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Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts
The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these

jobs supply chain specialist  and the number of jobs or dollars that were supposed to be shipped in the same period. Yet, in the service and replacement parts world, with a high level of unpredictability, how can one forecast the dollar amount of service or repair parts that were supposed to be shipped during a particular period? Thus, given the random nature of service and breakdown events, it is clear that demand uncertainty (which can be measured by the standard deviation, mean absolute deviation [MAD], or variance of forecast Read More
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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Four: SAP and A2i
The A2i acquisition will in the short term bring together two complementary e-commerce products that should help retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers manage

jobs supply chain specialist  the respective niche vendors' jobs of selling into the fertile SAP client base very difficult down the track, when SAP's up-sell and cross-sell capabilities come in earnest. SAP might have conceded to the fact that its customers might not necessarily accept the one-size-fits-all mantra when it comes to its functional applications. However, SAP hopes customers may likely opt for that approach when it comes to the enterprise integration and infrastructure. For this reason, in the long term, these Read More
PSA -- Still An Evolving Market
What started out as a set of applications to better manage customers' projects, astutely allocate staff and monitor their utilization rates has become an

jobs supply chain specialist  details of relevant past jobs and who worked on them can be a nightmare (not to mention trying to gather documents that are physically stored in different places by different people). To that end there is a need for a proposal management system that allows a contractor to organize projects by various categories (e.g., people, projects, designs, expertise, etc.) so that the appropriate information (e.g., resumes, document boilerplates, etc.) is easily retrievable when new proposals are prepared. Users can Read More
Wrong ERP Demise Predictions Have (Only Partly) Created Skills Shortage
With so much frenzy surrounding e-business and CRM applications, ERP may be a far cry from its halcyon days. However, ERP implementation skills are still in

jobs supply chain specialist  process architecture level. Hence, jobs in ERP consulting are increasingly demanding more experience and business sophistication than ever, as the market matures and morphs. Consultants who have particular functional expertise in areas like warehouse management, quality management and procurement, will still fare well. Such knowledge is critical because much of an ERP implementation involves aligning business processes with the software's capabilities. Consulting and recruiting firms will see a mature Read More
Manufacturer's Nirvana -- Real-Time Actionable Information
How many ERP vendors, including the largest ones, have natively built-in real-time production monitoring, warehousing management, time and attendance capture

jobs supply chain specialist  Production reports for completed jobs would then be generated and analyzed the day after the run is complete, whereby this process would typically lag production by few weeks. All of this should bring the production floor and financial and planning departments closer together because they would be working shoulder to shoulder instead of passing outdated papers back and forth. This could in turn also encourage discussions regarding improvements on how to do things internally instead of both teams Read More
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

jobs supply chain specialist  the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Featured Author - Sree Hameed - May 20, 2005 Introduction The other day, I was eager to come across a report on how to measure your supply chain from a well-known research firm—only to find out that it was largely a discussion on selecting business intelligence technology products. It was like asking for directions and then being told to go buy a car with a navigation system. Supply chain performance Read More
Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a

jobs supply chain specialist  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This 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

jobs supply chain specialist  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 S 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

jobs supply chain specialist  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
Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

jobs supply chain specialist  Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions This SCM reference guide provides insight into the supply chain management (SCM) features and functions currently accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you understand which features are essential for your organization and which are not. You can also download a comprehensive guide in Excel format, with all of the nearly 2,600 SCM functions and features, at TEC’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFP Template page . 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

jobs supply chain specialist  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
Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop
Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like

jobs supply chain specialist  Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop Social media is providing a key link in the new generation of cloud-based supply chains. Cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) platforms have been around for more than a decade now, although they haven't always been described as such. In recent years, though, this kind of software is starting to be built with social media capability as a central pillar. Companies with long supply chains that need to communicate with myriad partners across the 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

jobs supply chain specialist  the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed Introduction 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 working assumptions have to be reevaluated. One of the changes that has become obvious is that technology misfits have emerged. It's like going to the gym and getting lean and finding your clothes no longer fit! Also, if you haven't gotten to the gym lately, you will be Read More
Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design
Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you

jobs supply chain specialist  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More

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