Some 36 percent of senior managers in retailers and manufacturers reckon their organizations have too much cash tied up in inventory – and 29 percent think they have too much excess and/or obsolete inventory. A study sponsored by E2open found that there is increased interest in inventory management programs such as vendor managed inventory, but companies face challenges in actually establishing such programs.
Business leaders view the drivers of inventory information-sharing between partners as time-consuming, involving enterprise resource planning (ERP) or manual methods, with less than 22 percent using automated B2B technology, according to a survey of executives by Gatepoint Research and sponsored by E2open.
Now that the European economy is strengthening, a growing number of supply chain software vendors are turning their attention to Europe. The demand for software solutions for sales & operations planning (S&OP) in particular is attracting new players, and cloud-based supply chain software solutions appear to be making a breakthrough. Those are the key conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual market study which forms the basis for the globally renowned IT Subway Map Europe.
Consumer goods organizations have spent decades applying Lean management techniques and principles to every facet of their global supply chains. But today, they find themselves squeezed tighter than ever before by customer expectations for more inexpensive, customized, and rapidly supplied goods. The effort now required to achieve further process improvements is akin to drawing blood from a stone.
Gatepoint Research released new survey results providing insight into how executives from a number of sectors perceive the adoption and execution of vendor-managed inventory (VMI) programs. The data, based on surveys conducted between February and March 2015 by the research firm, and sponsored by E2open, reveals that the majority of respondents view the drivers of inventory information-sharing between partners as time-consuming, involving enterprise resource planning (ERP) or manual methods, with less than 22 percent using automated business-to-business (B2B) technology.
Legacy systems fail to deliver on vendor managed inventory (VMI), resulting in higher costs and a lack of visibility into current inventory levels, according to a new survey conducted by Gatepoint Research, and sponsored by E2open, a provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions. VMI systems have been used for many years in the electronics industry to help improve inventory management and sharing of supply chain data.
Gatepoint Research has released new survey results providing insight into how executives from a number of sectors, including manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications, perceive the adoption and execution of vendor managed inventory (VMI) programs.
In today's business environment, complexity looms large as supply chains rely more and more on manufacturing and distribution partners, and stretch farther and farther across the globe. With this complexity comes a higher level of risk, as companies lose visibility and control while still retaining accountability to customers and the brand's reputation. To counter this complexity, and the inevitable risks that come along with it, organizations need to create a core competency in resilience to ensure the continuity of supply.
E2open announced that Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, has selected the company to enable global supply chain visibility and enhanced supplier collaboration. Utilizing E2open's collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, Orange will benefit from increased planning and execution effectiveness to enable continuity of supply, thus driving further value to its global customer base and improving overall supply chain performance.
Orange has selected E2open to enable global supply chain visibility and enhance supplier collaboration. Orange will utilize E2open’s collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions to improve overall supply chain performance. With this partnership E2open will provide near real-time visibility and Orange will have collaborative supply planning and shared forecasts with suppliers. Additionally Orange will have improved order management and logistics and exception-based management.