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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 visibility  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...
Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

increase supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Risk/costs and increase customer satisfaction As companies embark or continue to pursue strategic initiatives to achieving supply chain visibility, a stringent list of criteria must be applied to the solutions considered to ensure the right expectations are met and the real root need is fulilled. THE BOTTOM LINE: Visibility is thought to be the most important challenge facing supply chain professionals, thanks to distributed/outsourced operations, volatile demand and rapid product evolution. 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 visibility  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...
Why Is In-transit Visibility (ITV) in the Supply Chain Important?
ITV capabilities allows an organization to meet the challenges of rapidly increasing fuel prices, changes in regulatory requirements, and provides customers

increase supply chain visibility  reduce transportation costs, and increase performance of the overall transportation chain. The right level of visibility can be brought into the entire supply chain, which will give a competitive edge to the organization. Read More...
Supply Chain in 2013
Everyone waits, as we go to press, to see how domestic political forces will impact the U.S. business climate right from the 2013 get-go. If ever “waiting with

increase supply chain visibility  a result, a significant increase in software evaluations in 2013. Notwithstanding the strong influences at play, recent business indicators and increasing customer requirements will create an increasing sense of urgency among a growing number of companies to evaluate new technologies to create new capabilities. In supply chain management (SCM), to single out a few particular areas of innovation and focus, we foresee particular vigor in the areas of visibility, analytics, cloud, and sales and operations 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 visibility  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...
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 visibility  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...
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 visibility  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...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of May 6, 2013
It''s a busy conference season and quarterly results reporting period. TEC is chugging down the coffee, keeping up with happenings in the supply chain space

increase supply chain visibility  Chain Shorts for the Week of May 6, 2013 It''s a busy conference season and quarterly results reporting period. TEC is chugging down the coffee, keeping up with happenings in the supply chain space. Descartes has announced another acquisition this past week, and we share a few insights from our conversation with them. We also found ourselves on the phone recently with DCRA ’s Jon Kirkegaard. TEC ’s new Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report is out, just before we head to AspenTech Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013
Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq, dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel has selected

increase supply chain visibility  has reported a revenue increase of 22% for 2012. This planning and production scheduling vendor attributes its success this past year to, among other things, the launch of its PlannerOne © Web components fully integrated to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution, new alliances, partnerships with Microsoft Dynamics distributors, and the launching of new value “extended services.” A fascinating new way to look at Apple’s supply chain: ChinaFile put together an interactive map of Apple’s Read More...
Supply Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template
Supply Chain Network Optimization,Transportation Network Optimization,Inventory Management Optimization,Product Technology

increase supply chain visibility  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...
mySAP® - Supply Chain Management
This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply

increase supply chain visibility  - Supply Chain Management This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful. 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 visibility  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...
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 visibility  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...
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 visibility  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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