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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1
My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has

value chain optimization  (trading partners). These enterprises value the ability to analyze alternative response actions before making a decision about a major trade-off. By proactively modeling and scoring different response alternatives, brand owners can communicate a well-understood and optimal action to their suppliers or contract manufacturers. Some high-profile customers of Kinaxis include Cisco Systems, Honeywell, Toshiba, Avaya, Nikon, Qualcomm , Jabil Circuit , and Raytheon . Market Validation, at Long Last Kinaxis is Read More...
Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective
Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of

value chain optimization  performance data across the value chain to close the pricing loop. The foundation of all the applications is the SAP® Manufacturing solution that connects the plant floor to the business warehouse solution. The solution provides the business intelligence analytics capability to examine relevant data to support profitability decisions. Support is also available for manipulating commonly sold vendor databases, including data segmenting to identify specific sales goals and objectives. KEY SAP SOLUTION Read More...
Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

value chain optimization  for KPIs regarding inventory value and service levels. Such figures would give an idea of the potential performance and indicate how much could be achieved in terms of reducing stock and increasing customer service. With these figures, it would also be easy to build Return on Investment (ROI) within the inventory optimization area. Measuring performance with SCOR The good news is that a standard KPI reference model exists in the form of the Supply Chain Operation Reference Model, or SCOR. This model has Read More...
Value Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management
Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain

value chain optimization  supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more profitable. Read More...
Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration
Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means

value chain optimization  Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration Quick Response Manufacturing If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Epicor is introducing a new approach to the way enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are designed, built, and used. We''ve redefined enterprise application software: gone are the technology barriers, integration barriers, and accessibility barriers that stifle productivity. Source : Epicor 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

value chain optimization  aligned with your ideal values and then improve the process to reduce quality failures. The better the demand forecasting tool in your enterprise application, the leaner your supply chain will be . The better you know what customers will ask for, the leaner your supply chain will be. Make sure that demand planning functionality allows multiple users to simultaneously review and give input on demand plans, thereby shortening review cycles and increasing accuracy. It is also import that the demand Read More...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

value chain optimization  based on total order value. Sales can be forecasted to drive purchasing requirements. Symmetry of Warehouse Functionality for Inbound and Outbound Shipments . The same functionality for handling outbound shipments applies to sales orders, transfer orders, and returns to vendor. Similar functionality for handling inbound shipments applies to purchase orders, transfer orders, and customer returns. Variations in Warehousing . Shipping activities can focus on individual orders or a pick document, while 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

value chain optimization  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...
Logility Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors
In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X

value chain optimization  Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business. Read More...
A New Supply Chain
The global trade industry is changing faster than ever before. It’s now possible for importers to have a level of visibility into their business that was

value chain optimization  New Supply Chain The global trade industry is changing faster than ever before. It’s now possible for importers to have a level of visibility into their business that was impossible a few years ago. Importers realize the profound effect this information will have on their ability to be profitable, and are eager to implement information solutions. So what’s the best application for you? Read More...
J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain
With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

value chain optimization  D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain S. McVey - July 7, 2000 Event Summary At its annual user conference, FOCUS 2000, J. D. Edwards previewed the latest components of its Active Supply Chain solution, the mid market ERP vendor''s reincarnation of technology acquired from Numetrix in 1999. Active Supply Chain (ASC) comprises modules for Production Scheduling, Production & Distribution Planning, and Enterprise Planning with a module for discrete production Read More...
How Missing Metadata Affects Text Optimization
When portable document format (PDF) documents are used for medical records, insurance policies, judicial statements@or anywhere that timely and efficient

value chain optimization  document''s accuracy and its value as a product. The original purpose of the portable document format was to ensure content integrity and display consistency, but what happens when content is incomplete, cannot print accurately, or can even change? The issue of improper text rendering is an ironic side-effect of the PDF''s popularity. After all, the format''s portability is the cornerstone of its purpose. And although developers will always design PDFs to accommodate as many configurations as possible, Read More...
n.Skep
The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision

value chain optimization  Skep The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the Read More...
Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain
Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility

value chain optimization  The New Standard in the Supply Chain Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration . In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and 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

value chain optimization  In order for this value chain to be created, throughout the supply chain as well as at each node, software has been developed to help companies turn out a profitable bottom line and increase market share in their respective industries. Using these software solutions, profits are maximized, costs are kept to a minimum, and scheduling and timing are kept in check. The immediate economic factors relating to the increased adoption of the supply chain model are discussed in Infor ’s 2007 report, Charting a Read More...

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