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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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i2 Will Come Out Ahead In Kmart Deal
While many retailers acquire advanced technology for their supply chains in order to stay ahead of competition, Kmart is doing it just to stay in business.

kmart supply  If i2 can help Kmart reverse the damage from an inefficient supply chain, then even the most skeptical observers will have to admit that TradeMatrix has capabilities in retail. Second, even if Kmart does not reap the full potential from TradeMatrix, i2 will have gained access to the full scope of one of retail's oldest supply chains if only for a short time. The insights i2 can learn during this timeframe and the subsequent retail-specific features it can develop for TradeMatrix will greatly enhance its

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template

Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logist... Get this template

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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 competitive. It needs to coordinate its retail strategy with supply chain technology to make it triumph.

kmart supply  stores between Sears and Kmart when they were independent. Ultimately, the savings from the merger should certainly bolster Sears and Kmart's competitive strength, since their combined purchasing clout and streamlined supply chain capabilities is projected to result in $300 million (USD) of financial improvements. This may be cost equivalent to Target and somewhat improve costing against Wal-Mart. The volume of this combined portfolio can increased the opportunities for new private-label product Read More

Retailers Join Forces for a "Make or Break" Attempt in Their Competitive Landscape


Today's competitive retail landscape has lead to mega-mergers between some of the oldest retailers in the US: Kmart and Sears. Before the technical issues of merging disparate supply chain systems can be addressed, these giants first had had to get their business "housekeeping" in order.

kmart supply  the goal of making Kmart a great retail company once again. Additionally, Sears Holdings expects to achieve annual cost savings of over $300 million (USD) through improved merchandising and non-merchandising purchasing scale and improved supply chain, administrative, and other operational efficiencies. Further, the combined company will complete a full store asset review as part of a plan to monetize non-strategic real estate assets as appropriate. Crowley and Richter will jointly lead an integration team Read More

Wet Quarter Postpones Amazon's Desiccation While Kmart Drowns


It is all about a viable and innovative business value proposition, immaculate execution, low costs, and customer satisfaction, and not about the company’s name or the nature of its operation (clicks vs. bricks) – should be the motto of the story of the two pertinent giants Amazon and Kmart.

kmart supply  attention, and cost savings. Kmart did attempt to harness technology at least to address supply chain efficiency, though. By deploying a number of supply chain management products including i2 Technologies and EXE Technologies , the company launched an ambitious renovation attempt to improve supply chain systems, with the aim to reduce store-level out-of-stocks and to increase inventory turns. Unfortunately, Kmart had seemingly fallen prey to the misperception that packaged applications can run a complex Read More

Merging Disparate IT Systems and Exploiting Multichannels


Astute IT strategies should help any company develop a strong competitive advantage whether it be improved time-to-market, better insights about customers behavior and preferences, or to devise a more efficient supply chain. This should be embraced by Sears Holding and Federation/May.

kmart supply  cost savings. Moreover, while Kmart attempted to harness technology to address supply chain efficiency, it did not follow through to get value out of its solutions. For example, in mid 2000, Kmart deployed a number of SCM products including i2 Technologies and former EXE Technologies (now part of SSA Global ), to launch an ambitious renovation attempt worth $1.4 billion (USD) of software to improve its supply chain systems. It aim to reduce store-level out-of-stocks and to increase inventory turns (see Read More

Successful Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain


Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can start losing hold of the critical basics that make them work and, just as importantly, that help the companies using the supply chain meet their own objectives. It is important, therefore, to keep a list of ‘supply chain basics’ handy and continually monitor your supply chain with these underlying principles in mind.

kmart supply  Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can start losing hold of the critical basics that make them work and, just as importantly, that help the companies using the supply chain meet their own objectives. It is important, therefore, to keep a list of ‘supply chain basics’ handy and continually monitor your supply Read More

Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design


Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities.

kmart supply  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More

Engineering Supply Chain Security


Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide.

kmart supply  Supply Chain Security Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide. Read More

Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop


Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like Facebook and Twitter are being increasingly used in a new, flexible supply chain cycle. Read this article to learn how two very different companies are taking advantage of the unique contribution social media can make to the dynamic supply and demand loop.

kmart supply  Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop Social media is providing a key link in the new generation of cloud-based supply chains. Cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) platforms have been around for more than a decade now, although they haven't always been described as such. In recent years, though, this kind of software is starting to be built with social media capability as a central pillar. Companies with long supply chains that need to communicate with myriad partners across the Read More

Supply Chain Portfolio 2004


Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

kmart supply  Chain Portfolio 2004 Introduction Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic Read More

Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP


Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies. Years ago—when the pace of market change was slow—S&OP was a nice-to-have; today it’s a business imperative! But it doesn’t have to happen overnight. By taking a five-step approach, companies can implement S&OP at their own pace.

kmart supply  Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) delivers strategic business solutions that enable clients to gather, process and share information across the extended supply chain. SCC solutions combine years of real world experience in the areas of sales and operations 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 ...

kmart supply  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

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 chain network to remain competitive and successful.

kmart supply  - 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 chain network to remain competitive and successful. 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.

kmart supply  of proponents like retailers Kmart, Wal-Mart, and Sports Authority as well as consulting firms like Andersen Consulting. Several supply chain management and ERP vendors have recognized the potential for CPFR and are building standard protocols and features into their collaboration products to support it. A good example is Logility, which was an early champion of collaborative planning. Its Voyager XPS and XES products are the culmination of several years of CPFR-compliant architecture development. Read More

Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain


Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean methodology, you can proceed through your supply chain transformation to become effectively lean.

kmart supply  Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain Introduction As described in Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain , lean manufacturing can be extended beyond the shop floor and into other supply chain processes. To do this, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities. By keeping in mind some guidelines, a company can effectively transform the supply chain into a lean process. Integrating and Supplementing with Lean Lean functionality must be integrated wit Read More