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1. Announcing Supply Chain Technology News - the Next Generation of
... of data, and analyzing that data to drive constant improvement in processes and service take supply chain professionals far beyond the basics of mapping EDI documents. And new technologies including autonomous ...
Created on 11 July 2017
2. The Importance of Future State in VSM
Value stream mapping is a critical tool for process improvement. However, many leave out an important component: future state.On the Supply Chain Digest site, Drew Locher explains why this gap is crucial. ...
Created on 11 April 2016
3. Everything Is In the Cloud - Except for B2B transactions
... retailers have to deal with more than one supplier. Every time the matrix of trading partners expands, the complexity of the work gets more difficult. And the cost of maintaining the mapping between trading ...
Created on 08 February 2016
4. You Are Only As Strong As Your Supply Chain
... limitations of custom integration and one-to-one mapping. This is no surprise when you realize that most organizations are investing the majority of their IT budget and resources in maintaining their ...
Created on 05 January 2016
5. What EDI Service Providers Know That You Don't
... Validation - Mapping and Translation (through Software, Web Forms, Service or Third-Party) - Standard EDI Document Routing - Interconnects to other VANs via peering agreements Yes, some things are ...
Created on 17 August 2015
6. What's Better for Performance: Lean or Tech?
What's the better approach to improving supply chain performance: process improvements via Lean, or technology implementations? It's an interesting question whose answer might depend on which part of the ...
Created on 29 June 2015
7. Supplier Risk Management For Beginners
... disruption and term it a "blind spot". We are concerned too. Zurich recommends mapping out your supply chain and quantifying each supplier by financial stability, geopolitical issues, et al. If you hav ...
Created on 18 February 2015
8. Cloud and EDI – The IT “Bonne Chance”
... o know what’s happening (and not get just a black box from their EDI provider). So they have a web interface showing the messages that went through the communication channels and a visual mapping tool ( ...
Created on 11 February 2015
9. Using Lean in Procurement
Lean is the continuous improvement tool that is becoming more prevalent in procurement situations. Since only so much can be saved on direct materials, streamlining processes and eliminating waste become ...
Created on 10 February 2015
10. Life After EDI; Your Skills Recycled
... person is constantly working with both business managers and technical managers. The first skill the senior manager challenged me with was what he refers to as “mapping”. He knew that EDI included “something” ...
Created on 06 February 2015
11. Are Workarounds Worth It?
On the site, Isaac Mitchell tackles the issue of whether 'workaround' fixes are actually worth the effort, or if getting to real root cause is a better investment. It's a topic that's been ...
Created on 12 November 2014
12. Interest is Peaking with EDI in the Cloud
... EDI process, from developing the mapping according to your trading partner’s specifications to coordinating communications with trading partner.); Web-based EDI (designed for smaller companies, no ...
Created on 04 August 2014
13. 8 Things To Remember When Starting with EDI
... hing from how to use the software to its fullest to specific questions regarding mapping and translation. 8. Implementation time frame: Know how quickly you need to get a system up and running. Web- ...
Created on 28 July 2014
14. Drive Quality With Value Stream Mapping
A backbone of Lean process improvement is Value Stream Mapping (VSM). There are right ways and wrong ways to approach process mapping, and documenting the current state is a step that will put you on the ...
Created on 07 July 2014
15. Master Data Management (MDM)
...  Now develop a master-data model. This step decides things like size, datatype, values. It also includes “mapping” between the new model and current data sources. Here is where decisions are made like w ...
Created on 05 March 2014
16. Lean Contribues to Manufacturing Success
Mike Engel, COO of FLEXcon, talks about how the application of Lean principles has affected his organization in a very positive way.As he walks through the process, it's easy to see how Lean contributes ...
Created on 30 January 2014
17. Fearless Predictions for 2014
...  agriculture, mapping, and myriad other uses will be found, and a lot of it will be relevant to supply chains.   Last Mile. Much has been written about the topic of the ‘last mile’ logistics challenge ...
Created on 03 January 2014
18. Don't Skip a Step
Mapping the current state is a staple of continuous improvement projects, but many want to skip that step and proceed to solutions. That could be a mistake.In his A Lean Journey blog, Tim McMahon discusses ...
Created on 19 November 2013
19. EDI Self-Mapping
I used to work with an executive who dreamed of this: intelligent self-mapping of B2B transactional data. Is it finally here?In a GXS blog by Steve Keifer, we learn about how it might actually happen. ...
Created on 21 October 2013
20. BOTS - An Open Source EDI Tool
... this little application easily matches everything that I have seen in them except the visual mappers… BOTS more than makes up for that lack in mapping and process control. The application, written in ...
Created on 12 September 2013