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The Changing Face of Publishing: Gauging the Impact of Digital Technology

White Paper: Iptor Supply Chain Systems

The emergence of digital technology has equally impacted the publishing industry. The threshold to paper-based books is on a significant decline due to the digital revolution. This has led to the advancement of a new phase, in the management of core processes that serve as the backbone for any publishing house. But, the lack of integration on current systems is a major reason for the disruption of supply chain in publishing sector. Implementation of ERP solutions has always been a booster to management barriers, and introducing the same to a publishing firm will definitely leverage the market for decision makers. Find out more about the Impact of Digital Technology through the Whitepaper below and address all your queries: Has the increased use of digital platform impacted business decisions? Will switching to ERP solutions enhance your publication firm’s business growth? What are the benefits and barriers while using publishing supply chain technology?

The Top 5 Ways Publishers Can Be Successful in the Digital World

White Paper: Iptor Supply Chain Systems

In the publishing industry, the rise of technology has extended beyond publishers simply digitizing content for those readers who prefer ebooks or online learning systems to print—forcing businesses to adapt their processes and products to accommodate new customer demand. In this new age, technology has allowed for many of these processes to be streamlined or automated, allowing for publishers to improve the efficiency of their business and take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. For publishers of all types to continue to be successful in this new digital world, they must examine all of their systems and evolve to a more efficient way of handling their business. What is the use of Digital Supply Chain? What is the impact of Digital Supply Chain and ERP on content publishing? What is the future of Digital World with streamlining and acceleration? Move ahead and read the following whitepaper that will address all your questions, including these: How to better manage print and digital production schedules? What are the benefits of automating rights and royalty management? What are the best ways to take advantage of print-on-demand and custom publishing? How to repackage digital content to create a new product? How embracing the digital supply chain helps to streamline, automate, and accelerate organizational supply chain?

Selecting a Warehouse Management System that Cures Growing Pains: Four Critical Considerations

White Paper: Iptor Supply Chain Systems

Today’s best-of-breed Warehouse Management System (WMS) incorporates and supports visibility across the supply chain management, enabling proactive disruption management and effective inventory management. Under the traditional model, warehouses have functioned within their four walls, leaving gaps among key supply chain players that disrupt the flow of warehouse inventory and information. This whitepaper provides information that is intended to help executives in warehouse management identify whether they need to upgrade their current Warehouse Management System and how to select a best-value WMS solution based on today’s competitive landscape. It addresses the following key questions: What are the four critical considerations for mastering supply chain management? What are the telltale signs that indicate a strong need for a best-value WMS solution? How can warehouse operations keep pace with the challenges caused by supply chain complexity?

Building a Bridge to Omnichannel Success in Today’s Evolving Supply Chain

White Paper: Iptor Supply Chain Systems

In today’s evolving supply chain, an omnichannel environment is a critical element for seamless customer experience but omnichannel operations requires a new way of thinking. In an omnichannel world, your focus needs to be on the front office and supply chain. Following are five mileposts on the roadmap toward leveraging order management to promote omnichannel retailing success. The world of omnichannel distribution requires a holistic view of margins, cost, inbound, outbound, inventory and customer service. What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure performance for  omnichannel success? What are the mileposts on the roadmap toward leveraging order management to promote omnichannel retailing success? What are the three pivotal capabilities in ERP and WMS you select that will help you best manage life in an omnichannel world?

Death of the Salesman:Wholesale Distribution System in Retail

White Paper: Pepperi

Has the wholesale distribution segment of the supply chain become an unnecessary step in the sales process with the constant advances in marketing technology and the rapid growth of consumer self-service sales? Or has a new opportunity been created?Is the salesman dead or just evolving? Expanding to wholesale and retail distribution, makes it possible to verify the quality of products and processes and creating new operating methods, and simultaneously cut times to market and costs.  Death of the Salesman:What does it cover? This whitepaper talks about the wholesale distribution system of the supply chain as a dispensable process or not. What's the cause of death for the B2B salesperson in the highly transactional world of wholesale and distribution? Are wholesalers/distributors doomed to be a thing of the past? Are wholesalers destined to be absorbed by their suppliers? How is it that the wholesale and retail distribution segment of the supply chain has become an antiquated business model in terms of client relationship management? How wholesale distributors can grow through a shift in their business models?    

