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Supply Chain Portfolio 2004
Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service

supply chain function  picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic sourcing, etc.—basically designing chains, trade lanes, selecting outsource partners, etc.—optimizing Read More
The Instant Supply Chain Challenge
For the past few weeks, all eyes (and hearts) have been on the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. What is needed in a disaster like this is an

supply chain function  Instant Supply Chain Challenge The Instant Supply Chain Challenge Featured Author - Bill McBeath - January 28, 2005 Introduction For the past few weeks , all eyes (and hearts) have been on the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami . This is the biggest natural disaster in my lifetime—over 225,000 dead (probably many more by the time you read this), the World Health Organization predicting the toll could double due to disease, and millions left homeless and struggling for survival. AN Read More
Llamasoft Keeps Supply Chain Design Relevant
It used to be (and it might still be the case in many companies) that supply network design and optimization would be run yearly (or maybe every six months) by

supply chain function  Keeps Supply Chain Design Relevant It used to be (and it might still be the case in many companies) that supply network design and optimization would be run yearly (or maybe every six months) by a few statistics geeks. But the volume and speed of data and information nowadays means that being more alert and adaptable when it comes to one’s supply network and nodes can often differentiate the winners from losers. Smart companies are making supply chain design a core business function, and use 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

supply chain function  of Adobe Reader. SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) enables collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply network, empowering you to adapt your supply chain processes to an ever-changing competitive environment. Source : SAP Resources Related to Supply Chain : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Supply Chain Management (Wikipedia) Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Strategies Cost cutting strategy is also known as : cost cutting strategy , cost reduction , 10 cost cutting strategies , 5 cost Read More
Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market
Changing business requirements have forced supply chain execution (SCE) vendors to expand via add-on modules. Seeing this upward push from the SCE vendors

supply chain function  Play in the Supply Chain Management Market Originally published - November 10, 2006 To increase market share, vendors are expanding and offering more services to customers. On one hand, enterprise resource planning ( ERP) vendors are adding such functionality as warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS) into their suites; on the other hand, s upply chain management (SCM) vendors are including business intelligence (BI) or supplier relationship management (SRM) Read More
Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems
Supply chain analytics is gaining popularity with organizations, as it is an effective mechanism to monitor and track supply chain performance. And with new

supply chain function  Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems Supply chain execution, planning, and optimization systems have been available in the market for a couple of years. These systems have been implemented across various industry sectors and organizations, with varied degrees of success. In many supply chain projects, one of the most important issues is the reporting, monitoring, and performance tracking mechanism, which generally remains unaddressed. Supply chain projects usually bring about a complete change Read More
New Data Triggers for International Supply Chain Finance
Corporations have drastically changed their global supply chain models over a short period. The market is also in the early stages of migrating to data

supply chain function  Data Triggers for International Supply Chain Finance Introduction Global Business recently interviewed over one hundred major retailers and manufacturers, global transportation and logistic companies, financial institutions, and global trade vendors to assess existing and emerging trade data and document solutions. As part of that exercise, we discussed, with each segment, their views on international supply chain finance. There are four transformative forces driving corporate global supply chains: Read More
Brain of Supply Chain System
Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software

supply chain function  of Supply Chain System Q. What is the ultimate goal of supply chain management in business? A. To perfectly match the supply side activities of procurement, production planning, distribution planning, production allocation, warehouse planning, inventory planning and so forth with the demand side activities of incoming orders and forecasts so that all demands are met with the least cost. Are today''s enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM 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

supply chain function  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
Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain
Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility

supply chain function  New Standard in the Supply Chain Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration . In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and operations Read More
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I''d move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we''re also featuring in tomorrow''s TEC Newsletter (go to

supply chain function  I''d move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we''re also featuring in tomorrow''s TEC Newsletter ( go to Newsletter archives ), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and facilities, as well as the movement and transformation Read More
Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain
Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning

supply chain function  Launches eSyte Supply Chain Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain S. McVey - April 25th, 2000 Event Summary Columbus, Ohio-based ERP vendor Symix Systems recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. Intended for mid market manufacturers and distributors, eSyte Supply Chain promises to enable companies to synchronize supply chain activities and trading partners, and dynamically promise, source, plan and execute to meet increasing customer expectations. Symix Read More
What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?
Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small

supply chain function  in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? S. McVey - February 9th, 2000 Event Summary Adexa/Paragon is the latest in a series of re-christenings to occur over the past year among niche supply chain management vendors. As explained in its recent press release, within the name Adexa are implications of ''adaptability'' and ''dexterity''. Adexa''s collaborative planning solution, iCollaboration, helps companies adapt their operations to the new rules of e-business while Read More

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