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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...
Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology
In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be

losing supply chain visibility  services, while Sears, despite losing market share to equivalent general stores like Target, Lowe''s or Kohl''s , is synonymous with higher-quality merchandize and above-average customer service. If Kmart is going to remain a mass discounter, how will it succeed in the long term if its prices remain even 15 percent higher than those of Wal-Mart? On the other hand, how will Sears, with its aura of a genuine North American retailer, differentiate from its competitors in terms of its product categories and 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...
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...
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...
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

losing supply chain visibility  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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. Read More...
JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions
JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel

losing supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Management Solutions JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the 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...
Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor
Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face

losing supply chain visibility  for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making. Part Four of the series Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? For background information, see Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? , A Read More...
The Competitive Supply Chain
Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply

losing supply chain visibility  Competitive Supply Chain Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply chain from the back office are over. Today’s successful companies understand that lean supply chains maximize revenue and help stimulate growth—and their top executives aren’t afraid to wield their supply chains like weapons. 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

losing 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...
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

losing 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...
Solving Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating
Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues

losing supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues, and government compliance—as well as internal pressures to cut costs. All this complexity is driving the need for more sophisticated transportation rating tools. Find out about the five components of intelligent rating, and how it can improve your bottom line. Read More...
Predictive Demand Supply
If you''re in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton''s law of gravity stands Murphy''s other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to

losing supply chain visibility  Demand Supply Introduction If you''re in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton''s law of gravity stands Murphy''s other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to avoid its negative effects (don''t jump!). With demand and supply (D/S) 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...

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