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What Makes a Green Supply Chain?
The Green PhilosophyThere has been so much hype about “green” that many organizations are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it

what is supply chain means  are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it everywhere—in the food we eat (green beans), during our morning routine (green contact lenses), on our way to work (green traffic lights), in our down time (green tea), and during the course of our work day (green initiatives).  Green initiatives can be seen in every industry and every sector: from marketing to engineering, from infrastructure to architecture, from supply chain to technology, and more.  Green is state of mind which 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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Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

what is supply chain means  not the goal itself. What companies really need is the ability to leverage visibility to take action. Many will promote visibility solutions and will tie that to statements like sense and respond. The problem is few, if any, are actually providing tools to enable the response process. They provide a limited level of visibility and leave users to determine how to beneit from it. Information only has value when you know what to do with it. You can give someone all the song sheets you want, but if they Read More
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

what is supply chain means  more limited focus on what the direct intermediate customer requires. Linear interactions will give way to interactions that occur in parallel. Slowly, businesses are evolving toward the concept of the lean supply chain , working together toward a common set of customer-driven goals, and acting as an ISN. SCM needs to become more about information exchange among the entire supply chain, and to expand beyond limited point-to-point integration with a select few partners. As manufacturing operations 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

what is supply chain means  blues and start anticipating what issues the customer is concerned with now. Revisionists went the way of the Berlin Wall . Think The Power of Now! This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's online magazine, read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT professionals each month. Thought-provoking and actionable articles from ChainLink's analysts, top industry executives, researchers, and fellow practitioners. To view the entire magazine, click here . About the Author For more than two decades, Read More
Mobile Supply Chain Management: The Dream Is Becoming a Reality
Mobile computing is changing the way companies manage their entire business. The development of ultra-portable computing devices is geared to support a slew of

what is supply chain means  broke through new boundaries. What tablet computers bring today is an entirely new format that marries the looks of a large smartphone with specs akin to netbooks. Apple made the case in point with its iPad . And, clearly, imitation is a sign of envy, as the slew of tablets looking to gain market entry in 2011 is tantamount to the gold rush of the olden days. Screen sizes range mostly from 5 to 12 inches. Wi-Fi is just about standard for all models, followed closely by Global Positioning System ( GPS ) Read More
What Is EDI?
Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a general term used to explain computer-to-computer exchange of routine business documents, using an approved, standard

what is supply chain means  Is EDI? Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a general term used to explain computer-to-computer exchange of routine business documents, using an approved, standard format, without human intervention. Understanding your primary goal is vital when beginning to implement an EDI system. Find out how your business can run more efficiently and effectively with an EDI solution. Read More
Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

what is supply chain means  supply chain activities:   What Is SCM Software? SCM software manages product flows from supplier, to manufacturer, to customer. In brief, it manages supply and demand for an organization. According to APICS , SCM software refers to the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance globally. SCM Read More
n.Skep
The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision

what is supply chain means  n.skep ibs,crash n.skep,n.skep ibs,crash n.skep,n.skep ibs,crash n.skep,supply chain manager,supply chain planning,supply chain innovation,supply chain execution software,global logistics supply chain strategies,supply chain system,supply chain replenishment,supply chain planning,supply chain forecasting,supply chain simulation,supply chain strategy,supply chain performance,supply chain execution,supply chain manager,supply chain,lean supply chain,supply chain visibility,supply chain operations,supply chain engineering,manage supply chain,global logistics supply chain strategies Read More
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013
Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq, dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel has selected

what is supply chain means  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013 Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq , dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel  has selected Quintiq for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, inventory optimization, detailed scheduling, and sequencing optimization. Ariba LIVE 2013  is happening May 6–8, 2013, for “procurement, finance, AP, treasury, IT, sales, and marketing” professionals.  The full Read More
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013
We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites

what is supply chain means  you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall responsibility for supply chain applications kicked it off. TEC caught up recently with JustEnough Software to get an update. JustEnough is now in the TEC IT Showcase . Going to RetailConnections Business Executive Summit later this month? Good chance you will see them there. BigMachines announced a “record Read More
SAP Rounds Out Collaborative Supply Chain Management
SAP recently announced the cloud edition of SAP Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO), rounding out the company's collaborative supply chain offerings. This solution

what is supply chain means  Rounds Out Collaborative Supply Chain Management SAP recently announced the cloud edition of SAP Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO) , an overarching solution that integrates the SAP Supply Network Collaboration application and Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain . As described in the figure, SAP SCO has the following two underlying components: Supplier Network Collaboration (SNC) for critical/high-value suppliers. New to state here is the private subscription–based offering via managed Hana Enterprise 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 ...

what is supply chain means  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
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

what is supply chain means  gain some understanding of what is driving their pain and how their investment decision may affect those drivers. This will often lead to additional decisions that are made without adequate research and consideration in an effort to recover from the first one. Where To Start    An investment in supply chain management software may accrue to your company benefits that manifest themselves through four strategic effects. They are top line revenue growth, reducing requirements for working capital, return Read More
Is Your Business Ready for ERP?
While small businesses may be able to get by with spreadsheets, growing enterprises need to adopt new, better-suited technology such as enterprise resource

what is supply chain means  a new ERP system? What are most important factors to consider in a modern ERP selection? Download this white paper now, for answers to these questions and more. Read More
Globalization Has a Profound Impact on the Supply Chain and Supporting Information Technology
Globalization, the Internet, and demand-driven supply networks are driving technology change. When it comes to supply chain management, globalization has

what is supply chain means  may be realized by what has become known as a single version of the truth (SVoT) relative to customer, product, and partner information. SVoT is conceptually a virtual data repository, in which data related to product, customer, supplier, and trading partners is available to all global participants in a consistent and timely manner (see Single Version of the Truth ). An IT environment that facilitates an SVoT schema should support key processes throughout the enterprise, ensuring a consistent view of data Read More

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