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    Report Vendor Landscape: Transportation Management Systems

    As A Foundation Of Logistics Excellence, TMSes Help Companies Execute On Their Brand Promise
    January 31, 2017 | Phoenix Zhang

    Companies increasingly view logistics management as critical to maintaining a strategic competitive advantage. Transportation management systems (TMSes) help application development and delivery...

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    Report Breakout Vendors: Domain-Specific Insights Service Providers

    From CX To Risk Mitigation To Supply Chain: Context Matters

    Despite the growing interest in all things data and analytics, many firms struggle to benefit from the insights revolution. Frustrated by the challenges of providing functional teams across the...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Warehouse Management Systems

    New Capabilities Help Companies Deliver
    December 20, 2016 | Phoenix Zhang

    The holidays are upon us, and we are sure to hear statistics of record-breaking online sales. Some may see this as a logistical hurdle, but smart application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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    Report Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles To Automate Application Delivery Governance

    Processes: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook
    November 10, 2016 | Diego Lo Giudice

    Today's application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders need speed and quality at a low cost to create software that competes for customers. Agile and DevOps practices enable companies to...

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    Report Supply Chain KPIs That Support Digital Business

    A Shift In Customers' Expectations Requires A Shift In Metrics
    November 8, 2016 | Phoenix Zhang

    The quality of your customers' experience depends on how quickly you get the right product to them. This task challenges supply chain management, logistics, as well as application development and...

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    Report Applying Advanced Analytics To Your Supply Chain

    Take Advantage Of The Data, Analytics, And Internet Of Things Revolution To Enhance Processes And Delight Customers
    October 12, 2016 | Phoenix Zhang, Rowan Curran

    Overstock, understock, late shipments, broken equipment, poor-quality goods — the problems of supply chain managers are nearly endless, and they have severe business impact. In a world of...

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    Report The Path To A New Supply Chain Management Software

    May 10, 2016 | Phoenix Zhang

    As your customers' expectations increase, you must improve the capabilities of your supply chain. Forrester speaks to far too many buyers who are cobbling together outdated technologies and Excel...

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    Report Brief: Enhance The Supply Chain And Logistics To Improve Omnichannel Fulfillment

    March 10, 2016 | Phoenix Zhang

    Retailers increasingly seek to provide omnichannel fulfillment as a way to improve customer experience. However, many find themselves challenged by the complexity these efforts pose for underlying...

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    Report Use New Supply Chain Visibility Technologies To Improve Customer Service And Return On Assets

    January 4, 2011 | George Lawrie

    Firms in the traded goods sector struggle with fragile and complex extended supply chains that often bring over investment in inventory without improving disappointing customer service. Application...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Sourcing Professionals Must Analyze And Manage Risk Across The Global Supply Chain

    Forrester's Best Practices For Risk Mitigation
    August 27, 2008 | Christine Ferrusi Ross

    The issue of vendor risk has become an increasingly critical topic among sourcing professionals. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight this great report on mitigating supply chain risk —...

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    Report The ROI Of RFID For Supply Chain Visibility

    A Total Economic Impact™ Analysis Links Gains To Depth Of Systems Integration
    July 18, 2008 | Roy C. Wildeman, Patrick M. Connaughton

    Among the various applications of radio frequency identification (RFID), employing the technology for supply chain visibility has generated particular enthusiasm and controversy for manufacturers...

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    Report Forrester TechRadar™: The Extended Supply Chain Application Ecosystem, Q2 2008

    Wireless Fleets Forge Ahead; Global Trade Management Goes Mainstream
    April 15, 2008 | Patrick M. Connaughton

    Skyrocketing oil prices, pressure from low-cost competitors and ever-changing, complicated global trade regulations are enough to make even veteran supply leaders want to hide their heads in the...

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    Report Which Service Provider Is Right For Your Supply Chain Project?

    January 23, 2008 | Patrick M. Connaughton

    Supply chain management (SCM) service providers play an important role in helping enterprises more efficiently plan and execute their supply chain strategies. Spending on SCM services will continue...

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    Report Supply Chain Leaders: Your CEO Wants To Know Your "Green" Strategy — Do You Have One?

    December 17, 2007 | Patrick M. Connaughton

    Tightening regulatory pressure and pervasive media attention are moving supply chain sustainability issues up the corporate agenda. As a result, CEOs are increasingly demanding a strategy from...

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    Report Buyers Prefer A Single-Vendor Supply Chain Solution, But Does One Really Exist?

    October 16, 2007 | Patrick M. Connaughton

    Despite a past riddled with multiple standalone SCM applications, companies today want to buy supply chain software from a single vendor. The problem? One end-to-end, single-vendor solution has yet...

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    Report Topic Overview: Supply Chain Management

    September 20, 2007 | Patrick M. Connaughton, George Lawrie

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the business process of managing the complex interaction of products, materials, equipment, labor, and cash as they flow through the supply chain and fulfill...

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    Report Best Practices: Successfully Managing Security And Risk In A Global Supply Chain

    August 3, 2007 | Patrick M. Connaughton

    To cope with largely unpredictable events like hurricanes and terrorist attacks, leading companies are making supply chain investments to ensure that goods continue to flow through major...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report SCM SaaS Adoption: Slow But Steady

    April 3, 2007 | Patrick M. Connaughton

    This data chart describes the level of adoption of supply chain management (SCM) as software-as-a-service in both enterprises and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: WMS For Retail Supply Chains, Q2 2006

    Manhattan Associates Leads In Our Product Evaluation
    June 7, 2006 | Nikki Baird

    Between evolving consumers and consumer channels, convergence between retail and consumer product supply chains, and technology advances in warehouse management systems (WMS) a lot of change has...