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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

Case Study: Anchor Blue


Fashion retailer Anchor Blue was looking for a way to increase supply chain visibility, reduce costs, and shorten the time required to get products onto store shelves. The company implemented the Inovis AS2 software solution to consolidate data from multiple partners into a single view. Learn how the new electronic data interchange (EDI) system helped reduce transaction costs and get merchandise into stores faster.

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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

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

EDI and XML Integration: Vitria Buys XMLSolutions


In a move designed to further its efforts in integrating EDI and XML, Vitria has announced the purchase of XMLSolutions Corporation. Given that the market for EDI business collaboration is huge, and that XML is the up and coming (and lower cost) standard, we expect the ability to translate bi-directionally between either format will become hugely popular.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  Integration: Vitria Buys XMLSolutions EDI and XML Integration: Vitria Buys XMLSolutions M. Reed - April 19, 2001 Event Summary Vitria (NASDAQ: VITR), one of the top ten vendors in the application integration server space, has announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire XMLSolutions Corporation . XMLSolutions has developed XML transformation maps for over 3,100 of the world''s most frequently used EDI document formats. EDI is the most prevalent standard for Read More

Brain of Supply Chain System


Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software tools that plan, monitor, and control supply chain activities and control them.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  works with small- to medium organizations in the food and beverage, textiles, pharmaceuticals, packaging, paper, metals, CPG process manufacturing industries, and automotive in the discrete manufacturing industry to solve their supply chain-related problems. He holds an MBA in information systems and a bachelor degree in engineering. Personal web page: http://www.geocities.com/ahmedashfaque2002/ He can be reached at ahmedashfaque2002@yahoo.com Read More

Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain


Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More

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

edi overcome supply chain visibility  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 to talk supply chain . SAP announced this week the general availability of v9.0 of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application. This latest release, which follows release 8.0 from June 2011 , provides some new functionality in the areas of ocean and new air freight management, transportation planning Read More

PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears


PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering bundles core e-business functionality into a scaled down package for the mid market, a segment that not even SCM market leader i2 has conquered.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  that give users a predictable implementation timeframe. Accelerated SCM automates core e-business functionality, including general ledger, payables, receivables, billing, purchasing, order management, inventory, production management, bills and routings, cost management, and production planning. O-Cedar, a consumer products company based in Springfield, Ohio, makes a variety of bathroom and kitchen-cleaning supplies at facilities across the Midwest. The company selected the internet-hosted Accelerated Read More

Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared


Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

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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

edi overcome supply chain visibility  first. February 19, 2013. Edited to add: Since this blog post was published, Maker’s Mark Bourbon Distillery has bowed to public response and pressure, and reversed course on its plan, deciding that adding water to alcohol was not such a good idea. 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

LLamasoft Acquires IBM’s LogicTools Supply Chain Solutions


LLamasoft, a provider of supply chain design software solutions, has acquired IBM’s LogicTools supply chain management (SCM) applications business unit. LogicTools solutions should be a great fit for this company as a complement to its existing offerings.

edi overcome supply chain visibility  unit . LLamasoft has immediately begun providing software maintenance, support, and services to all LogicTools customers. In addition to the technology and support team, the deal includes the LogicNet Plus, the Inventory and Product Flow Analyst, and the Transportation Analyst products.   LLamasoft continues to expand from its strategic supply chain network design roots into the supply chain planning (SCP), analytics, and optimization software market. While supply network design would only take place Read More