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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

logistics and supply chain  of shipments) with inbound logistics and transportation needs (low cost, visibility of goods). The manufacturing or Retail organization needs to ask itself: Is it seeking the lowest integrated total logistics cost, the streamlined (and lowest) JIT inventory for its manufacturing needs or to strike a balance between the inherent conflict between the two aforementioned goals aimed towards achieving an optimally balanced and efficient supply chain? The trend of manufacturer and retailer organizations

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for 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. 

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Best Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain


This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. It also discusses the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing.

logistics and supply chain  the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing. Read More

Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP


Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies. Years ago—when the pace of market change was slow—S&OP was a nice-to-have; today it’s a business imperative! But it doesn’t have to happen overnight. By taking a five-step approach, companies can implement S&OP at their own pace.

logistics and supply chain  Supply Chain , Bring Logistics and Supply Chain , Supply Chain Connect , Achieve Supply Chain , Easy Inventory Software , Supply Chain Guide . The current surge of interest in Sales and Operations Planning ' a discipline which has been around for years ' is indicative of companies' growing awareness that improving their supply chain is imperative for gaining or maintaining a competive edge. Businesses, of course, are at various stages along the path to effective S&OP. Some are beginning from scratch, Read More

The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities


While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top 10 myths in S&OP.

logistics and supply chain  Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top Read More

Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

logistics and supply chain  change, there are many logistics and financial issues to deal with if the RFID component is outsourced. The organization possibly may not have planned for the implications of having these services returned to an in-house process. Implications the organization will have to consider include the acquisition cost of new infrastructure, hardware, and software; integration; compatibility with current systems; and functional and technical resources. Further to this, physical acquisition of warehouse space and Read More

New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance


In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

logistics and supply chain  Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of tough markets, tight margins, escalating costs, and increased competition. In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise , learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company overcome these challenges. You'll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, Read More

EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

logistics and supply chain  Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary EXE Technologies recently announced an agreement with IBM to combine strategy, marketing, sales, and development forces. The Dallas based supply chain execution (SCE) vendor is the latest in a growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE's flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and eFulfil Read More

Brain of Supply Chain System


Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software tools that plan, monitor, and control supply chain activities and control them.

logistics and supply chain  of Supply Chain System Q. What is the ultimate goal of supply chain management in business? A. To perfectly match the supply side activities of procurement, production planning, distribution planning, production allocation, warehouse planning, inventory planning and so forth with the demand side activities of incoming orders and forecasts so that all demands are met with the least cost. Are today's enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management Read More

Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment


The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

logistics and supply chain  ERP Berclain Group CAPS Logistics 5/96 9/98 $70 M $68 M i2 Technologies SCP Optimax Think Systems 5/97 5/97 $52 M $147 M J. D. Edwards & Co. ERP Numetrix 6/99 $80 M Manugistics Group, Inc. SCP Avyx ProMIRA Distinction Software 3/96 10/96 12/98 $3 M $60 M $10 M PeopleSoft, Inc. ERP Red Pepper Software Distinction Software 10/96 12/98 $60 M $10 M SCT Corporation ERP Fygir Logistic Information Systems 9/98 $35 M Symix, Inc. ERP Pritsker Corporation Distribution Architects International 11/97 4/99 $7 M $7 M 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 effort, they express how their customers, and the industry in general, are creating a more innovative supply chain.

logistics and supply chain  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 a network analysis is to determine: From how many facilities, which ones and how will which products service which customers? By optimizing the network while factoring these variables (and 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 chain network to remain competitive and successful.

logistics and supply chain  - 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

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 what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal for many companies to achieve? TEC Senior SCM Analyst Bob Eastman answers these questions and offers up some ideas on how to gain greater visibility into your company’s supply chain.

logistics and supply chain  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 Read More

Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management


Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional, new product inventory methods are missing opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

logistics and supply chain  manufacturer, distributors, third party logistics providers, or repair providers, and must manage not only the forward movement of inventory, but also the reverse logistics flows for return of damaged items. Incidentally, basic multi-echelon inventory optimization strategies (regardless of the part being a new or a spare one) involve either pooling demand by keeping inventory at central locations, or forwarding position/push stock into field locations to give great customer service. A very general rule Read More

The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge


Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently outperform in the field. Find out how these companies are making their supply chains more effective and efficient by supporting sophisticated business processes with technologies like integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and demand management software.

logistics and supply chain  freight forwarders, and third-party logistics providers. Leading companies also use advanced optimization techniques to balance business objectives, customer priorities, financials, and resource constraints to improve their supply chain responsiveness. Make-to-stock (MTS) lead time. The study indicates a positive impact on MTS lead times (see Figure 3) where companies use integrated distribution planning and what-if scenarios to evaluate solutions to supply chain problems. Here too, VMI and integrated 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 vendors have assumed new names and personas to better differentiate their offerings in the marketplace.

logistics and supply chain  CIBER in October 1999. Logistics PRO offers warehouse management and transportation management capabilities for the AS/400 with an NT version due out in the first half 2000. Essentus International: On January 17 of this year, Richter Systems changed its name to Essentus, presumably to promote what it feels is the essential nature of its solutions in providing the backend fulfillment infrastructure for web-based retailers in the fashion industry. Essentus's supply chain execution products are targeted for Read More