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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 Network Visibility and Analytics


The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

extend transaction visibility scm  have the ability to extend response processes to key customers and key suppliers. This requires a common information framework that enables increased visibility across the entire supply network. Alerting and Event Resolution Companies need to continue moving toward real-time event alerting and away from stodgy manual methods. Gone are the days when companies could rely on processes in which managers read through piles of disparate, disconnected, incompatible reports looking for red flags - numbers Read More

SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolio Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


One of the biggest challenges facing IT departments today is still unlocking data and processes from a plethora of heterogeneous applications running on different technologies and platforms, from mainframe to Web application servers. Since most SCE solutions involve a complex flow of transactions across a company's information systems network, users need simple to use, graphical tools to help them manage these transaction flows and quickly respond to problems.

extend transaction visibility scm  on business processes that extend beyond the traditional definitional boundaries of a single application suite. Many believe that the advent of standards and Web services will alleviate the need for packaged software suites and to allow leeway for software tailoring. On the other hand, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) market (see Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now) ?), as the need for robust, Read More

SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven


To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

extend transaction visibility scm  dynamically to complement and extend any legacy mainframe infrastructure or contemporary ERP suite. By using a SOA oriented solution, the time to implement and integrate with legacy systems will be reduces which results in a lower cost to implement and a faster Return On Investment (ROI). Traditional ERP vendors have long depended on their large professional services organizations and system integrator partners to configure and often re-develop and reinvent their solutions on a customer by customer basis Read More

How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market


Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply chain management (SCM) and electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality on top of their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, they can profit from improved productivity and lower labor costs. Find out how.

extend transaction visibility scm  of EDI technologies to extend the ERP into the application. Just as ERP is no longer merely for giant companies, the cost of entry to a fully integrated or embedded EDI solution is not as high as it used to be. Similarly, the cost of EDI transactions is no longer as cost-prohibitive as it once was. There are EDI solutions in the market that are ideal for global expansion and that not only scale from a small, single warehouse environment, but to more complex multi-warehouse environments with advanced Read More

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst's Strategy? Part Three: Catalyst and SAP


Catalyst serves customers in several different industries, representing several major vertical market categories, and it targets industries that have the most demanding supply chain requirements, hoping this should enable it to leverage its expertise and experience for competitive advantage.

extend transaction visibility scm  native SAP application to extend its functionality; and A new independent application —for example, SAP currently does not offer a sophisticated labor management module to work with SAP WM. While these new applications would use the basic SAP data model, they would not necessarily closely integrate within SAP workflows. While Catalyst International created this Internetbased initiative, and will develop more logistics components for the site, its ultimate success will depend upon other enterprise Read More

Boosting Process Industry’s Supply Chain Performance: A Case for Visibility and Control


Economic volatility over the past several years has been illustrated by the highly unstable raw material, fuel, and commodity prices, and has been the cause of a majority of supply chain disruptions over the past year. This white paper highlights the challenges and solutions in complex industry supply chains, and best practices in multi-enterprise visibility and supply chain intelligence.

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Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service.

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Plymouth Rock Energy Selects Cloud Extend


Cloud Extend is a cloud business process management (BPM) application from Active Endpoints, built on its flagship BPM system, ActiveVOS, and available in salesforce.com’s AppEchange marketplace. Cloud Extend aims to easily automate mundane sales, marketing, and customer service processes, and thus ensure that everyone on the team adheres to best practices. Cloud Extend empowers

extend transaction visibility scm  Rock Energy Selects Cloud Extend Cloud Extend is a cloud business process management (BPM) application from Active Endpoints, built on its flagship BPM system, ActiveVOS, and available in salesforce.com’s AppEchange marketplace. Cloud Extend aims to easily automate mundane sales, marketing, and customer service processes, and thus ensure that everyone on the team adheres to best practices. Cloud Extend empowers business users to create their own wizards in Salesforce CRM solutions to streamline and Read More

Make Omnichannel Retail Profitable: Start with Gaining Visibility into Total Global Demand


How can you ensure that your omnichannel retailing strategy is a way to profitable business? This paper discusses how omnichannel retailing is changing the requirement for effective merchandise and inventory management and identifies areas of opportunity for increasing revenue and lowering costs, through gaining visibility into total global demand. Find out how retailers can use technology to harvest, analyze, plan, and track demand better.

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Taking Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success


While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how to reduce them, it is important to understand the role that inventory plays in the dynamics of plant operations. This paper focuses on inventory inside the plant—from receipt of parts and materials to shipment of finished products—to help you safely reduce your inventory.

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3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution


SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find one that fits a company’s business model. What should companies do to ensure they are well prepared for choosing the best-fit SCM solution? TEC SCM research analyst Phil Reney offers three critical considerations to help companies in search for an SCM solution.

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Case Study: Kenneth David Apparel Clothing Company Increases Visibility


When the first Kenneth David Apparel store opened in 1992, the company could manage operations with an accounting solution alone. But as new stores opened, the company needed software to scale with growth—not only on the retail side, but design and manufacture too. Its new solution has e-commerce and point-of-sale features, and allows the company more insight for more effective management. Read more about the benefits.

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TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report


This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting.

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High Tech Computer Manufacturer On-Boards Global Supply Chain Partners, Increases Visibility and Coordinates Inbound Execution


When a global high tech manufacturer of desktop and portable PCs sought to reduce their inbound supply chain lead-time and costs, they came to Optum for help improving their visibility to, and coordination with, inbound suppliers, and contract manufacturers. Learn how it integrated partners and its system into the supply chain to achieve its competitive advantage.

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