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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

identify supply chain components  define their long-term vision, identify the gap between the two and then develop the appropriate solutions to achieve that vision. Solutions: QR Systems has a set of enterprise solutions that includes: Production Planning, Execution and Control System, Demand Forecast, Engineered Industrial Standards, Quick Response Techniques and Continuous Improvement Systems. Implementation: Enterprise Value Development is a systematic approach that identifies and prioritizes changes in process and technology to meet Read More
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Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse
Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and

identify supply chain components  to drill down to identify why there may be a difference. More strategically, Celanese is able to evaluate changes to its global footprint, such as new or consolidated production facilities or distribution centers in the S&OP meeting by modeling these changes and understanding right away the impact to working capital across the network. With Logility, Celanese initially reduced inventory by 20 percent and saw an additional reduction of 17 percent over the following three-year period. TEC: We have an Read More
Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

identify supply chain components  use supply profiles to identify vulnerabilities in their supply chains. A supplier might have several manufacturing plants, for example, but they are all in the same region ' open to potential disruptions caused by local economic conditions, political situation, or natural disaster. Companies can then strategize, creating contingency plans, lining up backup sources, and thinking proactively. Then there is the issue of single sourcing. To what extent do the advantages outweigh the risks? The impact of 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.

identify supply chain components  the replenishment method can identify the preferred ship-from location (and transportation lead time considerations) to model a distribution network. Transfer orders coordinate movement between locations. Sales order line items indicate the ship-from location, while purchase order line items indicate the ship-to location. This concludes Part One of a two-part article reprinted form Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision . Part Two will cover design factors related to manufacturing Read More
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

identify supply chain components  The study aimed to identify the benefits and best practices for companies in the process industry that re-engineered their supply chain. Responding enterprises included the following: Job title/function: The research sample included respondents with the following job titles: senior management or vice president (18%), director (14%), manager (40%), staff (10%), and internal consultant (18%) Industry: The research sample respondents came from the process industries. Food & beverage companies represented Read More
Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty

identify supply chain components  Risk in the Global Supply Chain Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. 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

identify supply chain components  Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean Originally published - March 9, 2009 Lean in a supply chain context is about a holistic view of procurement, manufacturing distribution, and sales order processing. This means that some level of enterprise technology is necessary to view the organization in an integrated context instead of as functional islands. However, before technology can facilitate the lean supply chain, manufacturing executives need to start thinking in lean supply 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

identify supply chain components  For example, it can identify bottlenecks and provide other opportunities for improvement in processes, such as new product introduction (NPI). A Web-native application and platform can provide a single view of individual and aggregated events. Protecting the supply chain defensively from unanticipated variability . Visibility can help predict the range of variability, as well as reveal when to deploy reserve resources and when to use resource buffers. Protect actively by making supply chain processes Read More
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): 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,

identify supply chain components  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): 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
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives
There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

identify supply chain components  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical 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
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

identify supply chain components  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
Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems
Supply chain analytics is gaining popularity with organizations, as it is an effective mechanism to monitor and track supply chain performance. And with new

identify supply chain components  Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems Supply chain execution, planning, and optimization systems have been available in the market for a couple of years. These systems have been implemented across various industry sectors and organizations, with varied degrees of success. In many supply chain projects, one of the most important issues is the reporting, monitoring, and performance tracking mechanism, which generally remains unaddressed. Supply chain projects usually bring about a complete change 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

identify supply chain components  are best equipped to identify the point at which changes are warranted, and to implement those changes in the software. While it is acceptable, and even preferable, to outsource the development and testing of a company's SCP software code (see The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing ), the same may not be true for the SCP business rules. The ability to support a SCP solution over the long term depends on keeping the personnel that developed the business rules for the solution available to Read More
What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?
Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small

identify supply chain components  s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? S. McVey - February 9th, 2000 Event Summary Adexa/Paragon is the latest in a series of re-christenings to occur over the past year among niche supply chain management vendors. As explained in its recent press release, within the name Adexa are implications of 'adaptability' and 'dexterity'. Adexa's collaborative planning solution, iCollaboration, helps companies adapt their operations to the new rules of e-business while Read More
E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS
E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS

identify supply chain components  Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS E2open , a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation , supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies. By combining the SERUS technology with the E2open Business Network , E2open hopes to extend its dominance in the high tech supply chain in semiconductor and technology-driven discrete manufacturing Read More

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