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Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

location hierarchy  a central to field location in the network), replenishment (from the network to external sources of supply for repair and new buy), and transshipment (across parallel nodes in the network). Figure 2. Interactive Decision Hierarchy It is important to note that all of the resource decisions described in Budget Planning, Strategy Planning, and Tactics Planning must be made prior to the occurrence of a particular service event whose fulfillment will require use of those resources. Hence these decisions are

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Warehouse Management System (WMS) RFI/RFP Template

Warehouse Configuration, Bin Location Setup, Receiving, Inventory Control, Packing and Shipping, Picking, Adaptability, Technology Configuration, Product Technology Get this template

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This is part two of a note describing an opportunity TEC had to evaluate and compare the four top ERP vendors for a client. Each vendor’s offering differed in such areas as functionality, flexibility, process fit and ease of use. Find out what TEC learned as a result of the selection engagement.

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ABC Computers


With 3 locations in Wisconsin, 1 location in Indiana and staff throughout the Midwest, ABC’s team of expert software consultants has helped more than 150 clients – small and large, domestic and international – implement financial management and ERP software to improve their business processes and bottom line. Our depth of experience in working with some of the nation’s top companies, coupled with our pragmatic approach to getting the job done, has earned us membership in the Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club, an accomplishment awarded to firms whose achievements rank them at the top echelon of Microsoft’s’ global network of value-added reselling partners. ABC’s dedication to client success and product expertise has also led to 3 Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Awards: - Saris Cycling Group - Excellence in Manufacturing Productivity - Single Source, Inc. – Excellence in Distribution Industry Leadership - Promega – Excellence in Customer Service We have become the Midwest go-to partner for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) because we know that technology alone does not make for a successful business solution. To achieve optimal value from your technology investment, it is crucial to take a holistic view of your business – to carefully examine whether processes and technology are effectively aligned to produce the desired outcome.

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