Ecology, taxation, social management ... the scope of embedded computing extends to all areas of interest of road transport. A large reinforcements innovations, it becomes a must-have companion for drivers, and an ally to optimize the performance of their economic and trade companies.
Software solutions for embedded computing
After a more atypical was the demand for soups and hot dishes increased 15%, while in parallel the ice creams, sun protection, soft drinks or even glass cleaner collapsed. The weather has a significant impact on consumer demand and, consequently, the reliability of sales forecasts. Disastrous weather of spring and summer in its stride, put pressure on Supply Chain departments, some victims of overstock, others prone to breakage. How, in this context, to anticipate what is variable and hence minimize the uncertainty and the risk of unsuitable sales forecast demand? Blandine Bergeret, Forecasting and Planning expert, explores the constraints of this crucial issue for the company.
In a tight economic situation, constraints on time and cost are permanent. The transport is no exception, quite the contrary, he suffers to a greater extent as the last link in the chain, directly impacted by the crisis and rising oil prices, compounded by new regulations. Shippers and carriers are therefore subject to increasing pressure to improve their service levels while reducing costs. To accompany them, publishers have developed software dedicated to the management of transportation, "Transportation Information Systems", better known under their English acronym TMS (Transportation Management Systems "). To date, only 20-30% of the companies are equipped with these solutions, the others having developed their own tools or prefer to use a simple spreadsheet to track and analyze their transportation costs, however, that market is booming, with a growth estimated at 50% by 2015. However, this market is booming, with growth estimated at 50% by 2015. So why a penetration so low in a context so optimistic forecast? What are the issues?
To answer these questions, Thomas Moreau and Laurence Vincent, respectively Associate Director and Consultant with Southern Council, describe the market and changing needs, analyze the selection criteria and principles for implementation of TMS through testimonies users and take stock of the impacts on costs and delays of this type of tool ... not to mention its limitations.dossiers
Several collections a year, a strong seasonality, sourcing to anticipate well in advance, a highly competitive market, higher raw material mix, multiple distribution channels ... are all issues for the textile supply chain and mode. With the internationalization of markets and the relocation of production facilities and raw material purchases, the economy of the fashion and textile industry has changed profoundly over the past two decades. To remain competitive, companies have restructured or relocated all or part of their manufacturing operations. Today, they turn to optimization solutions, or even an overhaul of their patterns of supply and distribution.
Blandine Bergeret, expert forecasts and Planning, discusses the specifics of this capricious market.