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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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3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution


SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find one that fits a company’s business model. What should companies do to ensure they are well prepared for choosing the best-fit SCM solution? TEC SCM research analyst Phil Reney offers three critical considerations to help companies in search for an SCM solution.

choosing supply chain solution  Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution Supply chain management (SCM) software selection is certainly tricky and painful on the good days, even for those that have been down the road a few times. Why? Despite the number of vendors offering a plethora of solutions, of different qualities, there are just more business models that need to find a fit (or as close as it gets) than are available solutions that fit those models. In addition, decision makers need to invest significant time and Read More

Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop


Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like Facebook and Twitter are being increasingly used in a new, flexible supply chain cycle. Read this article to learn how two very different companies are taking advantage of the unique contribution social media can make to the dynamic supply and demand loop.

choosing supply chain solution  a place of their choosing, allowed the widest possible participation and still promoted connections between our users. That flexibility and potential went a long way to winning advocates. Employee Spaces was received enthusiastically by Indigo staff. Part of the reason for its widespread adoption at Indigo was its relative ease of use, says Dennis O''Malley, Moxie’s vice president of services. We never touched anything with those guys. We were never on site. We never provided any extensive training to Read More

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.

choosing supply chain solution  time and cost advantages. Choosing an integrated inventory replenishment solution eliminates the need to implement individual solutions for specific processes and reduces the cost of upgrades. A unique advantage of the QAD Lean Supply Chain Solution is that additions and upgrades will always be integrated with QAD''s base ERP solution, MFG/PRO. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH CONFIRMS QAD VALUE In a study completed in January 2003, the META Group examined the value propositions of the leading manufacturing software Read More

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

choosing supply chain solution  their span of experience, choosing between alternatives is exactly where humans always outperform machines. In addition, Kinaxis RapidResponse can do a full as planned cost analysis, including the ability to model time-phased costs, whereas most other vendors can only support unit-level planning, with perhaps some past analysis for the financials. Kinaxis heuristics are designed to minimize lateness, but demand can be prioritized. For example, if demand is prioritized by margin contribution, the supply Read More

10 Strategies for Choosing a Mid-market ERP Solution


For a midsized company, finding the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a tall order—but that’s not always a bad thing. Now, big-name vendors are aiming their solutions at small and midsized companies. With a little savvy, you can make this new market dynamic work to your advantage. Leverage the new realities of mid-market ERP by bearing in mind 10 strategies when shopping for an ERP solution. Learn more.

choosing supply chain solution  Strategies for Choosing a Mid-market ERP Solution Focus is an open business exchange where business and IT professionals, consultants, analysts, vendors and others can contribute their insight and knowledge to the Focus community. Community Research: Contribute in the form of topic-specific Business Briefs, Case Studies, Best Practice Guides, Case Studies and How-to Guides. Source: Focus Research Resources Related to 10 Strategies for Choosing a Midmarket ERP Solution : Enterprise Resource Planning 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.

choosing supply chain solution  - 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

2011 ERP Buyer's Guide: Showcase Your Solution


Get your ERP solution showcased in the TEC 2011 ERP Buyer's Guide for medium and large manufacturers.

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Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise


Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls when thinking about supply chain performance management. If you are overwhelmed by the number of supply chain measures you are tracking, it’s better to focus your energies on a few that can have a significant impact.

choosing supply chain solution  the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Featured Author - Sree Hameed - May 20, 2005 Introduction The other day, I was eager to come across a report on how to measure your supply chain from a well-known research firm—only to find out that it was largely a discussion on selecting business intelligence technology products. It was like asking for directions and then being told to go buy a car with a navigation system. Supply chain performance Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

choosing supply chain solution  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More

Secrets for Choosing a Reliable Vendor


The main consideration for companies considering outsourcing is cost savings. Because efficiency is key when choosing a vendor, most companies end up collaborating with different outsourcing firms that cater to their different needs. However, recent studies have shown that more companies are hiring providers that can offer different services and meet a variety of needs. Learn what this trend means for your company.

choosing supply chain solution  for Choosing a Reliable Vendor The main consideration for companies considering outsourcing is cost savings. Because efficiency is key when choosing a vendor, most companies end up collaborating with different outsourcing firms that cater to their different needs. However, recent studies have shown that more companies are hiring providers that can offer different services and meet a variety of needs. Learn what this trend means for your company. Read More

Decisions, Decisions: Key Issues to Consider in Selecting a Field Service Management Solution


Every company offering field service management and automation solutions will impress you with a long checklist of features: schedule boards, dispatching and routing, work order management, automatic billing, and more. How do you compare products and find the differences that should determine your choice? Download this white paper and read up on some of the key issues to explore as you compare products and providers.

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Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how.

choosing supply chain solution  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More

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Clarity is the largest independent U.S. consultancy focused exclusively on data management and analytics. It delivers enterprise-class, full lifecycle solutions on a national scale.

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NoSQL for My BI Solution?


Every day business intelligence (BI) gets closer to chaos. Don’t get me wrong—I’m by no means saying that BI will one day become obsolete and that you'll need to avoid it at all costs. On the contrary, what I mean is that BI will have to go outside the box into a world where data is not nicely structured within well-defined databases and using Structured Query Language—best known as SQL

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