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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

virtual value chain  must be transformed into virtual communities or networks. These networks allow all participants - such as customers, suppliers, logistics providers, and so on - to sense changes in demand and supply conditions as they occur and to share the critical knowledge needed to respond intelligently. The result is an adaptive supply chain network that is not only demand driven, but can also leverage its assets to influence demand where appropriate. This requires a dynamic synchronization of demand-driven 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

virtual value chain  reflecting the customer viewpoint. Virtual was an evolutionary structure born out of survival . If you look at the firms who led the way to virtual, it was all about getting cost off the books . And even today this model, first and foremost, is driven by operational goals—cost—and some operational excellence, if they can achieve it through the third party partner. In the new generation of business model, which we are calling Federated , responsibility is distributed, and customers now assert their Read More...
Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW
IBS may be the first vendor to fully integrate a supply chain operations reference model in its business intelligence solution. Customers receive more efficient

virtual value chain  company, reportedly selected IBS Virtual Enterprise to minimize total procurement costs, optimize logistics, simplify routines, improve functional efficiency, and build long-term supplier relationships. Investing in a collaborative procurement solution with EAI capabilities and equipped with business logic was reportedly vital to remain competitive. Part Two of the IBS Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race series. From a functionality point of view, ASW covers a broad range of Read More...
The Secret of One Vendor''s Success in the Retail Supply Chain
Using the service-oriented architecture concepts of reusability and standards-based interoperability, and based on extensive experience with legacy systems and

virtual value chain  the platform provide a virtual framework that allows merchandising and purchasing organizations to rejuvenate their outdated sourcing and supplier management processes. One example of such an enabler is a single extensible markup language [XML]-based data interface with a well-defined schema and Web services wrapper that can be leveraged for secure integration over the Web. Because Eqos''s offering is built on the service-oriented architecture (SOA) concepts of reusability and standards-based Read More...
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

virtual value chain  with EDI, XML, or virtual private network (VPN) solutions integrated directly into back-end systems, some companies still only dump the data into data warehouse technologies or only partially integrate the data into a business process. You are then able to provide only limited visibility or information, which is not effective in connecting business processes and reducing supply chain decision cycle times. Supplier and Customer Challenges Often suppliers and customers have different perspectives on some Read More...
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I''d move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we''re also featuring in tomorrow''s TEC Newsletter (go to

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Virtual Directory Buyer''s Guide
This document provides a blueprint for how to evaluate virtual directories—from use cases and technical parameters to the five questions you should ask yourself

virtual value chain  for how to evaluate virtual directories—from use cases and technical parameters to the five questions you should ask yourself before choosing a virtualization solution. Read More...
Tackling the International Supply Chain
Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers'' and retailers'' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money

virtual value chain  TradeBeam''s CIM gives suppliers virtually real-time inventory visibility, meaning that when they replenish inventory, they can create an ASN that is automatically visible to the customer, the need for traditional EDI might hereby be obviated. Still, many large, high-volume suppliers already have an EDI infrastructure in place and want to download the buyer''s forecasts into their planning systems. To accommodate this, TradeBeam''s CIM can generate EDI transactions from the forecast data it extracts from Read More...
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

virtual value chain  Supply Chain Planning Processes Introduction The dramatically lower labor costs, higher level of talent, and growing track record of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and application development and maintenance (AD/M) providers, have convinced many companies to outsource their business process and software development activities (see Outsourcing 101—A Primer ). For a company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning (SCP) processes, there are some unique Read More...
Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty
Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby

virtual value chain  Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty Background Leonardo da Vinci was once quoted as saying, Art is difficult to replicate, and unpredictable in its application, other than by Mother Nature . This explains why there are so few Stradivarius violins on the market. Yet today, contemporary art is easy to replicate by using modern duplicating technology. However, in the case of modern manufacturing, art has mostly been replaced with statistical measurement and process control. For this reason, 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

virtual value chain  Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain Do you need a robust operational supply chain today? With Extron''s modular approach we can have your supply chain solution up and operational in a fraction of the time required for you to develop or expand it yourself. Source: Extron Resources Related to The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain : Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Wikipedia) The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain Last-mile Supply Chain is also known as : Extron SCM Programs , Extron Supply 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

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WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals
Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new

virtual value chain  any size, PICASO is virtually the only solution on the market that, although not quite shrink-wrapped, contains a rich set of built-in features that can be implemented with no customization. Small and mid market companies in the broader chemical manufacturing industries such as specialty chemicals and petrochemicals that do not support a staff of operations research engineers should give WAM a prominent position on its list of vendors. Large multinational petroleum refiners and chemical manufacturers Read More...

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