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Demand-driven Supply Networks for Small and Medium Business
Lately demand-driven supply networks (DDSN) are a much talked about topic, yet little is written about SMBs and DDSN. By understanding the basics of DDSN, and

wal mart supply demand  enterprise-level early-adopters such as Wal-Mart. As with many technologies that are in the early stages of development, small and medium businesses have to wait for the time when adoption increases and costs come down. Being in this position often means that SMBS are rarely in a position to employ many technologies for their competitive advantage. In the case of DDSN this is not necessarily the case since it is possible for businesses to adopt a modular approach to building their DDSN infrastructures.

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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, hosting, and related services that should enable users throughout the world to collaborate in near real time.

wal mart supply demand  with leading retailers like Wal-Mart , SUPERVALU , and Home Depot , and was well on its way to establishing itself as one of only ten data pools in the world. Service Contract Management Additionally, in February 2006 Click Commerce acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Elance, Inc ., based in Mountain View, California (US). This provided on-demand e-commerce solutions for contractor management services business, with capabilities enabling companies to find, evaluate, purchase, manage, 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.

wal mart supply demand  in WebTESS combines quantitative Wall Street ratio and metric analysis with qualitative management and corporate evaluations. Only by combining the two components can IT executives accurately assess the risk and benefit of corporate investment in a specific product and vendor option. Number 5: Corporate Strategy - Corporate strategy evaluates the corporate road map and strategy of the software vendor with regard to specific timelines of how the product will be developed, sold, and supported within the Read More

A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II


Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution for planning and optimizing finished goods in distribution environments. So, How Does ToolsGroup Solve the Distribution Puzzle? Most of the benefits are driven here by the distinctive Stock Mix Optimization capability that has delivered

wal mart supply demand  giants ( Kroger or Wal-Mart that will not take no for an answer). Accordingly, Forecast MicroAllocation performs detailed demand pattern sensing and features a forecast consumption logic with reactive adjustments. The final part of this blog series will describe how the above-mentioned ToolsGroup's capabilities have been parlayed into solutions for long-tail environments. In the meantime, your comments, opinions, experiences, etc. are highly encouraged and appreciated. Read More

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, new product inventory methods are missing opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

wal mart supply demand  Proctor & Gamble to Wal-Mart across the globe (see Linking Planning and Execution Systems for Retailers' Nirvana—Improved Visibility and Fulfillment ). It cannot be understated that significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies attempting to manage their service and replacement parts using conventional, new product inventory methods are missing significant opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness Read More

Demand Management Inc.


Founded in 1985, Demand Solutions provides supply and demand planning software to small and midsized enterprises. More than 2,000 customers in over 70 countries use Demand Solutions for demand planning and forecasting, inventory planning and replenishment, collaboration, sales and operations planning (S&OP), advanced planning and scheduling (APS), and point-of-sale (POS) management. The company is committed to helping customers solve problems such as excess inventory, low customer service levels, product seasonality, long lead times, and low inventory turns. Demand Solutions has offices in over 20 countries, and has seven major support centers worldwide.

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Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

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The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility


That's just one of the key realities you'll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

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A New Supply Chain


The global trade industry is changing faster than ever before. It’s now possible for importers to have a level of visibility into their business that was impossible a few years ago. Importers realize the profound effect this information will have on their ability to be profitable, and are eager to implement information solutions. So what’s the best application for you?

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Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

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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.

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Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

wal mart supply demand  John Pavain, president of Norwalk, Connecticut'based MaxQ Technology, a developer of demand management systems and a Microsoft® partner. Demand planning is an area that most companies need help in. Poor Forecasting = Poor Profits Whether it's for consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing, high tech and electronics, or automotive demand, sales forecasts often lack the sophistication needed to optimize both operations and profits. We've been pretty wrong on forecasting in both directions for Read More

On Demand Delivery Compels a Compensation Management Vendor


The on demand paradigm and enterprise incentive management market seem to have established a viable cross-section to the extent that, going forward, some players feel comfortable enough to opt solely for the software-as-a-service, subscription-based delivery model.

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Successful Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map


The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI.

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Engineering Supply Chain Security


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

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