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Four Supply Chain Issues Critical to the Success of Your Business
This has been as exciting a year in supply chain as any in recent memory. Enterprises are continuing to adjust to the still-uncertain economic picture, while

supply chain issues  Supply Chain Issues Critical to the Success of Your Business This has been as exciting a year in supply chain as any in recent memory. Enterprises are continuing to adjust to the still-uncertain economic picture, while supply chain management (SCM) vendors are coming out with new innovations such as analytics and predictive analytics, and leveraging other technologies such as the cloud and mobility to bring new functionality to their solutions. And as if things were not interesting enough, merger and

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains


Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite applications will create business process solutions that follow the current trend toward integrated suites of best-of-breed applications.

supply chain issues  into warehousing and service supply chain execution solutions, with the acquisitions of Optum Software in early 2005 (which had in turn previously acquired World Chain ) and Xelus, Inc ., a leader in services parts management, in June 2005. Optum was an established supply chain execution (SCE) vendor with over 750 implementations of its MOVE WMS product; clients included Grainger, Federal Mogul, GE Aircraft Engines, and Pier 1 Imports . Like many SCE vendors, Optum realized that its core competency of Read More

Supply Chain Economy


The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July ... but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row. We are moving from a manufacturing economy to a supply chain economy. This article gives the big picture.

supply chain issues  all play into the supply chain economic model. We decided to have speakers at our annual event that could discuss these issues and put them in context. But last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics published their August numbers and we thought we should write something for this week's magazine. Job count is up—but what kind of jobs? It turns out that the steady decline in manufacturing jobs continues. And then Katrina! How much of the nation's logistics infrastructure will get deployed in the Read More

Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

supply chain issues  creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This article will define those strategies and examine methods of cost reduction within the supply chain. Definition of a 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 meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use—and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.

supply chain issues  whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Supply Chains is also known as : Supply Chain Analysis , Supply Chain Automation , Supply Chain Benchmarking , Supply Chain Best Practices , Supply Chain 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 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

supply chain issues  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 Software Listing , you’ll find a number of solutions that focus specifically on SCM. You can click on those links to find Read More

i2 Technologies at the Front of the Supply Chain


i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $456 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 48% average growth rate over the last five years. Fueled by a powerful sales and marketing machine and corporate development strategy, i2 will maintain its lead through Y2K and beyond.

supply chain issues  the Front of the Supply Chain i2 Technologies at the Front of the Supply Chain S. McVey - August 8th, 1999 Vendor Summary i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $456 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 48% average growth rate over the last five years. For the second quarter of 1999, total revenues were $131.4 million, an increase of 57% over second quarter 1998 ($83.6 million). Net income in the second quarter was $8.5 million, 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 Resource Planning (ERP). The reasons: First, traditional ERP systems lack the advanced planning tools necessary for companies to respond to an increasingly competitive business environment. Second, advances in computing power and data transmission enable disparate entities to communicate efficiently and at a low cost. Finally, vendors have observed the complementary nature of SCM and ERP and are engaged in consolidation of their product suites.

supply chain issues  Essential Supply Chain Supply Chain Management vs. Enterprise Resource Planning Where SCM was once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, companies are now beginning to perceive it as a logical and necessary extension of ERP. It is also represents the best method of entry into the realm of business-to-business collaboration, which is simply an extension of the supply chain to include upstream and downstream trading partners (i.e., suppliers and customers). There are several reasons why ERP Read More

Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain optimization modules allow organizations to design the best-fit (optimal) supply chain by time, cost, and other factors--to create responsive and lean supply chains.

supply chain issues  Software Evaluation Report TEC's Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider Read More

Six Ways to Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions


We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in requirements. Read this white paper from Waer Systems to look at the factors that can derail sustainable cost reductions, and learn ways to improve sustainability of your cost reduction initiatives.

supply chain issues  Ways to Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in requirements. Read this white paper from Waer Systems to look at the factors that can derail sustainable cost reductions, and learn ways to improve sustainability of your cost reduction initiatives. Read More

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 provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

supply chain issues  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

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013


We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think.Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice

supply chain issues  this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall responsibility for supply chain applications kicked it off. TEC caught up recently with Read More

Driving Continuous Supply Chain Improvement and Savings


In the 40 or so years since the Toyota Production System first introduced the principle of sustainable elimination of waste in business, supply chains have never been under greater strain to remain cost effective. Read on to see how Waer solutions are supporting sustainable cost reductions and continuous improvement in the supply chains of two very large aerospace companies.

supply chain issues  Continuous Supply Chain Improvement and Savings In the 40 or so years since the Toyota Production System first introduced the principle of sustainable elimination of waste in business, supply chains have never been under greater strain to remain cost effective. Read on to see how Waer solutions are supporting sustainable cost reductions and continuous improvement in the supply chains of two very large aerospace companies. 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 what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal for many companies to achieve? TEC Senior SCM Analyst Bob Eastman answers these questions and offers up some ideas on how to gain greater visibility into your company’s supply chain.

supply chain issues  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 F 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 highlights the dramatic value proposition available to companies that deploy advanced service strategies and decision-support tools to address these challenges. Brief case studies from leading service organizations Cisco and KLA-Tencor show examples of successful deployments of service supply chain strategies.

supply chain issues  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