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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

maximizing supply chain efficiency  are many approaches to maximizing the efficiency and reducing the costs of a supply chain. One must consider the type of supply chain currently instituted, and closely analyze how these methods can benefit the current structure. It may be useful to follow a road map for supply chain evaluation: Assess the current supply chain and identify all bottlenecks and anomalies. Once identified, create a plan on how these situations can be corrected. Evaluate the options and possible costs, and calculate the Read More...
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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

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Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

maximizing supply chain efficiency  was really good at maximizing efficiencies in production and telling us where to store product and how to ship it, says Upton. The improved production scheduling dropped plant overtime from 25% to 8%. More efficient production runs meant that the company didn't need excess inventory and there- fore could trim its U.S. distribution network from 28 to 8 warehouses. A redesigned network also meant that Sunsweet Growers could hold transportation costs flat despite ever-increasing fuel charges. Logistics Read More...
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

maximizing supply chain efficiency  face the same pressures: maximizing profitability early and often is a key mandate for all companies, regardless of industry. To meet these requirements, manufacturing and distribution companies have spent enormous sums on supply chain management software, with total industry spend at over $6 billion in 2006, and climbing to over $10 billion in 2010, according to industry estimates. With total spend this large, it's not surprising that average deal size has grown as well, with one top tier vendor's Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

maximizing supply chain efficiency  minimizing work in process, maximizing responsiveness, and avoiding stock piling of finished goods. Regardless of how many sites you manufacture at, your enterprise application should provide for operations at multiple sites . Because, as you begin to think in terms of your supply chain, its encompassing vendors, distributors, and customers, plus distribution centers and warehouses, you really are, by default, operating in a multisite environment. The better you can integrate and plan for cohesive 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

maximizing supply chain efficiency  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...
The Next Generation of Overall Equipment Efficiency
In asset-intensive industries, the need for an overall equipment efficiency (OEE) system is driven by the need to capture real-time information. When equipment

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Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision
Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using

maximizing supply chain efficiency  Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision Background The supply chain planning (SCP) applications market has cooled down dramatically from its high point of activity in the late 1990s. While SCP software vendors like i2 Technologies , Manugistics , Adexa , Synquest (now part of Viewlocity ), and Logility pitched the benefits of integrated product suites, only a minority of tier one, leading edge companies bought into the concept and found successful results. Integrated SCP Read More...
Quintiq-The Biggest Supply Chain Vendor You May Not Have Heard Of
Quintiq may be one of the faster growing supply chain vendors, and seems to be rising up the ranks of the supply chain vendors, based on supply chain revenues

maximizing supply chain efficiency  The Biggest Supply Chain Vendor You May Not Have Heard Of Quintiq  may be one of the faster growing supply chain vendors, and seems to be rising up the ranks of the supply chain vendors, based on supply chain revenues. How does a vendor emerge from relative obscurity to become one of the largest vendors? Apparently by largely ignoring discrete industry segments where other supply chain vendors focus and, instead, delivering planning and scheduling optimization software to a broad range of process Read More...
Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse
Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and

maximizing supply chain efficiency  Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse Name a supply chain management (SCM) software vendor that covers perhaps the most complete functional scope (from planning to execution), has been profitable for years, and has no debt on its books. Hint: Its global headquarters is in Atlanta (the city has a long history of supply chain thought leadership). No, it’s not Manhattan Associates , RedPrairie , Infor (now headquartered in New York), CDC Software , or Servigistics . (No peeking at the title of this Read More...
Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared
Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

maximizing supply chain efficiency  Supply Chain Management Software Compared Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Find out which supply chain management (SCM) solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You'll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn't always matter—find out which SCM solutions work be Read More...
High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations
It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is

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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

maximizing supply chain efficiency  Strategy and recently authored Maximizing Your ERP System . Scott is currently working closely with Microsoft partners involved with manufacturing and distribution, and can be reached at ScottHamiltonPhD@aol.com or (612) 963-1163. Read More...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

maximizing supply chain efficiency  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing Read More...
Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

maximizing supply chain efficiency  Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain Introduction Spending time with very diverse sets of businesses—from Combatant Commanders in the military to a dishwasher repair business, the obvious facts continue to haunt me—and probably a huge amount of business people—is the lack of real information about what happens to products once they leave the manufacturer. From a hot bumpy ride (RFID sensors, anyone) to a lost shipment bound for Iraq, everything that happens has some kind of Read More...

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