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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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Fulfillment Company Reduces Shipping Errors with WMS
International Marketing Group (IMG) was used to tall orders. And although fulfillment mistakes were rare for the third-party logistics company, any errors that

shipping and fulfillment  Company Reduces Shipping Errors with WMS International Marketing Group (IMG) was used to tall orders. And although fulfillment mistakes were rare for the third-party logistics company, any errors that did occur were extremely costly. In order to stay competitive, IMG realized that it would need to increase its fulfillment output. With its new warehouse management system (WMS), IMG’s shipping time has gone from several days to mere hours.

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Order Management RFI/RFP Template

Order Promising, Inventory Management, Sourcing, Execution Visibility, Inbound and Assembly Coordination or Multi-site Changing, Shipping and Outbound, OM-Specific Technology, Product Tech... Get this template

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The Challenge of Fulfillment


Integrated multichannel retailing will inevitably become the norm. For retailers, the key to multichannel success lies in understanding the factors that drive revenues and the ability to fulfill Web orders. Other challenges center around electronic integration, visibility, and exception management.

shipping and fulfillment  such as the missed shipping rate, the frequency with which the supplier accidentally ships the wrong product, and the quality of the merchandise (for instance, many wholesalers will accept returns, only to put them back on the shelf for future sales, in order simply to displease another customer with re-gifted defective goods). When looking for a wholesaler or supplier, the retailer should occasionally place a test order. This should determine, among other things, how the box is labeled when it shows Read More

Drop-Shipping-Internet Retailers' "Little Helper"?


Relying on drop-shipping (sometimes called "virtual inventory") is neither as easy nor as profitable as it may appear to be. Nothing has hurt the adoption of multichannel shopping more than orders which are delayed—or even cancelled—because of stock-outs.

shipping and fulfillment  to make money from shipping and handling. That is to say that while they may accept a return, they will certainly not refund the customer's shipping and handling charge, nor will they refund the shipping and handling charge to the merchant for returned items. Therefore, in case of too many returns, retailers have to be careful to make sure that at the end of the day, they are not losing money on the pick, pack, and ship element. Furthermore, there is a concern that companies that use drop-shipping risk Read More

SCP and SCE Need to Collaborate for Better Fulfillment Part One: How SCP and SCE are Addressing WMS


Warehouse management and transportation management have emerged as two of a few rare remaining fertile areas where companies still have ample opportunity to redesign and optimize. At the same time, these areas are less time-consuming and more oriented towards return on investment (ROI) in terms of incrementally improved operating costs and fulfillment capabilities.

shipping and fulfillment  serialization, picking, packing, and shipping (see ERP and WMS Co-Existence: When System Worlds Collide and What You Should Know Before Selecting a WMS ). However, since the warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility, and it now has to use real-time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to hold excess inventory, and increase the flow of goods throughout the supply chain. Therefore, the SCE software's capability to handle complex requirements does not necessarily have a Read More

One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications


For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration and communication provider, has recently unveiled a package designed to automate web-based commerce all the way from order capture to fulfillment and payment, as a result of bringing together a few prudent acquisitions over the last three years.

shipping and fulfillment  paper checks, invoices, and shipping notices. While spreadsheets and e-mail are also used to somewhat better manage partner relationships, these electronic systems can also be inefficient and difficult to integrate. The large volume of paper generated by these systems and the mass of information to be sorted and processed frequently produce hidden costs, such as errors and delays in information delivery. Moreover, timely changes can be difficult to implement in manually intensive processes and the cost Read More

Analysis of Manhattan Associates' New Partnership with CommercialWare


Supply chain execution vendor, Manhattan Associates recently took a big step toward e-Business by partnering with CommercialWare, a 50 million transaction developer of e-Commerce enabling solutions.

shipping and fulfillment  of Manhattan Associates' New Partnership with CommercialWare Analysis of Manhattan Associates' New Partnership with CommercialWare S. McVey - January 23rd, 2000 Event Summary Supply chain execution vendor, Manhattan Associates recently took a big step toward e-Business by partnering with CommercialWare, a 50 million transaction developer of e-Commerce enabling solutions. Mozart, CommercialWare's flagship offering, integrates customer order information across multiple channels, including web, Read More

Precision Software Achieves Oracle Validated Integration


Ongoing mergers in the enterprise applications continue to make strange bedfellows of fierce competitors. Most recently, Precision Software, a transportation and global trade management (GTM) division of QAD and a Gold level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN), announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Precision Software Transportation Management System (TMS) Parcel

shipping and fulfillment  specializes in parcel carrier shipping and provides a service to keep the content current. Its rating functionality has been exposed as a service to other applications. OTM 6.2 provides a similar service-oriented architecture (SOA)–enabled mechanism to call external rating engines. The integration is a certified connector for data communication that implements the OTM external rating interface to call the Precision service for a rate. The connectivity between the systems allows customers to build Read More

Compaq's 8-CPU Intel Servers: the New "Big Iron"


