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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.

deploying supply chain solution  internally and externally. Companies deploying SCOR have dramatically cut costs and boosted returns. Using the SCOR-model, Siemens Medical, for example, has been able to cut costs by 30 percent, reduce inventory by 60 percent, and cut order lead-times from 22 weeks to just two. The SCOR model is organized around five key management processes: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return. Each of these processes is examined on three levels of detail. The first level is strategic, what the company wants from Read More

A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II


Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution for planning and optimizing finished goods in distribution environments. So, How Does ToolsGroup Solve the Distribution Puzzle? Most of the benefits are driven here by the distinctive Stock Mix Optimization capability that has delivered

deploying supply chain solution  global service objective while deploying less inventory. This is done by identifying the ideal mix of inventory, considering that each SKU-Location combination has its own efficiency curve, and taking into account variables like demand and supply variability, optimal lot size, upstream mix optimization, lead time, replenishment frequency, etc. A closely related, and also proprietary, ToolsGroup capability is STS curves ( Stock to Service ), used to show the relationship between the average inventory 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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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.

deploying supply chain solution  and improve customer satisfaction. Deploying this technology is the adoption of technology enablers toward a lean supply chain. Vendors offering various forms of supply chain visibility (SCV) and supply chain event management (SCEM) software come from an array of areas. Mega-ERP and platform vendors like SAP , Oracle , and Microsoft have built SCV and SCEM capabilities within their platforms. Traditional supply chain execution vendors like Manhattan Associates , RedPrairie , Provia , Irista , and Read More

Tackling the International Supply Chain


Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers' and retailers' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money spent managing suppliers to ensure inventory levels are maintained will be optimized

deploying supply chain solution  many common customers avoid deploying multiple point solutions to manage their global supply chains. Effective supply chain management is increasingly vital for global manufacturers'' and retailers'' success, as enterprises now spend an inordinate amount of time and money managing and directing their suppliers to ensure that critical inventory levels are maintained, and the vital flow of products needed for operation continues. However, the current practice for managing supply chain inventories is still Read More

Engineering Supply Chain Security


Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide.

deploying supply chain solution  Supply Chain Security Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide. Read More

Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain


Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration". In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and operations planning, vendor-managed inventory, and logistics, and gives important milestones marking the development of the use of collaboration in the supply chain over the last 50 years.

deploying supply chain solution  The New Standard in the Supply Chain Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration . In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and Read More

Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report


The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) 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.

deploying supply chain solution  Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) 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 Read More

Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain optimization modules allow organizations to design the best-fit (optimal) supply chain by time, cost, and other factors--to create responsive and lean supply chains.

deploying supply chain solution  Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Supply Chain Optimization 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 about Read More

How to Choose the Right Hosted CRM Solution for You


How can you get the most out of a customer relationship management (CRM) solution while reducing operating costs and increasing overall profitability? By purchasing a hosted CRM solution that’ll provide the benefits of an on-premise CRM solution without the need for a complex implementation or the assistance of an in-house IT team. Hosted CRM is a cost-effective solution that promises a quick return on investment (ROI).

deploying supply chain solution  of the cost of deploying and maintaining on-premise applications is not due to licensing, but to additional costs related to hardware and administration of the software. But that''s not all. According to Gartner Inc., through 2010, on-demand CRM will provide as much as 10 to 13 percent lower five-year total cost of ownership than on-premise software for moderately complex CRM deployments. Whether your view is to the long- or short-term, there are a number of areas where an on-demand CRM solution can cut Read More

eCLIPse, Encryption Security Solution


eCLIPse Enterprise Security Solution is an encryption software security solution for any business that requires frequent exchange of secure encrypted data. eCLIPse provides safe transfer of confidential data to and from authorized external resources and prevents unauthorized viewing. Security is managed by smart-card technology (smart-card chip fitted into a USB token). Using simple and physically secure USB tokens, eCLIPse functions at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) "FIPS 140-2 Level 3."

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Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment


The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

deploying supply chain solution  Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment S. McVey- April 4th, 2000 Market Overview Supply chain planning (SCP) software applications reason through the difficult trade-offs that manufacturers face in producing goods and delivering them to customers. They do this either by giving users tools for visualizing their supply chains in ways that facilitate decision-making, or by automating the entire decision-making Read More

Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management


Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason. Supply chains have gained complexity in recent years, but solutions for achieving supply chain management (SCM) effectiveness have become both more accessible and easier to deploy. Learn how these solutions can help your company overcome its SCM challenges.

deploying supply chain solution  a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management Infor SCM (Supply Chain Management) meets the challenge with specialized functionality that takes into account the different supply chain perspectives and unique business challenges of manufacturers, retailers, and transportation and logistics service providers. Source: Infor Resources Related to Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management : Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Wikipedia) Charting a New Course Read More

Cream.HR's Solution to Today's Recruiting Challenges


I recently interviewed Caitlin MacGregor, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Cream.HR, a company that produces a software solution that supports organizations with their recruitment and staffing needs. Cream.HR first captured my attention when it published an announcement about a potential collaboration with the Mars One mission to tackle Mars One’s flood of applications. To meet

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The Effective Supply Chain


In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

deploying supply chain solution  Effective Supply Chain The Effective Supply Chain Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of difficult markets, rising costs, shrinking profit margins, and increased competition. That''s why many are turning to the next wave of supply chain solutions—solutions that offer more effective, more integrated supplier management capabilities. In The Effective Supply Chain , learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: cu Read More