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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
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 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
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 Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision
Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using

things supply chain managers  Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision Background The supply chain planning (SCP) applications market has cooled down dramatically from its high point of activity in the late 1990s. While SCP software vendors like i2 Technologies , Manugistics , Adexa , Synquest (now part of Viewlocity ), and Logility pitched the benefits of integrated product suites, only a minority of tier one, leading edge companies bought into the concept and found successful results. Integrated SCP Read More
Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design
Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you

things supply chain managers  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. 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

things supply chain managers  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 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
Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

things supply chain managers  Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Outsourcing Creates Supply Chain Visibility Challenges Most manufacturers today outsource some aspects of their manufacturing operations to third-party specialists. And, to realize cost advantages and open new markets, manufacturers have Read More
Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed
Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the

things supply chain managers  the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed Introduction Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. One of the changes that has become obvious is that technology misfits have emerged. It''s like going to the gym and getting lean and finding your clothes no longer fit! Also, if you haven''t gotten to the gym lately, you will be 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

things supply chain managers  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
The Competitive Supply Chain
Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply

things supply chain managers  Competitive Supply Chain Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply chain from the back office are over. Today’s successful companies understand that lean supply chains maximize revenue and help stimulate growth—and their top executives aren’t afraid to wield their supply chains like weapons. Read More
The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge
Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently

things supply chain managers  High-tech Supply Chain Challenge Getting Value From Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the Read More

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