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Using Analytics to Help You Overcome Your Supply Chain Challenges
Many enterprises are turning to analytics, and even predictive analytics, to capture and make sense of the increasing amount of data that enterprise systems are

overcome supply chain visibility  Analytics to Help You Overcome Your Supply Chain Challenges In a November 2013 survey of 150 supply chain managers and more than 1,000 consumers exploring current supply chain challenges and how consumers are reacting to these challenges, Capgemini reports: Just 34% of supply chain managers feel that their companies have an adequate understanding of how their company’s supply chain is performing. Only 21% of the surveyed supply chain managers rated their company’s ability to deliver “accurate, Read More...
How to Leverage the Talent Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage
The professional services industry depends almost exclusively on human resources. Talent is your most important (and expensive) asset, and it differentiates

overcome supply chain visibility  professional services providers must overcome to optimize their talent supply chains and grow profitably. We will also discuss the innovative business practices and technologies that enable services providers to support an effective talent supply chain, integrating offering, talent, resource, demand, and supplier management in a holistic manner. MARKET TRENDS Professional services providers '' including consulting, IT, tax, and audit firms '' have recently enjoyed a modest rebound in revenues. But despite 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  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...
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  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...
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  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...
Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared
Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC''s free SCM comparison reports.

overcome supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Management Software Compared Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Find out which supply chain management (SCM) solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC''s free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You''ll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn''t always matter—find out which SCM solutions work Read More...
Supply Chain 201: Editors’ Picks
I’m a bit swamped right now, but I thought I’d address a number of specific requests from your comments in Supply Chain Management 101 by pointing you to a

overcome supply chain visibility  Chain 201: Editors’ Picks I’m a bit swamped right now, but I thought I’d address a number of specific requests from your comments in Supply Chain Management 101 by pointing you to a bunch of other free resources on our sites: Change management (and implementation) for ERP Searching for “change management” on our white paper and case study site provides a bunch of results. Try Changing Focus on Change Management in ERP Projects for a taste. SCM and health care At our Certified Health Care So 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

overcome 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 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

overcome supply chain visibility  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 what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and Read More...
Supply Chain Agility: Inducing World-class Performance for the 21st Century
The key to a successful supply chain is simple: understand the needs of your customers, and deliver the product to them fast and efficiently. Improving these

overcome supply chain visibility  Chain Agility: Inducing World-class Performance for the 21st Century The key to a successful supply chain is simple: understand the needs of your customers, and deliver the product to them fast and efficiently. Improving these large-scale activities, however, can be challenging, and requires a comprehensive and systematic master plan. With a dynamic simulation model, the six key areas required to maintain an optimal balance are considered—helping to induce supply chain agility. 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  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...
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  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...
Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design
Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you

overcome supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. 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  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...

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