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1. Spreadsheets are Tracking Tool
According to Supply Chain Dive, companies still use Excel spreadsheets as part of the their supply chain management tool.  A survey by Adelante finds that 68 percent of companies still use Excel for supply ...
Created on 27 August 2018
2. History of Procurement Software
Jason Busch takes an ambitious shot at tracing the history of procurement technology in a recent piece on the Spend Matters site. It's a great start at identifying how procurement has grown up along with ...
Created on 20 December 2016
3. Have You Connected the Dots Yet?
... systems has been handled by batch processes, spreadsheets, and even manual data entry. But as customer orders become increasingly demanding those delays are costing more. They cost more in terms of canceled ...
Created on 17 November 2016
4. Don’t Drive Without a Dashboard
... through your systems, is it even possible to separate the standard data from the trouble signals? Old school tools like spreadsheets and even database reports can be harnessed to consolidate data and ...
Created on 04 October 2016
5. Integration is Still an Issue
There was a time when companies moved data between applications by using text files, spreadsheets, or (really?) manual input. Those days still exist for companies only processing a few orders every month. ...
Created on 30 August 2016
6. Everything Is In the Cloud - Except for B2B transactions
... variety of document types that can’t easily be unified. They include written documents for product ideas, spreadsheets for costing, emails with vendors, faxes, and eventually purchase orders for parts ...
Created on 08 February 2016
7. Integration in the B2B World
... and all the things that go toward making your products available to your customers. Traditionally the link between your internal systems has been handled by batch processes, spreadsheets, and even manual ...
Created on 26 January 2016
8. Spreadsheets Don't Make the Cut
... e EBN site.In the era of cloud-based technologies, spreadsheets don't cut it. Check out his article HERE. ...
Created on 05 November 2015
9. The Value Add Makes the VAN
... e core features – their portfolios of services include the ability to support hosted document exchanges of EDI, XML, flat files, spreadsheets and other types of data. But they’ve layered on top of tho ...
Created on 24 September 2015
10. Still Using Spreadsheets?
This probably isn't all that surprising to most, but a recent survey shows that many manufacturers still use manual processes, like spreadsheets, to monitor KPIs. Although technology is available to automat ...
Created on 06 August 2015
11. Missed Opportunities For Not Using EDI and How Easy It Is
... l information for the simple reason that it is labor-intensive if you go the old-fashioned ways (spreadsheets or email).   If you are a vendor on the outside looking in, you might see opportunities f ...
Created on 14 July 2015
12. Outsourcing Compliance Optimization
... delivery status, and shipments are just the tip of an info iceberg that simply overwhelms the efforts of mere mortals to review (much less fix) using traditional tools like spreadsheets. Multifarious issues ...
Created on 13 July 2015
13. How ERP, CRM and SCM Fit Together
... Yes, you could get the data for your Supply Chain systems from legacy systems (bet that  means spreadsheets!). Seems like you should install ERP before anything else. Most ERP vendors offer SCM modules, ...
Created on 06 March 2015
14. Life After EDI; Your Skills Recycled
... with spreadsheets. I admitted my experience then was with 14-column paper “spreadsheets” done on 10-key “Plus Adders”. That answer didn't stop him, so I just jumped in. Gladly I see relief on this as h ...
Created on 06 February 2015
15. Product Safety in Your Supply Chain
...  to unite the various product safety tracking systems. Plenty of information is in spreadsheets, retained by the manufacturer, and in siloed REP and PLM systems. Matt Smith, cheif strategy officer at ici ...
Created on 30 July 2014
16. Where Will the Supply Chain Jobs Be?
... Those who pick orders in the warehouse, fax POs to suppliers, and develop forecasts on spreadsheets, not so much. So, my point is to encourage you to think about change and how you may not necessarily ...
Created on 20 June 2014
17. Supply Chain Software Innovation Needed
... to rely on spreadsheets for many planning activities.Her article on the Forbes site goes into more detail on her frustration. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 29 May 2014
18. Establishing Visibility - The Long View
... that have started down the path toward data normalization quickly found that they had multiple version of what they thought was the same data spread across multiple systems ranging from spreadsheets to inve ...
Created on 03 March 2014
19. The Supply Chain IS Big Data
... ble table or database. That is, data that has defined meanings. EDI documents are considered data. Databases are considered as data. Spreadsheets cross the line with regard to data because the definit ...
Created on 18 December 2013
20. EDI is Dead... Once More
... processes are done the information needs to be presented in ways that make sense to those who can do something with the output. These processes are far beyond the abilities of spreadsheets and the calculating ...
Created on 14 October 2013