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Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity
The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its

refrigerated trailers  instead of more costly refrigerated trailers ( reefers ) Dedicated fleets to control costs and guarantee service Cross-shipper dedicated loops (see explanation below) Truckload request for proposal (RFP) technology with combinatorial optimization Cross-shipper Dedicated Loops The GTO is currently working with two other large shippers, who are not direct competitors, comparing their networks to find connecting points in both networks and to create continuous moves on a weekly basis. There was no real Read More

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SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Three: Application Analysis
The system supports a completely user-defined set of critical success factors for each business, business unit, or even individual employee.

refrigerated trailers  plates, etc.). Location attributes (refrigerated, hazardous, secured, etc.) that are associated with item attributes. Location capacities (weight or volume). Location codes that map, for example, a bin to a specific level, shelf, aisle, and zone. Group storage IDs by zones or areas. Preassigned or variable storage locations for specific items. Restricted storage by customer or vendor. Direct putaway into bin or location or place into temporary receiving location with subsequent putaway. Identification of Read More
SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

refrigerated trailers  distribution of frozen (-30c), refrigerated (2c-8c), and ambient (20c-25c) products as needed to meet their business objectives. With TECSYS we have a reliable IT infrastructure that can be tapped anytime, from anywhere, securely. The system is always available; it is like googling into a supply chain network of applications, giving us and our healthcare customers the peace of mind and visibility of what is happening, where and when. Most importantly, it is helping us achieve a high level of customer Read More
Intuitive Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
As long as the

refrigerated trailers  Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges On April 1, Intuitive Manufacturing Systems ( www.intuitivemfg.com ), a privately held company offering enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for small and mid-size manufacturers, announced its ten-year anniversary.In 1994, the founders of another ERP vendor, PRO:MAN , sold all interest in the company and started a new one: Intuitive. Since then, Intuitive has been offering Read More
Appointment Scheduling - Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 1
Accurate appointment scheduling can provide great benefit to all in the supply chain through improvements in efficiency, visibility, resource and capacity

refrigerated trailers  results of the National Refrigerated Drivers Survey, performed by the Truckload Carriers Association, lists the average wait time to load as 3.39 hours per stop and wait time to unload as 3.20 hours per stop. 4 A similar survey of dry van drivers found the average wait time for a driver in a particular week to be 33.5 hours, adding up to a $1.5 billion loss per year for carriers. 5 Wait time causes a reduction in the earning power of drivers which increases turnover. Driver turnover can range from 50% to Read More
SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio
SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture

refrigerated trailers  Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio Background The stages of SSA Global 's continued success over the past five years are well documented by the media and analyst communities. With financial year (FY)2005 revenues of $712 million (USD), up 12 percent over FY2004, a net income of $8.9 million (USD), and 3,700 employees in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, SSA Global's recent performance is considered exemplary relative to the overall software Read More
Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part One: Event Summary
If Relevant Business Systems deliberately wanted to maintain its astute enterprise system as one of the best-kept secrets in the A&D and government contracting

refrigerated trailers  Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part One: Event Summary Event Summary In our relatively recent article about the still ongoing consolidation in the market (see What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User? ), we mentioned that the market will not stop short at the eventual Big Few or so many leading largest vendors. Namely, we expect the market for application software to further segregate into two tiers. The first group will be a limited number of very large vendors, Read More
Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges
The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle

refrigerated trailers  Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges Extension to Yard Management Enterprise systems are penetrating every aspect of a company's operations. For some time now, organizations have realized that the warehouse must become a dynamic area. Warehouse personnel must have access to real-time data to closely match supply and demand and to streamline the supply chain, so inventory is not bogged down in warehouses causing precious overhead to be lost. As a result, supply chain Read More
One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications
For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration

refrigerated trailers  Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications Event Summary Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the enterprise applications arena are certainly not uncommon. In fact, if a week goes by without an intra-market acquisition announcement, a market observer might even begin feeling out of sorts. Often, many acquisitions have meant outright bad news or at least anxiety for existing customers of the (usually beleaguered) acquired software provider. However, the market Read More
Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and

refrigerated trailers  buying decisions. For example, refrigerated meats and poultry products increased their revenue by about 22 percent from 2003 to 2004, while frozen juice fell 15.4 percent, and seafood and dry-packaged dinners declined about 7 percent during the same time. Looking at the consumer demands for the next five years shows us that the rate of change will not slow down, and may even quicken. Furthermore, modern lifestyles and increased disposable incomes in many nations now dictate that food products not only Read More
How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path
A decade ago, about 70 percent of major software initiatives failed, and nearly a quarter were cancelled. Today, with better data management, more flexible

refrigerated trailers  on products such as refrigerated cases, boilers, compressors, burners, chillers and foodholding cabinets. With 35 people in its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Detroit, and 55 more at a plant in Shanghai, China – and with more than 1,500 customers around the world – Miljoco's management knew it needed an Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system to manage the increasing complexity and still remain competitive in a market that stretched across the globe. But they could not afford a Read More
Provia Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact
From the moment an order is created, Provia Software’s ViaWare and ViaView suites aim at helping managers track orders in real time and make orders visible

refrigerated trailers  Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact On February 5, Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a somewhat tacit but quite steadfast privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions aimed at catering for the entire order-to-delivery' collaborative process needs, announced that it has completed 2002 with over 80 client sites going live during the course of the year, which was also one of the company's most profitable years ever. The more than 80 client Read More
Food and Beverage
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop

refrigerated trailers  (no refrigeration required), chilled (refrigerated but not frozen), or frozen, and each type requires different warehouse conditions and transportation equipment. For example, since a large portion of the food industry is dedicated to storing and packaging frozen food products, there are many warehouse management issues associated with cold storage. Grower cooperatives plant a variety of vegetables from spinach, carrots, peas, beans, and cauliflower, to sprouts and celery. In a typical northern Read More
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