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Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology
In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be

is vmi a supply chain technology  for whom this merger is a virtue made out of necessity and likely the only way it could continue its long-term existence. While Kmart has improved its financial performance and operations since coming out of bankruptcy in 2003 to the point where it even become a buyer, it has not been able to distinguish itself from Wal-Mart and Target, not to mention an army of boutique specialty stores, catalog retailers, and Internet-based sellers. Without this merger, its stand-alone, long-term survival is difficult, Read More

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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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A Possible Remedy for Non-responsive Supply Chains
Because the supply chains of most manufacturers have become complex, global networks, managing these systems requires enterprise applications that enable

is vmi a supply chain technology  Supply Chains Increasing globalization is leaving manufacturers no choice but to change the way they conduct their business, starting with reorganizing their supply chain processes. More and more, these organizations are opting to streamline their in-house operations by steering their supply chains toward horizontal or virtual integration. But many manufacturers have found that the software technologies designed for the vertical supply chains of yesterday cannot support this growing trend in supply chain Read More
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

is vmi a supply chain technology  of the major benefits is improved collaboration between the supplier and customer. When it comes to store replenishment collaboration, many retailers are already sharing POS data with their suppliers. Some are now taking the next step by asking their manufacturers to take part in the store replenishment process. This approach goes beyond conventional VMI and continuous replenishment programs that concentrate on retail inventory. Store replenishment collaboration involves both the retailer and manufacturer Read More
The Supply Chain in the Cloud
Many companies today are obviously interested in using enterprise technology that they can access via the cloud. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model

is vmi a supply chain technology  model avails companies, as is well known, of technology without a large fixed cost, and that is device independent, and accessible by more users, without continual upgrades to worry about. While there are the oft-mentioned concerns around security (which we will not get into here), and SaaS is not the right software delivery model for every client for every deployment, there is no denying that SaaS has much to offer in the right situation. We have been talking with clients and others about the influence o Read More
A Supply Chain Applications Vendor Expands Beyond Its Roots
Click Commerce has evolved beyond its roots, into a provider of much more comprehensive on-demand supply and demand chain management software, consulting

is vmi a supply chain technology  Its Roots Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries. The vendor has evolved beyond its roots, into a provider of much more comprehensive on-demand supply and demand chain management software, consulting, hosting, and related services that should enable users throughout the world to collaborate (that is, to work jointly with others), in near real time, and conduct commerce (exchange ideas, opinions, sentiments, products, Read More
App Development in a Mobile World: A CIO Handbook
As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid

is vmi a supply chain technology  and claims from vendors promising rapid delivery of applications to your employees, customers, and partners. To help explain some of the topics you will need to be aware of, and to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, SAP has developed a reference guide for applying a mobile strategy in the context of application architectures, best practices, and available resources. Know how to develop, deploy, maintain your mobile apps and create an effective mobile strategy for your organization. Read More
A Buyer's Guide to Choosing a Mobile Marketing Platform
Engagement is the key to mobile user retention. But many marketers don’t have the right marketing platform to give them the insights to optimize in-app

is vmi a supply chain technology  Mobile Marketing Platform Engagement is the key to mobile user retention. But many marketers don’t have the right marketing platform to give them the insights to optimize in-app experiences to prompt purchases and other conversions. This guide outlines what mobile marketing means today, the growing monetization trends, and the “must-haves” in choosing a mobile marketing vendor (plus, there’s a checklist!). Read More
Riverbed Technology
Riverbed is a provider of application performance infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete platform for location-independent computing. Riverbed@s

is vmi a supply chain technology  Technology Riverbed is a provider of application performance infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete platform for location-independent computing. Riverbed's technology enables organizations to embrace location-independent computing to better leverage global resources, reduce the cost of running their business, and maximize employee productivity. Read More
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)-A Critical Component of Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI)
The wise enterprise recognizes the need for objective metrics and measurements and for its users to establish metrics to monitor and manage results at every

is vmi a supply chain technology  Performance Indicators (KPIs)-A Critical Component of Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) The wise enterprise recognizes the need for objective metrics and measurements and for its users to establish metrics to monitor and manage results at every level in the organization. To meet these goals, an enterprise must select a sophisticated BI solution with powerful KPI and other BI and CPM features that are simple enough for every user and accessible from within and outside the walls of the enterprise. Read More
A Very Helpful Tool When You’re Choosing a New Software Solution
If you've ever been involved in selecting a business software solution, you know how tricky it can be. Today’s software systems are quite complex, and it can be

is vmi a supply chain technology  making a bad choice is to have a complete list of software functions to refer to. Let's say you're going to be choosing a new ERP system. With a list in hand of all the functions an ERP system can perform, you could flag all the functions your organization requires, prioritize them, and then submit them to vendors to see if, and how well, each vendor supports them. Creating this prioritized list of functional requirements and submitting it to vendors would not only help make sure that no functionalities Read More
TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30

is vmi a supply chain technology  Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30% compared with traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the Read More
Why Project Portfolio Management Is a Must-have Strategic Asset in a Down Economy
Project portfolio management (PPM) software can provide a dynamic decision-making process for assessing projects such as portfolios, prioritizing projects, and

is vmi a supply chain technology  Project Portfolio Management Is a Must-have Strategic Asset in a Down Economy Project portfolio management (PPM) software can provide a dynamic decision-making process for assessing projects such as portfolios, prioritizing projects, and allocating limited resources to meet key organizational objectives. Using PPM can also help you better align and manage your people, projects, and processes—giving you the ability to react quickly to change and minimize risk in the current declining market. 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

is vmi a supply chain technology  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 eFulfillment systems, will be jointly marketed with IBM's solutions, including its e-commerce server package, Net.commerce, and collaborative messaging solution, MQSeries. Initially, the alliance will target the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale Read More
Baan E-Commerce: a Wing, a Prayer & a Single Platform
Baan hopes e-Enterprise will put them on the e-commerce map.

is vmi a supply chain technology  A subcomponent of e-sales is the e-configurator tool, which delivers support for real-time sales configuration on the web. Baan E-Collaboration: a system that allows employees and business partners to interact on-line. Baan E-Procurement: an indirect procurement solution that connects to Baan's ERP-based procurement functionality. E-Enterprise is not alone in this market. Baan faces stiff competition from industry giants such as SAP with its mySAP.com offering, J.D. Edwards alliance with Read More

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