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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...
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...
Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

increase supply chain agility  waste, lower costs, and increase customer satisfaction are the potential rewards. This is Part One of a two part-note. Lean Beyond Manufacturing Lean concepts transcend manufacturing operations to the extended supply chain network. Organizationally, manufacturers have not traditionally been structured to have all the components of the supply chain responding in harmony to customer demand. Manufacturers, who have traditionally focused on making products to forecast, pushed them into the supply chain with 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...
Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Manhattan Associates’ innovative Supply Chain Process Platform (SCPP)-based applications, such as Supply Chain Intelligence

increase supply chain agility  events in order to increase on-time delivery rates, improve inventory control, and meet demand expectations. Manhattan will continue to improve EEM’s ability to efficiently and effectively on-board new trading partners and enable cross-functional supply chain collaboration both externally and internally. The idea is to further leverage “action-oriented” dashboards and analytics to manage the holistic supply chain by exception. In addition, the goal is to enable store locations as fully functional Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise
Today''s manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company''s

increase supply chain agility  Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise Today''s manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company''s ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply 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  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...
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  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 Read More...
What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?
Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small

increase supply chain agility  s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? S. McVey - February 9th, 2000 Event Summary Adexa/Paragon is the latest in a series of re-christenings to occur over the past year among niche supply chain management vendors. As explained in its recent press release, within the name Adexa are implications of ''adaptability'' and ''dexterity''. Adexa''s collaborative planning solution, iCollaboration, helps companies adapt their operations to the new rules of e-business while 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  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...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

increase supply chain agility  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing 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...
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

increase supply chain agility  Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infosys’ experts identify opportunities in the supply chain to reduce the carbon footprint of a consumer product and realize cost savings. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Read More...
Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

increase supply chain agility  parts—less original equipment, but increase service. Less parts can mean JIT Logistics, if you will. So planning systems like multi-echelon planning play a prominent role here as well. What is the best network and how do I position inventory best? Many OEMs are starting logistics businesses, either with partners or moving into them on their own. Good product companies who may not have overly thought about supply chain excellence, now have to be just that—excellent. The IT business. Performance-based Read More...

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