Newsletter | May 2, 2012

05/02/12 -- Strengthening Cross-Channel Supply Chain Execution

Supply Chain Market Newsletter

Featured Integrated Solutions For Retailers Article

Ace Hardware's IT Overhaul
By Matt Pillar, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine
When business data is landlocked by inflexible, homegrown back office systems, IT departments bear the brunt of the strain. So it was at Ace Hardware Corporation, where IT personnel spent the majority of their time fielding requests from every angle, then hunkering down to figure out how to fulfill those requests. At issue were the 25-year-old IMS and DB2 COBOL-based order processing, warehouse management system, and price and promotion systems the company had.

Ace Hardware's IT Overhaul

Featured Articles

Strengthening Cross-Channel Supply Chain Execution
By Bob Heaney and Sahir Anand, Honeywell
This study of over 128 enterprises indicates that cross- channel logistics is increasing in depth and importance as retailers are expanding the scope and strength of their extended supply chains.

Securing Provision K Status For A Client's API Helps To Expedite Shipping And Reduce U.S. Importation Costs
By Marken
Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) also known as bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients, are defined by the FDA as 'any component that provides pharmacological activity or other effect in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease, or to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or animals.' The following case study is an example of how Marken helped a client avoid inappropriate duty charges and expedite importation of its API into the U.S.

Industry News

New Supply Chain Certification From CSCMP Supported By CHEP
Crown Imports Gains Long-Range Supply Chain Planning Visibility With Plan4Demand
Vehicle Manufacturer Improves Working Capital With PrimeRevenue Supply Chain Finance
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Launches Initiative To Enhance Supply Chain Security
Axway Executive Named One Of 2012 Provider Pros To Know
BSI Notes Market Acceptance Of Supply Chain Security Intelligence Tool
Retail Anywhere And SPS Commerce To Deliver Point-Of-Sale And Supply Chain Solutions For NetSuite
Vision Chain Selected By Oldcastle Building Products For Total Supply Chain Visibility
Consolidation Of Supply Operations Yields Dramatic Gains
MedPricer Supports Healthcare Systems With New Facilities And Capital e-Sourcing Department
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Featured Downloads

Airline Looks To Enterprise Mobile To Manage And Support iPads For Pilot Use
Across industries and professions, business users are finding ways to take advantage of the flexibility and elegance of the iPad. Some of the early adopters of the tablet were lawyers, doctors, field sales personnel, photographers, and teachers. Now airline pilots are using the Apple tablet to decrease the amount of printed materials they need to carry on flights.

Business Intelligence And Supply Chain Management Challenge: Create Profit, Service Level And Working Capital Improvement
Fashions change, seasons change, and so does your supply chain. So, when was the last time you looked at your entire supply chain process to determine if it is keeping up with the times? Recent supply chain management developments have dramatically changed how your business can compete, supply chain versus supply chain.
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Compliance Networks Retail Compliance Management Solution
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