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Global Sourcing: Insights and Opportunities From China and Beyond

September 12, 2005

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Sourcing goods globally – developing strategies, capabilities and formal processes for acquiring materials from the most effective use of resources regardless of location – is not a new, or even revolutionary, practice. Many companies have been doing it for years. Recently, however, there have been large increases in: 1) the number of companies seeking to […]

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Supply Chain Collaboration Checkup

September 12, 2005

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Industry Takes Stock of Collaboration Progress Sam Walton stated that the more information a retailer like Wal-Mart can share with its suppliers, the more benefits both parties can reap.[1] Though most trading partners would conceptually agree with collaboration as a useful business practice, translating this belief into a well-defined, easily measured process proved difficult. For […]

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Electronics Manufacturing Transformation

September 12, 2005

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In the last century, vertical manufacturing strategies were still the rule for manufacturers of high-technology electronics. In 1990, the global market was worth nearly $100 billion, while less than 5 percent of all manufacturing was outsourced. A tremendous surge in manufacturing outsourcing began in the mid-1990s and continued into the 2000s. During this time, a […]

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Supply Chain Optimization For Retailers and Suppliers

September 12, 2005

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Founded by leading academics Dr. Marshall Fisher of The Wharton School and Dr. Ananth Raman of Harvard Business School, 4R’s cutting-edge technologies leverage their groundbreaking research to help companies such as Crate and Barrel, Linens ‘n Things and Footstar improve inventory efficiency and drive profits to higher levels. Profit Optimizing The Inventory Asset Retailers increasingly […]

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Interview: Marc Onetto, Executive Vice President of Operations, Solectron

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: Solectron has implemented lean logistics extensively. Have you achieved a pull model of demand-centric inventory with this approach? Marc Onetto (MO): Lean logistics is a journey, not a destination. If you asked Toyota today if they have perfect demand-centric inventory, I think they would tell you that they still have things to improve – […]

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The Leading Transportation Management Network

September 12, 2005

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Nistevo is the leading Collaborative Logistics Network for transportation management, a hosted software service that enables manufacturers, retailers, distributors and logistics service providers to view, plan, execute, settle and analyze their inbound and outbound transportation. Organizations of all industries and sizes participate in the network to collaborate with their supply chain partners and execute more […]

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Subaru Defies the Directed Parts Industry Status Quo

September 12, 2005

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Retail inventory management is what many automotive manufacturers call their attempt at vendor-managed inventory. As with all inventory-dependent industries, wrestling with inventories and balances is a huge battle with every original equipment manufacturer building and supporting multiple vehicle models, each with thousands of individual parts. Many automotive manufacturers have tried to control their dealers’ replacement […]

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Are High Tech Manufacturers’ Supply Chains Up to the Global Challenge?

September 12, 2005

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As high-tech manufacturers continue their quest for high performance by seeking ever-lower costs and promising new markets for their products, cross-border trade accelerates in greater volumes. But while some companies are reaping strong benefits from their global businesses and are achieving high performance, many more are stumbling. In both cases, companies’ performance is directly related […]

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Adaptive Supply Chain Networks: Delivering Integrated Supply Chain Planning and Execution by Design

September 12, 2005

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Today, all companies operate in a turbulent economic environment – a result of the shift in the market after the downturn of the last few years and changes in the balance of power in the global economy. Every dimension of business requires greater speed and efficiency. As one of today’s key business processes, SAP’s vision […]

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