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The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

overcome supply chain visibility scm  of SAP seeks to overcome this limitation, R/3 is a prime example. These systems often hard-code assumptions regarding operating constraints such as available manufacturing capacity and production lead times. Plans created under these assumptions can hardly be expected to produce optimal results for a given client''s particular complexities. One-Dimensional Planning ERP systems normally employ some flavor of MRP (Material Requirements Planning) or MRP-II (Manufacturing Resources Planning) for internal Read More...
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

overcome supply chain visibility scm  from top management to overcome these challenges. Our siloed organization approach is our biggest barrier, says an executive in the chemical and oil & gas industries. Top Supply Chain Transformation Goals for 2007 As process industry companies struggle to control their supply chain costs, many are fo- cusing their efforts on improving data and process visibility. Companies have realized that they need to be able to see demand, inventory, production, and distribution across the supply chain and Read More...
PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 1
The year 2001, which was an exceptional year of financial performance for PeopleSoft, including record total revenue, record profit, and more than $500 million

overcome supply chain visibility scm  PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch P.J. Jakovljevic - June 19. 2002 Event Summary At the beginning of 2001, PeopleSoft Inc . (NASDAQ: PSFT), one of the largest enterprise applications providers, ebulliently indicated its continued interest in rounding out its product portfolio through favorably priced acquisitions. Instead, the company recently unveiled a number of new products developed either internally or via alliances. It is likely its recently tamed new revenue generation has Read More...
Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor
The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness

overcome supply chain visibility scm  traditional methods cannot easily overcome. Yet, increasing market and supply chain complexity motivates companies to improve operations and communications with their trading partner community. The continued growth of outsourced manufacturing, an increased focus on low-cost international materials procurement, and heavy market reliance on vendor- or supplier-managed inventory programs to control costs all require a solid infrastructure for coordinating the extended supply network (see What Does the Read More...
PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 2: Market Impact
With a large investment in architecture made early, PeopleSoft has so far resisted the downturn in the market and has gained ground by making its core

overcome supply chain visibility scm  PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 2: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - June 20, 2002 Event Summary At the beginning of 2001, PeopleSoft Inc . (NASDAQ: PSFT), one of the largest enterprise applications providers, ebulliently indicated its continued interest in rounding out its product portfolio through favorably priced acquisitions. Instead, the company recently unveiled a number of new products developed either internally or via alliances. It is likely its recently tamed new Read More...
E2open Buys icon-scm, Makes Waves in Supply Chain Space
E2open and icon-scm have just combined to create a collaborative planning and execution software stalwart, enabling brand owners and their trading partners to

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Buys icon-scm, Makes Waves in Supply Chain Space E2open and icon-scm have just combined to create a collaborative planning and execution software stalwart, enabling brand owners and their trading partners to work together to improve their supply chain performance by continuously solving real problems with better information. The transaction, valued at approximately $34 million in total (more than three times icon-scm’s revenues), represents an important component of E2open’s mission to redefine t Read More...
Using Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory
Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply chains, without addressing overall supply chain design and strategy. Companies are increasingly turning to strategic solutions such as supply chain design and optimization (SCDO) to help satisfy customer demand while balancing limitations on supply and the need for operational efficiency. 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

overcome supply chain visibility scm  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 events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion Read More...
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense
Companies make decisions about their supply chains every day. But do they really understand the impact of their decisions on the P&L, Balance Sheet, and key

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Decisions That Count Companies make decisions about their supply chains every day. The decisions may relate to introducing or retiring products, making changes to manufacturing or distribution capacity, or modifying market segments, channels or customers. In their efforts to improve productivity, companies also make decisions involving the introduction of new processes, outsourcing, new supply structures and technology. When companies f Read More...
New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance
In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

overcome supply chain visibility scm  can help your company overcome these challenges. You''ll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, accountability, and performance trace products/parts backward through the manufacturing process across multiple suppliers improve product quality and delivery schedules reduce costs, inventories, and lead times Learn how new supply chain technology is providing solutions to some of the major challenges facing Read More...
A Matter of Trust
When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision making

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Matter of Trust To Trust or Not to Trust: What to Share with Trading Partners I recently asked a question to a senior supply chain executive: When should you trust your trading partners and when should you withhold information from them? His answer: Never and Never. His answer was only partly tongue-in-cheek. It highlights a dilemma we all face. When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013
Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq, dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel has selected

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013 Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq , dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel  has selected Quintiq for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, inventory optimization, detailed scheduling, and sequencing optimization. Ariba LIVE 2013  is happening May 6–8, 2013, for “procurement, finance, AP, treasury, IT, sales, and marketing” professionals.  The full Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain

overcome supply chain visibility scm  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real 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

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Demand Supply Introduction 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 their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to avoid its negative effects (don''t jump!). With demand and supply (D/S) Read More...
The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain
The future of wholesale distribution isn''t entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However,

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain The future of wholesale distribution isn''t entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More...

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