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Collaborative Planning and Execution for the Cosmetics and Beauty Industry

In today’s fast-paced marketplace, cosmetics and beauty brands are in constant pursuit of determining the right strategies to broaden their consumer base. As a result, omni-channel retailing and new product segmentation have been embraced by leading cosmetics and beauty companies as two of the dominant ways to penetrate new markets. However, these strategies are also largely responsible for the increase in demand volatility that many supply chain practitioners are experiencing and struggling to manage. In this industry point of view, get E2open’s perspective on how cosmetics and beauty companies can transform the challenge of volatile demand into a game-changing opportunity. 

Supply Chain Centers of Excellence: The Quest for Next Practices

Supply chain transformations require change management across people, process, and technology. This white paper looks at common challenges that E2open customers and other global brands have faced in launching and sustaining center of excellence initiatives, the foundational role of technology in enabling collaboration and cross-functional alignment, and the best practices that E2open has developed with its customers to drive supply chain COE success.

SCM World
Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2014

Based on a survey of 1,068 senior supply chain professionals, the Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2014 highlights the strategies that supply chain executives are moving toward in 2014 and beyond, and uncovers how companies are positioning their supply chain organizations to deliver innovation and business value through deeper collaborative relationships and more agile interdependent networks.

Additional resources

For more information on key topics covered in the Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2014, such as supplier collaboration, new product introduction, agile S&OP, and profitable order promising, in the context of interdependent business networks, start here:

SCM World
Design for Profitability– Integrating Supply Chain and Product Development

Early involvement of supply chain in product development has long been known to improve key metrics of innovation success, including cost, speed and the ultimate profitability of newly introduced products. This SCM World report, based on a survey of chief supply chain officers, shows that most supply chain organizations believe new product development and launch is now an essential capability.

Watch this customer webinar video featuring NVIDIA

Shortening NPI Cycle Time Through Better Collaboration With Outsourced Suppliers: Watch this in-depth customer webinar to find out how our Manufacturing Collaboration solution helped NVIDIA achieve the following benefits: - Reduce NPI Cycle Time - Improve Product Engineering Productivity - Eliminate Manufacturing Errors - Increase Change Request Speed

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Centers of Excellence Driving Supply Chain Innovation Report

In the new age of rapid globalization and frequent disruption, supply chain management professionals are hearing more about the benefits of improved collaboration with cross-functional partners by establishing Supply Chain Centers of Excellence (CoE).

Download this complimentary special report and read how supply chain leaders go inside the inner-workings of a top CoE, learn the vital organizational steps necessary for establishing a CoE, and better understand the technology that compresses the distance between all critical supply chain entities.

Learn why COE is important to the success of your supply chain and get started today!

Effective Planning and Execution for Large Capital Projects

Large capital construction projects are inherently complex, sometimes involving hundreds of stakeholders assembled for a limited time to meet project deliverables. Many capital projects struggle to orchestrate the ownership, procurement and delivery of materials to jobsites and to utilize craft worker resources effectively. These challenges highlight the inadequacy of extending enterprise systems into a complex construction project lifecycle. Learn about how leading companies are leveraging cloud-based solutions to become more predictable by integrating materials management processes across their project networks.

Cloud-based business networks power many of the largest industries across the globe today, including aerospace and defense, telecommunications, consumer electronics and industrial manufacturing. E2open is bringing these proven technologies and solutions to the capital construction and energy resource industries to help owner/operators gain greater oversight and collaborate more effectively with their contractor partners.

To that end, E2open is pleased to participate in an industry-led initiative, Integrated Materials Management (IMM), through Fiatech, a membership-led international community of global leadership organizations focused on innovation in the capital projects industry. The IMM initiative aims to deploy solutions to address industry challenges in the areas of actionable information, collaboration and materials management decision-making.

Supply Management and Logistics Leaders Can Leverage Upstream Visibility to Generate Value and Reduce Risk

Multi-tier visibility and supplier collaboration help to mitigate the impact of disruptive events and risks in the upstream supply chain. Supply chain functional leaders can use these best practices to establish a visibility foundation and run a process to realize the value of upstream visibility.

Global Manufacturing Outlook 2014: Performance in the Crosshairs

KPMG's 2014 report surveyed 460 senior executives across six industrial sectors split equally among the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific.Among other findings, the report reveals that limited visibility across the supply chain remains a growing concern for manufacturers, even though many have made notable progress towards improving transparency. Forty percent of manufacturing executives say they lack information and material visibility across their supply base. Thirty eight percent say they lack critical details on supplier performance, and 36 percent lack adequate supply chain IT systems. 

Learn more and view the infographic.

Beyond B2B: The Foundation for the Business Network

End-to-end supply chain visibility requires timely, accurate data from your entire trading partner network: suppliers, customers, logistics providers, and other partners. This white paper examines the five must-haves for creating the foundational connectivity layer of a business network for the modern supply chain. It also looks at what to build on that platform to enable brand owners and manufacturers to leverage the collective brainpower of their trading partner communities to efficiently manage end-to-end supply chain processes and to respond intelligently to continuous change in supply, demand, products, and partners. 

Spend Matters
Putting the “Supply” in Supply Networks Part 2

Part 2: Tackling the Multi-Tier Information Problem in the Inbound Supply Chain

Part 2 of this Spend Matters report outlines the further complexity of multi-tier partner networks and evaluates the pros and cons of various approaches to solve it. The result: a clear call to action to adopt a supply chain business network to better manage direct materials.

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