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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 rp supply chain innovation  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 rp supply chain innovation  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

Enabling Growth through Business Model Innovation


Organizations increasingly see business model innovation—not new products and services—as the basis of their competitive advantage. Common approaches to innovation include improvements to customer experience and supply chain management, and implementation of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Learn how these innovations can help create new opportunities for companies and their customers, partners, and suppliers.

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Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

ds rp supply chain innovation  Placing responsibility in the hands of an outside party for the design and daily operation of these applications means that a company is surrendering a great deal of control over its supply chain performance. Second, these solutions must be updated on an ongoing basis to reflect changes in the supply chain and to take advantage of improvements in technology. That means the people who maintain the solution must be equally well-informed about technological advancements and the company''s supply chain Read More

Mindjet and Spigit to Merge Their Innovation Wares


My recent blog post discussed the increasing need for enterprise innovation management (EIM) software covering all of the innovation lifecycle stages, from strategic innovation planning via ideation and product portfolio management (PPM) and optimization to execution. In a recent survey conducted by Bain @ Company, two-thirds of executives at companies generating over $100 million in revenue named

ds rp supply chain innovation  Bain & Company , two-thirds of executives at companies generating over $100 million in revenue named innovation as one of their top three priorities. Yet, in that same survey, less than a quarter of the executives indicated that they believe their companies are effective innovators. In a similar Accenture survey of large enterprise executives, 70 percent ranked innovation among their top five business priorities and said that a holistic process is key to successful outcomes (see this interesting related Read More

Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain


Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

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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 rp supply chain innovation  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

Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP


Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies. Years ago—when the pace of market change was slow—S&OP was a nice-to-have; today it’s a business imperative! But it doesn’t have to happen overnight. By taking a five-step approach, companies can implement S&OP at their own pace.

ds rp supply chain innovation  issued beforehand and minutes afterwards. Action items have both responsibilities (who) and timetables (when) attached, and are reviewed at the following meeting. While entire organizations may be allowed to participate by teleconference, the speaking roles are clearly defined in order to keep the meeting focused and brief (1 to 1 ½ hours). All the hard work either has been done before the meeting (generating plans, alternatives, pros and cons, assumptions) or will be done afterwards (executing the Read More

FinancialForce Supply Chain Management: Manage Your Supply Chain Processes in One Unified App


Built on the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce SCM helps manage a company’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory, in a single closed-loop process. This application aims to improve efficiency in acquiring, managing, and selling goods and services, through visibility, automation, and control. This data sheet identifies some supply chain challenges and the functionality FinancialForce SCM offers to address them.

ds rp supply chain innovation  acquiring, managing, and selling goods and services, through visibility, automation, and control. This data sheet identifies some supply chain challenges and the functionality FinancialForce SCM offers to address them. Read More

Prix Innovation Ouverte 2012 - Bombardier Transport


TEC was honored as a 2012 laureate of the l’Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) Prix Innovations in the category of a collaborative project.

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Taking Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard


Companies realize that innovation can mean the difference between effectively growing or transforming their business and falling behind. But for a company to thrive in today’s environment, innovation has to be seen as more than a clichéd talking point. It has to be a key part of the company’s core business processes. Download this interview with Eric Verniaut, SAP’s head of North America services, to find out how innovation has helped services delivery models to evolve.

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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

ds rp supply chain innovation  of the appropriate quality needs to move to the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost. This means that raw material purchases must be carefully timed and allocated to the service center locations. Processing schedules must be reliable and flexible. Finished goods inventories must be managed for extremely short delivery lead times and for exacting quality standards. Outbound trucks have to be scheduled precisely, loaded efficiently and routed optimally. Naturally, all shipments should be Read More

TAKE Supply Chain


TAKE Supply Chain, a division of TAKE Solutions, Inc., offers flexible, accessible, and mobile supply chain software solutions that deliver increased accuracy, visibility, and responsiveness inside an organization's four walls and with trading partners across the globe. TAKE software solutions offer a high level of configurability, integration, and deployment options. This helps to significantly reduce the historical compromises between time to value, total cost of ownership, and optimal supply chain functionality. TAKE offers robust supply chain collaboration and data collection solutions that leverage existing and emerging technology such as the cloud, mobility-enabled transactions, and business-configured instant communications with attachments and audit history to support the increased challenges of expanding global supplier networks. TAKE Supply Chain provides midmarket companies with software and consulting services focused on delivering rapid return on investment (ROI) from their supply chain operations. 

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Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management


Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional, new product inventory methods are missing opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

ds rp supply chain innovation  directed at servicing the needs of the new parts production supply chains, moving product from the likes of Proctor & Gamble to Wal-Mart across the globe (see Linking Planning and Execution Systems for Retailers'' Nirvana—Improved Visibility and Fulfillment ). It cannot be understated that significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies attempting to manage their service and replacement parts using conventional, 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 rp supply chain innovation  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