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Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

total supply chain  and people. It requires total business process reorientation from servicea and maintenance through procurement techniques, as well as the IT platform for integration. Technologies that allow predictive management dramatically improve the DoD''s ability to predict and prevent weapon system failures. This includes the addition of sensing and monitoring technologies for both new and legacy weapon systems, and incorporates consideration of operational and environmental factors in preventative maintenance. It Read More
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

total supply chain  near real-time platforms. Lower total cost of ownership and quick time to benefit make this a compelling approach. Integrative Technologies —I did not say integration technologies. This is about higher order decisions making, that brings together cross functional decision making, like Consensus Planning S&OP, ECO/EOLs etc., Balanced Score Carding etc. (figure 2) Predictive Systems —when should I make a move and corner the market on Kiwis? How long/when will a part, product or system fail—this Read More
Optimize Internal Supply Chain
The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line

total supply chain  is calculated as the total shippable value of an order that is released to the shop floor. This measure allows the shop management to focus on just in time practices, which improves the shop floor resource utilization. Throughput is calculated based on value of shipments against the labor and equipment hours worked. In order to reduce the daily fluctuation, a 6-week rolling average is analyzed. Delivery Efficiency The delivery efficiency allows the shop manager to compare the order delivery date against Read More
Delivering Supply Chain Excellence
Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come

total supply chain  breed system where the total ROI stacks up, but the reality is that these form a small percentage of the market. Most companies need to look very closely at the bigger business benefits of implementing an enterprise-wide integrated system, against the advantages to be gained from having the odd extra feature or capability. Indeed IBS has significant experience working with RF, automated material handling and picking solutions in markets such as pharmaceutical wholesaling also developing solutions for 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

total supply chain  has difficulty in tracking total units sold at a particular time. This causes further planning and procurement headaches, since information is not up to date. Demand planning, sales forecasting, and inventory replenishment are compromised as a result. This disadvantage is usually a determining factor that motivates many companies to keep their supply chains within the organization. RFID Outsourcing A volatile and constantly changing RFID market is opening the door to flexibility for SMB manufacturers 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

total supply chain  a paradigm that recognizes total cost and also manages risk to the overall supply chain. I believe this is where the Last Mile architecture shines through. This is the architecture that balances supply chain risk, globalized sourcing and economics. This architecture allows for continuous refinement of the supply chain to balance costs. A Brief History Of Globalization In order to understand why we got into the position we are in, it would be useful to take a short history lesson on globalization. Read More
Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts
Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their

total supply chain  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. 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

total supply chain  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
Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

total supply chain  the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management More On Service Parts Planning Inventory planning and management is generally a well-researched and documented and applied discipline. However, the vast majority of work and associated software products are directed at servicing the needs of the new parts production supply chains, moving product from the likes of Proctor & Gamble to Wal-Mart across the globe (see Linking Planning and Execution Systems for Retailers'' Nirvana—Improved 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

total supply chain  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 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

total supply chain  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
mySAP® - Supply Chain Management
This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply

total supply chain  - Supply Chain Management This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful. 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

total supply chain  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 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.

total supply chain  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

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