Supply chain visibility is of paramount importance to all the players who rely on it, says Ken Jones, director of Executive Education at Western Michigan University’s Center for Integrated Supply Management and an instructor on supply chain matters.
As Supply Chain Management (SCM) grows, so does the electronic commerce interface that is required. After all, you cannot run Supply Chain Control Tower unless all the pieces of the puzzle are present. Let's discuss specifically suppliers.
In a business environment that’s ever-increasingly dependent on and driven by metrics, the perfect order seems like, well, a perfect metric. R. Wang of Constellation Research originally conceived and developed the perfect order as a as a tool for retailers to monitor supplier performance.
Supply Chain Management's biggest contribution to the corporaton's bottom line is to improve the order to cash process. It is so important that order to cash improvement should be the first line in SCM's mission statement.
This paper will present a clear, simple path to successful implementation of a highly productive and profitable EDI initiative in your company. If you're about to bring EDI into your processes, this brief will help you avoid the potential pitfalls encountered when approaching it without this guidance. If you’ve attempted to implement EDI already, you’ll likely recognize at least some of the problems we describe, and gain from our explanations on how to avoid them.
This paper will present the key components of a successful automated integration solution for ERP and EDI without customizations. After reading this paper you'll learn how to gain a competitive advantage with this approach to EDI and ERP integration and how purchasing tools which force customizations to your ERP system can leave you responsible for costly and time consuming modifications to the systems.
One of the biggest business changes wrought by the rise of the Internet is omnichannel retailing – the ability for consumers to make purchases at any time in any place, and then have the product directly delivered to any address in the world.
“If you are a retailer without logistics and delivery capability, you have to decide what omnichannel means to you,” says Ram Ganeshan, a professor of business at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.