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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...
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 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...
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...
Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

need supply chain visibility  HANDS OF THOSE THAT NEED IT MOST Surprisingly, it does little good to obtain key supply chain information for the purposes of historical monitoring or longerterm planning, which is executed by a select few within the organization. Visibility is most powerful when it is put into the hands of the people that are working the front-lines and who rely on the visibility to make decisions and take action on a daily basis. When an issue arises (demand change, order drop-in, supply disruption etc.) as they always Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise
Today''s manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company''s

need supply chain visibility  Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise Today''s manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company''s ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply Read More...
Successful Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map
The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white

need supply chain visibility  Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI. 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

need supply chain visibility  what I think I need and therefore this is what I will buy. The Third Paradigm focuses on the uncertainty elements (see figure 3) to understand risk. This is the key. Isolate, understand and organize the chaos—creating an operational and financial model. What is the co-relationship between those uncertainties and burdens—additional costs, time, the changing of agreements or relationships? If there are shortages, for example, we might pay increased costs or try to lock down supply partners with Read More...
Supply Chain Apptricity: 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,

need supply chain visibility  Chain Apptricity: 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...
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...
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...
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

need 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...
Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty
Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby

need supply chain visibility  address SCV and SCEM needs. Its rival, Manugistics , headquartered in Rockville, Maryland (US), offers its NetWORKS Collaborative Services , which includes NetWORKS Monitor , Visibility , and OneView for measurement. Major enterprise application software (EAS) vendors are also offering SCV or SCEM solutions. Mighty SAP (Walldorf, Germany) initiated a major internal development project called the Event Tracking Server (ETS) . Initially focused on SAP''s Logistics Execution Systems (LES) software, but 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  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 Read More...

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