SC Finance & Revenue Management. — May, 2012

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The Pain and
the Gain of Global
Supply Chains
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Scott Byrnes
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How Incentive Pay Programs Pay Off
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Tom Stretar
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Freight Payment Provider Debuts Outsourced Freight Claims Service
Cass Information Systems, a provider of transportation, utility, telecom and waste invoice payment and information services, has launched Cass Freight Claims Services, an offering that allows shippers to effectively outsource the labor-intensive process of managing freight loss and damage claims and, in some cases, increase claims recoveries by decreasing threshold levels....

Accellos Issues Update of One Warehouse, Cloud-Managed Service for 3PLs
Accellos Inc. has developed version 6.4 of AccellosOne Warehouse, the vendor’s warehouse-management system software.
New capabilities include advanced work center functionality for orders, receipts, inventory, tasks and integration. It also offers an extensible hold-code system for increased...

Warehouses Aren’t Making Room for the Recovery
You could call inventory and warehouse space the twin evils of the supply chain. Both are big drags on the balance sheet. So it should come as no surprise that the two categories are lagging the recovery – or what’s passing for one.
There’s no question that companies have done a remarkable job of boosting the efficiency of their warehouses and distribution centers. The ratio of real inventory to sales has improved by at least a third over the past 60 years, according to Walt Rakowich, co-chief executive officer of Prologis. Given that he oversees one of the world’s largest owners and developers of industrial real estate,...

Use Caution in Regulating Mobile Payment, Retail Group Urges
The National Retail Federation has urged the Federal Trade Commission to move cautiously in establishing regulations for mobile payments, and said any rules that are adopted should parallel those for the underlying form of payment and not be specific to the technology.
“Mobile technology and processes are just beginning to emerge, and we won’t know which practices the public will like or what methods will provide new benefits until the technology begins to coalesce,” NRF senior vice president and general counsel Mallory Duncan said....

Oracle, Infosys Offer Project-Driven Supply Chain App for High-Tech
Oracle Corp. has joined with Infosys, a Diamond-level member of the Oracle Partner network, to create Oracle Project Driven Supply Chain for High Technology Companies.
The application, aimed at improving the accuracy of financial forecasts,...

The Challenge of Lean Collaboration for OEMs, Contract Manufacturers
A conversation with Jay Hollenbeck, director of business solutions with Flextronics.
The push to outsource high-tech manufacturing has given rise to a number of electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers, which make everything from cell phones to video games to key components for networking and critical business systems. Among the major players in that space is Milpitas, Calif.-based Flextronics. Like most of its biggest competitors, the company has long since evolved from a pure manufacturer of components to a provider of such value-added services as product design, fabrication, assembly, testing and contract logistics. Operating on a global scale, Flextronics is constantly challenged by the need to rein in costs while adhering to high standards...

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