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Optimizing the Supply Chain: Back to Basics
As economic conditions worsen, organizations are stumbling on variety of customer demands ranging from superior services to lower costs. These extra

things supply chain managers  remember a few key things about supply chain IT: Choose an IT system which targets the company’s main success drivers. Take baby steps when implementing IT systems and make sure each step brings value to the entire supply chain. Management should understand that every IT system has a degree of complexity. Many organizations wrongly think that once a supply chain system is put in place, they won’t have to manage any supply chain issues. This is a completely incorrect approach. Management should keep Read More...
The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

things supply chain managers  local economy among other things. It is also a solid customer advantage to be located on the west coast, since goods (many of which come from Asia) can be processed quickly and without expending further (non-value- add) freight costs to move them elsewhere in the country. This improves the cash-to-cash cycle and inventory position for most of our customers, besides keeping costs low and totally variable. Searches related to The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain : Supply Chain Management | Supply Read More...
People Don''t Leave Bad Organizations. People Leave Bad Managers!
One of the most neglected areas of an enterprise is the warehouse. When errors occur here, the whole company is affected, so it is crucial that good managers

things supply chain managers  want to know several things before they follow you—and this is especially true in the warehouse where employees don''t always see the impact of their role in the company. Followers want to know where you are taking them; why should they be there; what will happen when they get there; and my favorite how long will it take to get there. In other words, today''s followers want the problem and not just the solution. Some would say these are generational differences and I agree, but those differences have Read More...
Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These

things supply chain managers  unique way of doing things. Adaptable processes can also connect with the information chain (for example, supply chain event management, freight costing, and scorecards of compliance with service-level agreements) for improved, automated collaboration with partners, suppliers, and customers. They can enable global capabilities via multimode planning of activities for air, ocean, rail, road, parcel, and postal transportation modes. In addition, companies need to integrate the financial chain and Read More...
Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics
The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies

things supply chain managers  according to plan. When things change in the real world, SAP software delivers the ability to sense these changes and respond with timely and intelligent actions. SAP software helps companies face the challenges of moving toward a demand-driven business model to anticipate customer desires and expectations, enabling companies to create more adaptive supply chain networks. This allows them to act proactively as well as responsively and create more collaborative, cooperative, and transparent relationships Read More...
Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition
To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation

things supply chain managers  Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to 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

things supply chain managers  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. Read More...
Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty
Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby

things supply chain managers  Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty Background Leonardo da Vinci was once quoted as saying, Art is difficult to replicate, and unpredictable in its application, other than by Mother Nature . This explains why there are so few Stradivarius violins on the market. Yet today, contemporary art is easy to replicate by using modern duplicating technology. However, in the case of modern manufacturing, art has mostly been replaced with statistical measurement and process control. For this reason, 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

things supply chain managers  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 Read More...
Do the Right Things Right
A lot of organizations work very hard to do a good job of the wrong things, or get blindsided by what they overlooked. Many business experts have pointed out

things supply chain managers  the Right Things Right A lot of organizations work very hard to do a good job of the wrong things, or get blindsided by what they overlooked. Many business experts have pointed out that the real issue is not how to do things right, but how to find the right things to do. There has been a lot of talk about the need to align system solutions to the business. However, if the organization has not done a good job of identifying the right things to do, then system solutions are hindered in their ability to Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother''s supply

things supply chain managers  it  here .) HighJump Things seem to be happening at  HighJump . Long known as one of the leading (or, is that last-standing?) independent warehouse management system (WMS) vendors, anyone who has not looked at HighJump in a while may be surprised to see what this WMS vendor is doing these days. Remember that this is the WMS vendor that  3M  bought back in 2004 and then spit out barely 5 years later. HighJump does not seem to be shedding many tears over the separation, having gone on to acquire the Read More...
Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise

things supply chain managers  IT Managers Can Make a Difference Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference Featured Author - William R. Friend* - May 14, 2004 Introduction In the back of every CIO''s mind at the time of the annual performance review are two questions: Do I run an IT shop that is aligned with the requirements of our business? and Are the IT projects we are doing generating an acceptable return on investment? In the short term, the more expedient CIO might just try to align IT results with the expectations o Read More...
PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears
PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering

things supply chain managers  Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears S. McVey - July 24, 2001 Event Summary PeopleSoft recently announced that O-Cedar Brands has licensed PeopleSoft Accelerated Supply Chain Management (SCM). This mid market solution offers a full suite of Supply Chain Management applications, a rapid implementation methodology and flexible deployment options that give users a predictable implementation timeframe. Accelerated SCM automates core e-business 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.

things supply chain managers  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 be Read More...

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