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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 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
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
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
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
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
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

need supply chain visibility  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 this industry, and the innovation and technology that are driving change. 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  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
OutlookSoft Case Study: United Pipe & Supply
Wholesale distributor United Pipe & Supply had a problem. Its use of standard Excel spreadsheets for reporting and budgeting was time-consuming, expensive, and

need supply chain visibility  United Pipe & Supply needed to change. Read More
The Key to Achieving Global Customer Visibility
A clear customer focus is an essential part of improving business effectiveness and efficiency. But how can businesses achieve global customer visibility in

need supply chain visibility   Read More
JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions
JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel

need supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Management Solutions JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the 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

need supply chain visibility  exciting, but we do need them—but less of them. So where are we now? With the tracks layed-out—fiber, Internet, satellite, etc., the advent of pervasive technologies—wireless devices, radio frequency—we are not only poised, but already in the next wave, SmallSmartFast . Figure 1 Technology meets opportunity—virtual businesses are information centric businesses! Large complex deep supply chain processes rely on information, too—the more real time and accurate, the better. ehubs, ihubs, etc., 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  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

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