s enterprise, whose supply chain

increase supply chain agility edi  and costs and to increase the speed of production, has increased during the current economic slump, and these are common issues for Infor users too. With Infor SupplyWEB suppliers can log-on, via the web, to access the suppliers'' latest inventory levels, allowing for SMI. They can view releases and purchase orders; view and respond to quality and delivery performance issues like delivery performance reviews (DPR) and production parts approval process (PPAP); view overall supplier ratings; enter invoice 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

increase supply chain agility edi  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 Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

increase supply chain agility edi  that shipping rates can increase by nearly 15 percent when shippers have to purchase service outside of their primary carriers. Thus, Manhattan TMS 2014 now features the ability to share transportation forecasts with carriers to be more efficient in the placement of transportation assets and improve carrier collaboration. New capabilities also are provided in conjunction with Manhattan’s yard management and appointment scheduling modules, which can enable shorter wait times and faster turnaround for Read More...
Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition
To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation

increase supply chain agility edi  benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks. Read More...
Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts
Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their

increase supply chain agility edi  with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More...
Case Study: Wausau Supply
The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply@an American distributor of building materials@was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber

increase supply chain agility edi  Study: Wausau Supply The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more. 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

increase supply chain agility edi  through supplier collaboration 2. Increase the quality of your customer service 3. Decrease stock-outs 4. Reduce your inventory carrying costs 5. Reduce your operating costs—corporate-wide 6. Create supply chain visibility among your trading partners 7. Respond quickly to changing market conditions—and adjust accordingly Want to learn more about SCM applications and how to select the right one for your organization? Visit our SCM Evaluation Center , where you''ll get the skinny on demand management, Read More...
n.Skep
The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision

increase supply chain agility edi  Skep The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the Read More...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

increase supply chain agility edi  Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision Introduction The starting point of the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision is that supply chain management requires effective use of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Its central theme focuses on using Microsoft Navision for managing supply chain activities in manufacturers and distributors. Its target audience includes those individuals implementing or considering Microsoft Navision as their ERP system. The 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

increase supply chain agility edi  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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