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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 chain department structure  identify opportunities in the supply chain to reduce the carbon footprint of a consumer product and realize cost savings. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics Supply Chains is also known as : Supply Chain Analysis , Supply Chain Analytics , Supply Chain Automation , Supply Chain Benchmarking , Supply Chain Best Practices , Supply Chain Careers , 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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Case Study: Heineken USA
Heineken USA imports, markets, sells, and distributes its premium beer products through its network of 650 beer distributors. This supply chain requires precise

supply chain department structure  said than done, this supply chain requires precise forecasts and meticulous planning. Even with breweries on the other side of the Atlantic, long brewing lead times and seasonal market demands, the company operates one of the best-performing supply chains in the industry. Forecast accuracy is a key enabler for HUSA in operating the supply chain that makes them the biggest container shipper on the trans-Atlantic. Magne Setnes, Senior Director of Supply Chain Management, wanted a forecasting tool that was Read More...
Why Managing BOM Is Such a Big Task
In the discrete manufacturing sector, the bill of materials (BOM) is a fundamental piece of product data that exists throughout the major stages of a product's

supply chain department structure  BOM throughout the whole supply chain relies on integration. First of all, internal integration ties all the information systems running within an organization (PDM/PLM, ERP , SCM , etc.) that rely on accurate BOM data. This integration allows companies to have effective and consistent product information any time it is needed. Secondly, external integration connects all parties on the value chain. Based on electronic data interchange (EDI) or other means of data exchange, external integration allows Read More...
Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?
Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain

supply chain department structure  of integration in the supply chain management (SCM) constellation: vertical or lateral (horizontal) integration. APICS Dictionary (11th edition) defines vertical integration as the degree to which a firm has decided to directly produce multiple value-adding stages from raw material to the sale of the end product to the ultimate consumer. The more steps in the sequence, the greater the vertical integration, and a manufacturer that decides to begin producing parts, components, and materials that it Read More...
TEC’s New Utilities ERP Evaluation Center: A Preview
The Utilities IndustryFrom TEC’s perspective and based on our understanding of the industry, the utilities industry consists primarily of the following

supply chain department structure  for discrete manufacturing, CRM, supply chain management (SCM), etc.  Also, our online decision support engine ebestmatch ™ allows you to compare systems side-by-side. Keep following our newsletter and blog posts to be the first to compare ERP solutions for the utilities industry. We welcome your feedback on the structure of the Evaluation Center and any other comments you might have. Read More...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

supply chain department structure  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013
We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites

supply chain department structure  this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall responsibility for supply chain applications kicked it off. TEC caught up recently with Read More...
Supply Chain Portfolio 2004
Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service

supply chain department structure  picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic sourcing, etc.—basically designing chains, trade lanes, selecting outsource partners, etc.—optimizing Read More...
PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears
PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering

supply chain department structure  Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears S. McVey - July 24, 2001 Event Summary PeopleSoft recently announced that O-Cedar Brands has licensed PeopleSoft Accelerated Supply Chain Management (SCM). This mid market solution offers a full suite of Supply Chain Management applications, a rapid implementation methodology and flexible deployment options that give users a predictable implementation timeframe. Accelerated SCM automates core e-business Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

supply chain department structure  Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain Introduction As described in Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain , lean manufacturing can be extended beyond the shop floor and into other supply chain processes. To do this, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities. By keeping in mind some guidelines, a company can effectively transform the supply chain into a lean process. Integrating and Supplementing with Lean Lean functionality must be integrated within, and Read More...
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View
Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this

supply chain department structure  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs Introduction    The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting Read More...
JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions
JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel

supply chain department structure  Supply Chain Management Solutions JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the Read More...
Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts
Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their

supply chain department structure  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. 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

supply chain department structure  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...

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