Can a better demand-driven supply chain positively impact the bottom line? The future belongs to the new customer. Customer experience is becoming undeniably more important, yet many companies lack responsive and agile supply chains that can continually adjust to fluctuating customer requirements. Read more.
Manufacturers are gunning for growth and plan to put significant investment into R&D and new markets in order to achieve their ambitions. But without overall market growth, competition will be fierce. Read more.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
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Learn about how an Information Agenda can help your organization create information agility, invest in the right Information On Demand projects and create a long term Information On Demand enabled infrastructure to achieve business goals and create competitive advantages.
In the IBM white paper, "Supply Chain Management 2010 and Beyond WP," you'll see how the role of the supply chain manager is shifting from tactical to strategic. And learn why successful supply chains must be strategic, dynamic and customer-driven.
In the IBM white paper, "The Smarter Supply Chain of the Future: Global Chief Officer Supply Chain Study," you'll see how sensor technologies, new analytic capabilities and simulation techniques can predict, if not prevent, disruptions before they occur.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The question for today's supply chain professional isn't whether your ERP offers warehouse management functionality. The question is whether you'll actually be able to achieve efficient order fulfillment operations when using it.
The 2010 Top 20 ERP Vendor Report reveals: The Top 20 ERP software providers you should consider; Highlights of each vendor's strengths in accounting, manufacturing, supply chain management, and more; Vendor background and contact information to get you started; How the right ERP software can simplify processes and reduce production costs.
Founded in 1929, the Rutgers Business School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with programs in accounting, business administration, finance, information technology, pharmaceuticals and supply chain management. By leveraging cloud services, the burgeoning school can deliver rapid virtualization and easy single sign-on without cutting corners. Read this case study to learn more.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Apr 11, 2013
This whitepaper describes VMTurbo’s supply chain economy approach, which uniquely addresses these requirements. VMTurbo combines monitoring, analytics and actions to enable proactive virtualization management. VMTurbo’s Observe Advise Automate model delivers intelligent and holistic visibility, analytics and automation.
The exponential growth of omnichannel shopping and ever-burgeoning demand for faster merchandise deliveries is redefining the supply chain’s distribution of consumer products goods. A seminal shift in how shoppers increasingly buy via multiple touch points — online from desktop computers, mobile devices and in-store — has created the need for the “smarter” warehouse to serve today’s connected consumer. As retailers look to merge their brick-and-mortar and online operations to cut costs and boost efficiency, warehouse management systems must keep pace.
For this report, Zebra Technologies analyzed the state of the warehousing marketplace among firms in the US and Canada with at least $15 million in annual revenues. The online survey asked IT and operations personnel in the manufacturing, retail, transportation and wholesale market segments to share their insights and business plans over the next five years, in light of a rapidly changing industry.
Don’t let your legacy devices hold you back. Watch these three exclusive 2018 webinars to learn how Zebra can help you and your organization modernize your warehouse.
Webinar #1: The Age of Android in the Enterprise
Zebra’s Kevin Lollock, Regional Product Manager, Mobile Computing OS and Developer Platforms will unpack the vast migration to Android™ and the opportunities available for your warehouse and distribution centers.
Webinar #2: Modernize the Warehouse with Android
Warehouses without Windows®? Mark Wheeler, Zebra’s Director of Supply Chain Solutions discusses the migration to Android devices and shares a vision of the warehouse of the future.
Webinar #3: How to Start your OS Migration
Zebra’s Ritesh Gupta, Lead for Zebra Learning Services simplifies the steps of migrating to Android devices, including key considerations for planning, management, support and security.
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Choose any of the three facets of your supply chain to assess for future readiness: Digitization of Supply Chain, Returns Management, or Industry Collaboration.
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"Your quote-to-cash system should be an opportunity to engage customers and make a positive impression. Outmoded and disjointed sales processes can alienate your customers without you even realizing it.Download our eBook, “Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience - from Quote-to-Cash and Beyond,” to find out how businesses can evolve to stay on top of customer expectations. In the eBook, you’ll learn about:
The essential building blocks of quote-to-cash in today’s experience economy, including automated CPQ that’s integrated with contract lifecycle management for a quick and easy quote and negotiation process.
How agile billing plays a critical role in modern quote-to-cash.
The importance of building quote-to-cash on a strong cloud foundation with tight integration into back office supply chain management and financials."
There is little question that cloud is well established as a way to deliver business applications. Based on IDC research, over 70% of manufacturing companies are using hosted applications somewhere within their supply chain, with another 25% considering it. The most popular supply chain management (SCM) application areas are transportation related (transportation management, global trade management), where the "network effect" (i.e., carrier pooling, regulatory impact) can leverage both shared knowledge and existing connectivity along with sales and operations planning, demand signal management, and business intelligence/analytics. The concern that cloud is "risky" is increasingly taking a back seat to the perceived benefits of the technology. Indeed, those benefits, both achieved and anticipated, are significant, including cost, speed of implementation, and the ability to "consume" new capabilities and functionality easily and transparently.
Good supply chain management is essential to your operational efficiency, customer centricity, compliance, carbon footprint, and ultimately, your overall success. If handled correctly, your supply chain should improve customer service—along with the reputation of your brand—and boost your bottom line. But, as with many areas of business, the rules of the game are changing.
What’s changing? Well, everything. New regulations, increased buyer expectations, shorter product lifecycles, fluctuations in demand, new market entrants, more ethical supplier management, poor visibility of globalized supply chains—all these things, and more, are testing the limits of the traditional supply chain model. The simple truth is that the way things used to be done, and the solutions that enabled it, are no longer up to the job.
Today, organizations need levels of flexibility, integration, and visibility that are beyond what those systems were designed to deliver.
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