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Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The TAKE Solutions parent company is a

advantages of supply chain execution systems  extend their company's competitive advantages and internal governance throughout their value chain. Examples of scenarios delivered to this end include the following: Freight management -- preventing suppliers from expediting inbound shipments (but to rather send them at the customer’s convenience) First article inspection -- preventing unapproved material from loading up on the receiving dock The controlled release solution -- where the release of the token is tied to a particular work order, thus

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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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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.

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The Supply Chain in the Cloud


Many companies today are obviously interested in using enterprise technology that they can access via the cloud. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model avails companies, as is well known, of technology without a large fixed cost, and that is device independent, and accessible by more users, without continual upgrades to worry about. While there are the oft-mentioned concerns around

advantages of supply chain execution systems  from the “access anywhere” advantages of the cloud. Transportation management systems (TMS) have been making use of SaaS for a while, and there have of late been reports of this evolving in some cases to the next stage of managed-service TMS under the right circumstances. Demand planning is expected to be another area where the cloud will continue to make inroads, as is global trade management (GTM). The announced  GT Nexus  and  TradeCard  merger is based partly on the respective vendors’ Read More

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 collaborative allows companies to save money and streamline operations.

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Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain


When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

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Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees


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Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series


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Aztec Systems


An award-winning solutions company, Aztec Systems is in its 16th year of providing high-impact business solutions to over 600 middle-market companies, nationally and internationally. We have achieved the highest standards in our industry, including securing five U.S. Patents, filing 12 patents for research and development. With a proven track record for delivering exceptional service and successful solutions to our clients, we have received accreditation as a Microsoft® Gold Partner and joined the top five percent of Microsoft partners worldwide as a President's Club member. Aztec has been a pioneer in Managed Services, Hosting of ERP Software, Financial Accounting Solutions. Our approach extends from three core practice areas: Business Solutions, Infrastructure, and Innovation. By combining extreme customer focus, an experienced team of experts, proven methodologies, a full range of business automation services, and strong business partner relationships, we deliver a total solution approach. Aztec Systems Inc. is your Single Solution Provider. We have helped clients increase application flexibility, lower Total Cost of Ownership, deliver on objectives to improve ROI, and have developed custom applications as needed. Aztec is continuously striving to bring innovative ideas to our customers to help them realize the maximum return from their IT investments. Aztec maintains a home office in Carrollton (TX), with branch offices in Austin (TX), Tulsa (OK), Oklahoma City (OK), and San José, Costa Rica.

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Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


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