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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

example of supply chain  inbound transportation tools (for example the Inbound Planning engine from Viewlocity and a similar tool from ELogex) help in terms of visibility into which supplier is actually ready to ship, how much quantity and web based appointment scheduling capabilities. The ultimate aim to achieve total control over inbound shipments would allow the retailer to eke out cost advantages from the supply chain. In many manufacturing organizations that have purchasing/ procurement de-centralized (as well as a mixed Read More

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The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

example of supply chain  mentioned in an earlier example, freight costs are now becoming a factor on the income statement and it is clear that freight does not add any value  to the product being shipped. Freight is simply an addition to cost - it adds no value.   The Logical Next Step - Postponement As a result, supply chains reconfigured to minimize inventory and freight. The way this is being handled is by implementing Postponement. Postponement, a topic for another white paper, is, simply put, the act of committing Read More
Transportation Management Systems: The Glue of the Supply Chain
With manufacturing now a global industry, moving product throughout complex supply chains remains a challenge for most organizations. But transportation

example of supply chain  is now global, this example will involve China, Canada, and Spain as parts of a manufacturer’s complete value chain. Consider the following scenario: A manufacturer of cellular telephones has one DC in China, another DC in Vancouver, two manufacturing plants in China, one retail location in Vancouver, and another retail outlet in Spain. Thus, this manufacturer’s supply chain is highly complex for many of its suppliers and distributors to navigate. Figure 1 depicts the process, or flow, for moving Read More
Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 1
Over the past several years I’ve repeatedly heard of a supply chain management (SCM) software and professional services company called ClearOrbit that was

example of supply chain  supply networks . For example, errors in demand plans and production schedules result in an increased  days in inventory (DII)  figure and greater direct material costs as well as negative financial impacts, while missed, delayed, or incorrect shipments also increase the DII metric and reduce revenue. Moreover, kitting and final assembly errors in manufacturing plants and warehouses cripple production efficiency, while incorrectly captured data result in costly scraps and rework. In addition, 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

example of supply chain  only to read, for example, the recently published 5th Annual Survey from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) , to see a full perspective of supply chain disruptions and the need to have greater visibility into your supply chain. It is all the more alarming, then, to see BCI’s statistics and finding of the laundry list of causes of supply chain disruption. 75% of the companies surveyed “do not have full visibility of their supply chain disruption levels.” 75% of companies surveyed have Read More
Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

example of supply chain  Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

example of supply chain  the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Supply Chains is also known as : Supply Chain Read More
Wipro Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry
The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI

example of supply chain  Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more. Read More
The New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence
Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers

example of supply chain  New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now. Read More
The Art Of Distributed Development Of Multi-Lingual Three-Tier Internet Applications
In this article we describe author's experience with the distributed development of multi-lingual three-tier Java/ CORBA/database Internet applications. We

example of supply chain  a web server. An example of such an application is the quotation of currency exchange rates. The user selects desired currencies and a branch of bank on a query input form and submits the query. The web server accepts the query, processes it, and returns the response back to the user's browser. Depending on the particular application, the web server may consult with a CORBA application server and/or a database server. The response is returned in the user's language of choice (German, French, Italian, or 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.

example of supply chain  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 Read More
Fear of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness
It is not unusual to use the metaphor of war to construct theories of business competition—substituting competing vendors for the mortal enemy. But what about

example of supply chain  production processes. Thus, for example, accounting and finances can have access to the different inventories within the production process, and to make real-time observations of the state of all the factors of their process—and thereby to make different plans from the short, medium, and long term perspectives. According to Buitrn, Microsiga has spent a great deal of time and resources in a process that is fundamental in the heat of competition. Across all processes, they noticed the fundamental need Read More
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): 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,

example of supply chain  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): 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, 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. 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

example of supply chain  demand. As a specific example of a service supply chain, consider Cisco Systems Global Product Services, which manages a complex supply chain consisting of the following elements: Over 10 million service contracts defined in terms of specific customer performance targets (i.e., high priority with 2—4 hour response time guarantee, 8—12 hour response time and next business day response time), with thousands of service contract transactions per day. 3—5 echelons consisting of nearly 750 stocking Read More
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

example of supply chain  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More

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