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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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Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of catching up to do—and very little time to do it.

evolution value chain sap  upon the stage of evolution. Although cost savings in logistics and manufacturing are often the key objectives of sup- ply chain redesign, the industry leaders realize there is another benefit '' the ability to differentiate their customer service or business strategy from marketplace competitors. Process industry companies have historically viewed supply chains as a cost center and have trailed other industries in investing in organizational and technology enhancements. Today, just 25% of respondents Read More

Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains


Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite applications will create business process solutions that follow the current trend toward integrated suites of best-of-breed applications.

evolution value chain sap  has an ambitious product evolution roadmap that includes the technical progression of its Network Logistics and next-generation warehouse management system (WMS), towards a J2EE n -tier architecture, pure Java code base, with multiplatform support and database independence. The next generation WMS solution, WMX , scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2006, will be based on service-oriented architecture (SOA), and will be deployable as a service-and-use standard open source tool. Salient features Read More

Fourth Shift's evolution Within SoftBrands' DemandStream Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


In addition to putting the problems of blending two former independent organizations together behind, the company is still entangled in figuring out how best to bring different technologies and industrial experiences to bear. Further, the new company is left with multiple products whose brand recognition is quite low given recent re-branding effort that may be even more impeded by SoftBrands/Fourth Shift/evolution brand confusion (not to mention the plethora of hospitality products).

evolution value chain sap  and medical devices. Meanwhile, evolution is more amenable for the upper-end of the above market (the companies with $50 - $250 million in revenues), serving enterprises requiring three-dimensional (3D)/attribute-based BOMs, such as textiles, food, paper, mining and pharmaceuticals. It covers make-to-order (MTO), contract based and configure-to-order (CTO) manufacturing environments. However, due to relatively recent restructuring and fledgling channel, potential clients should conduct thorough research Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Four: Another Step in ERP Evolution


Within recent years, enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been redefined as a platform for enabling collaborative e-business globally. Originally focused on automating internal processes of an enterprise, extended ERP systems increasingly include customer and supplier-centric processes.

evolution value chain sap  Another Step in ERP Evolution Enterprise Applications—The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Four: Another Step in ERP Evolution P.J. Jakovljevic - April 3, 2004 Another Step in the ERP Evolution Hence, enterprise resource planning (ERP) has entered another step in its evolution. While ERP packages traditionally excelled at combining financial control with multi-plant manufacturing and distribution coordination, they generally lacked extended planning and flexible execution functionalities beyond the Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

evolution value chain sap  well as the significant evolution of SolMan since its inception over a decade ago (see the latest enhancements of the Solution Manager 7.1 release in figure 4), one may wonder how many SAP customers are really leveraging the solution. Figure 4 According to SAP, today more than 70 percent of all SAP customers are using SAP Solution Manager, with more than 25,000 productive SAP systems managed overall. The vendor is seeing a constant rise in the adoption of SAP Solution Manager, which is provided as part Read More

Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

evolution value chain sap  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This 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.

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Business Value of Network and Application Visibility


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evolution value chain sap  Value of Network and Application Visibility Business Value of Network and Application Visibility Networks have become central to a company''s ability to create new products and services, enter new markets, and develop new partnerships. But what are the business drivers and challenges facing network administrators? And how are companies leveraging their networks for competitive advantage? Find out in Achieving Business Value with Network and Application Visibility . In this IDC report based on a Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

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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.

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The Future of the SAP Economy—A Book Review of SAP Nation


P.J. Jakovljevic reviews a fascinating new book about software vendor SAP. And what a story it is! Written by Vinnie Mirchandani, it chronicles the current and future prospects of a $200 billion giant that has a glorious and profitable past—but may be looking at a future fraught with serious challenges at every turn.

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Maximize Value from Your IT Investment


In the informative white paper using technology to maximize business value, you'll learn how to get maximum value from your IT systems.

evolution value chain sap  Value from Your IT Investment You''ve made a sizable investment in IT. Now how do you get the maximum value from your investment? In the informative white paper Using Technology to Maximize Business Value , you''ll learn how to get maximum value from your IT systems. Find out how you can drive more value from your IT infrastructure by building on your current platform benchmarking and measuring company performance integrating dashboarding into management practices developing the right rewards to Read More

The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility


Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal for many companies to achieve? TEC Senior SCM Analyst Bob Eastman answers these questions and offers up some ideas on how to gain greater visibility into your company’s supply chain.

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WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new venture capital, the company intends to make its presence known.

evolution value chain sap  over many years. This evolution gives it an edge over applications whose designs were based only on feedback from market researchers and focus groups. Usability is a key strength - especially in regard to tracking inventory availability, which PICASO enables through an intuitive graphical user interface. Out-of-the-box solution : Since chemical manufacturing presents unique challenges, most vendors have not bothered to package functionality as WAM has done, but design custom solutions one client at a Read More