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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

upstream supply chain  supply chain to include upstream and downstream trading partners (i.e., suppliers and customers). There are several reasons why ERP vendors have been augmenting their transaction processing systems with supply chain management applications. First, traditional ERP systems simply lack the advanced planning tools necessary for companies to respond to an increasingly competitive business environment. There are three fundamental limitations of ERP systems in this regard: Execution Focus ERP systems were Read More
ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government...
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Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise
Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls

upstream supply chain  of) manufacturers three tiers upstream. This is a complex challenge that creates the classic bullwhip effect for two reasons: first, given the degree of outsourcing in the electronics industry, in many cases the total lead time can stretch over 25 weeks (or 6 months) across the entire supply chain. Second, short product life cycles (constantly improving mega-pixel capability) meant that CCD procurement decisions cascaded downstream and had a significant impact on product mix decisions and promotion Read More
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

upstream supply chain  thus have to propagate upstream through the retailer’s supply chain, synchronizing constrained replenishments across all supply chain tiers. The retail supply chain optimization system has to then dynamically monitor, sound the alarm, and compensate for errors caused by external factors. In other words, the system has to understand the statistical nature of the demand signal and automatically self-adapt for changes in demand and supply characteristics. DPM accordingly features a special logic for Read More
Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

upstream supply chain  to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

upstream supply chain  means that no one upstream should produce goods or services until the customer downstream asks for it. Push: The production of items required by a given schedule planned in advance. Pushbased manufacturing is associated with producing products for which there is no demand. Repetitive Manufacturing: Building the same product over and over again. Repetitive manufacturing, in contrast to Build-To-Order, does not involve building customerspecific products. However, It can be implemented with Lean Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

upstream supply chain  the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain Read More
Supply Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

upstream supply chain  Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 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

upstream supply chain  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
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

upstream supply chain  the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Supply Chains is also known as : Supply Chain Read More
Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

upstream supply chain  Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know The reality of today’s global economy is such that manufacturing firms everywhere face stiff competition as a result of outsourcing to countries where cheaper labor is readily available. Because of this, new methods of manufacturing and delivery have been created, and out of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors 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

upstream supply chain  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
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives
Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software

upstream supply chain  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who 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

upstream 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

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