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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence


Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come down to overall IT strategy. If it is already segmented, it makes sense to add best-of-breed applications for specific operational areas. However, if a more rationalized common operating platform is the strategy, there are compelling arguments for supply chain ERP.

applying supply chain process  world’s biggest corporations are applying a model that is known as SCOR — the Supply-Chain Operations Reference model — to maximize supply chain efficiency. Siemens, Hewlett Packard, Intel, BASF, and Coca-Cola all use the SCOR model, because they know survival in today’s fierce markets demands detailed scrutiny and reengineering of every link in the supply chain — from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. Recognizing the strength of the model, many supply chain software Read More

How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market


Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply chain management (SCM) and electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality on top of their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, they can profit from improved productivity and lower labor costs. Find out how.

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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer, Kinaxis. The currently bullish Kinaxis has a number of customers that are SAP ERP customers too, and for a long time SAP was at first dismissive (or at least ambivalent) regarding the need for Response Management, as the company had its own

applying supply chain process  demand priority management by applying flexible priority rules to demand planning. Then they match supply and demand by efficiently planning deliveries and planned orders, and fully pegging orders and material requirements throughout all tiers of the supply network. Finally, the what-if analysis must be transparent, easily understood, and explainable. Reporting outputs are typically insightful end-to-end  pegging  and planning reports. Essentially, SAP is recommending the aforementioned SNP Read More

Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain


Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean methodology, you can proceed through your supply chain transformation to become effectively lean.

applying supply chain process  and protocols is simple. Applying demand data to the enterprise the way it is used on the plant floor among cells is beneficial. Correctly Using Key Performance Indicators Measurement and key performance indicators (KPI) resulting from lean will fuel the performance driven enterprise. Measurements, metrics, and key performance indicators (KPI) are tools and concepts that are often associated with lean, but are seldom used correctly. Too often the result is that the lean project objectives never reach Read More

Why Is In-transit Visibility (ITV) in the Supply Chain Important?


ITV capabilities allows an organization to meet the challenges of rapidly increasing fuel prices, changes in regulatory requirements, and provides customers with premium services without increasing the total cost of operations. Find out more in this article!

applying supply chain process  estimated. Improved compliance: By applying ITV to all products being shipped, any non-compliance issues are identified and appropriate actions are taken. In order to achieve optimal results, an organization can implement the International Trade Logistics (ITL) capability within a TMS. This will provide the organization''s quality management team with insight on non-compliance issues. The cost of non-compliance issues are high for transportation organizations and the creditability of an organization is Read More

Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process


This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the advantages and disadvantages of the POC from the client and value-added reseller point of view.

applying supply chain process  Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process Introduction There are a number of studies that point to a high rate of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer resource management (CRM) implementation failure. There are many reasons for these failures. The selection phase has been identified as a key area where problems arise. The proof of concept (POC) is a tool sometimes used within the selection process to overcome these issues. The Read More

What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?


Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small vendors have assumed new names and personas to better differentiate their offerings in the marketplace.

applying supply chain process  s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? S. McVey - February 9th, 2000 Event Summary Adexa/Paragon is the latest in a series of re-christenings to occur over the past year among niche supply chain management vendors. As explained in its recent press release, within the name Adexa are implications of ''adaptability'' and ''dexterity''. Adexa''s collaborative planning solution, iCollaboration, helps companies adapt their operations to the new rules of e-business while Read More

IFS Applications (version 8.0) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


IFS Applications (v. 8.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition


To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks.

applying supply chain process  Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process


Process industry companies could benefit from many of the PLM concepts that have accrued to discrete industries. But PLM has had minimum penetration into the process industries. Why?

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Business Process Management and Optimization


Business processes are strategic assets. They not only generate revenue, but also represent a significant proportion of operational costs. Managing them properly is key to your organization’s success. Find out how business process management and optimization (BPMaO) can help you understand, manage, and improve your business processes in order to deliver value-added products and services to your clients.

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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

applying supply chain process  actual execution data. By applying BPM in manufacturing plants, companies can manage and audit their production more effectively and consistently thus improving their conformance, compliance, throughput, and ability to deliver. They can also empower their workforce by integrating people and their roles and by customizing individuals'' work styles and decision-making processes. Astute BPM suites that focus on manufacturing can enable companies to close the loop on production process improvement, digitize Read More

Process vs. Discrete


When researching the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for your business, it is essential to realize there is a difference between process and discrete ERP software. The first step is to identify the type of manufacturing operation, either process or discrete, and specific manufacturing requirements. This white paper will help you determine if your software is truly meeting your process manufacturing needs.

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Course Correction in QA Process Implementation


Course Correction is an expected part of any software development process. The process listed below outlines a process that allows one to review task assumptions, review accountability, reevaluate schedules, and monitor and control activities through the course correction process.

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What Makes Process Process?


The systems dealing with manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and customer order management systems are among the systems that often prove to be the hardest to acquire due to the unique issues of the process enterprise.

applying supply chain process  Makes Process Process? Originally published - September 21, 2000 An enterprise resource planning (ERP) or supply chain management (SCM) solution has to be selected. The project holds significant value. One way not to deliver on that value is selecting a vendor whose product does not fit the needs of the business. This is common sense, but for process companies, it can be particularly challenging. Process companies, including food, chemical, pharmaceutical, forest products, and others, often have Read More