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Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

need supply chain visibility scm  All of these players need assistance in solving complex business issues that arise in the supply chain. SCM software addresses the needs of both manufacturers and distributors. The software can be customized to meet manufacturers’ needs by sourcing and obtaining the materials required to produce semi-finished or finished goods, and to aid distributors in moving products quickly and efficiently, allowing maximum visibility across the logistics network. Supply chain software includes many types of 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

need supply chain visibility scm  CONTENTS Executive Summary The Need for Network-Wide Supply Chain Visibility Decision Making and Event Handling Visibility Leads to Better Coordination Process Visibility Supply Chain Event Management Centralized Control, Role-Based Access The Pitfalls of Poor Supply Chain Visibility Collaboration and Coordination Alerting and Event Resolution Product Visibility: Items, Assets, and Inventory Tracking and Tracing Visibility Beyond Exceptional Events Inventory Visibility Performance Visibility Close the Read More...
Why Is In-transit Visibility (ITV) in the Supply Chain Important?
ITV capabilities allows an organization to meet the challenges of rapidly increasing fuel prices, changes in regulatory requirements, and provides customers

need supply chain visibility scm  CSR, dispatcher, and driver need to communicate the information in real-time. As the planner and CSR shuffle the demand between orders to eliminate the backorder issue, the dispatcher coordinates the new route with the driver. Appropriate use of ITV will reduce the cost of back orders, and eliminate delays in revenue, and there will be no loss of customer satisfaction. Also, ITV will improve the overall flexibility, reliability, and transparency of the supply chain. Improved and more efficient processes: Read More...
How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market
Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply

need supply chain visibility scm  but there is no need to take out existing systems - rather, leverage existing investments. Mid-market companies should look for solution providers that have proven integration with their existing systems. Using their own existing platforms as the primary point of reference, companies should look for established, proven solution providers that have partnered together to deliver a packaged or bundled solution. Not only does this streamline the process and help move the decision-making process along, but it Read More...
Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

need supply chain visibility scm  or new store openings need finely tuned planning to be successful. Today, systems must move from PowerPoint-level tools to strong profit analytics for ensuring market success and return on investment (ROI). Metrics and reporting Metrics and reporting capabilities today must be forward-looking to report (but more importantly, prevent) negative business performance. Beyond excellent modeling and simulation capabilities, metrics systems must be real-time and predictive. They must not only record real-time 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

need supply chain visibility scm  and testing equipment involved, need to be linked to the lot management system to help research and resolve product quality issues quickly. Many ERP systems targeting the process industries do this well, and leading LIMS providers consider it an absolute requirement, providing such a link as part of their standard product. The introduction of mobile computing and browser technology has aided the trend towards a more inclusive role for the quality department, letting quality systems extend into the warehou 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

need supply chain visibility scm  that your supply chain needs tweaking? We give up. Maker''s Mark Bourbon Distillery , apparently unable to meet escalating demand for its bourbon, decided on a supply-side solution: just add water, to stretch the available supply. Maker’s Mark will lower the ABV (alcohol by volume) of its bourbon by “3%” (from 45% ABV to 42%, or 90 proof to 84 proof). We cannot help but wonder if they might have tried a sales and operations planning process first. February 19, 2013. Edited to add: Since this blog pos Read More...
The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010
In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three

need supply chain visibility scm  change. Here’s what you need to do if you’re not one of the giants: Focus on creating a flexible supply chain that can handle uncertainty and volatility with respect to demand/price changes. Develop operational strategies focused on product branding and customers to provide customer centric models. Create a model of collaboration with partners that will provide end-to-end visibility into the extended supply chain. Fine, but how? You will need to reevaluate how you are using your technologies. Many 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

need supply chain visibility scm  and further stresses the need for predictive metrics . One can view this process of sales and operations addressing D/S fulfillment as an intra-enterprise microcosm of this same issue—how can two functional links in the chain express their interactions with metrics that are commonly understood, forward looking, and preventive in nature. If we are not successfully integrated within the enterprise, then optimization of external links in the supply chain will fail proportionally. In the Parallax view Read More...
TEC 2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software
This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software

need supply chain visibility scm  2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these 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.

need supply chain visibility scm  are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information technology now make it more feasible for distributors to adopt these tools such as supply chain management software. This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the relief offered through su Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother''s supply

need supply chain visibility scm  marketing & strategy, provided a much-needed update on Terra’s focus and capabilities. While we had Terra (dare we say it) pigeonholed a bit more narrowly, Terra is quick to point to broad capabilities that encompass demand sensing, multi-enterprise inventory optimization, and transportation forecasting. Much of its value proposition and presentation is around better forecasting, and the dramatic impact this can have on service levels and inventories, with some very strong mathematical algorithms at th Read More...
WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals
Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new

need supply chain visibility scm  management and would otherwise need to go to two vendors. WAM Systems should continue its plans to build its market presence, crafting its message for executive levels (CIO, CEO, COO) of mid to top tier chemical manufacturers. An emphasis on the B2B fulfillment aspects is paramount for getting a foot in the door so that a case may be made for the rest of the PICASO suite. WAM Systems may want to consider building APIs to facilitate the integration of PICASO to DCS (Distributed Control Systems) and SCADA Read More...
Engineering Supply Chain Security
Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide.

need supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Security Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide. 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

need supply chain visibility scm  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...

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