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Trucking companies that have presented themselves as solutions providers are living up to their marketing by meeting complex, specialized service requirements.
Many carriers were slow to chart an e-commerce course, but that's changed. Today, any number of processes and services are online, including contract negotiation, booking, scheduling, asset tracking and invoicing.
The manufacturer of Foster Grant sunglasses found that its old forecasting system was not configured to distinguish between orders placed in response to true demand versus those for promotions, rollouts, or other non-repeating events. Clearly, a change had to come.
In consolidating and sharing all information about a product throughout its life, product lifecycle management ensures fewer engineering changes, faster time to market and lower overall cost. From suppliers to manufacturers to customers, all parties benefit.
IKEA, the Sweden-based home furnishings retailer and manufacture with 149 stores in 22 countries, has selected Verticalnet's Collaborative Supply Chain Solutions to build a private trading hub to connect and communicate with its global supply chain of internal groups and external trading...
With customers demanding shorter cycle times, visibility is crucial. If you don't know where everything is in the pipeline, you must build in costly buffer stock.
The breadth and depth of web-based applications for managing procurement and sourcing is expanding to the point that it touches on just about every important business process a company performs.