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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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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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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...
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

example of supply chain  additional services required. An example of this model is Amazon.com . Its Canadian operations are totally handled by a 3PL ( Progistix ), yet it competes with Indigo Books & Music . Indigo operates a full warehouse operation and has many brick and mortar stores. This illustrates the success and gains that an efficiently executed 3PL model can bring. However, an obstacle to consider for the 3PL model is lack of inventory control. The company to whom the inventory belongs has no visibility into the 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

example of supply chain  cost of sales. For example, an average inventory of $3 million divided into an annual cost of sales of $21 million means that inventory turned over seven times. Also, conventional inventory ordering/cost management strategies, like economic order quantity (EOQ), are based on the assumption that there is a strong, continuous demand or velocity of product throughout the system. For example, EOQ (synonymous with economic lot size and minimum cost order quantity ) is a type of fixed order quantity model that 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...
E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS
E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS

example of supply chain  Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS E2open , a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation , supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies. By combining the SERUS technology with the E2open Business Network , E2open hopes to extend its dominance in the high tech supply chain in semiconductor and technology-driven discrete manufacturing indu Read More...
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

example of supply chain  be cleaned and transformed. Examples of such cleansing and transformation operations include: bad record rejection, missing value handling, parent-child hierarchy unrolling, time-based sequence analysis, special-purpose business logic, custom record-matching and lookups, etc. In both on-premise and Open Source BI toolsets, data transformation and cleansing is accomplished using independent ETL tools (e.g. Kettle.) These tools are designed for generalized data movement that involve the following steps: Read More...
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...
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View
The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving

example of supply chain  Elements. A Network Analysis Example    If a company increases the number of distribution centers (DCs), they will be closer to their customer base, reduce outbound transportation costs and improve service levels. On the other hand, this solution will have a negative impact on the Inventory Carrying Costs (ICCs), inbound transportation costs and fixed costs at the DCs, so the total logistics costs may not be reduced. Figure 1 illustrates this example and the relationship between different elements of a Read More...
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

example of supply chain  Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the company’s solution could also address its disaster recovery needs. By combining two storage technologies—creating a common storage area network (SAN)—the school has reduced unexpected downtime from hours to seconds and has saved thousands of dollars in hardware costs. Read More...
JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions
JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel

example of supply chain  Supply Chain Management Solutions JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise
Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's

example of supply chain  Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain. 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...
Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees
Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA

example of supply chain  Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 2001, PeopleAnswers developed a cloud-based (multitenant software-as-a-service [SaaS]) solution meant to help companies with employee selection, retention, and succession planning. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of Read More...
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

example of supply chain  of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More...
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