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Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management
Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more

example supply chain proposal  indirectly impacted by SOX. Examples of such companies are customers that manufacture or supply goods to large public organizations, such as auto companies; these organizations often require their suppliers to be SOX-compliant. The logical question is—how is any organization with limited resources (particularly a smaller one) supposed to cope with all of this? Even more important, how do such organizations stay abreast of the additional changes that are certain to be on the way? One sensible answer to

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for 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. 

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Optimizing the Lead-to-order Process


A superior lead-to-order (LTO) process is essential in today's environment of mass customization. Companies striving to build and maintain market share require an LTO process supported by robust IT and product configuration capabilities. Learn how optimizing your LTO process can help you implement a successful mass customization strategy, and how the benefits of an optimized LTO process relate to lean manufacturing.

example supply chain proposal  nor efficient. A prime example of unnecessary inefficiencies in legacy selling processes is the struggle to develop customer-unique bills of material (BOMs) . This semi automated activity, using spreadsheets, little black books, and out-dated product catalogs is fraught with possibilities for errors. It is a major drain on the time and use of product-knowledgeable personnel, particularly engineers, often requiring back and forth steps to validate the required product configuration. Additionally, it Read More

Intentia Possibly Seeing Daylight


Intentia hopes it is entering a new growth phase, with a new product portfolio and a rapid increase in license revenue. The company finally seems determined to expand concurrently with achieving profitability.

example supply chain proposal  to support e-marketplaces. For example, it has launched e-Collaborator, which should uniformly and efficiently handle the transmission of all types of business information among companies over the Internet. The company relies on a transformation of all business information to XML format to provide a uniform procedure for exchanging information. Its Enterprise Business Portal is intended for large international companies that wish to create either an external marketplace or an internal portal for Read More

Ask the Experts: So, This ERP Thing… How Does It Work?


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example supply chain proposal  adding additional applications. One example might be a retail company that has a point of sale (POS) system and a financial application from different software vendors. However, additional specialized applications such as warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS) and demand planning are not in place and are required to optimize the supply chain capabilities. Integration to other functionality is large part a measure of the capabilities of the company’s existing Read More

Andersen Consulting to Grab a Piece of the Internet Pie


Andersen Consulting has announced plans to deploy $1 billion of its privately-held wealth for the purpose of providing venture capital to Internet start-ups.

example supply chain proposal  grocer Webvan. As Shaheen's example illustrates, private firms must constantly seek creative ways to retain talented employees. Of the Big Five, Andersen has the most conservative compensation strategy, reserving million-dollar salaries for the select few who make partner. Others, like Ernst & Young and Deloitte, do a better job of sharing their take with rank and file employees, a practice that has resulted in lower attrition rates. It is unclear just how investment returns will be distributed among its Read More

Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

example supply chain proposal  Portals or exchanges, for example, tend to provide limited access to a subset of data. They typically only offer separate, ixed views of information that can not be easily manipulated or integrated, and can be subject to version control, cross-referencing problems or dificulties with dissemination. Again, when you need visibility across multiple sites, several static pieces of information do not make for a complete picture or offer a single version of the truth. Many have come to rely on tools such as Read More

How To Write a Winning Proposal


Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully difficult as writing one. So what are the secrets of truly successful proposal-writing?

example supply chain proposal  of first impressions. For example, if we go to a new dry cleaner in our neighborhood, and they end up losing a couple of our shirts or blouses and are rude to us, we'd have to be masochists to go back. It may be that they are normally very efficient and polite, and a combination of circumstances conspired to produce a negative impression on us. But we'll never know. We'll never go back. Research indicates that the primacy principle is so strong that it takes at least seven positive experiences to Read More

Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS, to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating supply chain management criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of i2 Technologies, Manugistics, Aspen Technology, Logility, and Adexa.

example supply chain proposal  Technologies is an excellent example of a supply chain management vendor that is successfully bringing its domain expertise in advanced planning and scheduling to provide the backend capabilities for procurement over the Internet. User Impact Users who want to cut their indirect material costs should not delay in selecting an appropriate vendor that offers online procurement, either a package vendor or Internet-based portal. For direct material purchases, where on-time deliveries are an imperative, users Read More

EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

example supply chain proposal  Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary EXE Technologies recently announced an agreement with IBM to combine strategy, marketing, sales, and development forces. The Dallas based supply chain execution (SCE) vendor is the latest in a growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE's flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and Read More

The Competitive Supply Chain


Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply chain from the back office are over. Today’s successful companies understand that lean supply chains maximize revenue and help stimulate growth—and their top executives aren’t afraid to wield their supply chains like weapons.

example supply chain proposal  Competitive Supply Chain Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply chain from the back office are over. Today’s successful companies understand that lean supply chains maximize revenue and help stimulate growth—and their top executives aren’t afraid to wield their supply chains like weapons. Read More

WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new venture capital, the company intends to make its presence known.

example supply chain proposal  Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals S. McVey - January 8, 2001 Vendor Genesis WAM Systems develops and markets Internet-enabled Supply Chain Planning (SCP) solutions exclusively to the worldwide chemical industry. CEO Jack Weiss founded the company in 1987 as a developer of custom solutions to support complex planning and scheduling requirements of polymer manufacturers. Weiss and others observed Read More

Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain


Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help.

example supply chain proposal  Risk in the Global Supply Chain Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

example supply chain proposal  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

example supply chain proposal  middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information technology now make it more feasible for distributors to adopt these tools such as supply chain management software. This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges Read More

Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach


Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE), and a leading position in the realm of warehouse management systems (WMS). Manhattan has also added many new capabilities to its portfolio throughout the years, such as transportation management (TMS), supply chain planning (SCP), and omni-channel enterprise order management. These capabilities have been “all the rage” and a new growth engine of late, causing Manhattan Associates to rebrand itself as a “supply chain commerce solutions” provider.

example supply chain proposal  Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions with an impressive array of profitable and growth quarters (20 or so in a row). The company has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE), and a leading position in the realm of warehouse management systems (WMS), but Manhattan has also added many new capabilities to its portfolio throughout the years, such as transportation management Read More