Compaq started shipping its eight-CPU Intel servers, the ProLiant 8000 and 8500, in late August. These are the first true eight-way Intel servers to ship.

shipping and fulfillment  s 8-CPU Intel Servers: the New Big Iron Product Background In late August, 1999, Compaq started shipments of its eight-CPU Intel servers, the ProLiant 8000 and 8500. The ProLiant 8X00 series is part of the next generation of Intel servers (along with offerings from Dell, HP, IBM, and others) which utilize the Profusion chipset. (This chipset allows servers to break through the previous limitation of four CPUs for the Intel architecture.) Although both products are geared toward the enterprise compu Read More

Provia Gets Nod From BMG Distribution


With help from consulting partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, BMG plans to implement Provia to improve its fulfillment operations.

shipping and fulfillment  management, SPS (small parcel shipping) and ViaView visibility products to manage fulfillment operations at its 300,000 square foot main distribution center in Duncan, SC, and at two smaller facilities in Reno, NV and Fogelsville, PA. Future plans also call for implementing the suite of products in BMG's third party software distribution operations. Prior to selecting Provia, BMG earlier this year asked consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct an operational analysis and vendor selection Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

shipping and fulfillment  alliances with Kewill for shipping automation; Sage Software for fixed asset management; Vertex for more complex sales taxation software; Sterling Commerce for electronic data interchange (EDI); RightFax for fax automation; Hyperion for BI reporting; DataMax and RF Gen for wireless/mobile/barcode data collection; and PCCharge Pro for credit card authorization, just to name a few. Moreover, solid landed cost calculation and subcontracting capabilities may help Verticent expand its focus towards metal Read More

Compaq, Dell Announce Eight-Way Intel Servers


Compaq and Dell have announced eight-CPU Intel servers, shipping in late August/early September.

shipping and fulfillment  Dell Announce Eight-Way Intel Servers Compaq, Dell Announce Eight-Way Intel Servers R.A. Krause - September 3rd, 1999 Event Summary Compaq Computer Corporation (August 17th) and Dell Computer Corporation (August 23rd) announced shipment of their new eight-way (8 CPUs) servers, based on Intel's Profusion chipset. (HP and IBM expected to ship by the end of September.) Early performance figures show an approximate doubling of performance (relative to four-way), and a narrowing of the gap between Unix Read More

A Manufacturer’s Guide to Lowering Transportation Costs


Manufacturers already apply transportation management systems (TMSs) to outbound shipping, but they often overlook the money they could save by using a TMS to control inbound shipping costs as well. Find out how improved inbound transportation practices can help you predict true total delivered costs, get visibility on inbound shipments, enforce routing guides, optimize freight, and minimize accessorial charges.

shipping and fulfillment  TMS to control inbound shipping costs as well. Find out how improved inbound transportation practices can help you predict true total delivered costs, get visibility on inbound shipments, enforce routing guides, optimize freight, and minimize accessorial charges. Read More

Amazon’s “Vendor Flex” Supply Chain Innovation


Supply chains are always looking for greater efficiency, and reducing latency is a recurring theme. It was interesting therefore to read a recent Wall Street Journal article by Serena Ng about an ambitious experiment by Amazon, and one that has apparently been ongoing, very quietly, for some 3 years. In a joint initiative with Procter @ Gamble (P@G), Amazon has developed a program called

shipping and fulfillment  Amazon fulfillment center before shipping them to their final destination: the customer. The other almost equally interesting perspective to this story is around the “subscriptification” of the purchase of personal consumables. As Amazon expands its capabilities and revenues streams into everything from books to cloud services to industrial supplies, the online purchase of consumables is largely an untapped opportunity, due in part to the relative low cost of many of these consumable and toiletry Read More

The Perfect Order--Inside-Out or Outside-In?


The Perfect Order measurement has proven to be a powerful measurement of a business. Should The Perfect Order be defined from an internal point of view or from a customer point of view . . . inside-out or outside-in?

shipping and fulfillment  product to the customer. Shipping on time does not always result in the product arriving on time. Other indications of customer satisfaction can be factored into KPIs. All returns and credits are indicators of customer dissatisfaction. Any invoice contested indicates customer dissatisfaction, even if the contested invoice is resolved in favor of the supplier. Late payment may or may not be a result of customer dissatisfaction (the customer may have internal issues that means not paying on time) but Read More

Case Study: Rack-tracking System


The client: a US-based provider of reusable rack rental, recovery, and closed loop logistics management for bulk shipping and display of live goods, from nurseries to retailers. Faced with growing demand for its racks, the distributor required an enterprise-wide application that allowed flexibility for growth, while reducing operational complexity and maintaining the company’s excellent track record.

shipping and fulfillment  logistics management for bulk shipping and display of live goods, from nurseries to retailers. Faced with growing demand for its racks, the distributor required an enterprise-wide application that allowed flexibility for growth, while reducing operational complexity and maintaining the company’s excellent track record. Read More