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Thinking Radically: Interview with Gary Cokins
One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to speak with great people. In this installment of Thinking Radically, I speak with Gary Cokins,

supply interview questions  as customer relationship management, supply chain management, risk management, and human capital management systems, as well as lean management and the Six Sigma initiatives. It is quite a stew, but they all blend together. BPM puts BI into context. BI reporting consumes stored data that first must be cleansed and integrated from disparate source systems and then transformed into information. Analytics produces new information. BPM then leverages and deploys the information. BPM requires BI as a 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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S&OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise
Today’s businesses must be able to swiftly respond to the constant changes emerging across their global global supply chains and fulfillment networks to improve

supply interview questions  ’s global manufacturing & supply chain practice, chimed in with his views . Moreover, TEC’s extended coverage of S&OP led to Kinaxis requesting that TEC analysts participate in a guest interview series on the Kinaxis blog on the same topic . The time has come for us to return the favor to Kinaxis resident expert Trevor Miles, director of thought leadership and (chief blogger) at Kinaxis. Miles has focused much of his career with Kinaxis on seeking new market opportunities within the company’s Read More...
Discussing the S&OP State of Affairs with Logility’s Karin Bursa
My recent exhaustive series of articles on sales @ operations planning (S@OP) entitled “APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S@OP Coming of Age?” and the

supply interview questions  Bob Ferrari of the Supply Chain Matters blog , and Atul Pandey of Infosys , to name only a few.  You can see  all the posts here .   In addition to the honor of inclusion among the abovementioned luminaries, what attracted me was my realization that the entire series was meant to be thought-leadership -- there are no references or endorsements of any vendors (the host vendor Kinaxis included). While I was honored to close the series with my post, the down side was in my concern that I might not have Read More...
ROI In Your Warehouse! (REAL or IMAGINED)
How can someone legitimately evaluate new software, improvements to a process, or

supply interview questions  is important to your Supply Chain because if you do not already know that then you are probably asking, What is a Supply Chain? But I am going to tell you the next time you are discussing ROI with a vendor, ask yourself and them. Is that REAL OR IMAGINED? About the Author Rene' Jones was the founder and President of Total Logistics Solutions, Inc. ( www.logisticsociety.com ). He is now President and CEO of AHN Corporation ( www.ahninc.com ). With over 18 years of experience in training, warehousing Read More...
An Interview with Saj-nicole Joni (Author of The Third Opinion)
The term The Third Opinion was coined by Clark Clifford, advisor and friend to many US Presidents. One thing is clear to all of us who have been observing

supply interview questions  security, off-shoring, working across supply chains, and cultures, people at all levels are faced with decisions that are no longer simple or straightforward. You need the third opinion when you are facing decisions that matter, and where this is, there is no one right answer. Each choice has some good points and some drawbacks, shades of gray. It's impractical to seek the third opinion on everything—and it's unwise to miss out on it for your hardest and most impactful decisions. ChainLink: I like the Read More...
Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

supply interview questions  of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors involved in the supply chain process, and how the software market has developed solutions to meet the challenges faced by today’s manufacturers and distributors. Fierce competition is not today’s manufacturers only concern. Rising fuel costs, an increase in the number of government regulations, a greater need for Read More...
Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty
Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby

supply interview questions  Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty Background Leonardo da Vinci was once quoted as saying, Art is difficult to replicate, and unpredictable in its application, other than by Mother Nature . This explains why there are so few Stradivarius violins on the market. Yet today, contemporary art is easy to replicate by using modern duplicating technology. However, in the case of modern manufacturing, art has mostly been replaced with statistical measurement and process control. For this reason, Read More...
Micro-verticals, Channels, and New Technologies for Infor Supply Chain
If you are evaluating supply chain solutions in 2014, Infor’s offerings are worth another look, particularly if you have not looked at how Infor is using its

supply interview questions  New Technologies for Infor Supply Chain By P.J. Jakovljevic ( bio ) and Robert Eastman Infor ’s stream of new technologies, approaches, and programs as of late indicate the vendor’s new technological leanings: there’s the Infor 10x platform, Infor ION, Infor Ming.le, Infor Analytics, Infor’s Hook & Loop group, Infor’s UpgradeX Program, and Infor’s recently announced new micro-vertical program for partners. Once known as a more stodgy home for software applications that had nowhere else to go, Read More...
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

supply interview questions  Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability Abstract The last decade has witnessed a substantial shift in emphasis on the part of many OEM manufacturers, from a focus on the products they produce to a concentration on their customers and the value that their customers derive from ownership and use of these products after the initial product sale. The importance of service is made clear in a recent AMR survey 1 of manufacturing companies which revealed that service represents 24 Read More...
Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption
Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and

supply interview questions  are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. 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

supply interview questions  - 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...
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

supply interview questions  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 within, and Read More...
Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts
Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their

supply interview questions  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More...
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

supply interview questions  Essential Supply Chain Supply Chain Management vs. Enterprise Resource Planning Where SCM was once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, companies are now beginning to perceive it as a logical and necessary extension of ERP. It is also represents the best method of entry into the realm of business-to-business collaboration, which is simply an extension of the supply chain to include upstream and downstream trading partners (i.e., suppliers and customers). There are several reasons why ERP Read More...
RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)
RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from

supply interview questions  Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf) RedPrairie Corporation is an Alpharetta, Georgia, United States (US)–based provider of best of breed supply chain execution (SCE), workforce and all-channel retail solutions. Many of the world’s leading businesses rely on RedPrairie solutions to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. RedPrairie was founded in 1975 as McHugh Freeman & Associates , a consulting and Read More...

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