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Supply Chain Event Management - Developing methods to react to unplanned events within your own facility is difficult enough; the effort in creating systems to effectively discover, communicate and resolve events across the entire value chain is magnified by the number of nodes and trading partners. Event management is a proactive, systematic method...

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Multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) seeks to move beyond the limitations of single echelon inventory management by considering multiple points in the supply chain as a whole when performing planning and replenishment runs. MEIO is still in the early stages of adoption for many companies, due to its complexity and the requirement for looking at data in a new way. MEIO’s adoption is mainly being pioneered by distribution-intensive companies with possibly thousands of local, national and even international nodes in the overall network...

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Defining Business Performance Measurements - Every organization is in a different business- they're a manufacturer, distributor, financial institution, professional services organization, support provider, or countless other variations- yet they all need to measure how well their business is performing. While the focus, frequency and system used may differ...

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Comparison of Three Analytic Problem-Solving Techniques - There are hundreds, if not thousands, of defined techniques to use when analyzing and resolving problems. Not every problem-solving technique is useful for every situation; a specific technique may best be used in a team vs. an individual situation, or lend itself more to creative instead of systematic forms of resolution...

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Working with the SCOR® model - The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model is the product of the Supply Chain Council (SCC); the current version as of October, 2012 is Version 10. It provides a standardized framework to model an end-to-end supply chain system, and provides partners within the supply chain a structure that links processes...

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Integrating Capacity and Material Planning - Which ERP system module is implemented the least? It's not inventory, MRP, purchasing, or costing- it's capacity planning. Many organizations that purchase an ERP system concentrate on the materials planning function and ignore capacity, while losing key capabilities to schedule and promise orders...