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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...
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...
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...
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...
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  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...
Logility Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors
In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X

increase supply chain agility  Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business. Read More...
E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS
E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS

increase supply chain agility  Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS E2open , a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation , supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies. By combining the SERUS technology with the E2open Business Network , E2open hopes to extend its dominance in the high tech supply chain in semiconductor and technology-driven discrete manufacturing Read More...
J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain
With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

increase supply chain agility  the change triggers an increased inventory requirement that is automatically transmitted to external suppliers of parts that are not currently present in sufficient quantities in inventory. Once again, these suppliers receive notification of the change via the Internet or other means. The browser interface promotes collaboration by allowing business partners to participate without investing in additional software. Manufacturers can provide partners with login capabilities and administer all the 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  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...
Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared
Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC''s free SCM comparison reports.

increase supply chain agility  Supply Chain Management Software Compared Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Find out which supply chain management (SCM) solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC''s free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You''ll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn''t always matter—find out which SCM solutions work 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  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...
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...
Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise
Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls

increase supply chain agility  the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Featured Author - Sree Hameed - May 20, 2005 Introduction The other day, I was eager to come across a report on how to measure your supply chain from a well-known research firm—only to find out that it was largely a discussion on selecting business intelligence technology products. It was like asking for directions and then being told to go buy a car with a navigation system. Supply chain performance Read More...
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View
Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this

increase supply chain agility  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs Introduction    The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting Read More...

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