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Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

tire chain supply  package, one manufacturer of tire products was able to cut supply orders by half and reduce peak inventories by 25% in the first year. These benefits can be so significant, in fact, that some manufacturers and distributors are going the extra mile for customers, providing vendor-managed inventories. You do the replenishment for the customers and manage their inventory of your products for them, explains MaxQ's Pavain. Distributors offer the same service when they stock retailers' shelves. Customers

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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 management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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The New Manugistics Faces A New Millennium


New executive management, Internet-savvy products, and aggressive promotion have rescued Manugistics Group from the brink of collapse, at least for the short term. Once the supply chain planning market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market. In the new millennium, Manugistics faces its next great challenge – to leverage recent market momentum in building a strong foundation for future success.

tire chain supply  the first client, Canadian Tire Corporation. Succeeding months have brought little growth to this segment of its business model, however, and Manugistics has reacted slowly in response. Retention of experienced personnel due to recent financial problems: Traditionally, one of its advantages over newer SCM entrants, the implementation expertise and industry knowledge of Manugistics' support staff has been compromised due to attrition. This is especially true for its transportation group. Defections have Read More

Continental Tires Selects JDA Manufacturing Planning


German tire manufacturer and automotive suppler Continental Tires selected solutions from the JDA Manufacturing Planning Suite to help transform its global supply chain operations. Continental Tires is looking to employ different supply chain strategies.

tire chain supply  JDA Manufacturing Planning German tire manufacturer and automotive suppler Continental Tires, with sales of €33.3 billion in 2013, selected solutions from the JDA Manufacturing Planning Suite to help transform its global supply chain operations. As part of the company’s SCM 2.0 transformation, Continental Tires is looking to employ different supply chain strategies to serve its different customers and channels based on their value to the business.   Continental’s Tires division has 73 locations in Read More

Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction


As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry -- textiles, so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

tire chain supply  wait for the fourth tire before the car can start rolling off the production line. In process, you tend make product in bulk or batches as in a vat of coke or a 500-gallon tanks of solvent and then pack it off to fulfill customer orders. On the other hand, in discrete manufacturing you would expect to see one computer at a time coming down the production line. For a quick refresher on process manufacturing, peruse the articles, Process Manufacturing: A Primer or What Makes Process Process . The remainder Read More

As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Three: Radio Frequency Identification Opportunities Abound and Summary


We may soon find radio frequency identification (RFID) tags routinely associated with common products. However, in order for RFID to achieve its full potential, the gap between the vision of RFID and the current realities of RFID must be closed.

tire chain supply  alert drivers to low tire pressure Daimler Chrysler 's RFID routing ticket Ford Motor Co . deployment of an RFID yard system and vehicle track and management system Pharmaceutical Applications Anti-counterfeit solution that assures the authenticity of pharmaceutical products through the supply chain to the pharmacy Compliance with current and anticipated pedigree mandates without the need to file reams of paper Product quality assurance through the supply chain by monitoring storage conditions for Read More

Resilient Supply Chains: The Next Frontier


Advances in leaner and faster supply chains have, in many cases, come at the price of increased brittleness. It is time to make supply chains more resilient, and deal with risk more intelligently to maintain the gains from lean strategies, and take performance to the next level.

tire chain supply  practitioners. To view the entire magazine, click here . About the Author Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer of ChainLink Research, leads ChainLink's research efforts, as well as the procurement, strategic sourcing, design collaboration, and online marketplaces practices. Bill McBeath can be reached at: bill.mcbeath@clresearch.com ChainLink Research is a bold new supply chain research organization dedicated to helping executives improve business performance and competitiveness. Read More

Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk


As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is gaining prominence in boardrooms, many companies do not yet fully comprehend the risks they face. But understanding risk is the first step to managing it—and using the right IT tools can help. Learn what steps you can take to better address your supply chain risks.

tire chain supply  and Managing Supply Chain Risk Understanding And Managing Supply Chain Risk If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The current economic downturn, combined with an increasingly complex global business and regulatory environment, has left international businesses more vulnerable than ever to supply chain risk , and it is imperative that they find better ways to manage that risk. Source : SAP Resources Related to 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 company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

tire chain supply  improve performance along the entire chain. The options of 3PL, RFID outsourcing, and attribute-based demand planning can add significant value to the company by saving money, reducing the size of the chain, and even allowing the company to compete with some of the larger players within the space. The 3PL and the RFID outsourcing options best fit an SMB model. Attribute-based demand planning is best suited for large organizations that require constant product differentiation and that have large supply 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 SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

tire chain supply  take into consideration the entire shipment life cycle, from planning, network optimization, and execution, to shipment tracking and analysis. SCM functions and features, submodule #3: international trade logistics (ITL) Collaboration True collaboration across a global and disparate set of entities and information systems requires a neutral and secure environment. This type of environment enables all players to engage in an electronic dialogue to collaborate in acquiring, transferring, transporting, and Read More

The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge


Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently outperform in the field. Find out how these companies are making their supply chains more effective and efficient by supporting sophisticated business processes with technologies like integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and demand management software.

tire chain supply  High-tech Supply Chain Challenge Getting Value From Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the Read More

Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks


Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks. The development of service oriented architecture will be crucial in achieving the necessary flexibility characterizing such networked supply chains.

tire chain supply  information exchange among the entire supply chain, and to expand beyond limited point-to-point integration with a select few partners. As manufacturing operations embrace and adopt lean manufacturing concepts and tools within their production operations, they are also refining the meaning of, and means for, SCM. A lean supply chain entails examination of any step, process, or movement of product in which value is gained or lost. The impact on suppliers and customers can be significant, and for this Read More

RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

tire chain supply  views inventory across the entire network (warehouses, stores, and drop-ship sites). Other distinct value propositions of RedPrairie come from the following capabilities: Inventory and Workforce Planning that are both based on a single forecast. RedPrairie’s singular Forecasting engine is used to predict the consumer demand that will influence both the inventory and employee staffing requirements, which eliminate duplicate or conflicting forecasting and execution strategies. In retail stores, the 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-centric, demand-driven companies must share knowledge in order to adapt to changing markets, and respond to shorter life cycles. Discover how supply chain management (SCM) solutions can help your company create a truly adaptive and collaborative supply network.

tire chain supply  stock levels across their entire supply chains. The idea is to meet a target service level while creating a minimal necessary amount of safety stock for all intermediate and finished products at their respective locations. Based on point of sale (POS) and other information sources, demand intelligence and demand shaping are helping these companies achieve a new level of responsive replenishment all the way to the store level. Collaboration is helping the pharmaceutical and automotive industries prevent Read More

Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain


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tire chain supply  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 Read More

Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View


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.

tire chain supply  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View 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 a network analysis is to determine: From how many facilities, which ones Read More