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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

history of supply chain logistics  balance costs. A Brief History Of Globalization In order to understand why we got into the position we are in, it would be useful to take a short history lesson on globalization. Fundamentally, civilizations have been trading in goods and services for centuries. Trading in rare spices, silks, animals and other goods is as old as man. However, when cheap transportation came into being (with steam ships, the internal combustion engine and air transport), and when communications revolutionized the ability Read More

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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

history of supply chain logistics  with an unknown behavioral history. Increasing product reliability requirements further intensify this difference. Inventory turnover (synonymous with inventory turns ) is the number of times that an inventory cycles, or turns over, during the year, and a frequently used method to compute inventory turnover is to divide the average inventory level into the annual cost of sales. For example, an average inventory of $3 million divided into an annual cost of sales of $21 million means that inventory Read More
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to

history of supply chain logistics  largest inventory write-off in history. These debacles are not necessarily the direct result of poor software selection or faulty SCM evaluation—but they are potent reminders that software evaluation can be the single most important factor behind operational success—or organizational failure. How the Software Selection Process Can Help • Understand how different applications will improve supply chain delivery, cost performance, and order execution. • Review warehouse management features and logic Read More
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

history of supply chain logistics  We have a rich history of innovation and growth that has made us a true industry leader. Today, SAP employs more than 35,000 people in more than 50 countries. Our professionals are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and support. Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) , designs and sells the Zemeter suite of supply chain management software. Combining this advanced SCM tool with process improve- ment and education SCC is assisting process manufacturers in Asia, Europe, South and North 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

history of supply chain logistics  review their expense-offset penalty history and performance trends, update profile information and ask questions. Figure 1. One of the key components of the program is identifying and understanding events of non-compliance that have the greatest impact on the business. Expense-offset penalties (monetary penalties assigned to events of non-compliance) must be carefully developed to reflect the economic impact of the violation on the retailer's business. For example, if a shipment arrives at a distribution 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

history of supply chain logistics  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
Supply Chain Execution
The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today@s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize

history of supply chain logistics  Chain Execution The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today’s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize activities and share information in real time. Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added Read More
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

history of supply chain logistics  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). 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

history of supply chain logistics  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
Business Answers at Your Fingertips: The Real-time Value of BI
This Aberdeen Research brief homes in on the critical time element of a best-in-class business intelligence (BI) strategy. The research shows that top performer

history of supply chain logistics  Answers at Your Fingertips: The Real-time Value of BI This Aberdeen Research brief homes in on the critical time element of a best-in-class business intelligence (BI) strategy. The research shows that top performer are leveraging real-time of near real-time analytics to proactively manage their business and drive substantial performance improvements. Download this report for full details. 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

history of supply chain logistics  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 management, it’s easy to see the importance of all types of communication at each phase. By taking a closer look at the main phases of project management listed below, we will discuss strategies to obtain both internal and external customer satisfaction. In order to achieve thi Read More
Reverse Logistics for Service
Reverse logistics management for service requires specialized software that accounts for many transactions and processes unique to installed base support. By

history of supply chain logistics  reverse logistics, return material authorization, field service management, dynamic scheduling, reverse logistics management, repair time tracking, return service exception management Read More
mySAP® - Supply Chain Management
This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply

history of supply chain logistics  information,management,SAP,supply,chain,features Read More

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