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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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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

forecast accuracy improvement scm  intelligence (i.e., forecast error, forecast bias, and intermittency). On the side of supply chain intelligence, there are the mean lead-time, in-transit inventory, order processing/goods receipt, and lead-time variability factors. Finally, production variability comes from the mean schedule attainment and schedule attainment variability factors. Based on scalable Oracle ’s Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE) architecture, SAP’s EIO offering is synchronized with either SAP ERP or SAP APO transactional Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis


By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become more accurate. You can make an assumption on how much improvement might be possible. This part discusses the challenge of performing the data analysis.

forecast accuracy improvement scm  schedule changes due to forecast errors by that amount. Research average WIP and reduce that by the same factor. Put a procedure in place to track premium shipments that are paid by your company by reason code. Take the premium freight that is caused by bad forecasts to the bottom line. Then, since you made an assumption that forecasts could be 50% more accurate, you will need to perform some sensitivity analysis. Vary the 50% and see what the results tell you. This kind of simulation model can be Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the

forecast accuracy improvement scm  in inventory, improvement in forecast accuracy, improvement in asset utilization, reduction in freight costs, and so on and so forth. One of the key success factors is to ensure that these solutions, while loosely coupled, can still tie back into a broader SCM vision and platform that that enables changes to business processes and takes advantage of changes. What’s behind JDA’s Renaissance? This brings us to JDA Software , which posted a record year in 2008, had record quarters in 2009, and Read More

Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

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The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 5


Part 1 of this series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies, and by Revionics’ recent (and still

forecast accuracy improvement scm  store-specific advertising messaging Improved forecast accuracy via a single version of consumer demand, which in turns reduces excess inventory while improving customer service levels Any Concrete Results and Metrics? In summary, by doing optimized item pricing, a retailer can gain visibility into the impact of a pricing decision on the supply chain and drive more profitable decisions related to store clustering, pricing rules, promotional opportunities, and cycle times. The following are JDA’s 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). 

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SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use


In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a "management by exception" operations with no constraints or bottlenecks to worry about. But in reality manufacturing is all about managing constraints. A lot of constraints! This article discusses the impacts of constraints on manufacturing planning and execution and how a well implemented SCM software can help in overcoming these constraints.

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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing.

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IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1


While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market. Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG, a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the

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Retail SCM Software Trends and 2015 Predictions—Part One


TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at the trends that will shape the retail supply chain in 2015 in this two-part series based on discussions with JDA Software, Manhattan Associates, E2open, Logility, and other notable SCM software players over the past few months.

forecast accuracy improvement scm  in-memory computing, especially within forecasting and demand planning/demand sensing products. Some vendors are also working on some machine learning tidbits, but that is only in the real early stages. Still, these business intelligence (BI) tools will definitely continue to be part of the conversation about big data in supply chain management down the track.   In part two of this blog series looking at trends in the SCM realm for 2015, I take a look at the changing role of the retail store, the role Read More

Logility Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration


Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a template-based approach to reduce the cost and complexity associated with best-of-breed SCM to enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrations. Companies that turn to ERP providers for their SCM capabilities often find that they lack the depth and breadth of supply chain planning and

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Continuous Improvement Case Study: Taking Baby Steps towards Tangible Benefits


To improve supply chain operations with a fresh look and new ideas, Harris Tea worked with a consulting firm, Supply Chain Consultants. The objective was to optimize the entire supply chain, not just the pieces.

forecast accuracy improvement scm  black teas depend upon forecast accuracy to drive the production schedule, while make-to-order specialty teas are driven by customer orders. The consultants recommended a series of business process improvements to tighten the supply chain, from forecasting through distribution planning. Many of the improvements for both types of teas dealt with improved procedures for procurement and inventory of specialized packaging materials (which would ensure that production was never limited by lack of packaging Read More

Give Your Business What It Wants: Implementing Continual Service Improvement with ITIL Version 3


Most businesses today depend on their own IT departments to satisfy corporate governance objectives and meet increasing customer demand. Unfortunately, many have failed to clearly demonstrate to themselves—and to their customers—that they are truly managing their business. Only when the IT department understands what the business wants can it benchmark itself and build continual improvement plans that can meet these demands.

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