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Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

current supply chain concept  business issue is that current supply and demand chains break under the pressure of unexpected events. Adaptive supply networks must capitalize on smart agent software, acknowledge real world events, and become event-driven and self-regulating. Companies can then link supply networks to new, continuous demand management applications and practices that predict, mange, and reduce variability on the demand side. The impact on business is that by linking supply and demand, the right products get to the

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for 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. 

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The Secret of One Vendor's Success in the Retail Supply Chain


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current supply chain concept  be made against more current information. Finally, the Eqos Logistics Visibility module layers over existing systems, and standardizes integration links to the enterprise, supplier, 3PL, and other systems, thereby providing a single view of processes and information without ripping and replacing existing systems. As a visibility layer, it manages the information flow from the time the goods are dispatched from the supplier to the retailer, allowing all parties to know whether the order is arriving “on Read More

Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain


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current supply chain concept  efforts such as AIAG?s current interoperability effort to provide open interoperability standards and architecture for software providers in automating the supply chain. This will benefit the automotive community by allowing suppliers to select one tool, the tool of their choice, for communicating inventory information with all customers. QAD initiated and is leading this effort at the AIAG. QAD's solution will adopt and deliver AIAG standards. The convergence of lean initiatives and interoperability Read More

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current supply chain concept  the long term against current and potential competitors, especially against those with significantly broader product lines or greater financial, marketing, service, support, technical, and other resources. Many of the above competitors indeed have longer operating histories in related markets; greater financial, technical, marketing, and other resources; greater name recognition; and a larger installed base of customers in related markets. Moreover, a number of competitors, particularly major business Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of October 14, 2013


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Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report


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current supply chain concept  Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain 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 in-depth analyst Read More

Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


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current supply chain concept  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

Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP


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current supply chain concept  Chain Guide . The current surge of interest in Sales and Operations Planning ' a discipline which has been around for years ' is indicative of companies' growing awareness that improving their supply chain is imperative for gaining or maintaining a competive edge. Businesses, of course, are at various stages along the path to effective S&OP. Some are beginning from scratch, with no formal processes or tools in place. Others have software pieces like demand planning and/or supply planning. Such enabling Read More

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Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View


The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task.

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