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Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

the major factors in supply chain management  continually) running production batches. The key issue is to synchronize distribution needs and production schedules. Again, breakdown repair is a major source for service and replacement part inventories, especially for expensive products (whereas some spare widgets can leverage new parts planning practices). Product structure is an another factor driving the differing requirements of the service supply chain. Namely, while product life cycles are decreasing, the service function must support not only Read More...
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Service Level Agreements for Manufacturers and Software Vendors in the Supply Chain
Supply chains are very complex, as is discrete manufacturing and the software that addresses its needs. To ease the complexities, service level agreements are

the major factors in supply chain management  delivering products on time, the manufacturer must take these factors into consideration, as such poor performance has major (negative) financial implications for the manufacturer. Read More...
Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

the major factors in supply chain management  It could be in the form of an attack by a terrorist organization to a major seaport, which could cause a major disruption to shipments of key raw materials or finished products. Damage to product reputation For an organization connected to a global supply chain, sometimes issues arise whereby a licensed subcontractor to the manufacturing organization engages in unlawful business practices  (such as child labor, or poor labor and environmental practices). These elements can have a negative impact on your 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

the major factors in supply chain management  order errors. One 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 retaile Read More...
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

the major factors in supply chain management  Oil shock II or the first major oil price disruption since the 1970s Sept 11, 2001 With these two disruptions, freight lead times and freight costs began to enter the equation in a significant way. Recently, an executive charged with a turnaround at a Silicon Valley icon was surprised to discover that in his retail business, which was being run out of a global logistics hub in Singapore, near his CMs factories in Malaysia, freight costs actually totaled 13% of revenue! Additionally, lead times had Read More...
Managing the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark
North American process manufacturers face increasing challenges related to heightened security, pricing pressures, global competition, and rising costs. Thus

the major factors in supply chain management  the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark North American process manufacturers face increasing challenges related to heightened security, pricing pressures, global competition, and rising costs. Thus, continuous improvement of processes is imperative to remaining competitive. How close is your company to world-class? And how focused are you on process improvement? Find out how get started on a process improvement strategy that will Read More...
Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

the major factors in supply chain management  and Its Benefits to the Organization Originally published - April 12, 2006 The market uses the terms business performance management (BPM), corporate performance management (CPM), and enterprise performance management (EPM) interchangeably. Vendors and industry analysts use these terms to describe performance management, but essentially they all mean the same thing. BPM represents the next generation of business intelligence (BI), and is defined as the use of software to help organizations manage their Read More...
Business Intelligence in SAP Business All-in-One: Improve Transparency and Agility
Business intelligence (BI) functionality can help your company gains visibility, insight, operational alignment, and accountability to increase revenue, margins

the major factors in supply chain management  business intelligence functionality,sap business all in one,improve transparency,improve agility,how to improve agility,exercises to improve agility,how to improve agility and speed,activities to improve agility,ways to improve agility,sap business all in one review,sap business all in one solution Read More...
Case Study: SAP and Marketing Management
By upgrading to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application as part of its CRM Clear Vision Program, SAP AG transformed the

the major factors in supply chain management  Management By upgrading to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application as part of its CRM Clear Vision Program, SAP AG transformed the way marketing and sales teams collaborate. Find out how increased visibility and improved interaction has helped SAP realize greater value from a more effective sales process, making it easier to hit sales targets and maximize sales revenue. Read More...
SAP In-memory Appliance (SAP HANA): The Next Wave of SAP In-memory Computing Technology
Download this datasheet to get a rundown of SAP HANA's functionality and the benefits it can provide for your business.

the major factors in supply chain management  In-memory Appliance (SAP HANA): The Next Wave of SAP In-memory Computing Technology Download this datasheet to get a rundown of SAP HANA's functionality and the benefits it can provide for your business. Read More...
Data Management and Analysis
From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it

the major factors in supply chain management  From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As). For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users to data Read More...
Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery? Part One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation
When searching for a warehouse management system (WMS), a number of myths surface.

the major factors in supply chain management  of attention to details. The smallest seemingly insignificant thing can cause a major problem. By working backwards from your date you can see what is reality and what is pie-in-the-sky! Myth #3 Fast and Big ROI As I listened to one vendor tout an ROI in eighteen months or less, I began walking away before I opened my big mouth and was forcefully removed from the conference. I can tell you this as a consultant and as the president of a WMS systems provider: You will receive every penny you invest in Read More...
Unified Performance Management: The Key to Successful Performance Management
Managing performance requires that business and IT, working collaboratively, develop a vision of how to integrate information and technology to improve the

the major factors in supply chain management  Performance Management: The Key to Successful Performance Management Managing performance requires that business and IT, working collaboratively, develop a vision of how to integrate information and technology to improve the performance of the organization’s people and processes, and then act on that vision. Using common performance management (PM) tools and systems—designed to ensure the effective use of consistent information—is critical to the success of the business. Find out why. Read More...
Enterprise Content Management: It Is More Than Just Web Content Management
Enterprise content management (ECM) is moving beyond web content management. To meet enterprises' needs, large vendors are introducing scaled down versions

the major factors in supply chain management  of products to fulfill the current needs and demands of user organizations. There are two significant developments in this market. First, large vendors, such as Microsoft and Xythos , have introduced a scaled down version of ECM suites, focusing on ease of use, fast return on investment (ROI), and limited functionality. Such solutions are emerging in the current market providing improved productivity to organizations. Second, there is a market segment that need everything to be integrated with Read More...
Make 'em Beg for It-How To Get Support for Electronic Document Management Systems and Electronic Records Management Systems
To successfully obtain the budget and organizational support for an electronic documentation management systems (EDMS) and electronic records management system

the major factors in supply chain management  Systems To successfully obtain the budget and organizational support for an electronic documentation management systems (EDMS) and electronic records management system (ERMS) project you need to know the pain points of all the departments in your organization. By asking the right questions of each department you’ll be able to develop your business case and create a persuasive analysis on the cost benefit for EDMS/ERMS. Read More...

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