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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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choosing scm strategy  Incidentally, in addition to choosing the right focus and the appropriate accompanying functionality footprint, the company has concurrently been trailblazing the majority of its peers with regard to the technological aspect of its product. The object-oriented product architecture has been devised entirely from scratch in-house within the Microsoft context. With the release of Made2Manage for Windows in late 1995, Made2Manage became an early adopter of Windows NT and was reportedly the first Read More

Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Three: Competition and User Recommendations.


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Selecting a PLM Vendor


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