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By: Inovis     Published Date: Aug 06, 2007
Major retailers and mass merchandisers are turning up the pressure on their trading partners and even other retailers to implement Global Data Synchronization (GDS) within their organizations. These advocates see GDS and participation in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) as the best path to improving the timeliness and accuracy of their supply chains, particularly once these efforts are broadly supported across the retail supply chain landscape.
Tags : gds, inovis, retailers, merchandisers, gdsn, data synchronization, inovis catalogue, global data synchronization
     Inovis
By: Inovis     Published Date: Aug 06, 2007
When companies adopted Just-In-Time (JIT) tactics, they did so primarily to reduce inventory costs. For the most part, this strategy worked. Reducing stocks of raw materials, parts, assemblies and finished goods reduces carrying costs, allowing companies to invest the freed-up funds in more productive assets and projects.
Tags : supply chain, scm, supply chain management, inovis, spend management, cost control, inventory, inventories
     Inovis
By: Inovis     Published Date: Aug 06, 2007
This white paper provides an overview of the growing opportunities for EDI managers and coordinators. It highlights how their role can change from being responsible for implementation of technologies for operational activities to being infrastructure leaders. It shows how they can deliver increased efficiencies and velocity for value chain automation, which increases visibility, control and agility for a business.
Tags : edi, electronic data interchange, electronic data, inovis, supply chain, manufacturing, productivity, infrastructure
     Inovis
By: Inovis     Published Date: Aug 06, 2007
The challenges presented by multiple Value-Added Networks (VANs) and managing diverse trading partners create barriers to the efficiencies promised by EDI. Multiple providers mean multiple points of failure with no one entity to hold accountable. Also, as trading communities grow, end-to-end supply chain visibility becomes an essential operational requirement.
Tags : van, vans, value added, value-added, value added, edi, electronic data interchange, scm
     Inovis
By: Inovis     Published Date: Aug 06, 2007
No enterprise is an island. Goods and services flow in from suppliers. When you include suppliers of wares for raw material extractors, along with recyclers that turn consumer and commercial waste into new raw materials and finished goods, it is a supply chain with no beginning and no end.
Tags : supply chain management, scm, supply chain, supplier, vendor management, vendor selection, communication, collaboration
     Inovis
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
In this white paper we do not make specific recommendations for manufacturers to follow; rather, we present suggestions for competing effectively in a fast-paced industry. From adopting lean manufacturing practices to strengthening bidding and quoting processes, opportunities exist for companies to grow and thrive despite relentless cost pressures.
Tags : manufacturing, manufacturer, scm, supply chain, supply chain management, lean methods, lean manufacturing, lean
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
This white paper outlines ways that technology can help manufacturers meet these challenges, increase operational efficiency, and step ahead of competitors with more proactive planning, greater shared visibility, and more agile and more profitable responses to change.
Tags : manufacturing, manufacturer, scm, supply chain, supply chain management, lean methods, lean manufacturing, lean
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
Until recently, many high-tech manufacturers – especially small and medium-sized businesses – have been able to survive by applying 80% of their operational focus to 20% or less of their critical customers and suppliers. That was then. The new mandate from channel masters is for more intense, collaborative relationships with fewer suppliers.
Tags : industry directions, oem, manufacturing, manufacturer, scm, supply chain, ems, electronics manufacturing
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
This white paper addresses business and technical decision-makers for ambitious companies in which product distribution and transportation play key roles in daily operations and profitability. It describes how the comprehensive, integrated management solution represented by Supply Chain Execution for Microsoft Dynamics AX can help build an integrated logistics solution.
Tags : scm, supply chain, radio frequency, rfid, inventory, transportation management, asset management, warehouse
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
The CPG manufacturing industry is large and thriving; however, margins are slim and competition is furious. There are hundreds of product categories, and to compete, firms must constantly innovate. How can the small-to-medium CPG manufacturer survive in the face of the same external pressures and fewer resources?
Tags : retailer, consumer goods, manufacturing, manufacturer, scm, supply chain, supply chain management, microsoft
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
By providing integrated, adaptable functionality within one scalable platform, Microsoft Dynamics AX helps midsize retailers improve their agility with an all-in-one solution based on an open technology platform. And it provides the ability for retailers to connect and interact with customers, partners, and employees around the world.
Tags : retailer, enterprise resource, erm, erp, financial, enterprise software, merchandising, accounting
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
This paper introduces various supply chain concepts and explains their importance. It describes initiatives being undertaken by the largest retailers and reviews what small and mid-size firms need to do to compete.
Tags : retailer, enterprise resource, erm, erp, sales software, sales management, scm, supply chain
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 09, 2007
Saddled with a home-grown business-management tool originally designed for its retail business, the Best Buy for Business sought a solution that would support its extensive outside sales force and would provide a commercial CRM solution it could sell to business customers. Best Buy for Business found both in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Tags : microsoft, microsoft dynamics, sales automation, salesforce automation, scm, supply chain management, crm, customer relationship management
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: PEAK Technologies, Inc.     Published Date: Jul 05, 2007
Today's competitive, agile business demands anytime/anywhere connectivity and access to real time data. Outdated technology, security concerns and compliance requirements are forcing companies throughout industries to consider migrating to advanced wireless systems for supply chain operations.
