From Supply Chain Collaboration: How to Implement CPFR and Other Best Collaborative Practices

EXAMPLES OF COLLABORATION TECHNOLOGY

To help further explain the collaboration technology, we have asked some of the leading collaborative technology solution providers to briefly highlight their approach to supply chain collaboration technology and the features and functions that they provide. We also asked them to provide screen shots of some of their solutions. We want to point out that we do not necessarily endorse the technology solutions below, but we do consider them good solutions that demonstrate how collaboration software can and does function. We also want to point out that there is also other good collaboration technology on the market. In addition, you can consider developing your own collaboration technology solutions in-house.

THE POWER OF AN EXECUTABLE SINGLE FORECAST [*]

Fred Baumann Vice-President, Collaborative Solutions The JDA Software Group

Introduction

The Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR ) process has been heralded as one of the most promising business processes to eliminate waste and drive revenue for trading partners within the supply chain. Partners have successfully implemented demand-based CPFR and have collected on the benefits. It is time to take CPFR through to its true and complete vision. For this to occur, trading partners must accept a degree of risk and question the status quo of traditional business practices. Order forecast collaboration and commitment processing are the golden keys to the value chain vault. These keys are readily available for the brave few willing to break through to a higher order business process.

The vision of CPFR is built on...

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Products & Services
Supplier Relationship Management Software (SRM)
Supplier relationship management (SRM) software enables businesses to manage the relationship between buyers and suppliers. SRM software can be integrated into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Collaborative Applications Software
Collaborative applications software allows networked computer users to work together on related tasks via local or remote servers.
Electronic Data Interchange Software (EDI)
Electronic data interchange (EDI) software is used in the electronic exchange of business data. The software provides a standard format and a method of transmission.
Trade Shows, Conferences, and Exhibitions
Trade shows, conferences and exhibitions are public gatherings used to present and discuss information about a specific field or the products and services of a particular industry segment.
Project Management Software
Project management software is a term covering many types of software, including scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, quality management and documentation or administration systems

Topics of Interest

ELECTRONIC DYNAMIC AGREEMENT : THE FIRST SOLUTION TO GENERATE ORDER FORECASTS USING ACTUAL ORDER CREATION LOGIC WITH LINKED COMMITMENT PROCESSING [*] Inside Scenario What will your trading partners...

TRADING PARTNERS ABC Stores, Inc. XYZ Manufacturing Co., Inc. I CPFR AGREEMENT AND STATEMENT A Purpose ABC STORES and XYZ MFG agree to collaborate in key supply chain processes using standards...

COLLABORATION SOFTWARE Because this book is on supply chain collaboration, we can focus on the technology that has been recently developed to support trading partner collaboration. In 1997, the VICS...

OVERVIEW Supply chain collaboration technology is a critical part in the actual execution of the collaborated decisions that have been made. Many companies have failed in the area of having the...

OVERVIEW During the original CFAR proof-of-concept pilot between Wal-Mart and Warner-Lambert, the strategic vision was to extend the trading partner collaboration beyond the one-on-one relationship...