Price and margin erosion, high logistics cost, increasingly shorter life cycles, the acceleration of product introductions and a competitive imperative to maintain product availability “on the shelf” is driving change in supply chain management strategies. As brand owners accelerate new product introductions globally and strive to promote customer brand loyalty, the challenge to optimize the […]
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Midmarket Strategies: What should manufacturers and distributors look for in an ERP solution to help them manage the challenges of a supply chain? Rodney E. Winger: In order to effectively manufacturer and distribute the goods customers want, when they want them, you must have the right tools to efficiently assemble, ship and deliver those goods. […]
Globalization, outsourcing and increasing product variety are leading to greater complexity in supply chain networks. Customers are demanding shorter delivery lead times and higher service levels. Manufacturers and distributors are striving to meet the conflicting goals of maintaining high delivery service levels and reducing working capital. Supply chain orders revolutionize and simplify planning and execution […]
Do you lack visibility of the goods flowing through your secondary, temporary or satellite warehouses and storerooms? How can you control what you can’t see? Incomplete inventory visibility results in higher warehousing costs, excessive inventory and possible delays in service. Connecting these sites to your enterprise WMS creates cross-enterprise, real-time inventory visibility that lets you adjust to changes in demand and retain optimum amount of inventory, minimizing money spent in warehousing while better serving your customers.
The term sales and operations planning (S&OP) was coined more than 20 years ago. The core idea is to synchronize and reconcile sales and operating plans to ensure the most profitable use of production assets and sales promotions and to ensure that sales commitments to clients are respected. Historically, best practices surrounding S&OP have included: […]
In an environment of rising international trade, population growth and a “need for speed” that requires delivering more goods to more customers more quickly, midmarket companies are responding by changing the way they configure their supply chains – fueling an increased demand for strategically located industrial real estate. This demand is being driven by several […]
ModusLink Corporation, a subsidiary of CMGI, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMGI), is a leading provider of end-to-end, global supply chain management solutions, servicing technology-based clients in such industries as computing, software, consumer electronics, storage and communications.
Cold Jet, LCC is the pioneer in the research and development of dry-ice blasting and production technology, setting the standard for quality, performance and reliability in the field. Founded in 1986 upon the idea of creating affordable, environmentally responsible and technologically advanced dry-ice solutions, Cold Jet’s solutions are an effective and reasonably priced way for […]
Organic Valley Family of Farms is the largest U.S. cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Today it represents almost 1,200 family farms in 29 states. Focused on its founding mission of keeping small and midsize farmers farming, Organic Valley produces more than 200 organic foods, including organic milk, soy, […]