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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 fo 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 w 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 compani Read More...
5 Things You Should Not Confuse Business Performance Management With
If you search for business performance management (BPM) on Google, you''ll get around 700,000 results. Out of this huge number of results, you will presumably

things supply chain managers  Things You Should Not Confuse Business Performance Management With If you search for business performance management (BPM) on Google, you''ll get around 700,000 results. Out of this huge number of results, you will presumably refer to a popular source—Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, BPM is “a set of processes that help organizations optimize their business performance.” The same source affirms that some people see it as the next generation of business intelligence (BI). Both of these explanations� 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 been 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...
The Effective Supply Chain
In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

things supply chain managers  Effective Supply Chain The Effective Supply Chain Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of difficult markets, rising costs, shrinking profit margins, and increased competition. That''s why many are turning to the next wave of supply chain solutions—solutions that offer more effective, more integrated supplier management capabilities. In The Effective Supply Chain , learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: cu Read More...
Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse
Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and

things supply chain managers  Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse Name a supply chain management (SCM) software vendor that covers perhaps the most complete functional scope (from planning to execution), has been profitable for years, and has no debt on its books. Hint: Its global headquarters is in Atlanta (the city has a long history of supply chain thought leadership). No, it’s not Manhattan Associates , RedPrairie , Infor (now headquartered in New York), CDC Software , or Servigistics . (No peeking at the title of this Read More...
SAP Rounds Out Collaborative Supply Chain Management
SAP recently announced the cloud edition of SAP Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO), rounding out the company''s collaborative supply chain offerings. This solution

things supply chain managers  Rounds Out Collaborative Supply Chain Management SAP recently announced the cloud edition of SAP Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO) , an overarching solution that integrates the SAP Supply Network Collaboration application and Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain . As described in the figure, SAP SCO has the following two underlying components: Supplier Network Collaboration (SNC) for critical/high-value suppliers. New to state here is the private subscription–based offering via managed Hana Enterprise Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

things supply chain managers  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. 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

things supply chain managers  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...
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

things supply chain managers  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. Read More...
Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain
Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

things supply chain managers  Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain How can your manufacturing business best streamline operations in a fragmented, global environment? To successfully compete, you need to collaborate with suppliers and partners around the globe. But how do you effectively manage the multiple time zones, cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and the large physical distances involved? Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain Read More...
Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report
The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM

things supply chain managers  Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and Read More...
New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance
In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

things supply chain managers  Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of tough markets, tight margins, escalating costs, and increased competition. In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise , learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company overcome these challenges. You''ll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, Read More...

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