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The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing
Retailers should aim at curbing traditional firefighting practices in favor of productive planning and collaboration with customers. Retailers must take steps

manage foreign trade zones  documents, in order to manage commitments correctly. In other words, the aim should be to curb the traditional practices of firefighting in favor of productive planning and collaboration with customers. Thus, sooner rather than later, retailers must take steps to reconcile these disparate solutions so as to improve their reaction time and gain maximum leverage from their sourcing activities. The Intricacies of Global Sourcing for Retailers Apparently, based on the discussion so far, outsourcing to

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The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes


The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively to improve performance in areas such as on-time delivery, product quality, and regulatory compliance.

manage foreign trade zones  vast majority of retailers manage inbound logistics processes across a variety of in-house enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) systems, supplier data bases, and outsourced logistics providers' systems. They do this in an environment where it is difficult, if not impossible, to have a single view (version of the truth) of the entire sourcing and delivery process from a single vantage point. In a more sophisticated scenario, though, all the members of the supply chain Read More

Wine Producer Selects Vistaar to Manage Distributor Pricing


The Terlato Wine Group has announced that it selected Vistaar Technologies’ pricing solution to optimize distributor price management throughout its organization. Founded in 1955, Terlato is a leading importer, marketer, and producer of luxury wines that are sold across the globe, representing more than 50 brands spanning the world's finest wine regions, varietals, and styles. From

manage foreign trade zones  Producer Selects Vistaar to Manage Distributor Pricing The Terlato Wine Group has announced that it  selected Vistaar Technologies ’ pricing solution to optimize distributor price management throughout its organization. Founded in 1955, Terlato is a leading importer, marketer, and producer of luxury wines that are sold across the globe, representing more than 50 brands spanning the world's finest wine regions, varietals, and styles. From what I understand, the company did a very thorough evaluation bu Read More

Build and Manage Strong Customer Relationships


Managing customer relationships is a challenging but vital part of running a business. Organizations have to acquire new customers to grow revenue and satisfactorily service existing customers to ensure loyalty and future business. A good business management solution has customer relationship management (CRM) functionality integrates with the entire range of your processes and provides a full view of customer data.

manage foreign trade zones  and Manage Strong Customer Relationships Managing customer relationships is a challenging but vital part of running a business. Organizations have to acquire new customers to grow revenue and satisfactorily service existing customers to ensure loyalty and future business. A good business management solution has customer relationship management (CRM) functionality integrates with the entire range of your processes and provides a full view of customer data. Read More

International Trade Logistics Challenge Automated Global E-Trading


The Internet has enabled a networked world, a communication infrastructure, and emerging enterprise applications, which have opened the door for international trade in earnest. But not many applications really offer multi-enterprise services and software to automate the transportation and Internet-based logistics management needs of a global trading network.

manage foreign trade zones  storefronts, and marketplaces, and manage international supply chains with collaborative software and trading exchanges. However, this kind of e-business has yet to surmount the challenge of global trade compliance and the diverse needs of international customers and trading partners. Simply put, many supply chain management (SCM), let alone enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors lack strong international trade logistics (ITL) and global trade management (GTM) capabilities. Namely, while technology 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 preemptively troubleshooting problematic areas and reallocating resources to better meet the demands of an enterprise.

manage foreign trade zones  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

Open, Manage, and Accelerate SSL Encrypted Applications


Although secure sockets layer (SSL) is a ubiquitous enabler of e-commerce and outsourcing, it creates a special challenge for network administrators and security professionals because its encryption is known to decelerate data. In order to regain control over application delivery—when everything business-related is encrypted—organizations need to look toward SSL-aware solutions that can help decipher and accelerate data.

manage foreign trade zones  Manage, and Accelerate SSL Encrypted Applications Although secure sockets layer (SSL) is a ubiquitous enabler of e-commerce and outsourcing, it creates a special challenge for network administrators and security professionals because its encryption is known to decelerate data. In order to regain control over application delivery—when everything business-related is encrypted—organizations need to look toward SSL-aware solutions that can help decipher and accelerate data. Read More

International Trade Logistics (ITL) RFI/RFP Template


Collaboration, Content, Commerce, Product Technology

manage foreign trade zones  solutions. This Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your International Trade Logistics (ITL) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template: Collaboration Content Commerce Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Supply Chain Management (SCM) that can help you Read More

