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The Demand-Driven Supply Chain and Demantra
Demand-driven supply chains focus on pulling demand and maximizing effectiveness and profitability while traditional supply chains push products and create

on demand supply chain  Demand-driven supply chains focus on pulling demand and maximizing effectiveness and profitability while traditional supply chains push products and create efficiencies. This difference is the key to improving all supply chain processes and generating significant cost savings and growth. The concept of the Demand-Driven Supply Chain is the convergence of marketing and supply chain management. In the consumer products industries, this is of key importance. Marketing drives demand through the use of Read More...
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On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise
SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS

on demand supply chain  and also vary based on a retailer’s size, industry, and technological capabilities. The responsibility for creating “information maps,” which are integration connections between the retailer and supplier that comply with the retailer’s rule books, resides primarily with the supplier. The consequence for noncompliance can be the retailer’s refusal to deliver goods, costly fines, and ultimately a termination of the supplier’s relationship with the retailer. The complexity of retailers’ Read More...
Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP
Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and

on demand supply chain  forecast, probably based initially on business rules and then reviewed at the Demand Planning meeting. Sales must ultimately own the forecast, since they are the ones who are committing to selling it. 4. Create a Quantitative Framework for Balancing Supply with Demand. Truly optimizing a complex manufacturing plan requires considering more permutations and combinations than the human brain could process in 300,000 years. Manufacturing, inventory, raw material, and transportation costs; selling prices; 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

on demand supply chain  their respective locations. Based on point of sale (POS) and other information sources, demand intelligence and demand shaping are helping these companies achieve a new level of responsive replenishment all the way to the store level. Collaboration is helping the pharmaceutical and automotive industries prevent counterfeit products from entering their supply chains. These collaborative product-tracking and authentication initiatives are leveraging technologies such as radio frequency identification Read More...
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

on demand supply chain  a particular region based on the total revenue it produced, operations planners in the same firm view demand by quantities of each product sold. Demand planning software accounts for both variables. Demand planning systems typically produce a baseline forecast based on shipment or order history. Once established, users can change the baseline to account for other data, including promotions, advertising inserts, seasonality, new sales outlets, and other factors. At the same time, demand planning software Read More...
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

on demand supply chain  heavily with these processes. On the other hand, outside providers have the scale and expertise to perform these functions for a lower cost, with a high degree of reliability. Processes rated as having high strategic importance are central to achieving the mission and objectives of a company. To compete effectively, these processes demand a high level of performance. When these processes are underperforming they must be reengineered or outsourced. Outsourcing may be appropriate when there is limited Read More...
Collaborative Demand Planning
In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and

on demand supply chain  demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results. Read More...
Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty
Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby

on demand supply chain  so few Stradivarius violins on the market. Yet today, contemporary art is easy to replicate by using modern duplicating technology. However, in the case of modern manufacturing, art has mostly been replaced with statistical measurement and process control. For this reason, supply chain processes require the same kind of structured views to monitor, measure, and analyze activities within the modern supply chain that manufacturing entails to mass produce. Supply chain management (SCM) is the art and Read More...
Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a

on demand supply chain  can usually be found on industry web sites for specific verticals. Implement the strategies, software, and methodologies that would solve the constraints and bottlenecks. Re-evaluate the supply chain with the new measures in place; re-establish the new baseline with the increased productivity gains. Continue to assess the state of the chain, and improve performance along the entire chain. The options of 3PL, RFID outsourcing, and attribute-based demand planning can add significant value to the company by Read More...
WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals
Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new

on demand supply chain  WAM's livelihood relies predominantly on sales of its packaged solution suite, PICASO Advanced Planning System and implementation support services. The PICASO suite for supply chain planning consists of a central supply chain simulator supported by modules for collaborative sales forecasting, production planning and scheduling, inventory targeting, cycle optimization, distribution planning, and raw material planning. Planning to partner with EAI vendors including webMethods and Extricity , WAM will offer Read More...
Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain
Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning

on demand supply chain  vendors will place limitations on the preliminary plan such as requiring it to ignore capacity or sequence-dependent setups on resources. At what level of time granularity are planned production quantities available? Daily, Weekly, Monthly? For larger time buckets, on what day are quantities made available for promising? Does the ATP check extend to multiple inventory locations within each site that is part of the supply network? Can production orders be scheduled automatically at a given location if Read More...
Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

on demand supply chain  So information about performance on the plant floor or in the field may not be known in headquarters. Also, many products don't stay with their original owners, making their way to new buyers—from huge used car networks to ebay. The recent commercial where the father is quizzing the automobile to determine if it will take good care of his daughter highlights this issue. The converse of this is also true. The OEM's service business is disconnected in process, systems philosophy, accounting, etc. In Read More...

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