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Strategies To Run a Lean Supply Chain

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: May 28, 2008
This paper from Ventana Research describes lean manufacturing and how it can be applied to supply chain management.
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lean, lean methods, bpm, business process management, erp, enterprise resource planning, scm, supply chain
    
Epicor

The Visible Supply Chain: Ensuring End-to-End Optimization

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: May 28, 2008
Today’s supply chain is, of course, the primary processing mechanism of every manufacturing company. But it’s more than that: Its multifaceted, multicompany, multinational structure makes it the most complex management challenge found in any enterprise. Supply chain management no longer means just making sure that the right resources and the right materials move to the right place at the right time.
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scm, supply chain, epicor, lean, manufacturing, manufacturer, lean methods, enterprise resource planning
    
Epicor

Tuning ERP and the Supply Chain for Profitable Growth

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: May 28, 2008
This white paper describes lean manufacturing and how it can be applied to supply chain management.
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erp, supply chain management, scm, epicor, enterprise resource planning, visibility, globalizing, ventana research
    
Epicor

Reinventing Workload Automation with SOA

Published By: CA WA     Published Date: May 12, 2008
Although typically thought of as an artifact of legacy computing, batch processes remain vital to today’s real-time enterprises. Behind the real time systems that power the real time enterprise, such as customer order fulfillment, account management, supply chain scheduling and optimization, or financial trading systems, are regularly-updated back office business systems. Over the years, batch technology has evolved from script-based automation to rules or policy-driven workload automation.
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bpa, business process automation, soa, service oriented, workload automation, ca wa, service oriented architecture
    
CA WA

Adopting Lean Manufacturing in Packaging and Printing: How an ERP System Can Help

Published By: Radius Solutions     Published Date: Apr 29, 2008
"Lean" is defined as a process to improve manufacturing and service operations, reduce waste, improve quality and drive down cost. While many packaging companies have embraced a number of Lean Manufacturing concepts, many have yet to fully realize the benefits of a fully-integrated Lean environment. Leveraging an ERP system that embraces "Lean" principles and incorporates industry specific best practices can facilitate and support the process. In this white paper, learn how lean manufacturing can apply to printing and packaging, and how an ERP system fits into the process.
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erp, lean, lean methods, lean manufacturing, printing, packaging, radius, radius solutions
    
Radius Solutions

White Paper: Are You Pushing Too Much Paper?

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Apr 24, 2008
Whether you are an electrical supplies wholesaler or a manufacturer of oilfield equipment, the challenge is the same: Are you maximizing your margins by keeping your administrative processes as streamlined as possible? Or, are you wasting time and money by supporting paper-intensive processes to handle quotes, orders, ship notices, receipt documents and invoices?
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scm, edi, erp, scc, supply chain, supply chain connect, electronic data, enterprise resource planning
    
Supply Chain Connect

The Titan 3000: Business Velocity on a New Scale

Published By: BlueArc Corporation     Published Date: Apr 24, 2008
It’s no secret: The scale and pace of business change today is challenging all of us to do more -- better, faster and with ever greater efficiency. Customers are demanding more and wanting it now. Market expectations for product and process innovation are growing. Mergers and acquisitions in many industries are at or near all-time highs. Complex global supply chains and highly distributed organizations are the norm.
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bluearc, it management, networking, network management
    
BlueArc Corporation

Deliver Application Integration Projects in Days

Published By: Cast Iron Systems     Published Date: Feb 14, 2008
Discover how to complete more application integration projects by delivering in days what used to take months of custom programming.  Find out how an appliance-based approach to application integration uses “configuration, not coding” to dramatically simplify and accelerate integration projects, while cutting costs by up to 80%.
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erp, crm, integration, data integration, application integration, castiron, cast iron, scm
    
Cast Iron Systems

Aberdeen Group: For Mid-Size Manufacturers the Issue is Visible

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
As manufacturing goes global, initiatives to standardize processes and key performance measurements across the enterprise to unite the greater supply chain are emerging. The main catalyst? Driving down costs in response to customer and market pressures. However, mid-size companies in particular are driving performance improvements with a more proactive, strategic vision for improving performance than reactively responding to cost pressure.
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scm, supply chain, manufacturing, manufacturer, bpm, business process, erp, enterprise resource planning
    
IBM

Compete More Effectively by Acting as Your Own Supply Chain

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
We’ve heard it over and again: mid-sized manufacturers need to increase efficiencies while protecting their existing infrastructure and boosting profits. IBM can help, with tailored solutions. Click for the complimentary report, "Ten Insights for Success in an On Demand World".
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infrastructure, erp, productivity, scm, supply chain, enterprise resource planning, mid-market, smbs
    
