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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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The Essential Supply Chain


Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The reasons: First, traditional ERP systems lack the advanced planning tools necessary for companies to respond to an increasingly competitive business environment. Second, advances in computing power and data transmission enable disparate entities to communicate efficiently and at a low cost. Finally, vendors have observed the complementary nature of SCM and ERP and are engaged in consolidation of their product suites.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  and data reporting. Quite predictably, users who accessed the ERP databases hoping for the insight needed to make good decisions were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of content. The true benefit of large amounts of historical transaction data cannot be leveraged for business insight without sophisticated analysis tools and data reporting techniques required to make sense of the data. As a result, traditional solutions lacked the capability to support critical business decisions in real-time. Certainly, Read More

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy


Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies must share knowledge in order to adapt to changing markets, and respond to shorter life cycles. Discover how supply chain management (SCM) solutions can help your company create a truly adaptive and collaborative supply network.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  do not have an EDI infrastructure, by allowing them Web access to packaged bundles of role-based services. The supplier portal integrates all the underlying collaborative elements, including supplier selfservice, inventory collaboration functionality, and access to collaboration folders. You often see the following processes in your supplier collaboration: Purchase order and release processing Supplier-managed inventory The kanban process Dynamic replenishment Invoice/credit/debit processing Purchase Read More

Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor "Click" in Matrimony?


The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness. Only time will tell how easily and tightly their tools will "click" with each other.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  secure connectivity and Internet-based EDI (see EDI versus XML—Working in Tandem Rather Than Competing? ) for trading partner and product information management (PIM) (see The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link? ), in 2004; and ChannelWave (a former PRM peer), with its channel management and service automation software assets, in 2005. Thus, the Click Commerce Demand Chain Management ( DCM ) solution nowadays offers an integrated DCM and e-commerce solution, Read More

Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges


Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure their supply chains, align business processes, define and establish company-supplier relationships, and integrate information systems to share information with suppliers.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  information systems beyond the EDI type connection has been necessary to shape this evolution into a more refined integration and relationship. Supply chain management (SCM) requires an outward view of company operations that extends to suppliers, customers, distributors, and beyond, as well as an understanding of the value of the contribution made by each element in the supply chain. A simple supply chain system includes three main elements: suppliers, a company, and customers, which are shown in figure Read More

PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 1


The year 2001, which was an exceptional year of financial performance for PeopleSoft, including record total revenue, record profit, and more than $500 million of generated cash, might have become its liability as well, as it might be quite difficult to repeat.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  communication methods, including FAX, EDI, XML, Portal or Web Services, which should enable them to remove barriers associated with supplier enablement. Additionally, PeopleSoft announced the general availability of its next generation Enterprise Portal . PeopleSoft believes it has raised the bar for enterprise portal solutions with functionality such as Intelligent Context Manager and Web Services integration. Intelligent Context Manager proactively prompts users with relevant information when they 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

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n.Skep


The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the intranet or Internet, warning them if any changes are made by anyone, and allowing synchronization of all relevant data. By using Single Click Collaborative technology, each click by a user enables immediate recalculation of all parameters impacted at all supply chain levels, while minimizing the number of clicks helps make n.SKEP more user friendly.  

edi overcome supply chain visibility  by a user enables immediate recalculation of all parameters impacted at all supply chain levels, while minimizing the number of clicks helps make n.SKEP more user friendly. Read More

FinancialForce Supply Chain Management (SCM)


FinancialForce Supply Chain Management (SCM) offers effective configure, price, and quote (CPQ) functionality; order capture for processing with electronic data interchange (EDI) and e-commerce integration; warehouse and drop-ship fulfillment management on the same sales order; and simplified taxation with Avalara AvaTax integration. Data is in real time and easy to access. FinancialForce SCM supports business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C). 

edi overcome supply chain visibility  with electronic data interchange (EDI) and e-commerce integration; warehouse and drop-ship fulfillment management on the same sales order; and simplified taxation with Avalara AvaTax integration. Data is in real time and easy to access. FinancialForce SCM supports business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C). Read More

The Third Paradigm


Supply chain systems to date have represented the back-end of that process of servicing markets and have taken us a long way in replacing assets with information. But the fact is, building products still takes a long time. Contrastingly, markets require short response times--days. For the last few years, we have begun the process of trying to understand the unplanned event. The first and second paradigm systems deal in knowns--this is what I think I need and therefore this is what I will buy. The Third Paradigm focuses on the uncertainty elements to understand risk. This is the key. Isolate, understand and organize the chaos—creating an operational and financial model.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  have profound and seemingly unpredictable results. But in reality, the results are fairly predictable if our measurement devices sense these inputs. Market formulation is like these chaotic systems, where the confluence of many activities ultimately creates an organized storm or system. What is true is that many of these events are understood and the outcome of them can be predictable. But today, these are not modeled in the systems we have. Supply Chain systems to date have represented the back-end of Read More

Dassault Systèmes Gets into Supply Chain via Quintiq


Dassault Systèmes announced its intent to acquire Quintiq, a provider of supply chain management (SCM) and operations planning and optimization software. This acquisition extends Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with new capabilities and in particular its DELMIA brand’s value proposition beyond digital manufacturing and production to the optimization of business processes.

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Business Value of Network and Application Visibility


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Supply Chain Execution


The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today’s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize activities and share information in real time. Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added services.

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Driving Continuous Supply Chain Improvement and Savings


In the 40 or so years since the Toyota Production System first introduced the principle of sustainable elimination of waste in business, supply chains have never been under greater strain to remain cost effective. Read on to see how Waer solutions are supporting sustainable cost reductions and continuous improvement in the supply chains of two very large aerospace companies.

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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.

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