Collaboration as a Key to Success in Retail

White Paper: Lascom

Successful retail collaboration between retailers and suppliers can help smooth pressures along the product lifecycle and better manage products and projects in retail. While today’s suppliers and retailers are facing significant but unique challenges, there are common goals that drives retail collaboration – higher sales, increased profitability, and stronger business growth. This insightful whitepaper scopes the essential of an efficient supplier-retailer relationship, its advantages and how to manage it to improve growth, competitive spirit and boost innovation through retail collaboration. This whitepaper on Successful Retail Collaboration addresses questions like: How retail collaboration has become the key to success for retailers and supplier? What are the major reasons you need to improve supplier collaboration? What is the role of Request for Proposal Management (RPM) in retail collaboration? What elements of retail collaboration would consumers find most valuable? What are the risks due to a complex organization and poor collaboration in retail?

Sales and Operations Planning Process in Supply Chain

White Paper: NexInfo Solutions, Inc

 Importance of an Effective Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Process in Supply Chain: Companies that have adopted Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes are gaining the visibility and agility to improve supply and demand matching, promotional planning, and product management. What is the need of Sales and Operations Planning(S&OP) in Supply Chain Management? S&OP helps companies achieve lower inventory costs while improving inventory visibility and reduces operational costs all while leading to a higher operating margin. Sales and operations planning process addresses key business pressures faced by the company such as-High inventory levels,Poor forecast accuracy with a bias to over forecast.   This whitepaper outlines some of the key success criteria while implementing Sales & Operations Planning in Supply Chain and sees into: Basics of  S&OP in supply chain organizations. How Sales & Operations Planning Works in supply chain management and how its benefits can be reaped? An overview of a robust and established methodology that ensures the success of the Sales & Operations Planning. How to incorporate emerging best practices for Sales & Operations Planning in supply chain industry  

Utilization of Installed Base Planning for Service Parts Optimization

White Paper: Baxter Planning Systems

How is Installed Base Planning helping organization to optimize inventory along with better Service Parts Optimization ? Is it optimizing inventory by improving forecasts and generating more intelligent target stock levels in low and no demand environments common to services parts planning operations? Read this technical whitepaper that answer questions like - -What is Installed Base Planning? -How can you meet the supply chain goals using service parts optimization with Installed Base Planning? -Where to stock service inventory to support an installed base data management? -How to use Installed Base data to calculate the forecast? -What is the proper target stock level for each part at each location to support the forecasted demand?

Four Steps to Building a Global Supply Chain Risk Management Platform

White Paper: PICS Auditing

Four Steps to Building a Global Supply Chain Risk Management Platform Managing global supply chain risk is difficult, as these risks range from the minor "bump" in the road to a company disaster. With the right proactive approach these risks can be mitigated and even eliminated. Do you want to identify and understand the possible causes, and direct and indirect effects of these risks?   Read this whitepaper which represents the 'four cornerstones for   impementing successful supply chain risk management process '' as well as addresses a few questions like: Which are the steps needed in building a global supply chain risk management platform? What are the common issues and challenges that exists in global supply chain management process? How are environmental factors affecting global supply chain risk management? How to prevent risk in global supply chain management process? How to improve supply chain risk management by monitoring for risks to your global supply chain process? The whitepaper also comes with a case study for Financial Solvency Verification.

2015 AP and Working Capital Report: Capturing Game-Changing Savings with Working Capital Tools

White Paper: Taulia

This AP and Working Capital report offers a guide for organizations actively exploring working capital solutions/Tools. Capturing early payment discounts is the top goal for any Accounts Payable (AP) department, as it ultimately grants organizations huge returns on cash. Learn how to use working capital tools/software to increase discount capture while also alleviating AP pains around invoice approval and payment. Inside this Accounts Payable and Working Capital report  : Working Capital in AP and DDM Working Capital in SCF And Electronic Payments Optimizing the Supply Chain With the Perfect Payment Index Choosing the Right Dynamic Discounting and working capital solution      

What is your Company's Cholesterol Level?