3RDWAVE Enterprise Global Trade Management


Blinco's 3rdwave solutions provides business process design, real-time visibility of inventory across the global supply chain, landed cost capability and control, product and documentary compliance support, customer and vendor performance analysis, global logistics execution and management control, and integrated accounting and financial control. 3rdwave Global Supply Chain Solutions is also capable of cost management (estimate to actual landed cost), global route management, freight auditing, customs management, compliance documentation and reporting, event management, workflow management, trade promotion management, and credit control. 3rdwave supports verticals such as consumer goods distribution (CGD), retail, apparel, footwear, food, automotive, 3PL/LLP, and break bulk.

manage foreign trade zones  Enterprise Global Trade Management Blinco's 3rdwave solutions provides business process design, real-time visibility of inventory across the global supply chain, landed cost capability and control, product and documentary compliance support, customer and vendor performance analysis, global logistics execution and management control, and integrated accounting and financial control. 3rdwave Global Supply Chain Solutions is also capable of cost management (estimate to actual landed cost), global route Read More

ROI Systems MANAGE-s Well Past 2000 Part 1: Recent Developments


ROI Systems' strategy in terms of enhancing its MANAGE 2000 product and its geographic coverage has apparently been paying off, which comes as a welcome news these days when many of its peers that have traditionally touted more glitzy products are facing the moment of truth. Its recent solid financial performance puts the company in the position of being able to move forward with its plans for further needed product enhancements, staffing expansion and company growth, at a time when many of its peers continue to struggle.

manage foreign trade zones  and implement ROI Systems' MANAGE 2000 extended ERP system. CBSS's decision to distribute ROI's MANAGE 2000 was reportedly based mostly on the system's demonstrated ability to address the needs of midrange manufacturers. According to Terry Coonan, co-founder of CBSS, MANAGE 2000's strong out-of-the-box functionality and tailoring ease, ROI Systems' stable presence in the ERP market for over two decades, and its high percentage of pleased clients convinced the group that this was a partnership that Read More

Information Life Cycle Management for Business Data


While companies have long seen their stores of data as valuable corporate assets, how they manage those stores varies enormously. Today, however, new government regulations require that companies retain and control information for long periods of time. Find out what IT managers are doing to meet these new regulatory requirements, and learn about solutions for storing vast quantities of data for the lowest possible cost.

manage foreign trade zones  corporate assets, how they manage those stores varies enormously. Today, however, new government regulations require that companies retain and control information for long periods of time. Find out what IT managers are doing to meet these new regulatory requirements, and learn about solutions for storing vast quantities of data for the lowest possible cost. Read More

Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part II


Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and reduce working capital. It also introduced the question what might happen to global trade management (GTM) applications down the track. Indeed, what about this credit crunch and recession, and how will that affect the global trade

manage foreign trade zones  in place tools to manage them effectively. Negative Impacts: Decrease in overall volume of global trade, as demand shrinks in key markets like the US; Overall decrease in discretionary project spending for importers and exporters; Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) resulting from a downturn, which may delay new project implementations; and Banks' reluctance to engage in any new form of financing that may be perceived as risky. The net result is that, in spite of the negative impacts to global gross domestic Read More

How to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1)




manage foreign trade zones  to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1) My recent attendance at Progress Revolution 2011 , Kinexions 2011 , and several Boston APICS Chapter professional development meetings, where a plethora of companies talked about their operational experiences of late, made me realize that “business as usual” practices no longer work. For one thing, while long-term planning remains an important exercise for senior executives’ strategic and Read More

Manage the Change or Change the Management during an ERP Software Selection: The Change


Change happens all the time—but why are changes in our personal lives similar to those in our professional lives?  There are some major events that occur and change things forever. For an individual, such a change can be caused by marriage; for a company, by the selection of an ERP system. There is always a way out when relationships stop working (both between people and companies), but it can be

manage foreign trade zones  the Change or Change the Management during an ERP Software Selection: The Change Change happens all the time—but why are changes in our personal lives similar to those in our professional lives?  There are some major events that occur and change things forever. For an individual, such a change can be caused by marriage; for a company, by the selection of an ERP system. There is always a way out when relationships stop working (both between people and companies), but it can be painful—and Read More

Real-time Global Trade Management


As countries frequently increase and revise border security protocols, participating in global trade has become increasingly complex. Compliance and supply chain managers can no longer solely rely on personal knowledge and paper-based processes to effectively plan and manage global trade. You must have real-time access to critical trade information and the ability to automate global trade management processes. Learn more.

manage foreign trade zones  to effectively plan and manage global trade. You must have real-time access to critical trade information and the ability to automate global trade management processes. Learn more. Read More