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Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

logistics and supply chain  of shipments) with inbound logistics and transportation needs (low cost, visibility of goods). The manufacturing or Retail organization needs to ask itself: Is it seeking the lowest integrated total logistics cost, the streamlined (and lowest) JIT inventory for its manufacturing needs or to strike a balance between the inherent conflict between the two aforementioned goals aimed towards achieving an optimally balanced and efficient supply chain? The trend of manufacturer and retailer organizations Read More...
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 mana...
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The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities
While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a

logistics and supply chain  Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top Read More...
Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains
Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite

logistics and supply chain  progression of its Network Logistics and next-generation warehouse management system (WMS), towards a J2EE n -tier architecture, pure Java code base, with multiplatform support and database independence. The next generation WMS solution, WMX , scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2006, will be based on service-oriented architecture (SOA), and will be deployable as a service-and-use standard open source tool. Salient features will include voice identification and radio frequency identification 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

logistics and supply chain  Demo/Loaner program management Reverse logistics and RMA management (including remanufacturing) Custom SC programs Our engagements are tailored to each customer's needs and include services ranging from simple inventory management to accommodate temporary spikes in inventory, to complex engagements that involve transfer of product knowledge, reconfiguration of products, and so on. Why West Coast? From my perspective, it would be good to keep some supply chain activity in the Silicon Valley - help the 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

logistics and supply chain  change, there are many logistics and financial issues to deal with if the RFID component is outsourced. The organization possibly may not have planned for the implications of having these services returned to an in-house process. Implications the organization will have to consider include the acquisition cost of new infrastructure, hardware, and software; integration; compatibility with current systems; and functional and technical resources. Further to this, physical acquisition of warehouse space and Read More...
Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption
Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and

logistics and supply chain  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

logistics and supply chain  the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain 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

logistics and supply chain  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...
New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance
In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

logistics and supply chain  Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of tough markets, tight margins, escalating costs, and increased competition. In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise , learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company overcome these challenges. You'll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain
In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

logistics and supply chain  Effective Supply Chain The Effective Supply Chain Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of difficult markets, rising costs, shrinking profit margins, and increased competition. That's why many are turning to the next wave of supply chain solutions—solutions that offer more effective, more integrated supplier management capabilities. In The Effective Supply Chain , learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: 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

logistics and supply chain  Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Supply Chain Collaboration – The Key to Success in a Global Economy Learn how you can transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential processes into adaptive supply chain networks. Source : SAP Resources Related to Supply Chain : Supply Chain Read More...
Case Study: Wausau Supply
The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply@an American distributor of building materials@was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber

logistics and supply chain  system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more. Read More...
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

logistics and supply chain  + product handling + logistics management + tax + costs associated with regulatory compliance) Increased cost/risk exposures from fuel price variability, transportation capacity constraints, and currency fluctuations More locations/multi-tier Higher costs associated with broader management of inventory distribution networks product flows Greater complexity in making allocation and transfer decisions across locations (e.g., warehouse vs. cross-dock, central DC vs. regional DC, etc.) Increased inventories/ 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

logistics and supply chain  sub-suppliers, service providers, third-party logistics (3PL) providers, and financial institutions, to name some. The product is packed with more than 250 useful features and functions, which make it possible to read and update all known databases; read, create, and convert XML, Microsoft Excel or any other text data; replicate and convert data between all known databases; send, receive, and extract mail, using file transfer protocol (FTP), hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), secure HTTP, Telnet; simple 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

logistics and supply chain  CIBER in October 1999. Logistics PRO offers warehouse management and transportation management capabilities for the AS/400 with an NT version due out in the first half 2000. Essentus International: On January 17 of this year, Richter Systems changed its name to Essentus, presumably to promote what it feels is the essential nature of its solutions in providing the backend fulfillment infrastructure for web-based retailers in the fashion industry. Essentus's supply chain execution products are targeted for Read More...

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