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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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Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage


To gain a competitive advantage, manufacturing companies that sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy that provides more options using fewer resources. Learn about the two interrelated phases of a configurability strategy: developing the product—which emphasizes the essential functionality of a product configurator—and executing the lead-to-order (LTO) process in a lean manufacturing environment.

creating scm strategy  The estimated cost of creating one part ranges from $6,000 to as high as $25,000. IBM, in overhauling its complete product development cycle, instituted rigorous controls on using approved parts. The company was able to reduce its part count by 50%. Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) - evaluating product complexity early in the design process by use of analytical software tools. The result is to insure ease of manufacturing and assembly by eliminating unnecessary parts, thus reducing direct Read More

What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Framework Strategy


Building replacement products on a new framework is a higher risk strategy. The product functionality still quite matters and, while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science 'quantum leap', there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate success in the market (in fact, based on many experiences, one could even argue that the correlation might be inverse).

creating scm strategy  have mostly succeeded in creating large-grain proprietary components, which are simply large function modules. On the other hand, IFS leads the pack of more nimble mid-market ERP vendors that have either entirely or to a significant degree componentized their products. Influence of Web Services Technology Further, emerging Web Services technology is likely to increase the concept''s awareness and speed up its still fledgling adoption. Large vendors'' endorsement of Web Services technology might indeed help Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit if PeopleSoft shares functions between the product sets.

creating scm strategy  high-level product blueprint, while creating a unified global sales strategy and sales force that can sell the right products to the right customers. In addition to integrating existing modules, PeopleSoft will have to address some remaining gaps that the merger has failed to remedy. Both PeopleSoft and former J.D. Edwards have been somewhat remiss about their native product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy, resorting rather to the alliance with Agile Software . However, one could hardly imagine Read More

Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Three: Strategy Shifts


Oracle has long moved in the direction of blurring the line between applications and infrastructure. It has leveraged the system of record elements in application suites by applying infrastructure technologies to correlate real-time events for improved decision-making.

creating scm strategy  the suite''s application modules, creating a so-called single version of the truth for all enterprise data. Subsequently, the recently introduced Oracle Customer Data Hub is a fully integrated customer data management solution that centralizes, de-duplicates , and enriches the user''s customer data, continuously synchronizing with all the data sources to give users a single view of their customers. As new data comes in, the idea is for reporting accuracy to grow, analytics to become more valuable, Read More

CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at the bigger picture from a customer perspective. But organizations that can build a business-centric system flexible enough to quickly respond to changing customer needs will have a sustainable competitive advantage and enjoy profitable growth for years to come.

creating scm strategy  beyond its own reach, creating win-win situations. Some organizations have built integrated service networks to get closer to their customers and respond faster to their needs for service delivery and support. This helps ensure that service resolution involving partners such as service contractors is as fast and reliable as if it were handled by in-house staff. Too many times customers are frustrated by having to wait days after contacting the company''s service hotline to receive a call back from service Read More

6 Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget


Ask any three people in an organization why they budget and you’ll get three different answers. But no one says they budget in order to direct the way in which their organization will achieve its strategic goals—the intended purpose of the budget. For budgeting to become the relevant process it was meant to be, this gap must be fixed.

creating scm strategy  the Role of Technology Creating the Strategic Plan with Extensity MPC Reviewing the Operational Plan Monitoring Actual Performance Why Linking Strategy to the Budget Makes Sense Why Budget? Ask any three people in an organization why they budget and you are bound to get three different answers. They usually include such statements as, It is something we do every year, It is a big stick we use to cane those who don''t perform, and It is the mechanism for setting the managers'' bonuses. Is this really Read More

CRM ROI: Creating a Business Case


Companies need to implement serious yardstick work when seeking to evaluate CRM-software investments. This involves creating a cost-benefit analysis, determining the tangible and intangible benefits, and the risks involved with CRM implementation.

creating scm strategy  ROI: Creating a Business Case Introduction Getting a read on the return on investment (ROI) of customer relationship management (CRM) from analysts is near impossible today. Several 2003 reports claimed the ROI from CRM implementations was dismal, with 8 out of 10 projects failing to deliver on ROI promises, and 50-70 percent typical project failure rates.(1) Some of this year''s reports are more optimistic, with about 52 percent of companies responding that their CRM initiatives generated an ROI Read More

Audit Your Message Strategy by Answering Three Questions


Most companies create a new marketing plan every 12 months. At the same time, they should audit their message strategy to stay on top of competitors’ marketing and to have confidence that they are delivering the right message to their market.

creating scm strategy  in Figure 1. By creating a perceptual map, you can easily determine whether your proposed product positioning is unique, and avoid creating me-too marketing materials that copy your competitors'' and fail to set you apart from the competition. Testing your positioning statement for uniqueness is a critical step in the positioning process, but one that many business-to-business (B2B) software marketers overlook. Don''t let this happen to you. Consistency Gives Your Positioning Time to Work Change is not Read More

Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions

creating scm strategy  SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For) Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions. Key SCM Features The core purpose of any SCM Read More

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Project Management Office: Framework Strategy


IT initiatives driven within silos, where each department maintain its own project management office, inhibits the overall cohesiveness and effectiveness of corporate strategy. This document outlines best practices to centralize and deliver a scalable and robust project management framework strategy.

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TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report


This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting.

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SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy


SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy.

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Understanding Strategy Execution


It’s not enough to develop a strategy for your enterprise; real success comes from effective execution of that strategy. Prioritization, improvement, and control are the key steps involved in enterprise strategy execution. But before leaping right into deployment, you might need a few more details. Learn how planning your objectives and fixing performance gaps gives you control of improvement gains—now and in the future.

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