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Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information
The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and

complete supply chain li fung  Link gives suppliers a complete overview of when and how their products are selling, and with what other products in the shopping cart. This lets suppliers manage their stocks better. The technology enabled Wal-Mart to change the business model of retailing. In some cases it leaves stock management in the hands of its suppliers and does not take ownership of the products until the moment they are sold. This allows it to shed inventory risk and reduce its costs. In essence, the shelves in its shops are a 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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Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty

complete supply chain li fung  Risk in the Global Supply Chain Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. 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

complete supply chain li fung  labor, and machines to complete the job. Conclusion There are many approaches to maximizing the efficiency and reducing the costs of a supply chain. One must consider the type of supply chain currently instituted, and closely analyze how these methods can benefit the current structure. It may be useful to follow a road map for supply chain evaluation: Assess the current supply chain and identify all bottlenecks and anomalies. Once identified, create a plan on how these situations can be corrected. Read More...
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to

complete supply chain li fung  Chain Management 101 I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter ( go to Newsletter archives ), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade Read More...
The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility
Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But

complete supply chain li fung  Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and Read More...
Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption
Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and

complete supply chain li fung  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More...
Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

complete supply chain li fung  example, this involves a complete product, a repair assembly, and component parts. To that end, pre-introduction spare parts planning defines service offerings and warranties, develops maintenance BOM and approaches, and determines expected reliability, whereas the new product introduction (NPI) phase must determine initial provisioning based on estimated sales and failure rate, and develop budgets. Further, in-production planning would have to manage engineering changes, determine actual failure rates Read More...
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

complete supply chain li fung  vendors in pursuit of complete solutions will continue to seek a variety of relationships with providers of advanced planning and scheduling, logistics, forecasting, and other decision support technology. Supply chain management solutions have arrived as essential components for companies seeking to establish and maintain a successful business. Read More...
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

complete supply chain li fung  Supply Chain Planning Processes Introduction The dramatically lower labor costs, higher level of talent, and growing track record of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and application development and maintenance (AD/M) providers, have convinced many companies to outsource their business process and software development activities (see Outsourcing 101—A Primer ). For a company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning (SCP) processes, there are some unique 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.

complete supply chain li fung  Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks Background Supply Chain Activities Mature Beyond Linear Interactions to Networked Processes between Trading Partners The advent of the Web as a major means of conducting business transactions and business-to-business communications, coupled with evolving web-based supply chain management (SCM) technology, has resulted in a transition period from linear supply chain models to networked supply chain models. This is where 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.

complete supply chain li fung  D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain S. McVey - July 7, 2000 Event Summary At its annual user conference, FOCUS 2000, J. D. Edwards previewed the latest components of its Active Supply Chain solution, the mid market ERP vendor's reincarnation of technology acquired from Numetrix in 1999. Active Supply Chain (ASC) comprises modules for Production Scheduling, Production & Distribution Planning, and Enterprise Planning with a module for discrete production s Read More...
Supply Chain Apptricity
Apptricity@s supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity@s applications support

complete supply chain li fung  Chain Apptricity Apptricity's supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity's applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate company-mandated Read More...
Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment
The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

complete supply chain li fung  allows them to offer complete enterprise solutions without interfaces, partnering effectively with system integrators to better manage implementations, transitioning to a more mature rate of growth (25-35%). Manugistics Manugistics found 1999 a very challenging year. Its license revenues dropped by 47% and services revenues dipped slightly, 4% below 1998 levels. Manugistics' market position foundered as the company focused inward, making wholesale changes to its executive management team, streamlining Read More...
EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club
IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions

complete supply chain li fung  EXE has struggled to complete merger restructuring amid high turnover in its sales organization. Like Stockholm-based IMI, EXE stands to gain a great deal by collaborating with Big Blue, provided that it can work through its integration issues successfully. IBM's action may provoke a similar move by Unix giant Sun Microsystems, which recently announced a global supply chain initiative. User Recommendations Apart from the contract wins at Pep Boys and Metro Richelieu, no tangible return on the arrangement Read More...
Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain
Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility

complete supply chain li fung  The New Standard in the Supply Chain Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration . In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and Read More...

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