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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

downstream stage in a supply chain  small change in demand, downstream in the supply chain. As a result, inventory can quickly move from being backordered (needed in an expedited manner) to being in excess. Such a state is caused by the serial nature of communicating orders up the chain combined with the inherent transportation delays of moving product down the chain. In new parts production supply chains, this negative effect can be mitigated or even eliminated by synchronizing the supply chain, through, for example, collaborative Read More...
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Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration
Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means

downstream stage in a supply chain  minimize queue time for downstream cells needing the output of this operation. Additionally, products can be sorted and produced sequentially according to size, color, shape, metal type, etc., to help reduce setup time, changeover time and lead-time by up to 20 percent. Further setup reductions can be achieved by running like set-ups together, sequentially or with overlap through work order groups (WOGs) . By including tooling in the list of resources, tools are scheduled and delivered when needed. An Read More...
PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about the major (blockbuster of a sort) announcements at PTC’s PlanetPTC Live 2011 annual user conference, which was held in

downstream stage in a supply chain  management and publishing to downstream systems. If companies are still sourcing or approving parts, ERP, MPM and/or MES databases are not the best place to do that. One could imagine a work with finalized BOMs in ERP systems, configured (variant) BOMs in sales systems, assemble-to-order (ATO) BOMs at the warehouse/distributor system, etc. Maintenance of all of these BOMs through ERP systems is like adding yet another language translation. Adding another language in the middle or a transactional system Read More...
Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Manhattan Associates’ innovative Supply Chain Process Platform (SCPP)-based analytic applications, including Supply Chain

downstream stage in a supply chain  more on retail stores (downstream) or on multi-channel order fulfillment (upstreamfrom retail stores). For now, they might all be correct in their pursuits. Dear readers, what are your comments, thoughts, suggestions, or individual experiences with the aforementioned vendors and their supply chain management (SCM) tools? What do you think about these vendors’ individual approaches? Read More...
Demand-driven Supply Networks for Small and Medium Business
Lately demand-driven supply networks (DDSN) are a much talked about topic, yet little is written about SMBs and DDSN. By understanding the basics of DDSN, and

downstream stage in a supply chain  exert pressure on the downstream businesses to place orders. In this environment, demand could often be erratic and therefore hard to predict. Items could go from a situation of under-stock to over-stock in very short spaces of time, and businesses across the supply chain did not have timely and accurate information in order to balance the turbulence. In contrast, demand-driven supply networks are driven from the front by customer demand. Instead products being pushed to market, they are pulled to market Read More...
Top 10 Reasons Why a Metals Company Should Move to a Packaged ERP Software Solution Today
Most metals companies are recognizing that it’s time to consider replacing their aging in-house developed information systems with a commercial enterprise

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Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise
Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls

downstream stage in a supply chain  CCD procurement decisions cascaded downstream and had a significant impact on product mix decisions and promotion campaigns. (Try guessing 6 months before Christmas which camera model spec is going to be hot and how many will sell.) This elevates the importance of processes like integrated sales & operations planning to better understand not only the purchasing risk around making strategic buy decisions, but how it impacts the new product introduction (NPI) schedules and promotions downstream. Many Read More...
A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer
eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge online auction search engine from linking to their site, may set precedents for future

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Creating a Business from a Project
Many software services companies are not able to turn their individual project successes into a line of business that brings in additional revenue streams. At

downstream stage in a supply chain  a Business from a Project When Ram took over the PeopleSoft practice division at a mid-sized Indian software services company, the term practice was a misnomer: the company had only one customer for PeopleSoft, and all its PeopleSoft credentials were vested in the twenty-five individuals who were working on this project. Despite the fact that this one customer was highly referenceable and a global leader in its industry, Ram's company hadn't manage to acquire a single additional PeopleSoft Read More...
Why Project Portfolio Management Is a Must-have Strategic Asset in a Down Economy
Project portfolio management (PPM) software can provide a dynamic decision-making process for assessing projects such as portfolios, prioritizing projects, and

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Supply Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

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Digital E-commerce: The Difference between Selling a Product and Selling a Perpetual Customer Relationship
Selling digital content, goods, and services is different from traditional retail physical goods e-commerce—or at least it should be, if the objective is to

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Move from a
While the role of IT in product development and sales has increased tremendously, a disconnect remains between the IT and business sides of an organization

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Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed
Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the

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Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?
Although Rimini Street's client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating

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