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The Instant Supply Chain Challenge
For the past few weeks, all eyes (and hearts) have been on the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. What is needed in a disaster like this is an

increase supply chain agility  deal with a twenty-fold increase in flights and to help speed up deliveries of emergency supplies. Ten C-130s, two C-17s, and many US helicopters have been helping with delivery of aid. As of 1/8/05, 13,000 US military personnel have distributed over 365 tons of supplies, and aircrews have flown more than 450 rescue and recovery flights. CNN setup a web site where thousands of people have been able to request information on missing relatives and friends. Eight US ships from Guam and Diego Garcia have 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  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
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  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
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I
As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with

increase supply chain agility  been a 15 percent increase in consumer products over the past three years. Thus, over 16 percent of orders in the consumer products sector have a stock-out (whereby the customer is turned down and possibly lost in the long run). Most of these stock-outs are associated with a new product introduction (NPI) or promotional campaigns. In addition to proliferating products, other trends that are driving companies to long tails are the following: the need for more frequent replenishment control (and thus Read More
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  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
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  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 Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

increase supply chain agility  Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 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  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
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

increase supply chain agility  improved customer service and increased profitability, the complexities and challenges within today''s marketplace have dramatically altered the strategies needed to achieve it. Today''s supply chains require completely different approaches to address these changing market conditions; and distributors who fail to recognize this may not survive into the next decade. Multiple forces are pushing supply chain effectiveness to the top of the priority list for wholesale distribution. On the demand side, 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

increase supply chain agility  are synchronized. These capabilities increase the return on assets by making sure that the right product is processed at the right time to meet metrics like inventory turns and gross margins. Sourcing and inventory levels can be optimized to enhance the bottom line. The process of promising orders to customers is a critical piece of ensuring service because it sets the expectation against which the service center will be measured on each individual order. Applications exist today that enable 24/7, Read More
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

increase supply chain agility  contribute to a sales increase of more than $20 million, hard evidence that customers were showing their appreciation by increasing their purchasing of Zotos products. Forecast accuracy was another major source of improvement following the implementation of Demand Solutions. At Ricoh, monthly forecast accuracy is now in the 80-85 percent range, with some months reaching 95 percent accuracy, according to Langevin. Forecast accuracy at Zotos after one year went from 50 percent to 70 percent, with a target 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  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
Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty
Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby

increase supply chain agility  Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty Background Leonardo da Vinci was once quoted as saying, Art is difficult to replicate, and unpredictable in its application, other than by Mother Nature . This explains why there are so few Stradivarius violins on the market. Yet today, contemporary art is easy to replicate by using modern duplicating technology. However, in the case of modern manufacturing, art has mostly been replaced with statistical measurement and process control. For this reason, Read More
To-Increase
As a global ISV and Microsoft Gold Certified partner, To-Increase develops solutions for industry verticals-including manufacturing, food SCM, retail

increase supply chain agility  Increase As a global ISV and Microsoft Gold Certified partner, To-Increase develops solutions for industry verticals-including manufacturing, food SCM, retail, construction, warehouse, and professional services - leveraging Microsoft Dynamics. Our portfolio for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV includes end-to-end industry solutions, business integration solutions, and a wide range of add-on products. We also develop e-Con, a leading sales and product configurator designed to work seamless Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

increase supply chain agility  orders after production release Increased rate of innovation Customer Satisfaction Better on-time delivery (Less canceled orders; also few late penalties) Higher quality (fewer returns) Reduced Requirements for Working Capital Finished goods inventory WIP inventory Raw materials inventory Inventory obsolescence Higher Return on Fixed Assets (plant and equipment) Higher Margins Lower shipping costs (to customers, premium and otherwise; internal distribution) Reduced late penalties Lower manufacturing Read More

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