White Paper: Adexa

This whitepaper is a comparative analysis between cholesterol and inventory and their similar effects on the health of an organization and human immune system. Just like Cholesterol, we have “good” inventory and “bad” inventory. The good one is the one indicated by high number of turns which is indicative of agility and fitness that increase your good cholesterol. The bad inventory can be found as raw material blocking the supply chain in an organization. The right mix of inventory is essential to every business .But there is no easy way to know the right balance of inventory. Download this informative whitepaper to learn about: - Proven methods to know the right balance between ''Good and Bad inventory''. - Preventive measures you can take to get rid of bad inventory. - How to create a global inventory mix that achieves outstanding customer service levels while simultaneously reducing inventory.

Rationalize Maintenance Inventories with Analytics: Smarter Onshore and Offshore Warehouse Management for Upstream Oil & Gas Operations

White Paper: Oniqua Intelligent MRO

Warehouse Inventory management and rationalization helps upstream oil and gas companies keep assets running more productively and safely. Rationalizing maintenance inventory with analytics optimizes warehouse management by optimizing space, resource time, and eliminates the compulsion to overstock. Warehouse Inventory management and rationalization helps upstream oil and gas companies keep assets running more productively and safely. How to effectively rationalize spare parts inventories at the business unit level, across onshore and offshore warehouse facilities for the needs of upstream oil and gas companies? Read this whitepaper on Warehouse Inventory Management to learn how the analytics assisted process helps upstream oil and gas companies to: • Boost offshore warehouse efficiency and safety • Maximize offshore storage space • Achieve high service levels while avoiding inventory build up This whitepaper sees how well-managed spares inventories help oil and gas companies to meet its objectives.    

12 Best Practices of Inventory Optimization

White Paper: Oniqua Intelligent MRO

Achieving and maintaining inventory optimization is possible and profitable only with the right tools and the right type of help. The proven best practices in this whitepaper are fundamental to achieving the significant inventory reductions and substantial bottom-line savings that are the hallmarks of inventory optimization. In this whitepaper on ‘’ Inventory Optimization’’ you will: Learn 12 essential best practices of MRO inventory optimization Discover the types of quantifiable benefits major Oil & Gas companies around the world are currently achieving by adopting many of these best practices Discover the unique requirements of managing inventory in an asset-intensive/MRO environment Download this practical guide to 12 high-level business requirements for optimizing critical and non-critical MRO inventory spares and consumables, along with the elements of an ideal inventory optimization system.  

Visual Metrics-The Executive Insight into the Competitive Landscape

White Paper: TECSYS Inc.

What is Benchmarking? Benchmarking is a specific process in which an organization compares its cost and performance data against data from a similar entity, to better understand both its position in the market and the current state of the business’ health. In this informative whitepaper we will explore why benchmarking processes are more important now than ever, and discuss some of the challenges that decision makers may face when attempting to utilize benchmark data. It addresses: What are the three key elements that are covered by benchmarking process? What are the significant benefits of benchmarking? How to find a trusted source of relevant benchmark data? What are the key steps involved to deliver insightful, actionable intelligence to a distribution organization in answering to the benchmarking challenges? Download this whitepaper that examines benchmarking and how businesses can use embedded benchmark data from top performers to benefit their warehouse and supply chain.

Supplier Quality Management

White Paper: EtQ

First, What is Supplier Quality Management (SQM)? Supplier Quality Management is a confidence in supplier's ability to deliver a good or service that will satisfy the customer's needs. Supplier quality management and performance monitoring are key components of any risk management strategy.Performing risk assessments to identify, quantify and prioritizing risk is the most important factor.  This descriptive whitepaper brings you the best practices for implementing a successful risk-based supplier quality management system, and explain the requirements that should be clearly defined in a supplier quality agreement. It addresses questions like: What are the methods to improve supplier quality, increase visibility and connect the supply chain to your Quality Management System? What are the benefits of connecting the supply chain to your Supplier Quality Management System? How to alleviate security concerns associated with it? How can you bring greater visibility into the supplier quality and compliance by implementing a Supplier Quality Management System? How to evaluate Suppliers through Supplier Quality Management Programs? Supplier Quality Management: Risk Assessment,Risk Quantification,Risk Prioritization Download this whitepaper that gives an idea of a comprehensive Supplier Chain Quality Management that fosters the ability to collaborate with the supply chain, improve compliance and keep your data secure in the process.  

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