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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
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 mana...
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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 Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts
The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these

history of supply chain logistics  combines time series demand history with causal factor projections to generate item-location specific estimates of usage probability distributions. Strategic Positioning Each part location and inventory echelon is planned in isolation or in planning groups, without considering multi-echelon, multi-indenture, and system interactions. Up to date multi-echelon optimization based on rapid solution algorithms and strong model or system architectures that can be applied across a wide range of industries and Read More
The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge
Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently

history of supply chain logistics  SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Source : SAP Resources Related to Supply chain : Supply chain (Wikipedia) Getting Value From Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge Supply Chain Challenge is also known as : supply chain challenge , risk management , 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
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.

history of supply chain logistics  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
Analyzing the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community
Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve

history of supply chain logistics  the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve the productivity, performance, and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s writeup on the vendor and find out how Descartes’ solutions can bridge the information gap between logistics organizations, and provide visibility into the entire logistics process. Read More
Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal
Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy

history of supply chain logistics  of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal Introduction Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy of being the lowest cost provider is one thing, but dramatic, tactical discounting on every deal will erode your company's margins and leave you digging a deeper and deeper hole in which your company will ultimately bury itself. I don't want to give you the impression that Read More
Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.
Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft's functionality into their existing

history of supply chain logistics  of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, Read More
Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some
Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We

history of supply chain logistics  time in the company's history. This looks particularly impressive against the backdrop of a modest first quarter report from Oracle's biggest competitor in the business applications space - SAP. Database software sales generated $778 million, but it was the applications part of the business that caused the real excitement. According to the company's reports, they brought in $199 million, allegedly driven in part by the booming sales experienced in the CRM space, Oracle claims. According to the company, Read More
Types of Video Conferencing
The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol

history of supply chain logistics  of Video Conferencing The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) video conferencing is on the rise, and there are a range of platforms and devices businesses use to communicate, with a growing number of protocols that make each of these interoperable. Read this detailed guide on several types of VoIP video conferencing solutions. 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

history of supply chain logistics  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
New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance
In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

history of supply chain logistics  Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of tough markets, tight margins, escalating costs, and increased competition. In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise , learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company overcome these challenges. You'll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, Read More

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