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Case Study: Wausau Supply
The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS: Case Study: Wausau Supply Case Study: Wausau Supply Source: Infor Document Type: Case Study Description: The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all
6/18/2009 2:26:00 PM

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 NEEDS: Supply Chain Portfolio 2004 Supply Chain Portfolio 2004 Ann Grackin - February 12, 2004 Read Comments Introduction 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 (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
2/12/2004

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 tools that plan, monitor, and control supply chain activities and control them.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS: Brain of Supply Chain System Brain of Supply Chain System Ashfaque Ahmed - August 20, 2005 Read Comments 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
8/20/2005

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 NEEDS: The Essential Supply Chain The Essential Supply Chain Steve McVey - December 28, 2002 Read Comments 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
12/28/2002

Managing Global Supply Chain
As international competition becomes more intense and as national barriers for trade gradually reduce, the era of global business is here to stay. Increasingly the difference between success and failure in the global marketplace will be determined not by the sophistication of product technology or marketing communication, but by the way in which the global supply chain is controlled and managed.A global supply chain has to be agile and flexible enough to cope with differences in customer requirements and yet should be able to reap the benefits of focused manufacturing in terms of economies of scale.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS: Managing Global Supply Chain Managing Global Supply Chain Source: SIMSR Document Type: White Paper Description: As international competition becomes more intense and as national barriers for trade gradually reduce, the era of global business is here to stay. Increasingly the difference between success and failure in the global marketplace will be determined not by the sophistication of product technology or marketing communication, but by the way in which the global supply chain is controlled and
11/12/2005 5:00:00 AM

Adaptive Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks
Dynamic efficiencies can help companies combat margin erosion and cope with compressed product lifecycles. By shifting from advanced planning to adaptive planning, enterprises can increase their top and bottom line. Integrating the demand planning network, optimizing the supply chain network, and strengthening execution planning will help this move to adaptive planning and eliminate pockets of waste.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS: Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks Adaptive Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Dynamic efficiencies can help companies combat margin erosion and cope with compressed product lifecycles. By shifting from advanced planning to adaptive planning, enterprises can increase their top and bottom line. Integrating the demand planning network, optimizing the supply chain network, and strengthening execution planning will help
4/29/2005 9:33:00 AM

Malta Not a World away for Safeway’s IT Needs
Malta not a world away for Safeway's IT needs. Find IT Solutions and Other Applications for Your Judgment Associated with Safeway's IT needs. Safeway, the UK's fourth-largest supermarket, spends over £100 million (GBP) a year on their information technology (IT )operations. Five years ago, Safeway transferred its offshoring operations to Malta-based Crimsonwing. Since then, Crimsonwing has undertaken some 200 projects for Safeway, including a sales data warehouse, an intranet portal, and an integrated transport solution designed in conjunction with IBM.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS:
2/3/2006 10:26:00 AM

Procurement and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal
PurchasePro and Office Depot have begun a strategic relationship that will make the PurchasePro marketplace available to customers from within Office Depot stores.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS: Procurement and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal Procurement and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal D. Geller - October 21, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary PurchasePro.com, Inc (Nasdaq: PPRO) and Office Depot, Inc (Nasdaq: ODP) announced a strategic relationship to capture the purchasing dollars of corporate America s small and mid-sized businesses. Under the terms of the arrangement, Office Depot will be featured as the preferred provider on PurchasePro s business-to-business marketplace, and Office Depot
10/21/1999

Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Strategies. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of catching up to do—and very little time to do it.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS: Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of
10/9/2007 3:21:00 PM

Industry Vertical Alone Does Not Define the Supply Chain
Software vendors are now offering functionality specifically designed for various industries. And when selecting a supply chain planning (SCP) solution, it’s obviously important to take these solutions into account. However, this alone does not guarantee the best-fit solution for your business; it’s equally important to ensure that the solution is designed to address your specific supply chain issues.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS: Does Not Define the Supply Chain Industry Vertical Alone Does Not Define the Supply Chain Source: Infor Document Type: White Paper Description: Software vendors are now offering functionality specifically designed for various industries. And when selecting a supply chain planning (SCP) solution, it’s obviously important to take these solutions into account. However, this alone does not guarantee the best-fit solution for your business; it’s equally important to ensure that the solution is designed to
4/12/2007 4:37:00 PM

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain
With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

SUPPLY CHAIN NEEDS: Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain Steve McVey - July 7, 2000 Read Comments S. McVey - July 7, 2000 Event Summary At its annual user conference, FOCUS 2000, J. D. Edwards previewed the latest components of its Active Supply Chain solution, the mid market ERP vendor s reincarnation of technology acquired from Numetrix in 1999. Active Supply Chain (ASC) comprises modules for Production Scheduling, Production & Distribution Planning, and Enterprise Planning
7/7/2000


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