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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

supply and chain logistics  complex, labor-intensive and fragmented supply base and by getting a grip on the supplier.s lead times. IT systems that enable the flow of information (visibility prior to and after shipping of physical goods, resources and available capacity in the supply chain) may provide Logistics Managers with just the right tools for this task. This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful Inbound Logistics Programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and Consumer 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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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

supply and chain logistics  outsourced, shut down local supply and did not analyze costs fully. And it was so easy! When your costs are a fraction of what they were, you can hide all kinds of mistakes, stock all kinds of inventory and not do all the rigorous analysis you should because your costs are dropping 80% and besides, waiting is just not our way, is it? Moreover, as operations groups were gutted, and contract manufacturers (CMs) emerged as global powerhouses, there were fewer people to manage operations. In effect there was Read More...
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While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive.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

supply and chain logistics  entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top 10 myths in S&OP. 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

supply and chain logistics  supply chain coordination; global supply and demand visibility; order and forecast collaboration; real-time sense and respond capabilities; predictive, exception-based event management; and supply chain analytics. More specific to service parts management than previous releases, this release also offers subinventory tracking of inventory details, attribute and rule specifications based on part group, parts substitution, user level configurability, replenishment based on inventory condition, and enhanced Read More...
Best Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain
This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and

supply and chain logistics  Costs Out of the Supply Chain This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. It also discusses the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing. 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

supply and chain logistics  in the high tech supply chain in semiconductor and technology-driven discrete manufacturing industries, such as medical devices, aerospace and defense (A&D), automotive, industrial equipment, and telecommunications.   In order to manage change in a collaborative planning environment, one needs processes to evaluate the potential impact and execution of change. If a supplier must make new stuff for the buyer, it must develop a new product, ramp up inventory, handle obsolete inventory, etc. SERUS adds Read More...
J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain
With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

supply and chain logistics  their evaluation of Active Supply Chain and require all potential vendors to demonstrate specific business processes. Though demonstrations do not guarantee a trouble-free implementation, they can go a long way toward helping users understand how the software might behave in their environments. Users should also remember that demonstrations like the ones given at FOCUS often belie the difficult nature of software integration as it is attempted during actual implementations. Also, despite McVaney's Read More...
Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

supply and chain logistics  as transportation management (TMS), supply chain planning (SCP), and omni-channel enterprise order management. These capabilities have been “all the rage” and a new growth engine of late, causing Manhattan Associates to rebrand itself as a “supply chain commerce solutions” provider.   Several years ago, the vendor made a “bet the farm” move to build a common supply chain process platform (SCPP), dubbed Manhattan Supply Chain Optimization—Planning through Execution (SCOPE) , in which it Read More...
Supply Chain 201: Editors’ Picks
I’m a bit swamped right now, but I thought I’d address a number of specific requests from your comments in Supply Chain Management 101 by pointing you to a

supply and chain logistics  chain optimization See Using Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory Happy reading—and please do let me know what you thought. Read More...
Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, wholesale distribution companies must transform traditional linear supply chains and their

supply and chain logistics  must transform traditional linear supply chains and their sequential processes into virtual communities or ecosystems—that is, into adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). Read about how warehouse management systems can help companies and their partners avoid supply chain problems. Read More...
Using Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory
Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply

supply and chain logistics  while balancing limitations on supply and the need for operational efficiency. Read More...
Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

supply and chain logistics  increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More...
Supply Chain Execution
The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today@s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize

supply and chain logistics  Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added services. Read More...
GT Nexus Enterprise Solutions for Global Logistics
GT Nexus integrated global logistics solutions are based on a proven, Internet-centric technology platform designed for transportation logistics and supply

supply and chain logistics  corporate nerve center for supply chain data and intelligence, GT Nexus-powered Private Logistics Networks connect partners, standardize processes, and streamline the global logistics and order fulfillment. Delivered as a hosted service over the Web, users interact through standard Web browsers while electronic integratations to partner systems are accomplished through standard EDI or XML message transaction management, using GT Nexus-developed integration tools as well as industry-standard integration Read More...
Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

supply and chain logistics  in components of the supply chain and not visible in any actionable format. Manufacturing based on consumer demand has not been the priority but instead the focus has been on asset utilization, production efficiencies, and cost cutting. Fragmented IT applications did not help integrate and synchronize business processes from customer demand back to manufacturing schedule execution for profitably meeting demand. But this is changing as leading manufacturers turn to interdependent supply networks which Read More...

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