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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...
Case Study: Anchor Blue
Fashion retailer Anchor Blue was looking for a way to increase supply chain visibility, reduce costs, and shorten the time required to get products onto store

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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...
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...
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...
Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise
Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls

losing supply chain visibility  the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Featured Author - Sree Hameed - May 20, 2005 Introduction The other day, I was eager to come across a report on how to measure your supply chain from a well-known research firm—only to find out that it was largely a discussion on selecting business intelligence technology products. It was like asking for directions and then being told to go buy a car with a navigation system. Supply chain performance Read More...
The Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price!
The transformation to a new supply chain technology market wave is already occurring. That’s good news for some and bad for others. This article describes the

losing supply chain visibility  Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price! Introduction When these technology waves occur, at the outset, there is never a whole solution , so people have to purchase a cluster of complementary parts to achieve the goal. Always, the solutions never quite catch up before we move on. As implementations role out and technology providers can fill out their solutions, the law of natural selection takes over, with the stronger, adaptable, nimbler and differentiated surviving and replacing. The Recent 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

losing supply chain visibility  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View Introduction    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 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 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...
The Third Paradigm
Supply chain systems to date have represented the back-end of that process of servicing markets and have taken us a long way in replacing assets with

losing supply chain visibility  Third Paradigm The Third Paradigm Featured Author - Ann Grackin - January 28, 2005 Introduction Over the last few years, we have evolved supply chain practices and systems from industrial age concepts to the information age—an age rich with connectivity and data. This has allowed us to change the foundational structure on how we manage the enterprise. The information age that brought us supply chain systems has allowed us to begin to control the chaos that we have found about us. Scientists define a Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013
We''re trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites

losing supply chain visibility  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013 We''re trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We''d like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall 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

losing supply chain visibility  laudatory step of publicly disclosing results of its supplier audits, with promises of more to come. Even with the obvious benefits (inventory reduction, lower transportation costs, working capital efficiencies, better customer delivery, brand protection), smaller companies are often more challenged to commit the resources to a full-on visibility initiative. Supply chain vendors have been offering a range of solutions that serve the goal of visibility, including portals, business-to-business (B2B) 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

losing supply chain visibility  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 carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to Read More...

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