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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 operations  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: 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 operations  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

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 operations  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

Export Operations & Compliance Benchmark Report: Going Global with Regulatory Reform


This second annual benchmark study covers U.S. export operations and compliance. The survey covered export regulatory reform, operations management practices, organizational structure, compliance policies, and export management technology. This year’s study looks at the impact of going global with export control reform.

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Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013


Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP, TradeCard, Apriso, TECSYS, Epic Data, Waterloo Software, and Fishbowl Inventory. His Eminence, Pope Benedict XVI, may be going off duty to hide from the world, but we aren’t. The office is open, the phones are working, and the Wifi is running. We are ready

ds fm supply chain operations  Among other things, what stands out to us in the company’s results is a reported 26% rise in “proprietary license revenue,” 14% year-to-date revenue growth, and some apparent traction for warehouse management in the small to medium business (SMB) segment. Epic Data announced its 1Q2013 financial results this week. This manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management solutions (WMS) vendor reported revenues up nearly 35%, but a sizeable increase in net loss as well.  Most of the net Read More

Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The TAKE Solutions parent company is a global technology solutions and service provider, with significant focus across two principal business areas – life sciences and SCM, with an almost even breakdown of revenues between these divisions (the company is

ds fm supply chain operations  with Demand-Driven Supply Network (DDSN) solutions. The first DDSN offering was OneSCM , which is an online supplier relationship management (SRM) platform  that features multi-tier, multi-tenant  software as a service (SaaS)  architecture and is designed for mid- to large-sized manufacturers and distributors. Part 2 of this blog series will continue with analysis of TAKE Supply Chain''s main product lines, in particular looking at the rest of the DDSN products and at its Demand-Driven Distribution & Fu Read More

High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations


It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success.

ds fm supply chain operations  ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success. Read More

Back Office and Operations


Today, almost every company must address processes such as technical support, customer service, and other administrative tasks. These processes fall under the heading of back office and operations, and for many organizations, they account for a high percentage of overall operating costs. Those costs—combined with volatile global economic conditions and fierce competition for markets and business segments—are forcing companies to constantly improve back office and operations processes to better address their specific needs, reduce costs, and increase productivity and profitability.

ds fm supply chain operations  better address their specific needs, reduce costs, and increase productivity and profitability. Read More

Teck Cominco Ltd.’s Trail Operations


To store its wealth of transactional data, Trail Operations employs an ERP solution comprised of JDEdwards, Process Data Historian (PDH) and EtQ systems. To ensure proactive rather than reactive business decisions, it is imperative that management at Trail Operations have reliable and timely access to this data. While their ERP solution met all of management’s data capture requirements, its cumbersome reporting capabilities proved inhibitive to providing the key performance indicator (KPI) information necessary for quickly recognizing trends and driving improvements.

ds fm supply chain operations  ERP solution comprised of JDEdwards, Process Data Historian (PDH) and EtQ systems. To ensure proactive rather than reactive business decisions, it is imperative that management at Trail Operations have reliable and timely access to this data. While their ERP solution met all of management’s data capture requirements, its cumbersome reporting capabilities proved inhibitive to providing the key performance indicator (KPI) information necessary for quickly recognizing trends and driving improvements. Read More

Standardized Battlespace SOA: Enabling Network-centric Operations


Network-centric operations (NCO) provide the ability to leverage information networks to generate a more dynamic and agile decision-making space. A fundamental enabler is service-orientated architecture (SOA). The use of industry-standard IT architectures helps ensure that systems can be provisioned rapidly, shared as appropriate, and give the flexibility and response times needed within such challenging environments.

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Is Your Mobility Strategy Truly Integrated with Mainstream Business Operations?


Mobility is becoming a critical element of many business operations. The more dependent businesses are on their mobile operations, the more robust their mobile infrastructure must be to support secure and reliable mobile operations. A mobile application platform is the centerpiece of a mobility infrastructure capable of supporting, scaling, and adjusting to business mobility needs. For more information about developing and managing mobile applications, download this white paper.

ds fm supply chain operations  adjusting to business mobility needs. For more information about developing and managing mobile applications, download this white paper. Read More

Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report


Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain 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.

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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.

ds fm supply chain operations  platform includes profiles, activity feeds, micro-blogging, and forums, among other things. Previously at Indigo, the company communicated using a battery of methods, each of which had certain downsides when it came to the fast-moving supply chain, wrote Michael Smyth, director of service and sales at Indigo, in an e-mail message to ComputerWorld Canada . We have creative, talented leaders spread out across a vast geographical area, he wrote, but with no central means of capturing their ideas and Read More