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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...
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...
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

overcome supply chain visibility scm  allowed its customers to overcome this supply chain double bind, according to the customers interviewed by EAC. It''s a very complex world around us, says Greg Langevin, senior manager for inventory planning at Ricoh USA, the US subsidiary of the Japanese printer and copier giant. This tool [makes forecasting] as simple as possible. This combination of simplicity and robustness is evident in all six modules in the Demand Solutions portfolio, although this report is focused primarily on the two most 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...
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

overcome supply chain visibility scm  must either avoid or overcome. Heterogeneous Infrastructures Connecting with a wide range of partners, all with different technical functionalities and IT infrastructures, can be costly, complicated, and time consuming. Although phone and fax remain the primary mediums for interaction, other tools and services are enjoying widespread use, such as electronic data interchange (EDI) and RosettaNet, a set of standards and services that provide a common language for e-business transactions and the foundation 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

overcome supply chain visibility scm  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. 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...
SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances
TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for this was that the global business landscape has been battered significantly by a slew of economic, political, social and environmental events over the past five years. This has resulted in significant losses for businesses around the world. It is no secret that the world is Read More...
Solving Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating
Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues, and government compliance—as well as internal pressures to cut costs. All this complexity is driving the need for more sophisticated transportation rating tools. Find out about the five components of intelligent rating, and how it can improve your bottom line. Read More...
Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise
Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls

overcome supply chain visibility scm  the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Featured Author - Sree Hameed - May 20, 2005 Introduction The other day, I was eager to come across a report on how to measure your supply chain from a well-known research firm—only to find out that it was largely a discussion on selecting business intelligence technology products. It was like asking for directions and then being told to go buy a car with a navigation system. Supply chain performance 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...
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

overcome supply chain visibility scm  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 dysfunctional. The company was losing control over content and reliability, simply unable to produce something as simple as profit/loss statements for multi-branch business units. Its ability to grow was hampered. United Pipe & Supply needed to change. 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...
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability Abstract The last decade has witnessed a substantial shift in emphasis on the part of many OEM manufacturers, from a focus on the products they produce to a concentration on their customers and the value that their customers derive from ownership and use of these products after the initial product sale. The importance of service is made clear in a recent AMR survey 1 of manufacturing companies which revealed that service represents 24 Read More...
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives
Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who Read More...
Maximizing Visibility for Multilingual Web Sites
An information-rich, well-published web site sells your products and services to potential clients around the world, 24x7. And multilingual content optimizes

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