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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence
Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come

losing supply chain visibility  without breaking it and losing the benefits to be gained from a global system. Customer Case Study: IBS delivers global ERP and supply chain solution for Maxell Maxell Europe has completed its European and Asia Pacific roll-out of its IBS Enterprise integrated ERP and supply chain software solution. IBS was selected by Maxell for its comprehensive international capabilities and ease of implementation. Maxell’s European headquarters are based in the UK and provides support to all subsidiaries and Read More...
Order Forecast Collaboration: Benefits for the Entire Demand Chain
When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available

losing supply chain visibility  received lately or risk losing sales. When partners prepare for the unknown by holding additional product, buffer inventories grow. Because much of the supply and demand variance is removed with the introduction of accurate order forecasts, the safety stock inventory necessary to hedge against uncertainty is reduced. With the risk of unusually large orders being received without notice removed, buffer inventory can be reduced and profitability increased. Collaboration on order forecasts enables changes Read More...
The Case for Pricing Management
Savvy and dynamically optimized pricing can mean the difference between survival and failure. In many environments it might be smarter, quicker, and more useful

losing supply chain visibility  company may (unwittingly) be losing money on some of these orders. To close a sale, sales personnel typically leverage discounts off the nominal price lists, in order to please their very important customers. Thus, often the actual sales prices are a matter of maverick sales practices, horse-trading approaches (meaning shrewd bargaining with reciprocal concessions), or decisions based on the emotion of the moment, all with the handy excuse of appeasing important customers. Typically, it is more Read More...
Response Management: Rapid Response to Change Drives Improved Operating Performance
Increasingly, success depends not only on how fast manufacturers can act, but how fast they can react@and the effectiveness of the actions they take. But fast

losing supply chain visibility  rapidly and easily or risk losing their business to competitors who can. The expense of inefficient Response Management is clearly enormous, creating a virtual sinkhole of corporate margins and eroding customer loyalty. And as the pressure to optimize efficiency and achieve profitable growth intensifies, fewer and fewer manufacturers can afford the steady hemorrhage of time and money required to maintain the just-in-case approach. The Need for a Breakthrough With all the intended benefits of supply Read More...
Managing Business Risk in Industrial Equipment and Supply
Industrial equipment manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) distributors can’t afford to miss bidding deadlines, delivery dates, product

losing supply chain visibility  companies are exposed to losing money on projects or long-term contracts. Bidding on capital contracts involving engineered-to-order equipment has always been complicated. It has become far more difficult due to the added service component of a solution, often based on specified Service Level Agreements (SLAs) . SLAs identify the performance levels that must be attained for specific tasks (e.g., scheduled preventive maintenance) as well as outcomes (e.g., asset uptime). At one time, SLA contracts were Read More...
Maximizing Visibility for Multilingual Web Sites
An information-rich, well-published web site sells your products and services to potential clients around the world, 24x7. And multilingual content optimizes

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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.

losing supply chain visibility  D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain S. McVey - July 7, 2000 Event Summary At its annual user conference, FOCUS 2000, J. D. Edwards previewed the latest components of its Active Supply Chain solution, the mid market ERP vendor''s reincarnation of technology acquired from Numetrix in 1999. Active Supply Chain (ASC) comprises modules for Production Scheduling, Production & Distribution Planning, and Enterprise Planning with a module for discrete production 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

losing supply chain visibility  Data SAP xApp Analytics: Closing the Loop in Supply Chain Management mySAP SCM: Providing Crucial Visibility and Analytics Support EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Complexity and the speed of change in the global economy are powerful motivations for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. In order to succeed in today´s ultracompetitive, interconnected business climate, traditional modes of thinking must be reassessed in light of new and emerging technologies. Instead of looking at their Read More...
Extending Quality''s Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain
Quality does not start at the receiving dock and end at the shipping dock. The focus on the supply chain demands that the quality department be involved from

losing supply chain visibility  Quality''s Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain Introduction The quality department lies at the heart of a manufacturing concern. The quality department is responsible for ensuring that a company''s products consistently meet its quality expectations. The speed and accuracy with which the quality department can perform its functions is one determinant of how quickly products can be delivered. Traditionally, quality departments have focused their efforts within the four walls of the plant, 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.

losing 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...
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

losing 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...
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

losing supply chain visibility  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 Quintiq for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, inventory optimization, detailed scheduling, and sequencing optimization. Ariba LIVE 2013  is happening May 6–8, 2013, for “procurement, finance, AP, treasury, IT, sales, and marketing” professionals.  The full Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013
Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP, TradeCard, Apriso,

losing supply chain visibility  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013 Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP , TradeCard , Apriso , TECSYS , Epic Data , Waterloo Software , and Fishbowl Inventory . His Eminence, Pope Benedict XVI, may be going off duty to hide from the world, but we aren’t. The office is open, the phones are working, and the Wifi is running. We are ready to talk supply chain . SAP announced this week Read More...
The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain
The future of wholesale distribution isn''t entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However,

losing supply chain visibility  Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain The future of wholesale distribution isn''t entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More...
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives
There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

losing supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who Read More...

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