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Supply chain planning and execution News
May 15, 2017
The era of 3D printing and additive manufacturing may be just around the corner, but the industry needs to coalesce for it to grow to scale, according to panel at Rapid + TCT conference.
October 27, 2015
Oracle has added its Manufacturing Cloud and Planning Central Cloud to the SaaS suite for supply chain management. While Oracle touts the move, some analysts are more reserved.
June 27, 2014
In this week's news roundup, read about Dassault Systèmes' new traceability software for high tech, 3D Systems' scanner for iPad, and the growing focus on supply chain risk management.
May 02, 2014
In this week's news, read about Deloitte's newest supply chain study, Savi's new IoT sensor analytics and Epicor's release of ERP version 10.
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Supply chain sustainability (SCS) is a holistic view of supply chain processes and technologies that addresses the environmental, social and legal aspects of a supply chain's components as well as their economic factors. Continue Reading
Dual sourcing is the supply chain management practice of using two suppliers for a given component, raw material, product or service. Companies use this approach to lower the risk of relying on a single supplier, a practice called single sourcing. ... Continue Reading
Reverse logistics occurs after the sale of a product, such as returning a product to the manufacturer or sending it along for processing in the final stages of its lifecycle. Continue Reading
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Supply chain disruption interrupts the flow of goods, and that means it has the potential to have a major effect on a company's financials. Here's what business leaders -- including CFOs -- should know. Continue Reading
As technology-like sensors, IoT and analytics become more common, supply chain visibility systems can help mitigate disruptions, improve demand sensing and ensure product quality. Continue Reading
In this Q&A, supply chain expert Simon Ellis of IDC discusses the supply chain software market, why it has been slower to embrace the cloud and why this may be changing. Continue Reading
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Inventory -- although necessary -- is expensive to keep and needs fine-tuned management. Here's a look at why inventory optimization software can help. Continue Reading
Production planning, production scheduling and other supply chain tasks are challenging. Advanced planning and scheduling can provide nuanced calculations to help. Continue Reading
MRP can be a great tool for estimating lead times and other critical information, but its logic rests on averages. Here's how a different option provides more nuanced estimates. Continue Reading
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Over the years, managing supply and demand has become increasingly complicated. Here's a look at factors that influence today's supply chain risk assessments. Continue Reading
By focusing on compensating factors such as safety stock and shrinkage, you can counteract the tendency of an MRP system to increase inventory, especially in the beginning. Continue Reading
Discrete manufacturers face challenges related to demand forecasting and inventory management, to name just two. Here's a look at why -- and what can be done. Continue Reading