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Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains
Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite

b2b supply chain  solution s, which regroup B2B and B2C e-commerce, product information management (PIM), and channel management supply chain solutions for warehouse management, order fulfillment, and supplier relationship management service supply chain solutions , with parts forecasting, planning and optimization, repair depot management, and reverse logistics. Network Logistics combines the strengths of the (acquired) parts, coupled with existing and newly developed technology: Integrated service supply chains require

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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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Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain


When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

b2b supply chain  shipping information received through B2B ecommerce is passed to demand management for processing and shipping, while material requirements are sent to supply replenishment management. Supplier forecasts (releases) are generated from production planning. The enterprise may also send more detailed instructions to suppliers in the form of shipping schedules and broadcast, kanban or inventory minimum/maximum signals. These shipping execution instructions can be sent to suppliers electronically either via Read More

B2B E-business in the Supply Chain: New Services and Technologies Require Companies to Reevaluate Their Strategies


IT groups aspire to standardize on common integration platforms, but the pressure to integrate with business partners quickly often forces companies to favor expediency over strategy. With so many technology choices, it’s important to understand the role each can play when building an overall business-to-business (B2B) strategy. Learn about the four points you should consider when evaluating vendors and service providers.

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The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility


Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal for many companies to achieve? TEC Senior SCM Analyst Bob Eastman answers these questions and offers up some ideas on how to gain greater visibility into your company’s supply chain.

b2b supply chain  including portals, business-to-business (B2B) networks, supplier relationship management and scorecarding solutions, sales and operations planning (S&OP) technologies, and even the idea of supply chain control towers (which remain more of a vendor marketing framework than a packaged solution). Visibility should continue to be a major focus for many companies. While companies do not necessarily need to buy into the end-to-end vision of the supply chain control tower, companies do need to take a Read More

SAP Rounds Out Collaborative Supply Chain Management


SAP recently announced the cloud edition of SAP Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO), rounding out the company's collaborative supply chain offerings. This solution aims to provide companies with visibility into supply side trading partners and a single interface for managing the advanced supply chain needs of critical, high-value supply side partners.

b2b supply chain  partner onboarding and business-to-business (B2B) messaging.   This solution aims to provide companies with visibility into supply side trading partners and a single interface for managing the advanced supply chain needs of critical, high-value supply side partners. In both cases, the Ariba Network infrastructure and services team is used to onboard suppliers. The tools, services, and support (24x7, multiple languages, etc.) have traditionally been a major gap in enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More

ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend.

b2b supply chain  for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. Read More

Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

b2b supply chain  Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Outsourcing Creates Supply Chain Visibility Challenges Most manufacturers today outsource some aspects of their manufacturing operations to third-party specialists. And, to realize cost advantages and open new markets, manufacturers have Read More

Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision


Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using enterprise response management to manage events and responses as they occur and align results at the point-of-action.

b2b supply chain  Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision Background The supply chain planning (SCP) applications market has cooled down dramatically from its high point of activity in the late 1990s. While SCP software vendors like i2 Technologies , Manugistics , Adexa , Synquest (now part of Viewlocity ), and Logility pitched the benefits of integrated product suites, only a minority of tier one, leading edge companies bought into the concept and found successful results. Integrated SCP Read More

Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business process and execution types of activities.

b2b supply chain  Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report TEC's Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information abo Read More

mySAP® - Supply Chain Management


This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful.

b2b supply chain  - Supply Chain Management This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful. Read More

Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared


Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

b2b supply chain  Supply Chain Management Software Compared Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Find out which supply chain management (SCM) solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You'll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn't always matter—find out which SCM solutions work Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision


This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

b2b supply chain  Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision Introduction The starting point of the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision is that supply chain management requires effective use of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Its central theme focuses on using Microsoft Navision for managing supply chain activities in manufacturers and distributors. Its target audience includes those individuals implementing or considering Microsoft Navision as their ERP system. The Read More

Logility Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors


In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business.

b2b supply chain  Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business. Read More

The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain.

b2b supply chain  Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply Read More