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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

need supply chain visibility  control tower, companies do need to take a strategic view of supply chain visibility, recognize the competitive need for real-time visibility and decision making, and commit to achieving better visibility up and down most supply chains. TEC will have more to say about these technologies and vendors in 2014. Will end users be listening, and evaluating and selecting solutions for visibility? Let us know. 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  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 Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1
My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has

need supply chain visibility  satisfy these key business needs. Since November 2010, SAP has been distributing a supply chain solution by a lesser know German vendor ICON as SAP Supply Chain Response Management (SAP SCRM) by ICON , a solution extension to its own SCM suite, SAP SCM (look for TEC’s upcoming article entitled “SAP SCM – Stepping out of Obscurity”). SAP had investigated several options to satisfy this role, and presumably one of those options might have been Kinaxis. For its part,  Oracle released its internally Read More
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  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 Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

need supply chain visibility  pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More
Dassault Systèmes Gets into Supply Chain via Quintiq
Dassault Systèmes announced its intent to acquire Quintiq, a provider of supply chain management (SCM) and operations planning and optimization software. This

need supply chain visibility  real-time alerts, highlight the need for adaptability to be extended to supply chain and business operations. The Quintiq acquisition could be a way for the giant to build a best-in-class solution for the future.   But for now, this looks like this an assault on Siemens PLM Software ’s digital manufacturing strategy (since its acquisitions of IBS, Preactor , and others). I might be a little ahead of the herd, but I believe that integrating PLM to SCM and PLM to manufacturing execution systems (MES) Read More
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

need supply chain visibility  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More
Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report
Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business

need supply chain visibility  Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information 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

need supply chain visibility  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
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  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
Successful Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain
Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can

need supply chain visibility  Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can start losing hold of the critical basics that make them work and, just as importantly, that help the companies using the supply chain meet their own objectives. It is important, therefore, to keep a list of ‘supply chain basics’ handy and continually monitor your supply Read More
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers

need supply chain visibility  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. Read More
Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems
Supply chain analytics is gaining popularity with organizations, as it is an effective mechanism to monitor and track supply chain performance. And with new

need supply chain visibility  past information. The system needs a predictive engine to perform such analysis. Once relationships between KPIs have been established, the system can store them, which will help users to perform root cause analyses. 11. Alerts The system should be able to generate alerts and send notifications, through e-mail or other means, about changes or problems, thus allowing the person responsible to take timely corrective actions. 12. Data flow A tool this powerful and flexible must be built on a data Read More
Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed
Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the

need supply chain visibility  and where do I need to collaborate? etc., both a physical and a logical boundary starts to emerge. For example, a company like Dell may physically touch only 20 percent of the end-to-end supply chain, but logically wants visibility over 100 percent of it. This sets up the next decision criteria, which is the delivery architecture. It poses both a business process question, as well as a technology enablement question, which many businesses are thinking through. Delivery architectures have nuances, which Read More
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

need supply chain visibility  if products are involved, need to be considered. With each of these tasks, there are several steps involved to execute each procedure, which can consume additional time, resources, and budget if not planned for accordingly. Attribute-based Demand Planning The goal of a supply chain is to operate at the least possible dollar amount invested in inventory while maximizing efficiency and adaptability to changing customer demands. An approach to reducing the size of the chain is to reduce the amount of Read More

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