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Zooming into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum
If retailers in the vertical market of fashion apparel do not constantly refresh their presentation and assortment for consumers, they run the risk of being

supply chain general fabric production  forecasting, inventory optimization, and supply chain speed and agility. Major North American retailers have typically turned to software, such as analytics for forecasting, inventory optimization, or markdown calculations, and specifically Web-based software to tie together data from disparate departments and trading partners, all to speed up supply chain processes from remote, low-cost material (fabric) and labor locations. One way to speed these processes up is to have close relationships with Read More

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The Future for an E-sourcing Solutions Builder
TradeStone will introduce several planning capabilities that bind existing sourcing and order execution functionality, and featuring significant enhancements to

supply chain general fabric production  and Order Management modules supply chain logistics management, via virtual merger of the TradeStone Logistics and Finance modules Having certainly fared better than its previous incarnation as RockPort , in its third year of existence TradeStone now employs about fifty employees at its headquarters and offices in Atlanta (US), Bangalore (India), and London (UK), and staff growth will continue for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, things seem to be looking up, since IBM recently selected TradeStone as Read More
With Commerce One, Your Reach May Be The Same As Your Grasp
Commerce One has announced a broad range of initiatives aimed at extending its E-procurement solutions and technology across the supply chain. The company

supply chain general fabric production  Materials. PRTM, a Massachusetts-based supply chain consultant that will develop Direct Material supply chain strategies for Commerce One, estimates that most industry segments spend between 30 and 60 percent of revenue on direct materials. Unlike traditional MRO goods, MCMRO materials are products and services that are directly tied to the goods and services sold to customers. In some industries they represent the majority of spending. Also parts of the series of announcements are enhanced services from Read More
What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part I
According to the proverb “calamity is the touchstone of a brave mind,” in these tough times some supply chain management (SCM) vendors have been trying to take

supply chain general fabric production  these tough times some supply chain management (SCM) vendors have been trying to take stock (no pun intended) of their offerings and how best to offer these to customers, to mutual benefit. In fact, I have recently seen some intriguing (if not bizarre) press releases (PRs), which read like some type of whitepapers or presentation transcripts. They were certainly different (and therefore refreshing) from the customary dry and fluffy PRs that most communications folks use (especially during ordinary Read More
SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting
With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS

supply chain general fabric production  business processes across the supply chain including sales/distribution, order fulfillment, financials/accounting, business intelligence (BI), CRM, and e-procurement. Both products are available in well over twenty languages and can handle country-specific requirements relative to currencies, taxes, depreciation, and payment methods. The products are also reaching parity in terms of many industry-specific features that are designed to accommodate fashion industry operational complexity like: user Read More
Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty

supply chain general fabric production  Risk in the Global Supply Chain Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. Read More
Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report
Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business

supply chain general fabric production  Software Evaluation Report TEC's Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider Read More
The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility
Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But

supply chain general fabric production  Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and Read More
New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance
In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

supply chain general fabric production  Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of tough markets, tight margins, escalating costs, and increased competition. In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise , learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company overcome these challenges. You'll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, Read More
Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor
Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face

supply chain general fabric production  for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making. Part Four of the series Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? For background information, see Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? , A Read More
Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

supply chain general fabric production  and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More
Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

supply chain general fabric production  have fixed suppliers who supply fixed quantities of raw materials. Suppliers may be able to stretch a bit to give you more raw materials for your requirements, but there is a limit. Similarly, you have a maximum capacity to produce finished and WIP materials. Then all along your manufacturing line, there are certain constraints which prevent you to have more flexibility in your product mix beyond a certain point. With all this in consideration, you need to plan for the finite quantities of WIP that Read More
Global Supply Chain Collaboration
The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact

supply chain general fabric production  Supply Chain Collaboration The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact. The product is intended to support areas where communication, information visibility, and joint goal setting are requirements for both parties. Agentrics Supplier Performance Management is a web-based solution that provides a way for companies to track business performance metrics and collaborate with trading Read More
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

supply chain general fabric production  to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More
Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets have become accessible to foreign manufacturers, who are able to perform well in their newly established territories in part due to their superior application of technology. In this light, most companies, including small and medium size, have embedded globalization in their expansion strategies, consistently seeking for new markets abroad.

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