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Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness
Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have

increase supply chain agility scm  certain carrier or an increase in express freights for a certain region). Find Out More For more information on SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management, please call your SAP representative or visit us online at www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects/epm . Summary The SAP® BusinessObjects TM Supply Chain Performance Management application helps companies measurably improve supply chain effectiveness, for more responsive supply chain networks and improved cost control. By focusing on the right Read More...
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

increase supply chain agility scm  Managing Inventory Reduce Inventory, Increase the Bottom Line Communication:The Key to a Responsive Supply Chain Aiming for World Class Performance LEAN MANUFACTURING: Streamlining for Success The Fundamentals of Lean How QAD Enables Lean Performance QAD''s Vision: Six Weeks to Six Hours The Most Complete Solution Available QAD Solution Advantages Independent Research Confirms QAD Value WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY APPENDIXES A: The QAD Lean Supply Chain: An Overview B: QAD Solution Inventory Replenishment Method Read More...
Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management
Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more

increase supply chain agility scm  requirements of the law increase the amount of required manual processing. This, in turn, significantly increases the cost of compliance. The ongoing cost of testing manual financial controls to comply with SOX requirements, as well as the ongoing compliance risks associated with those controls, is forcing companies to move towards financial management and accounting systems that not only record transactions, but that also manage the entire SOX 404 compliance process. The early adopters of SOX compliance Read More...
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 scm  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...
Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks
Traditionally, the consumer packaged goods supply has been driven to market mostly by upstream manufacturers. But progressive companies are realizing the

increase supply chain agility scm  a sustained 9 percent increase in perfect order rates and a 20 percent setup time reduction due to a lower number of changeovers. Additionally, by slowly gaining trust, the company even began to influence the replenishment plans of large retailers. Conclusion CPG companies have no choice but to consistently deliver toward the dual objectives of shareholder and customer value. To profitably meet the expectations of the demanding customer and stay ahead of the competition requires CPG companies to reduce Read More...
ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend

increase supply chain agility scm  for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. Read More...
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

increase supply chain agility scm  ideas about how to increase the value delivered by the systems. The supply chain solution needs to be as dynamic as the supply chain itself. The resources who developed the solution are the ones who are best equipped to identify the point at which changes are warranted, and to implement those changes in the software. While it is acceptable, and even preferable, to outsource the development and testing of a company''s SCP software code (see The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing ), the same Read More...
The Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price!
The transformation to a new supply chain technology market wave is already occurring. That’s good news for some and bad for others. This article describes the

increase supply chain agility scm  to reduce costs and increase service levels in data centers. At a recent PeopleSoft executive conference, PeopleSoft, in partnership with IBM''s SMB group announced an ERP package on the server for $100k!!! Linux—the close- to-free operating system, has become highly embraced by CIOs, and is sold by the big three—IBM, HP and Sun, with all these firms continuing to drop their pricing on Linux. Software firms report more and more requests for Linux based ERP, as well. In the Wall Street Journal ''s Read More...
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.

increase supply chain agility 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...
The Relationship Between Learning, Workforce Agility, and Business Performance
With a constantly evolving business climate, encountering change is the new normal. Organizations that embrace and practice agility are proven to be more

increase supply chain agility scm  agile mindset, and with increased agility, performance will improve and the overall business impact will increase. Find out how. Read More...
WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals
Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new

increase supply chain agility scm  Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals S. McVey - January 8, 2001 Vendor Genesis WAM Systems develops and markets Internet-enabled Supply Chain Planning (SCP) solutions exclusively to the worldwide chemical industry. CEO Jack Weiss founded the company in 1987 as a developer of custom solutions to support complex planning and scheduling requirements of polymer manufacturers. Weiss and others observed th Read More...
Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report
Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business

increase supply chain agility scm  Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information 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

increase supply chain agility scm  demand management collaboration to increase visibility to demand signals and to improve overall customer service. Technology enablers include: Real-time available-to-promise (ATP) functionality enables companies to respond to customer requests and capture new demand. Point-of-sale (POS) and forecast collaboration help OEMs reduce demand variability and improve service. Additionally, consumer OEMs use integrated promotion planning with VMI programs to improve the effectiveness of marketing efforts. Read More...
Supply Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template
Supply Chain Network Optimization,Transportation Network Optimization,Inventory Management Optimization,Product Technology

increase supply chain agility scm  Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template The Supply Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 448 features and functions found in Supply Chain Optimization software solutions. This Supply Chain Optimization Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supply Chain Optimization software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Optimization Template: Supply Chain Network Optimization Read More...
Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain
Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and

increase supply chain agility scm  on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More...

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