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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence
Delivering Supply Chain Excellence. Papers and Other Software Package to Use In Your Complex System and for Delivering Supply Chain Excellence. Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come down to overall IT strategy. If it is already segmented, it makes sense to add best-of-breed applications for specific operational areas. However, if a more rationalized common operating platform is the strategy, there are compelling arguments for supply chain ERP.

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: of companies that dictates how this is done. The Modern Supply Chain Integration After decades of investment in IT systems large and small, many companies are now faced with a frankly daunting array of hardware, software, operating systems, processes, tools and methodologies. Some work, some don’t and with many, no-one has any idea what they do. However, one thing is clear. If all these systems could talk to each other, share data and open up to internal and external systems, companies could generate
12/1/2006 1:04:00 PM

Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics.Reports and Other Software Program to Use In Your Complex System for Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain. One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a collaborative allows companies to save money and streamline operations.

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: an outsourced relationship. Understand how the JIT manufacturing method is affected by Inbound transportation An important trend in the US Manufacturing industry over the past decade has been the adoption of the JIT manufacturing concept. A broad definition (among companies adopting the JIT manufacturing method) of the JIT concept (as pertaining to the Inbound supply chain/ logistics and manufacturing) that we found is a system of production and inventory management in which inbound raw materials and/ or
1/20/2006 10:37:00 AM

Supply Chain in 2013 » The TEC Blog
to press, to see how domestic political forces will impact the U.S. business climate right from the 2013 get-go. If ever “waiting with bated breath” was a relevant turn of phrase, it is probably now. While both the near-term U.S. fiscal policies and the ongoing debt crisis in Europe will strongly influence the outlook for 2013, the further removed we are from the depths of the 2008 recession, the more companies want, and need, to shift from defensive to more offensive market-focused supply chain

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: global supply chain complexity, global trade management, s&op, sales and operations planning, supply chain management, supply chain strategy, Supply Chain visibility, supply shain analytics, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
02-01-2013

Optimize Internal Supply Chain
Optimize Internal Supply Chain. Reports and Other Software Program to Use In Your System to Optimize your Internal Supply Chain. The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line users in a simple and workable format is a new measure of information technology (IT) performance.

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: of IT performance. So how can manufacturers manage their internal supply chain with fewer resources? By concentrating their efforts on the areas that will have the biggest impact on their bottom lines. By focusing on specific business problems, companies can deploy cost effective technology solutions that provide concrete ROI. In this white paper, we will examine those activities that can provide manufacturers immediate help in reducing internal supply chain cost by improving plant efficiencies via
4/29/2005 9:33:00 AM

Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative benefits of real time information and reduced inventory, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities.

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: principles beyond plant production. However, these progressive companies show that the extension of lean manufacturing concepts across the interdependent supply chain network of suppliers, customers, and partners can result in real value creation for the savvy enterprise. Lean supply chain operations require continual planning, monitoring, and refinement. They can also undergo transformational changes in response to technological developments. Creating a lean supply chain by streamlining business and
9/13/2005

Supply Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge » The TEC Blog
initiatives for 2013, and how does this merger change your plans? Let’s talk. Share This   Read More     --> Trackback Address     Tags: global trade management , gtm , GTNexus , industry watch , supply chain logistics , TradeCard * Name: * E-mail (private) : Web site: XHTML: You can use these tags: --> * Comments: * Spam protection: Sum of 6 + 9 ?     Notify me of followup comments via e-mail --> The TEC Blog Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection Tag Cloud analytics bi BPM Business

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: global trade management, gtm, GTNexus, industry watch, supply chain logistics, TradeCard, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
08-01-2013

ToolsGroup—Statistics-based Supply Chain Planning » The TEC Blog
advent of demand sensing, however, increased the complexity by an order of magnitude, and ToolsGroup developed its Demand Sensing solution  to be able to perform demand analytics on a hundred million data points. Machine Learning Engine (MLE) It is, then, perhaps not too surprising that as ToolsGroup saw where the trend was going, it started to work on a machine-to-machine approach. ToolsGroup’s model has always assumed a more or less “hands-off” statistical approach. ToolsGroup’s Machine

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: demand forecasting, demand planning, forecasting, intermittent demand, Machine learning engine, supply chain planning, toolsgroup, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
30-04-2013

Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market
Changing business requirements have forced supply chain execution (SCE) vendors to expand via add-on modules. Seeing this upward push from the SCE vendors, enterprise resource planning vendors are now pushing downward and including SCE modules within their solutions.

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: side of the chart shows traditional ERP modules, and the right-hand side displays typical SCM functionality. Within each of these modules, there are submodules, as in advanced demand planning (outlined in gray). In demand management alone, several components that were not previously included in earlier versions of ERP have now been incorporated. Likewise, within SCM software, modules such as BI, manufacturing, and SRM are now included as part of SCE software. The SCM Push Upward Supply chain vendors of
3/25/2009

Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse
TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives an overview of Logility’s capabilities and interviews Logility’s vice president of marketing, Karen Bursa. Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and depth of expertise is on par with or stronger than that of its competitors for the markets it serves. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives an overview of Logility’s capabilities and interviews Logility’s vice president of marketing, Karen Bursa.

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: syndicated data, and determine how the company is executing against the plan. If the variations from target exceed a certain threshold or pattern, the system will proactively recommend switching to another model. From a demand perspective, Voyager Solutions forecasts demand across multiple customers, multiple channels, and multiple market segments to deliver as much granularity as a company requires. This also provides the ability to group and evaluate scenarios in several different areas, market
4/16/2012 1:46:00 PM

Beware Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!) » The TEC Blog
(what data to use, how to present it, and the actual calculations to use) and also lack “what-if” capability. On the other hand, the problems with Excel are lack of consistency, many answers to the same question (multiple versions of the “truth” depending upon how a particular sheet was put together), delays in revising the sheets after any change, and difficulties in keeping all those sheets “current” as data changes, particularly BOM or supply chain structures. Some companies have found a

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: Bill of Material (BOM) management, budget, demand planning, forecasting, Inventory management, MS Excel, Purchasing Management, Sales and Operational Planning (S&OP), SCM, Sourcing Management, spend analysis, spreadsheet, What if, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
23-04-2010

Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Strategies. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of catching up to do—and very little time to do it.

HOW THE WALMART SUPPLY CHAIN WORKS: to store product and how to ship it, says Upton. The improved production scheduling dropped plant overtime from 25% to 8%. More efficient production runs meant that the company didn t need excess inventory and there- fore could trim its U.S. distribution network from 28 to 8 warehouses. A redesigned network also meant that Sunsweet Growers could hold transportation costs flat despite ever-increasing fuel charges. Logistics Transformation Priorities for 2007 As part of their transformation efforts, half
10/9/2007 3:21:00 PM


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