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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...
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...
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...
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...
Using Analytics to Help You Overcome Your Supply Chain Challenges
Many enterprises are turning to analytics, and even predictive analytics, to capture and make sense of the increasing amount of data that enterprise systems are

things supply chain managers  before the Internet of Things arrives), the challenge of how to manage one’s data is getting bigger and more difficult for companies. At the same time, mobile devices are, as we all know, proliferating rapidly. With tablets projected to outsell desktop computers this year for the first time, and also to outsell laptop computers in 2014 (sales of smartphones left personal computers in the dust way back in 2011), we are finding more and more ways to use information and process it faster, and smart Read More...
Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

things supply chain managers  Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions with an impressive array of profitable and growth quarters (20 or so in a row). The company has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE), and a leading position in the realm of warehouse management systems (WMS), but Manhattan has also added many new capabilities to its portfolio throughout the years, such as transportation management Read More...
Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

things supply chain managers  Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions This SCM reference guide provides insight into the supply chain management (SCM) features and functions currently accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you understand which features are essential for your organization and which are not. You can also download a comprehensive guide in Excel format, with all of the nearly 2,600 SCM functions and features, at TEC’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFP Template page . Read More...
7 Steps to Supply Chain Utopia
And now you can with the white paper actionable supply chain intelligence: leveraging the services hub.

things supply chain managers  Steps to Supply Chain Utopia Ask 10 people what supply chain visibility is and you''re likely to get 10 different answers . But with supply chain visibility—a major key to success in today''s complex, global marketplace—it''s vital to cut through the confusion. And now you can with the white paper Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence : Leveraging the Services Hub . In this straightforward executive guide, you''ll learn what supply chain visibility really is; why it''s essential to your company''s success; Read More...
10 Things HR Can Do to Help Align an Organization’s Goals
In this white paper, you’ll learn the ten most important things to consider before you embark on organizational alignment project, how to position HR in the

things supply chain managers  Things HR Can Do to Help Align an Organization’s Goals In this white paper, you’ll learn the ten most important things to consider before you embark on organizational alignment project, how to position HR in the process and what role HR professionals should play and best practices for avoiding common pitfalls, such as planning a multi-tiered rollout to help goals work their way down an organization. Read More...
Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain
Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and

things supply chain managers  on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More...
The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility
That''s just one of the key realities you''ll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

things supply chain managers  Truth About Supply Chain Visibility If you had supply chain visibility, but couldn''t respond to the issues and problems that it brought to light, what good would that be? The truth about supply chain visibility is that it isn''t a goal in itself —its real value is as a stepping stone to effective response management. And it''s response management that allows you to turn visibility into quick, effective action—so that you can run a more nimble, efficient, and profitable organization. That''s just one of 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

things supply chain managers  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 Management in ERP Projects for a taste. SCM and health care At our Certified Health Care So Read More...
Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty

things supply chain managers  Risk in the Global Supply Chain Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. 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

things supply chain managers  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding 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 Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

things supply chain managers  we need to see things holistically across the enterprise. Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment by the top of the organization to configure the company for that correct blend of efficiency and responsiveness. It requires the creativity to open the manufacturer''s internal processes to vendors and customers. And it requires a commitment to the disciplines of multiple-mode manufacturing and demand planning. But the reward is great for those manufacturers that do embark on this lean path, and Read More...

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