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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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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge


The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use—and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  plans and the finished goods needed to meet real customer demand. For the most part, the enterprise software market has risen to the challenge of complexity in the supply chain by making its supply chain management solutions more and more complex, often to the detriment of the very efficiency and cost-effectiveness that supply chain users need. The feature bloat of supply chain management software is wel ldocumented, and the price and total cost of ownership for mainstream supply chain software is Read More

Case Study: Kyocera


Aside from geographic challenges, Kyocera—distributor of document management devices—also grapples with three-month lead times, purchase-order constraints, and stocking commitments. Forecasting accuracy is critical to a company that has to manage frequent model changes and short life-cycle products. Find out about the demand and forecast management solution the company uses to ensure consistent and accurate reporting.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  Solutions Collaboration tool — DS Feedback — to give regional sales managers the opportunity to own their sales forecast. Kyocera Mita Australia implemented DS Feedback in New Zealand in 2006 and plans to implement it in Australia soon. The collaborative module extends the core forecasting activity to include internal departments as well as external trading partners. A fourth-year employee of Kyocera Mita Australia, Fraser recently accepted the Demand Solutions Crystal Ball Award on behalf of his Read More

Case Study: Terumo


Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, global manufacturer and distributor of medical products, has more than 1,500 finished goods, many of which are assembled in one factory and sterilized in another. With so many products and steps in the supply chain, supply and demand planning abilities are key to smooth operations. Find out how the company saved $1 million (USD) with forecast management and requirements planning solutions.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  software helps small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) as well as major divisions of Fortune 500 corporations reach their planning goals. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Case Study: Terumo : Terumo (Wikipedia) Case Study: Terumo Supply Chain is also known as : Supply Chain Analytics , Supply Chain Automation , Supply Chain Benchmarking , Supply Chain Best Practices , Supply Chain Certification , Supply Chain Collaboration , Supply Chain Companies , Supply Chain Consultant , Supply Chain Read More

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.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  than one technology. Process, methods, and technology all play a vital role in getting improvements in performance. Better late than never In all fairness, performance management has taken a back seat, because progress for many in the supply chain journey has not come easily (in which case, just moving forward could be satisfying enough for some). Part of the challenge is that there isn''t consensus around a sound methodology to date. A few popular frameworks like balanced scorecards, SCOR, etc. have been Read More

The Next Generation of Overall Equipment Efficiency


In asset-intensive industries, the need for an overall equipment efficiency (OEE) system is driven by the need to capture real-time information. When equipment operation data is automatically collected and refined by the operator, the quality and quantity of data, and the ability to access and analyze it in a specific manner can greatly help to reduce costs and maximize productivity.

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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.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  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 process. Automation is useful where the decisions are guided by straightforward goals and assumptions, but involve large numbers of repetitive or calculation-intensive tasks. This is the case in factory planning, where an algorithm can instantaneously sequence a set of Read More

Supply Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template


Supply Chain Network Optimization, Transportation Network Optimization, Inventory Management Optimization, Product Technology

ds fm supply chain efficiency  and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Supply Chain Optimization software project. Use this template to gather your Supply Chain Optimization requirements, build RFIs and RFPs, and track the progress of your software implementation. Gather Your Supply Chain Optimization Requirements Quickly and Effectively Identify and prioritize the features Read More

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.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  cycles, and increasing consumer demands, the market is perhaps less forgiving than ever before for disruption and delays. The need for visibility is as high, or higher, than it has ever been, and while both end users and vendors pay a lot of lip service to enhancing visibility, the goal seems nearly as elusive as ever with continuing stories of the resulting surprises and consequences. What Is Supply Chain Visibility, Anyway? There are, it is worth noting, at last two aspects (anyway) to supply chain Read More

JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions


JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. Read More

The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility


That's just one of the key realities you'll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  when put into the hands of front-line people; portals, exchanges, and Excel spreadsheets make poor substitutes for a real visibility solution; visibility combined with effective response management is the real ticket to supply chain success. The search for visibility may be the Holy Grail in supply chain circles these days, but don''t be fooled. It isn''t visibility alone that matters, it''s being able to act on the information that visibility gives you that leads to true supply chain excellence. Discover Read More

Successful Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map


The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI. 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.

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Case Study: Wausau Supply


The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more. 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.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  hi-tech electronics and consumer goods, where brand owners and contract manufacturers are challenged by an environment of distributed operations, high demand volatility, and rapid product evolution '' all of which make the issue of visibility all that more pressing and yet at the same time, all the more dificult to achieve. So as companies are clambering to adopt means to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they are quickly recognizing there is more to visibility than what meets the eye. 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.

ds fm supply chain efficiency  most effective, a company needs enterprise-wide plans; however, SCP vendors have found that centralized planning departments are rare, and most companies lack the existing processes or ability to adapt new planning processes to take full advantage of integrated supply chain planning. Information Sharing and Collaborative Planning A better approach to centralized, integrated planning is an intermediate path where planning is performed by entities owning particular inter- and intra- enterprise operations. Read More