Tags : scm, supply chain management, mobile computing, mobile data systems, real-time data, wireless systems, supply chain productivity, supply chain compliance
     PEAK Technologies, Inc.
By: ServicePower     Published Date: Jul 03, 2007
Technology can prove to be a vital component in the quest for service profitability. However, there is a lot of technology out there targeted at field service organizations which has evolved to the point where its introduction in customer-facing functions can significantly enhance organizational productivity.
Tags : customer experience, customer service, productivity, sales automation, marketing automation, messaging, servicepower, service chain
     ServicePower
By: Infor     Published Date: May 25, 2007
External forces can knock your business off balance with no warning. To meet these external challenges, you need the capability to extend supply chain visibility, respond to changes in real time, and improve performance measurement across the entire chain.
Tags : supply chain, scm, business management, bpm, best practices, customer service, manufacturing, manufacture
     Infor
By: C2C Systems, Inc.     Published Date: Mar 15, 2007
This paper considers the use of email archives for compliance. It will also review how archives are trusted and look at what has to be done to ensure that integrity is maintained throughout the chain of events that take place within an email archive environment.
Tags : compliance, email archiving, data quality, records management, personal email, enterprise email, email security, c2c
     C2C Systems, Inc.
By: CommercialWare     Published Date: Feb 28, 2007
This paper explores what cross-channel transparency looks like through the consumer's eyes, the costs retailers incur by maintaining the status quo, and key steps retailers need to consider as they undertake cross-channel initiatives.
Tags : as/400, web sphere, customer relationship management, customer service, ebusiness, enterprise software, supply chain management, manufacturing
     CommercialWare
By: GAO RFID Inc.     Published Date: Feb 28, 2007
Learn how manufacturers today can leverage RFID technology to help them run more efficient operations that help minimize production down time, optimize material and parts inventories, improve and maintain optimal labor output.
Tags : rfid, wireless, rfid tags, supply chain, supply chain management, gao, gao rfid, gao group
     GAO RFID Inc.
By: GAO RFID Inc.     Published Date: Feb 28, 2007
Professionals who manage the supply chain have many concerns, including lost revenues, productivity, and securing the source of goods. Read how RFID technology delivers solutions to all these needs.
Tags : rfid, rfid tags, supply chain management, productivity, supply chain productivity, assembly line, gao rfid, gao
     GAO RFID Inc.
By: Infor     Published Date: Feb 27, 2007
Countless surveys have confirmed that most lean initiatives are abandoned outright or fail to deliver expected and needed results.  One well-known lean business consultant estimates that the failure rate is 98%. What is it the 2% of companies know that the others do not? Download this white paper to learn more.
Tags : supply chain management, best practices, workforce management, productivity, employee performance, lean methods, lean, six sigma
     Infor
By: Infor     Published Date: Feb 27, 2007
Lean has become the proven approach companies have used in industry after industry to transform into – and maintain position as – leading, dominant, world-class competitors. Yet, many companies that begin the Lean transformation process with energy and resolve fail to sustain and complete the transformation to a Lean organization. Download this white paper to learn more.
Tags : productivity, employee performance, workforce management, information management, best practices, six sigma, lean methods, infor
     Infor
By: Infor     Published Date: Feb 27, 2007
American Dairy Brands, a $300M division of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) which is the largest U.S. dairy cooperative marketing over 45 billion pounds of milk per year, has achieved substantial supply chain savings through Infor's Supply Chain solutions. Infor has given Dairy Farmers of America the ability to successfully manage the supply chain to drive service levels to greater than 99% for their Borden-brand cheese products.
Tags : productivity, supply chain management, customer service, customer satisfaction, dairy, food, infor, scm
     Infor
By: Infor     Published Date: Feb 27, 2007
With leading brands including Landliebe and Mona, Campina supplies milk, cheese, butter, desserts, yogurt and all kinds of dairy drinks in over 130 countries. Historically, each of these production and sales centers operated on an independent basis. While this allowed for a degree of localized efficiency, it presented a range of issues and potential fault lines which became exacerbated as the company, and the demands of its consumer grew.
Tags : productivity, supply chain management, erp, scm, enterprise resource planning, food, dairy, infor
     Infor
By: Infor     Published Date: Feb 27, 2007
The Viking Yacht Company is a $275-million family-owned business that builds more than 100 sport fishing yachts a year in a high-technology, 550,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Gretna, N.J. With an increased emphasis on service, Viking Yacht needed an enterprise resource planning system that would better support its service system.
Tags : productivity, enterprise resource planning, erp, scm, supply chain management, manufacturing, infor, business integration
     Infor
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