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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 supply chain of industry  between multiple modes (for example ocean and trucking) cannot be avoided. However, minimizing such handoffs results in minimum transactions costs and better visibility across the supply chain. Exceptions can also be better defined and managed due to lesser number of parties involved in moving a shipment. Most Core carriers (freight forwarders, consolidators) in the market today have built freight consolidation expertise by handling freight movement for multiple organizations over a period of years. The Read More...
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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 supply chain of industry  transportation, managers in this example can determine how much the fuel to deliver product to the different DCs will cost, and they can know when product is to be delivered and the optimal amount of goods to deliver to the appropriate location. The TMS incorporates the appropriate information into the routing optimization tool. This gives individuals within the supply chain the best information on how to save money and time by knowing what products to send and how to send them. This knowledge saves a Read More...
The Retail Industry: Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Through Vendor Compliance - An Andersen Point Of View
The arrival of the new economy has brought significant changes to the existing business landscape. In particular, the retail industry is quickly learning the

example supply chain of industry  an internal error. For example, if a retailer agrees with a vendor's request to make a substitution, but the retailer fails to update the purchase order, the vendor will be incorrectly assessed an expense-offset penalty for shipping unordered merchandise. Although a product substitution is a violation, it is imperative that the retailer is able to identify the responsible party and assign the violation code appropriately. The diagram below illustrates the supply chain flow and highlights the impact and 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 supply chain of industry  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...
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 supply chain of industry  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...
The Value of Measuring End-User Experience from a Global Point of Presence
As businesses expand to different geographies and markets, they develop new types of online tools and services to ensure growth. As end users interacts with

example supply chain of industry  Web Application Monitoring,Web Application Delivery Chain,monitoring of application performance,web application monitoring service,end user experience,ManageEngine,ZOHO Corporation Read More...
ERP Industry Consolidation: A New Trend or an Ongoing Process?
Although enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry consolidation is nothing new, the constantly changing market dynamic affects product lifecycles

example supply chain of industry  out on top. An example is with fewer ERP software products it provides a clearer software landscape for prospective buying clients. This is better and less confusing for the customer, means less competition for the Niche vendor. With fewer ERP software alternatives to choose from, clients can dig deeper and be more selective. When that happens, Niche ERP solutions surface as winners in most cases, due to their clear focus and market driven software differentiation. Consolidation - Goods   Software 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 supply chain of industry  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...
SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies
For over a decade, SAP has offered industry-specific applications, starting with oil and gas and utilities solutions. Media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and

example supply chain of industry  groups worldwide. The best examples include RosettaNet for the high tech and electronics industry, Chemical Industry Data Exchange ( CIDX ) for the chemical industry, Petroleum Industry Data Exchange ( PIDX ) for oil and gas, and Automotive Industry Action Group ( AIAG )/ Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail ( STAR ) for the automotive industry. For instance, the Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX) ( http://www.cidx.org ) is a nonprofit, industry-funded standards body whose mission is to Read More...
Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part One: Accounts Payable Through Internet
As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

example supply chain of industry  their systems include, for example inventory management and financials. A company's total assets might include labor, tools, equipment, materials, and information. The goal of asset management is to optimize asset use and manage all maintenance efforts involved in making assets as reliable, accurate, and efficient as possible. A further crucial element in enterprise wide asset management is integration with financial, human resources, and purchasing functions, as well as production, material requirements Read More...
Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series
As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project

example supply chain of industry  perhaps relate to my example. The other day my wife was speaking with our teenage daughter about an incident that occurred at my daughter’s school and how she felt she was unjustly treated by the librarian. My daughter arrives at school early in the morning, about 30 minutes before school begins, and she likes to use this time to read her notes and finalize any assignments she has at the library. The previous librarian would also arrive early, and she would accommodate my daughter and other students by Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

example supply chain of industry  As shown in the example estimates in figure 3.4, a ratio of .1 to .2 could be used for total annual costs related to internal personnel. *This concludes Part Three of a four-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton. Bridging the theory and realities of current ERP systems, Maximizing Your ERP System provides practical guidance for managing manufacturing in various environments. Drawing on case studies from Dr. Hamilton's first-hand experience in consulting with more 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

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Future of MOOCs—Repurposing for Enterprise Learning?
A variety of massive open online courses, commonly referred to as MOOCs, are available to individuals worldwide. While the long-standing impact of MOOCs on

example supply chain of industry  MOOCs, massive open online courses, enterprise learning, design of MOOCs, MOOCs and enterprise learning, MOOCs and learning Read More...
PeopleSoft Takes Aim at Foods Industry
PeopleSoft and Bradley Ward will integrate their products in an alliance aimed at the food processing industry. The completed solution will let companies' link

example supply chain of industry  Takes Aim at Foods Industry PeopleSoft Takes Aim at Foods Industry S. McVey - February 28th, 2000 Event Summary PeopleSoft recently announced a partnership with Atlanta-based Bradley Ward Systems, Inc., maker of plant floor execution software for the food industry. The two companies will work to integrate PeopleSoft applications for customer fulfillment, inventory planning, and demand management with Bradley Ward's KEY 2 Success NT-based product suite for planning, controlling, monitoring, and Read More...

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