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Updated Articles and Resources

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Updated Articles and Resources
  • Reducing Transportation Costs Created: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
    Transportation costs can be a significant part of a company’s overall logistics spend. With the increases in the price of fuel, the proportion allocated to transportation can be upward of fif...
  • Inbound Quality Inspections Created: Friday, April 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Quality is important all along the supply chain and one area that is very important in the monitoring of quality is the inspection of items that arrive at the facility from your suppliers. Ensuring...
  • Radio Frequency Identification Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Supply chain management is investing in RFID as it can give them advantages in visibility of their products through the supply chain. The benefits are seen as improving on other methods of visibili...
  • Is It Time For The Chief Supply Chain Officer? Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Companies today have CEO's and CIO's, some even have Chief Technology Officers, so is it time that businesses look to the future and appoint a Chief Supply Chain Officer?
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management Created: Thursday, May 29, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Supply chain management can be simple or complex, but all supply chains contain similar elements and are managed in a similar way. This article will give you a introduction to these concepts. First...
  • CSCO - Chief Supply Chain Officer Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Today the supply chain is the backbone to any business and having a senior executive in charge of supply chain is the next logical step.
  • Introduction to SCM Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    If your company makes a product from parts purchased from suppliers, and those products are sold to customers, then you have a supply chain. Some supply chains are simple, while others are rather c...
  • User Answers - Logistics Strategy Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    When a company creates a logistics strategy it is defining the service levels at which its logistics organization is at its most cost effective. Because supply chains are constantly changing and ev...
  • Inventory Classification Created: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    It is beneficial for a business to classify the inventory in their warehouse so that they can make decisions based on the type of inventory they have. Many companies use some kind of ranking system...
  • SAP Strategic Enterprise Management Created: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    The SAP Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM) product provides integrated software with comprehensive functionality that allows a company to significantly streamline the entire strategic management...
  • Pick To Light Warehouse Systems Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Companies that operate fast moving and complex warehouses are constantly looking at technology and processes that increase the efficiency of the warehouse. By implementing a "pick to light" system,...
  • Small Business Guide to Manufacturing Created: Sunday, December 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Small businesses are often not associated with manufacturing, however in the US small manufacturers can be found in all fifty states. Organizations such as the American Small Manufacturers Coalitio...
  • Implementing a World Class Purchasing Organization Created: Friday, August 15, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Implementing a world class purchasing strategy will allow your company to stabilize or even increase profits at a time when your costs are rising. This step by step guide will show you the key poin...
  • Federal Express (FedEx) Created: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    FedEx, previously known as Federal Express, is a major player in the package delivery market and a direct competitor to global leader, United Parcel Service (UPS). FedEx was founded in 1971 and now...
  • SAP Purchasing Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Businesses of any size has to purchase items to either manufacture finished goods or to provide services. Before a purchasing department can purchase material in SAP, the department’s unique ...
  • SAP Plant Maintenance Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Plant Maintenance is an integral part of the logistics function and in SAP it is fully integrated with other components including Materials Management (MM) and Production (PP). The plant maintenanc...
  • Total Quality Management (TQM) Created: Sunday, March 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Total Quality Management (TQM) is an approach that seeks to improve quality and performance which will meet or exceed customer expectations. TQM looks at the overall quality measures used by a comp...
  • Inbound And Outbound Deliveries In SAP Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    In SAP the inbound logistics functionality incorporates inbound deliveries, inbound shipments as well as goods receipts. The outbound logistics functionality covers the picking and packing of mater...
  • SAP Inventory Management Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Inventory management is the process of efficiently monitoring the flow of products into and out of a warehouse. Here we describe the system used by SAP." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
  • SAP Supplier Relationship Management Created: Monday, November 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Learn about the SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) application, which can connect a company with its supply base." itemprop="description">>
  • Contract Termination Created: Monday, August 13, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    When you negotiate a contract with a supplier the terms of the contract specify details such as the quantity to be purchased, pricing, discounts, and delivery instructions."
  • Manufacturing Process Created: Monday, July 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    When a manufacturing company begins production of a new material, it has a choice as to the manufacturing process it uses. The type of process depends on the facility, the staff, and the informatio...
  • Order And Setup Costs Created: Monday, May 21, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    There are a number of costs that make up the total inventory costs for a company. Order costs include the expenses involved in placing an order for a quantity of material, but this does not include...
  • Inventory Carrying Costs Created: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    The cost of carrying inventory is used to help companies determine how much profit can be made on current inventory. The cost is what a business will incur over a certain period of time, to hold an...
  • Strategies For A Successful ERP Implementation Created: Friday, March 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Every company that embarks on an implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) project hopes that the implementation will be a success; on time and on budget. There are a number of critic...
  • Route Planning Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    For logistics businesses the rising cost of fuel has meant that they need to become efficient in the way that they plan their transportation routes. The traditional methods of route planning do not...
  • Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Companies require that quality is part of every link in the supply chain, whether it is raw material at a vendor’s facility or finished goods delivered to a customer. To ensure that the quali...
  • Lean Supply Chain Management Created: Sunday, December 14, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Lean supply chain management should be considered by businesses who want to streamline their processes by eliminating waste and non-value added activities. Companies have a number of areas in their...
  • Implementing a Warehouse Management System (WMS) Created: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) have been available for decades and initially allowed simple storage location functionality. Today WMS systems can be standalone or part of an ERP system and can ...
  • NetSuite Functionality Overview Created: Saturday, August 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    NetSuite offers four main software-as-a-service products; NetSuite Financials, which includes ERP, NetSuite CRM+, NetSuite Ecommerce and SuiteAnalytics. The company was founded back in 1998 with t...
  • Introduction to SAP Created: Thursday, June 05, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    SAP ERP Operations solution has become the software backbone that contributes to companies ability to achieve efficiency in the supply chain." itemprop="description" Friday, July 31, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    SAP is the number one vendor of standard business application software and the third largest software supplier in the world. SAP delivers scalable solutions that enable its customers to further adv...

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