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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 wp  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 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 wp  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...
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

increase supply chain agility wp  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...
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 wp  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...
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 wp  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...
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 wp  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...
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

increase supply chain agility wp  chains, echelons and nodes increase the complexity of distribution planning and the scheduling of material transfers. In the case of service parts, echelons offer opportunities that significantly reduce safety stock by aggregating volume at higher levels. Pooling spare parts among divisions and companies with similar assets is a strategy being increasingly considered, since pooled inventories can reduce costs while ensuring that service requirements are met for all parties. Namely, to meet same-day 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

increase supply chain agility wp  rises steeply; the costs increase disproportionately as the promised service performance level increases. Figure 3. The Service Supply Chain Efficient Frontier Over the past decade, firms have made great progress in implementing transaction disciplines and traditional service supply chain systems, moving them from point A to point B towards a more efficient frontier. As companies have increased service levels by moving from point B to point C along the efficient frontier, they have found further progress Read More...
Supply Chain Portfolio 2004
Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service

increase supply chain agility wp  Chain Portfolio 2004 Introduction Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic Read More...
Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse
Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and

increase supply chain agility wp  of training sessions and increase the number of customer-led breakout sessions. Last year’s event set a record for attendance and we look to do the same this year in New Orleans. Topically, attendees have indicated that they are most interested in the following five key areas: S&OP MEIO Best-in-class demand planning Optimized supply planning Optimized transportation planning and management Recommended Reading How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? – Part 2 . March 28, 2012. SAP Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain
In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

increase supply chain agility wp  lead times reduce inventories increase visibility throughout the supply chain In today''s challenging business environment, manufacturers must leverage supply chain advances to compete successfully. Learn how in The Effective Supply Chain . Download your PDF copy today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. 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.

increase supply chain agility wp  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...
Micro-verticals, Channels, and New Technologies for Infor Supply Chain
If you are evaluating supply chain solutions in 2014, Infor’s offerings are worth another look, particularly if you have not looked at how Infor is using its

increase supply chain agility wp  verticals, Channels, and New Technologies for Infor Supply Chain By P.J. Jakovljevic ( bio ) and Robert Eastman Infor ’s stream of new technologies, approaches, and programs as of late indicate the vendor’s new technological leanings: there’s the Infor 10x platform, Infor ION, Infor Ming.le, Infor Analytics, Infor’s Hook & Loop group, Infor’s UpgradeX Program, and Infor’s recently announced new micro-vertical program for partners. Once known as a more stodgy home for software applications 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 wp  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...
Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design
Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you

increase supply chain agility wp  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More...

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