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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

challenges to global supply chain  times. Supplier and Customer Challenges Often suppliers and customers have different perspectives on some key supply chain issues. For example, consider the following questions: How does the supplier handle demand variability? Who is liable for inventory and safety stock? Are lead times reasonable, and is the supplier receiving an accurate and stable view of the demand stream? How accurate are the customer's forecasts? Areas of contention can arise around issues such as inventory carrying costs and price Read More
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Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges
The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing

challenges to global supply chain  addition to the logistical challenges and delays companies may incur, the labor costs of developing countries tend to grow over time, diminishing expected profitability margins and defeating the whole purpose of those extremely complex and overloaded exercises.   Looking Beyond a Conventional Mindset As we can see, it’s all too common for manufacturers to rely on cumbersome global logistical processes to achieve a single objective: save on manufacturing labor. For many manufacturers, increased Read More
Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

challenges to global supply chain  Creates Supply Chain Visibility Challenges Most manufacturers today outsource some aspects of their manufacturing operations to third-party specialists. And, to realize cost advantages and open new markets, manufacturers have increasingly outsourced on a global basis. Source : Kinaxis Resources Related to Supply chain : Supply chain (Wikipedia) Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye Supply Chain Visibility is also known as : Supply Chain Visibility , Supply Chain Read More
Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor
Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face

challenges to global supply chain  for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making. Part Four of the series Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? For background information, see Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? , A Read More
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

challenges to global supply chain  Introduction: Service Supply Chain Challenges The mechanisms required to design, produce, and deliver service products in a cost-effective and competitive manner are quite different than those used to manufacture goods and to procure direct materials. Significant assets must be dedicated toward service delivery. The task of effectively deploying these assets across a wide network of locations and fulfilling demand which is driven by infrequent service events is a daunting one. Figure 1 shows a Read More
Global Supply Chain Collaboration
The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact

challenges to global supply chain  Supply Chain Collaboration The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact. The product is intended to support areas where communication, information visibility, and joint goal setting are requirements for both parties. Agentrics Supplier Performance Management is a web-based solution that provides a way for companies to track business performance metrics and collaborate with trading Read More
How to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback
What’s the best way to know if your customers are satisfied? Simply ask them. Conducting customer surveys without the right tools, however, can demand a lot of

challenges to global supply chain  to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback What’s the best way to know if your customers are satisfied? Simply ask them. Conducting customer surveys without the right tools, however, can demand a lot of staff time to manage and analyze the results. Indeed, response time can make the difference between keeping customers and losing them. One way to respond faster to customer issues—and save time and effort—is by investing in an automated customer feedback system. Read More
SAP Invited to White House to Showcase Consumer Innovation in Advancing Public Safety
The White House invited SAP to demonstrate the capabilities of Recall Plus, a product designed to

challenges to global supply chain  Invited to White House to Showcase Consumer Innovation in Advancing Public Safety The White House invited  SAP to demonstrate  the capabilities of Recall Plus, a product designed to catch a recall on kids' products or food with undeclared allergens . Recently, Washington officials encouraged the development of technological products that help enhance public safety. Recall Plus makes public safety information available to the public in a timely fashion, ensuring that consumers are advised about Read More
The CIO’s Guide to Building a Mobile Device Management Strategy-And How to Execute On It
More and more workers are using smartphones and tablets to do their work—from anywhere at anytime. But managing these devices in the field can be difficult

challenges to global supply chain  CIO’s Guide to Building a Mobile Device Management Strategy-And How to Execute On It More and more workers are using smartphones and tablets to do their work—from anywhere at anytime. But managing these devices in the field can be difficult. Enterprise mobile device management (MDM) solutions are the answer to many of the issues caused by the rapid growth of mobile devices. See how MDM provides IT with a complete set of inventory, control, and reporting tools that make it easy to manage mobile Read More
Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing
Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a

challenges to global supply chain  to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing Event Summary MENLO PARK, Calif. and WESTBORO, Mass.-December 1, 1999-Informix (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy, and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT), the leading provider of data integration infrastructure software for data warehouse, business intelligence, and e-business applications, today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their Read More
How to Get Closer to Your Best Customers
In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers, you'll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more e...

challenges to global supply chain  to Get Closer to Your Best Customers If this tough business climate is forcing you to find new ways of doing business , you're not alone. Many businesses are searching for new strategies to help them prosper. Customer attitudes and spending patterns have changed as well. In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers , you'll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more effectively. You'll learn the four key things you can do to get close to your customers, Read More
Ariba to Leave Integration to Specialists
E-purchasing vendor Ariba chooses Tibco Software to integrate back-end programs.

challenges to global supply chain  to Leave Integration to Specialists Event Summary Business-to-business E-purchasing company Ariba Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) has selected software tool maker Tibco Software Inc. (Nasdaq TIBX) to help Ariba's customers connect their backend enterprise systems to the Ariba Network. Ariba supplies its own software to connect its customers to systems by vendors such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle and Baan, but according to Ariba VP Dave Rome, the use of specialists such as Tibco will be more efficient. Market Read More
Best Practices in Food Traceability: Be Able to Respond to Audits in Just Minutes
Today’s ever-increasing frequency and cost of food and beverage recalls harm not only the companies directly affected, but all processors in the industry. See

challenges to global supply chain  Practices in Food Traceability: Be Able to Respond to Audits in Just Minutes Today’s ever-increasing frequency and cost of food and beverage recalls harm not only the companies directly affected, but all processors in the industry. See how leading food processors are turning to innovative software solutions, like Plex Online, to develop a complete food safety management system that enables them to achieve best practices in food and beverage processing quality and a high level of traceability. BEGINLY Read More
How to Find the Right ERP to Optimize Your Multi-site, Multi-national Operation
Download this white paper to learn about the challenges faced by multi-site and multi-national organizations--and what to look for in an enterprise resource

challenges to global supply chain  to learn about the challenges faced by multi-site and multi-national organizations--and what to look for in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to address these issues. Read More
Putting “Big Company” Strategies to Work for Small to Midsized Businesses
In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the

challenges to global supply chain  “Big Company” Strategies to Work for Small to Midsized Businesses In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the business and the bottom line. This can make giving up control over critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t. Read More

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