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Running Your Supply Chain with Greater Efficiency

Running Your Supply Chain with Greater Efficiency

Your company's supply chain scenario might be piled high with products, suppliers, and trading partners that reduce the effectiveness of its strategy. Today, to source from low-cost countries, retailers need to implement technology to help manage the entire product life cycle and global supply...[more]


Beyond Basic Forecasting

Beyond Basic Forecasting

Forecasting is the catalyst that determines how your company serves customers, exploits opportunities, and drives performance. Sales, Finance, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Marketing teams are all enhanced or diminished by the quality of their company forecasts. The white paper, Beyond Basic...[more]


Integrated Product Portfolio and Project Management: The Art of New Product Demand Planning

Integrated Product Portfolio and Project Management: The Art of New Product Demand Planning

Are you are having trouble forecasting new products further than 12 months out? Is lack of information keeping you from having consensus in a 24-36 month rolling Demand Plan? If it is, then, read this white paper to find out how to achieve a clear perspective on the issues. Learn the critical...[more]


Traditional Retailers Tackle the Omnichannel

Traditional Retailers Tackle the Omnichannel

It has become obvious to anyone doing business in the retail sector that the industry has and will continue to undergo radical change. The reason is, of course, the internet and the explosion of e- commerce. But traditional retailers and online upstarts alike know that the picture is more...[more]


Using Order Management to Get Supply Chain Visibility Right

Using Order Management to Get Supply Chain Visibility Right

Supply chain managers are constantly bombarded with offers of technology that will transform supply chain efficiency, trim order cycles and eradicate stock-outs, but they rarely focus on order management solutions. That’s a shame, because the right order management tools can give supply chain...[more]


Key Takeaways from Palo Alto Networks’ Remarkable Supply Chain Performance

Key Takeaways from Palo Alto Networks’ Remarkable Supply Chain Performance

In 2012, Palo Alto Networks was preparing for its IPO debut in the wake of major world disasters including the 2011 Japan earthquake and subsequent Thailand floods. Learning from the experience, the executive leadership team was determined to achieve the company's ambitious growth targets by...[more]


Customer-Centric Supply Chain: Omnichannel Leaders Plan to Widen the Gap

Customer-Centric Supply Chain: Omnichannel Leaders Plan to Widen the Gap

This report presents insights from the SCM community and in-depth research on basics and best practices for customer centricity, digital demand, omnichannel, and sustainability topics. See why you should digitize the supply chain, use imperfect data – different from bad data, collaborate with...[more]


Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration. These dynamics require companies to adopt a digitized, extended supply chain model that can respond immediately to dynamic changes and satisfy...[more]


How Your Supply Chain Can Drive Digital Transformation for Your Business

How Your Supply Chain Can Drive Digital Transformation for Your Business

An IDC Infographic sponsored by SAP on how digitizing extended supply chain benefits the business. Please CLICK HERE to download this whitepaper.[more]


IDC: The Extended Supply Chain

IDC: The Extended Supply Chain

Discussed the various challenges facing the manufacturing supply chain and highlighted the importance of networks, collaboration, and supply chain visibility as they pertain to the supply chain's role relative to the external environment and then the evolution that must occur in the internal supply...[more]


SAP Whitepaper: Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain

SAP Whitepaper: Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain

Change how you interact with customers, suppliers, and vendors, greatly affecting the supply chain. Adopt a digitized and extended supply chain model, so you can respond immediately to changes and satisfy stakeholders. Please CLICK HERE to download this whitepaper.[more]


SAP Whitepaper: Transform the Supply Chain and Logistics into Demand Networks

SAP Whitepaper: Transform the Supply Chain and Logistics into Demand Networks

Discover how the supply chain is undergoing tremendous change; once a complicated, siloed bundle of functions ranging from manufacturing to production and delivery, the supply chain is now extended to reflect the importance of networks to the modern business. Learn how these networks connect...[more]


SAP Whitepaper: Convert Sequential Value Chain Process into Product Networks

SAP Whitepaper: Convert Sequential Value Chain Process into Product Networks

Embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, which are changing traditional business models by connecting people, products, and assets. Discover how these new technologies can help their customers get more value and how new business engagements can change established business...[more]


8 Principles of Supply Chain Risk

8 Principles of Supply Chain Risk

Start anticipating and preventing threats to your global supply chain. The 8 Principles of Supply Chain Risk, from IDV Solutions' Chris Kushmaul, will help guide companies as they mature their supply chain risk management program and make changes to proactively minimize the impact of risk...[more]


Solutions for Reaching New High Tech Markets

High tech companies are aggressively expanding in emerging markets to tap growth opportunities in multiple countries, especially in Asia, that offer a rising consumer class and the promise of increased sales.Companies are well established in some of the more mature “emerging” economies. In UPS’s...[more]


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