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Time to Change: New Thoughts on Supporting Business Change Fast and Flexibly
To succeed in ever-changing market conditions, you must manage and navigate an information network of business partners. Though you may have long focused your

define supply change  is extremely difficult to define which data is old enough to be stored in a cheaper but less-accessible fashion. Without access to historical data when required, business managers find it hard to make decisions that are based on experiences and findings from the past. This problem is further aggravated by the typical short tenure of managers in their positions along their career paths. An aging workforce that takes experience worth billions into retirement also depletes the corporate knowledge base. Read More
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Predictive Demand Supply
If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to

define supply change  readily measured? Step 1. Define the Indicator When and where will Murphy strike?! ChainLink's Parallax view focuses on the optimization of inter-enterprise links as a key to success, and further stresses the need for predictive metrics . One can view this process of sales and operations addressing D/S fulfillment as an intra-enterprise microcosm of this same issue—how can two functional links in the chain express their interactions with metrics that are commonly understood, forward looking, and Read More
Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness
Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have

define supply change  requests. Business users can define new metrics (see Figure 3), adjust threshold values, and customize dashboard views - without draining scarce IT resources. If the impact of fuel costs on transportation costs declines with the introduction of hybrid vehicles, for example, the application can immediately reflect those changes. Business users can change relationships and definitions for KPIs and immediately see the results of those changes. It is also possible to change scorecard contexts as the supply 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

define supply change  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 the pipeline. These efforts have actually taken on more prominence since the push to outsourcing. More and more, though, there is a process blur between a more tactical planning exercise (monthly weekly daily) and executional processes. From the planning view, since firms produce and schedule 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

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7 Steps to Supply Chain Utopia
And now you can with the white paper actionable supply chain intelligence: leveraging the services hub.

define supply change  Steps to Supply Chain Utopia Ask 10 people what supply chain visibility is and you're likely to get 10 different answers . But with supply chain visibility—a major key to success in today's complex, global marketplace—it's vital to cut through the confusion. And now you can with the white paper Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence : Leveraging the Services Hub . In this straightforward executive guide, you'll learn what supply chain visibility really is; why it's essential to your company's success; Read More
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

define supply change  Non-stock items can be defined in the item master, as well as item variant codes to handle color/size variations of the same item. Primary Engine for Coordinating Supply Chain Activities . Planning calculations synchronize supplies to meet demands and generate suggested action messages on worksheets. Replenishment logic within the planning calculations includes time-phased order point, DRP, and MRP logic. Symmetry of Sales and Purchasing Functionality . Sales and purchasing both handle documents for Read More
Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

define supply change  Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know The reality of today’s global economy is such that manufacturing firms everywhere face stiff competition as a result of outsourcing to countries where cheaper labor is readily available. Because of this, new methods of manufacturing and delivery have been created, and out of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors Read More
Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain
Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

define supply change  Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain How can your manufacturing business best streamline operations in a fragmented, global environment? To successfully compete, you need to collaborate with suppliers and partners around the globe. But how do you effectively manage the multiple time zones, cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and the large physical distances involved? Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain Read More
ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend

define supply change  for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. Read More
Long Lifecycle Supply Assurance: Ensuring Perpetual Supply of Complex Systems
For manufacturers of long lifecycle products, the challenge of ensuring perpetual supply is complicated by the prospect of unpredictable supplier turnover and

define supply change  Lifecycle Supply Assurance: Ensuring Perpetual Supply of Complex Systems For manufacturers of long lifecycle products, the challenge of ensuring perpetual supply is complicated by the prospect of unpredictable supplier turnover and the accelerating obsolescence of vital parts and materials. This white paper discusses JDA Software’s vision for the practices and technology required to ensure perpetual supply for products with extended lifespans and highly complex BOMs, and offers recommendations. 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.

define supply change  oriented architectures (SOA) are defined as self-contained modular applications of business process logic or services that can be mixed and matched; are platform independent; and can be dynamically located, invoked, and called into use by whoever needs them from anywhere within a platform infrastructure. SOAs make developing, structuring, and using an enterprise system much more efficient and flexible. It is this type of flexibility that is required in an interdependent supply network. The independent Read More
The Work Game that Motivates: The Holy Grail of Change Management
Can change really be

define supply change  Change reaction management is defined as the strategy and activities for managing the human reaction to proposed change. Done well, the potentially negative fallout resulting from change—people's negative reactions and resistance to change—would be avoided, and the energy of the organization could be focused on implementing, not reacting to or resisting, the change. A logical focus, but given human nature and the history of change management to this point, it is unlikely. However, it is possible to Read More
Logility Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors
In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X

define supply change  Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business. 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

define supply change  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 F Read More

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