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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 processes  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 processes  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

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision


This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

ds rp supply chain processes  mental framework—in combination with hands-on experience and training courseware—can accelerate the learning process, and an overall understanding leads to more effective system usage. Usage of any ERP system—including Microsoft Navision—is shaped by many design factors that make it easier (or harder) to learn and use. For example, consistency and symmetry in the user interface make an ERP system easier to learn and use. The same holds true for the consistency and symmetry in standardized function Read More

The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain


The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

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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 rp supply chain processes  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 I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain


Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can start losing hold of the critical basics that make them work and, just as importantly, that help the companies using the supply chain meet their own objectives. It is important, therefore, to keep a list of ‘supply chain basics’ handy and continually monitor your supply chain with these underlying principles in mind.

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Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View


Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this effort, they express how their customers, and the industry in general, are creating a more innovative supply chain.

ds rp supply chain processes  logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting a network analysis is to determine: From how many facilities, which ones and how will which products service which customers? By optimizing the network while factoring these variables (and more) into the equation, a Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013


We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think.Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice

ds rp supply chain processes  that your supply chain needs tweaking? We give up. Maker''s Mark Bourbon Distillery , apparently unable to meet escalating demand for its bourbon, decided on a supply-side solution: just add water, to stretch the available supply. Maker’s Mark will lower the ABV (alcohol by volume) of its bourbon by “3%” (from 45% ABV to 42%, or 90 proof to 84 proof). We cannot help but wonder if they might have tried a sales and operations planning process first. February 19, 2013. Edited to add: Since this blog pos Read More

Supply Chain Economy


The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July ... but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row. We are moving from a manufacturing economy to a supply chain economy. This article gives the big picture.

ds rp supply chain processes  deployed in the humanitarian needs (from a human perspective we hope a lot, but from a business perspective capacity issues will rise). Long before this current crisis, we all have known that we were heading toward an energy crisis. Trips to Wal-Mart won''t be in the family SUV anymore—how about a bicycle? Problem with the bicycle is that you can''t carry too much loot out of Wal-Mart. And those every day low prices—will they stay that low with fuel costs going up? No, it''s not a perfect storm,'' but the Read More

Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain


Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure performance rather than parts and people. It requires total business process reorientation from services and maintenance through procurement techniques, as well as the IT platform for integration.

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10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain


A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how.

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The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain.

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What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?


Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small vendors have assumed new names and personas to better differentiate their offerings in the marketplace.

ds rp supply chain processes  products are targeted for softgoods manufacturers and distributors . Market Impact For Intrepa, Essentus, and Adexa, the name change is part of a initiative for positioning in the electronic fulfillment market. On the other hand, Provia has taken a more conservative stance, hoping the new name communicates its good track record of solution delivery to its 350 customers. The basic theme underlying all the moves is the desire for differentiation in a crowded marketplace. There are at least ninety small and Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother's supply chain news—we try to bring you some news, scoops, and tidbits that we think you may not have caught up with elsewhere. This week: news from Steelwedge, HighJump, TERADATA, Terra Technology, SAP, Camstar, Composite Apps, and, even the "Top 5 e

ds rp supply chain processes  in new ways, including dashboards, devices (such as iPads and smartphones) as well as online. (You can listen to Steelwedge''s chief executive officer [CEO] Glen Margolis talking about it  here .) HighJump Things seem to be happening at  HighJump . Long known as one of the leading (or, is that last-standing?) independent warehouse management system (WMS) vendors, anyone who has not looked at HighJump in a while may be surprised to see what this WMS vendor is doing these days. Remember that this is the W Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of May 6, 2013


It's a busy conference season and quarterly results reporting period. TEC is chugging down the coffee, keeping up with happenings in the supply chain space. Descartes has announced another acquisition this past week, and we share a few insights from our conversation with them. We also found ourselves on the phone recently with DCRA’s Jon Kirkegaard. TEC’s new Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market

ds rp supply chain processes  position, overcoming some internal headwinds in addition to the challenge of absorbing multiple acquisitions, and of unhealthy economic forces.  Very recently, AspenTech has been able to say that it''s the healthiest it''s been in 30 years. Will AspenTech continue the momentum at OPTIMIZE2013? We shall see. Look for me near the MES and supply chain sessions, or on twitter,  @reastman ,  #OPTIMIZE2013 . Dynamic Cycle-time Reduction Associates (DCRA) Every so often, one gets the chance to talk with someon Read More