SCM is a combination of science and software that encompasses all operations within the supply chain, including the sourcing, acquisition, and storage of raw materials; the scheduling and management of work-in process; and the warehousing and distribution of finished products. With SCM solutions, businesses can streamline and automate the planning, execution, and control of these key activities.
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Supply chain storage management has become universally accepted in the marketplace as the umbrella term for the processes, methodologies and metrics that enable an enterprise to manage and monitor the results of its business activities. Can IT Operations Storage Management utilize the lessons of Supply Chain Management to realize business benefit?
In business, no two challenges are the same. To be effective now and in the future, organizations must be able to adapt with speed and agility. Read this white paper to learn how enterprise mashups can help you use existing IT assets and projects to solve situational problems and take advantage of business opportunities.
With A&D products containing tens of thousands of parts, and potentially millions of lines of software code–produced by hundreds of companies dispersed across the globe, Aerospace & Defense organizations understand the fundamental value and dire need for robust Change & Configuration Management (CM) processes. But it’s not just the number of parts, lines of code, or partners driving the need for better processes. The complexity of products and development processes, as well as the globalization of product development, are all contributing to an environment that is becoming more difficult to manage with each new program or project.
Today 3D CAD models are driving the world's product development processes. Finite Element Analysis, Rapid Prototyping, NC programming, Data Exchange, and other downstream applications rely to a growing extent on the direct use of CAD models to streamline processes saving time and money.
Published By: RuleStream
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Manufacturers of products with highly configurable and ever-changing customer requirements must confront specific challenges and operate far differently than traditional product development environments.
Published By: SeeControl
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Facing increasing customer demands for equipment uptime and rapid service response, many companies servicing critical equipment and machinery are turning to on-customer-site spare parts inventory strategies. To maximize the benefits of this approach, leading companies are 'reverse engineering' their service chains to build restocking plans and manage performance based on parts consumption, not distribution, patterns.
Published By: Signiant
Published Date: Aug 14, 2008
Never before has the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry seen such rapid change in business models, adoption of digital technologies, and global, distributed, collaborative workflows. New business ventures, consolidation of terrestrial-based television stations, broadband penetration, time-to-market pressures, and shifting audience viewership are some of the ingredients that are contributing to the re-definitions that are taking place in the M&E industry.
Countless surveys have confirmed that most lean initiatives are abandoned outright or fail to deliver expected and needed results. One well-known lean business consultant estimates that the failure rate is 98%. What is it the 2% of companies know that the others do not? Download this white paper to learn more.
Lean has become the proven approach companies have used in industry after industry to transform into – and maintain position as – leading, dominant, world-class competitors. Yet, many companies that begin the Lean transformation process with energy and resolve fail to sustain and complete the transformation to a Lean organization. Download this white paper to learn more.
American Dairy Brands, a $300M division of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) which is the largest U.S. dairy cooperative marketing over 45 billion pounds of milk per year, has achieved substantial supply chain savings through Infor's Supply Chain solutions. Infor has given Dairy Farmers of America the ability to successfully manage the supply chain to drive service levels to greater than 99% for their Borden-brand cheese products.
With leading brands including Landliebe and Mona, Campina supplies milk, cheese, butter, desserts, yogurt and all kinds of dairy drinks in over 130 countries. Historically, each of these production and sales centers operated on an independent basis. While this allowed for a degree of localized efficiency, it presented a range of issues and potential fault lines which became exacerbated as the company, and the demands of its consumer grew.
The Viking Yacht Company is a $275-million family-owned business that builds more than 100 sport fishing yachts a year in a high-technology, 550,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Gretna, N.J. With an increased emphasis on service, Viking Yacht needed an enterprise resource planning system that would better support its service system.
A fast-growing supplier, NEI's delivery performance was declining, creating a significant problem with past-due shipments, even though the company had an excess of finished goods. Access this case study to learn about how they addressed their challenges.
Access this white paper to learn how by employing technology to surmount the challenges of globalization, manufacturers can expand their businesses profitably to incorporate new markets, new levels of innovation and new revenue streams.
Infor Discrete Manufacturing Essentials are built exclusively for discrete manufacturers, with specific functionality that addresses the industry's essential challenges. The result? For one typical Infor customer, a 50 percent reduction in data processing costs and fully automated management of more than 11,000 items and 200 suppliers.
There's no place to hide and ride out the fundamental transformation underway in the automotive industry today. Ignore changes caused by this transformation and you risk your long-term survival. But with pains can come gains, and innovative automotive executives know there's a way to turn today's adversity into long-term business advantage.
Over 250 process-industry specific manufacturing customers have partnered with Infor to implement their ERP and Supply Chain Essentials at more than 700 facilities and used by thousands of people around the world. These customers include some of the world's largest companies in their respective industries.
Infor PLM Optiva streamlines the innovation process and enables food and beverage, home and personal care and specialty chemical companies to develop innovative products for the global market in less time and at lower cost, while significantly reducing the risks associated with new product innovation. Download this solution overview to learn more.
SupplyWEB® is an advanced, web-enabled Supply Chain Management and Execution solution from Infor. It is designed to reduce supply chain costs, reduce inventory and increase operational efficiencies. It delivers significant ROI by increasing supplier visibility, enabling inter-enterprise communication,and providing a high level of systems integration.
For industrial equipment and machinery manufacturers, performance requires delivering products that exactly meet customer specifications along with complementary services. Manufacturers have made impressive improvements in productivity, cycle times and quality on the plant floor. But costs can remain unnecessarily high because of delays, changes or estimating errors.
In order to align their production plans with customer's demand, metal fabricators must integrate seamlessly into the customer's own processes. As a result, integrated systems are essential, bringing design, product lifecycle management and service together in ways that predict, act and rapidly change in accordance with the customer's needs.
Automotive manufacturers have become some of the most demanding customers in the world. The TRANS4M Customer Management Solution helps you manage your relationship and your communications with automotive customers to help you meet your customers' requirements for communications and process integration and ultimately improve your supplier rating and keep your customers happy and their production lines moving.
Manufacturers in the high-technology and electronics industry are under constant pressure to introduce innovative products that are more appealing, reliable and inexpensive. The pace is relentless and requires cross-functional and cross-entity communication to get the right volume and timing of product to the marketplace.
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