IBM

ITIL Version 3 and the IT Service Catalog

Published By: newScale     Published Date: Jan 30, 2008
Demand for IT services is outpacing the growth of IT budgets. The business constantly requests new services, requires higher service levels, and expects more consistent service delivery. With supply constrained, the only solution is to manage this demand more effectively. The new version of ITIL prescribes essential changes to help IT and the business tackle this difficult task.
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service, service management, service catalog, newscale, itil, service catalog, service catalogue, itil service catalogue
    
newScale

Inventory Visibility

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Jan 24, 2008
Supply chain-centric organizations face unique challenges in today’s rapidly-changing marketplace. A variety of macro-industry factors, combined with the dynamic nature of their business, have made operations increasingly complex. As a result, there is an urgent need for tools that enable complete visibility into and enhanced management of inventory and related events and activities.
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inventory, inventory control, scm, supply chain, supply chain connect, vendor managed inventory, collaboration, collaborating
    
Supply Chain Connect

Effective VMI: Enabling your Suppliers

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Jan 24, 2008
Today, as more and more organizations strive to improve productivity and profitability by dedicating the bulk of their resources to their core competencies, many of them are looking for efficient and cost-effective ways to outsource ancillary and support activities. Nowhere is this trend more prominent than among supply chain-centric organizations such as retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers.
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supply chain, customer service, business management, inventory, vmi, vendor management, relationship management, scm
    
Supply Chain Connect

Corning Cable Systems: Collaborating with Supply Chain Partners

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Jan 24, 2008
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of end-to-end fibre optic and copper product solutions for telecommunications networks. Corning wanted to improve their supply chain to reduce inventory levels (thereby adding to bottom line savings) and reduce overall administrative costs- all without expensive or time-consuming investments.
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supply chain, scm, erp, collaborating, collaboration, collaborative commerce, communication, vendor communication
    
Supply Chain Connect

Chase & Sons Gain an Asset

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Jan 24, 2008
Chase & Sons has been delivering innovative engineered products and processes to the wire and cable industry for over 50 years. They supply General Cable with specialty tapes. In the past, Chase & Sons would allocate resources for 'emergency handling' of orders which took time away from planning and other more strategic functions.
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scm, supply chain, supply chain management, erp, inventory, inventory management, supply chain connect, reduce cost
    
Supply Chain Connect

How General Cable Reduces Over 50% of Time and Costs Associated with Purchasing

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Jan 24, 2008
General Cable operates 28 manufacturing locations in 8 countries and is a leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products. Their products are widely used in communications, energy, industrial and speciality markets. General Cable has nearly 300 suppliers of raw material for their US operations.
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supply chain, scm, supply chain connect, business management, erp, manufacturing, manufacture, edi
    
Supply Chain Connect

NISA Project: Employee Management Case Study

Published By: Borer Data Systems Ltd.     Published Date: Nov 07, 2007
Clear Image was awarded a contract to supply and fit CCTV and Access control to NISA, one of the largest picking warehouses in Europe. The company runs 3 shifts per day and wanted to allocate lockers to employees. The simple solution would have been to give each employee a locker, but between Borer and Clear Image, a better solution was devised. Thanks to our technology, we can create one to many relationships between our devices. 
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security, security management, access control, identity management, iam, authentication, nisa, physical security
    
Borer Data Systems Ltd.

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations Across the Supply Chain

Published By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Sep 27, 2007
Demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to: establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; optimize pricing capabilities; and better understand their markets and customers.
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enterprise resource planning, erp, demand planning, planning, productivity, supply chain, scm, supply chain management
    
Microsoft Dynamics

Business Community Management

Published By: Inovis     Published Date: Aug 21, 2007
Business Community Management is a strategic vision that creates a comprehensive view of the supply chain by integrating the technology, business processes and communication of the entire business community to facilitate end-to-end supply chain visibility. This white paper will examine the current state of B2B communication; detail the steps needed to mitigate the challenges created by B2B; and more.
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vendor management, supplier, suppliers, supplier relationship management, inovis, supply chain, supply chain management, scm
    
Inovis

e-Life Sciences 2010: Enabling a Trusted Electronic Value Chain

Published By: ProofSpace     Published Date: Aug 07, 2007
This white paper presents a solution framework for Life Science Organizations that want to implement enterprise digital trust management to protect their electronic value chain.
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proofspace, proofmark, signing key vulnerability, trustworthy time, authenticated time stamps, time existence of data, electronic postmark, time stamp
    
ProofSpace

Unmasking the Complexities of Data Sync: Understanding Retailers' Options for Reaping Benefits

Published 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.
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gds, inovis, retailers, merchandisers, gdsn, data synchronization, inovis catalogue, global data synchronization
    
Inovis

Supply Chain Event Management: Proactive Supply Chain Visibility

Published 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.
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supply chain, scm, supply chain management, inovis, spend management, cost control, inventory, inventories
    
Inovis

The Future of B2B Leaders: The Transition from Operations to Business Value Drivers

Published 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.
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edi, electronic data interchange, electronic data, inovis, supply chain, manufacturing, productivity, infrastructure
    
Inovis

Migration Made Easy: Switching VAN Providers Without the Fire Drills

Published 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.
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van, vans, value added, value-added, value added, edi, electronic data interchange, scm
    
Inovis

Achieving the Perfect Order: Improving Supply Chain Communication

Published 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.
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supply chain management, scm, supply chain, supplier, vendor management, vendor selection, communication, collaboration
    
Inovis
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