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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 Effective Supply Chain


In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

edi supply chain visibility traceability  cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: cut costs reduce lead times reduce inventories increase visibility throughout the supply chain In today''s challenging business environment, manufacturers must leverage supply chain advances to compete successfully. Learn how in The Effective Supply Chain . Download your PDF copy today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Read More

RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

edi supply chain visibility traceability  solutions to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. RedPrairie was founded in 1975 as McHugh Freeman & Associates , a consulting and systems development firm offering general warehouse management solutions, with the first packaged systems appearing in the mid-1980s. RedPrairie’s flagship warehouse management system (WMS) has undergone extensive development over the years to become today’s industry-leading Warehouse Management (WM) . In the 1990s Read More

Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


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edi supply chain visibility traceability  can be accomplished via EDI or a supplier portal. Plex Online has earned a strong reputation using these routes, especially within industries where traceability backward and forward along the supply chain is a requirement. But the next wave of supply chain innovation is the addition of a Kanban Loop, a real-time, electronic pull loop that generates pull signals when parts or materials are needed. Plex Online?which offers companies 24/7 visibility and connectivity as part of its web-hosted, ondemand Read More

Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach


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Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: "Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It" Part One: RFID Philosophy for SMEs and Company Background


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Traceability 2.0: Ensuring Food Safety through Multi-dimensional Traceability


Ever stricter guidelines and policies to ensure the safety of the US food supply mean many food company executives need to assess their methods of minimizing food safety incidents. Existing “one-up” or “one-back” measures no longer go far enough. Make sure you get a wider view: find out how multi-dimensional traceability (MDT) can help collect and analyze information at every step in the food production process chain.

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Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain


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Supply Chain 201: Editors’ Picks


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Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition


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Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty


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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.  

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Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report


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