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Solutions for Changing A&D Supply Chains

Solutions for Changing A&D Supply Chains

The aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is facing a moment of truth. New aircraft orders are reaching record levels, in anticipation of a doubling of commercial air traffic over the next 15 years. Will industry be able to meet the demand? A number of obstacles stand in the way, including the... »


Four Reasons Why Material Handling Automation is a Good Investment for Your Operation

Four Reasons Why Material Handling Automation is a Good Investment for Your Operation

If you currently have a mostly manual distribution operation, you may think that material handling automation is something you couldn't do - or more accurately, something you couldn't afford. If you believe that automation is an 'all in' concept that is too expensive, or overkill for your... »


3 Tell-tale Signs You Should Modernize Your Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS)

3 Tell-tale Signs You Should Modernize Your Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS)

A growing number of companies having aging automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) that have managed to avoid major breakdowns through a combination of maintenance and luck, but as problems become more frequent, one more glitch could shut down operations for an extended period. Even so,... »


The Waveless Warehouse: Why Wave Picking Might Not Be the Best for Your Distribution Center

The Waveless Warehouse: Why Wave Picking Might Not Be the Best for Your Distribution Center

Within warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) one buzzword that has been around for a few years is "waveless" picking. While waveless operations have been adopted by a few U.S. companies, and are much more commonplace in Europe, the characteristics of waveless picking, its benefits,... »


Framing the Problem Statement: Investments in the Extended Supply Chain Should Not Be Made Blindly

Framing the Problem Statement: Investments in the Extended Supply Chain Should Not Be Made Blindly

How do I realize more value from investing in the extended supply chain? is a common question which Jim Matthews, with 25 years of experience in management, demand, and supply chain planning, tackles in this white paper. Join Jim at the May Integrated Supply Chain Management course in... »


Radisys Integrates Supply and Demand into a Single Plan of Record

Radisys Integrates Supply and Demand into a Single Plan of Record

Radisys partnered with Steelwedge to manage everything from outsourced manufacturing and global volatility to mergers and acquisitions  - and to ensure S&OP goals aligned with business objectives. Read this case study to learn how Radisys can now: Align corporate strategy with... »


Intro to Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP): Discover the 7 Critical Factors for Driving Collaboration and Organizational Alignment

Intro to Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP): Discover the 7 Critical Factors for Driving Collaboration and Organizational Alignment

Many companies with a sales and operations planning (S&OP) process in place still spend significant time spinning their wheels. S&OP is designed to create efficiencies, but it's only as good as the supporting people, process and technology. If you're spending too much time juggling... »


Microsemi Reduces Inventory by Millions Through Improved Forecasting

Microsemi Reduces Inventory by Millions Through Improved Forecasting

Challenged by an innaccurate forecasting process and a reporting system that lacked the necessary granularity, speed and consistency, Microsemi found itself with $76 million tied up in inventory. The company partnered with Steelwedge to automate and bring efficiency to its forecasting processes,... »


The Power of Insight - Improve Statistical Forecasting for Greater Supply Chain Efficiencies

The Power of Insight  Improve Statistical Forecasting for Greater Supply Chain Efficiencies

Historical data can tell you what happened, but to make accurate demand forecasts, you need to know more. With the correct models applied to suit the business and its products and markets, statistical forecasting can provide a powerful baseline on which to create future plans. Please CLICK... »


Retail's Therapy: Top to Bottom Process Integration for Sustainable Profits

Retail's Therapy: Top to Bottom Process Integration for Sustainable Profits

With rapid and unpredictable changes in consumer preferences, retailers have their work cut out. Compounding the challenge is growing overseas competition, increasing consumer preference for on-line shopping, and strong demand for lower costs and better service. Integrated Business Planning is a... »


Optimizing Your Sourcing and Procurement: Five Simple Rules

Optimizing Your Sourcing and Procurement: Five Simple Rules

According to Gartner, North American companies spent $1.4 billion on sourcing and procurement applications in 2013. For their investment, companies are seeking two fundamental benefits:      Lowering costs for the goods and services they buy     Making their... »


Why Annual Planning Should be a Significant Non-Event; Tapping the power of Integrated Business Planning

Why Annual Planning Should be a Significant Non-Event; Tapping the power of Integrated Business Planning

Companies wedded to traditional annual planning and budgeting processes face significant risk of "losing" in the increasingly dynamic global marketplace. This white paper describes the pitfalls of the traditional annual planning process and offers a solution, with... »


Direct Materials & Commodity Sourcing Strategies - Improving Results with Advanced Sourcing

Direct Materials & Commodity Sourcing Strategies  Improving Results with Advanced Sourcing

Accounting for up to 80% of the cost of finished goods, direct materials that make up the final product sold are often commodity items - but significant effort is spent on minimizing the impact of commodity price volatility on supply chain operations. "Hedging" is one strategy that... »


Capture More Spend Under Management - Attack the Gaps in Your Sourcing Toolkit with an Advanced Sourcing Solution

Capture More Spend Under Management  Attack the Gaps in Your Sourcing Toolkit with an

Is your current eSourcing suite failing to support your sourcing needs? In this white paper you will learn:      Why do most companies reach a plateau (often around 30%) in the amount of spend their existing procurement suites can source?     What are the best... »


Service Supply Chain Optimization Reduces Operational Costs, Increases Customer Loyalty and Generates Recurring Revenue

Service Supply Chain Optimization Reduces Operational Costs, Increases Customer Loyalty and Generates Recurring Revenue

Success Requires Comprehensive, Integrated Approach Using the Proper People, Processes and Technology »


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