Posts Tagged ‘Supply Chain’

Step away from the supply chain management dead zone

Al has a problem. He just got a phone call from one of his company’s biggest clients about a missed delivery. He wants to know where the EDI order is but can’t locate it in SAP. The only thing his coworker Carole can see is that the order can’t be processed, and the EDI specialist […]

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Managed File Transfer 101

The good news is Managed File Transfer (MFT) is here to stay. The bad news is you’re wondering what the heck MFT is. Welcome to MFT 101, your intro to all that is Managed File Transfer. Simply put, MFT is a solution for sending files of any size automatically and securely. Using software and secure […]

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Three major file problems MFT solves

While Managed File Transfer (MFT) has many things to offer, its greatest value can be distilled from the three most significant problems it helps eliminate. Gargantuan size files: File sizes today are out of control. A single graphic can be 100 MB and many a PowerPoint presentation has been known to creep towards the 20 […]

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EnBW keeps its data secure with Managed File Transfer (MFT) from SEEBURGER

In 2010, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) – Germany’s third-largest energy provider, which has around six million customers and employs than 20,000 people – recorded an annual turnover in excess of 17 billion euros.  The company focuses primarily on electricity (with activities in the fields of generation, retailing, grid and supply), gas and energy and environmental […]

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Supply Chain: Automation Advocate or Foe?

2010 is now behind us; many had a good holiday season while others, no so much. Regardless, it’s a new calendar year and time to start working on those 2011 projects. For some of you these projects will include the items that I’ve written on over the last 12 months such as – Adding a […]

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Will Core ERP Ever Move to the Cloud?

by Dennis Gaughan, Gartner Anlayst This week marks the one-year anniversary of Gartner’s acquisition of AMR Research. In many ways, I can’t believe an entire year has gone by; it’s gone very quickly. One of the striking differences between AMR past and Gartner present is just the “virtual-ness” of the workplace. Given that most AMR […]

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Supply Chain News: Latest Trends in Logistics Study from Manrodt, Holcomb IDs 5 “Undeniable Supply Chain Truths”

Annual Survey Finds Big Improvements in Inventory Turns – but Will They Hold? Strategy of being “All Things to All People” Surges by SCDigest Editorial Staff As always, the annual Trends and Issues in Logistics and Transportation report results were unveiled during a presentation at CSCMP’s conference in San Diego. This 19th version of the […]

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Supply Chain News: Latest Trends in Logistics Study from Manrodt, Holcomb IDs 5 “Undeniable Supply Chain Truths”

Annual Survey Finds Big Improvements in Inventory Turns – but Will They Hold? Strategy of being “All Things to All People” Surges by SCDigest Editorial Staff Inventory metrics improved substantially in 2010 over 2009 (though respondents were likely reporting on 2009 numbers), with average inventory turns among the largest firms going from 11.5 in 2009 […]

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Supply Chain Almost at the Table in 2010

by Kevin O’Marah A recent Gartner field survey on supply chain organizational structure and budgetary control shows a huge leap forward for the profession during the past five years. In 2005, only 75% of companies had established a formal supply chain organization, with only 52% of these organizations in place for more than two years. […]

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Supply Chain News: Are Manufacturers Really bringing Back Work to US?

Anecdotes and some Data Say Yes – Even as Trade Deficits with China Rise; US Now has Total Cost Advantage in Some Areas, GE Executive Says It remains mostly anecdotal, but a growing number of major US companies seem to be repatriating some work sent offshore in recent years back to America. Enough to signal […]

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