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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
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
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
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
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
Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition
To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation

increase supply chain visibility  benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks. 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
n.Skep
The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision

increase supply chain visibility  Skep The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the Read More
Supply Chain Economy
The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July ... but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row. We are moving

increase supply chain visibility  Labor Department reported an increase in jobs of 175,000 in June and 242,000 in July. But the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row, reducing payrolls by 44,000 . Other major industries added jobs. The construction industry added 25,000 jobs. (And we know that with the hurricane there should be a hundred thousand in the building and supply business coming soon.) The service-providing industry added 156,000 jobs. Within that category, the retail-trade industry added 12,000 jobs, Read More
Dassault Systèmes Gets into Supply Chain via Quintiq
Dassault Systèmes announced its intent to acquire Quintiq, a provider of supply chain management (SCM) and operations planning and optimization software. This

increase supply chain visibility  Systèmes Gets into Supply Chain via Quintiq Dassault Systèmes announced its intent to acquire Quintiq , a Netherlands-based provider of supply chain management (SCM) and operations planning and optimization software, both cloud-based and on-premise, for approximately €250 million. This acquisition extends Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with new capabilities (i.e., optimize workforce utilization, plan logistics, and define resource allocation and delivery), and in particular its Read More
Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain
Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and

increase supply chain visibility  on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More
Supply Chain Execution
The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today@s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize

increase supply chain visibility  Chain Execution The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today’s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize activities and share information in real time. Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added Read More
The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility
Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But

increase supply chain visibility  Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and F Read More
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View
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

increase supply chain visibility  (costs are above average, increase in logistics cost as a percentage of sales, low inventory turns) Consolidation of purchasing/sourcing operations Consolidation of shipments across company division The strategic plan will have a significant impact on operational planning and optimization, because strategic planning outputs or elements will often form the constraints with which operational plans must comply. For example, an element of the Supply Chain Strategy might require that customers be delivered to 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 visibility  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

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