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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.

global supply chain visibility tool  devices once managed its global supply chain with a tool accessible through the company intranet, but found that its growing process management demands could no longer be met with this homegrown solution. The manufacturer was able to achieve realtime, integrated supply chain management by implementing the SAP Event Management application, which is part of the mySAP Supply Chain Management (mySAP SCM) application. The company realized many benefits from this implementation, including these: availability Read More

Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know


Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed visibility into their supply chain, as well as software solutions, to help give them a competitive edge.

global supply chain visibility tool  needs of firms with global distribution, logistics, and manufacturing needs. Lean manufacturing and visibility in the supply chain are crucial elements for both distributors and manufacturing executives. Moving products among multiple locations and countries can be a daunting task, and SCM software offers the flexibility to track all inventory at any point in the supply chain. Additionally, the issues of compliance, scheduling, flexibility, coordination, and visibility can be greatly improved because of Read More

Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk


As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is gaining prominence in boardrooms, many companies do not yet fully comprehend the risks they face. But understanding risk is the first step to managing it—and using the right IT tools can help. Learn what steps you can take to better address your supply chain risks.

global supply chain visibility tool  comprehensive model of the global supply chain, capturing business activities and key supply chain operations of primary partners, suppliers, and customers. Use this model to identify risks that can be ameliorated through business strategy or process changes '' for example, having flexible production supplier contracts or reserve production capacity. Implement IT solutions that connect business data and processes from end to end, providing visibility into planned events, warnings for unexpected events, Read More

Delivering Supply Chain Excellence


Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come down to overall IT strategy. If it is already segmented, it makes sense to add best-of-breed applications for specific operational areas. However, if a more rationalized common operating platform is the strategy, there are compelling arguments for supply chain ERP.

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Optimize Internal Supply Chain


The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line users in a simple and workable format is a new measure of information technology (IT) performance.

global supply chain visibility tool  effort and investment in global supply chain integration, the majority of corporate world is still struggling with optimization of internal supply chain i.e. what is happening on the shop floor. Very few organizations can locate the status of customer order in their internal supply chain. If for any reason order priority or sequence needs to be changed, production planners physically have to chase the work orders on the shop floor. Furthermore, state of the art ERP systems do not communicate with state Read More

Everest Global, Inc.


Everest Global, also known as Everest Group, provides advisory services with a focus on outsourcing. Its Everest Research Institute publishes reports and other analysis.

global supply chain visibility tool  Global, Inc. Everest Global, also known as Everest Group, provides advisory services with a focus on outsourcing. Its Everest Research Institute publishes reports and other analysis. Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

global supply chain visibility tool  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who Read More

CanWest Global


A growing company with a challenging payroll environment

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Oracle Global IT (GIT) Streamlined Security


With a vast global network that supports over 60,000 employees, vulnerability and risk management programs are crucial for Oracle GIT. To further enhance its IT system risk management capabilities, Oracle deployed QualysGuard’s on-demand software vulnerability and compliance management solution. Since its deployment, Oracle has optimized its scanning capabilities and automated its demand security auditing processes.

global supply chain visibility tool  Global IT (GIT) Streamlined Security With a vast global network that supports over 60,000 employees, vulnerability and risk management programs are crucial for Oracle GIT. To further enhance its IT system risk management capabilities, Oracle deployed QualysGuard’s on-demand software vulnerability and compliance management solution. Since its deployment, Oracle has optimized its scanning capabilities and automated its demand security auditing processes. Read More

Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part III


Part II of this blog series allowed members of the two global trade management (GTM) software providers, TradeBeam and Precision Software, to voice their outlooks on the market (in light of the recent global trade decline). But at the end of the post I introduced the question of the possible threat to GTM providers coming from the large enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers. Given that

global supply chain visibility tool  firm takes orders from global firms for manufactured items (things like low-end toys, apparel, etc.), and then works with its massive network of manufacturers to make sure that the order gets placed and fulfilled in a timely fashion. The company has individual managers for manufacturing firms that are in charge of placing the order and making sure that quality goods are produced. Once the goods are produced, they can work through the tariff system and arrange transportation so the goods are physically Read More

Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed


Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. ChainLink Research’s new 3D approach provides a useful framework for evaluating supply chain solutions.

global supply chain visibility tool  and e-commerce frontier, leading global strategy and technology implementations in the high technology, semiconductor, automotive, textile, and apparel industries. ChainLink Research is a bold new supply chain research organization dedicated to helping executives improve business performance and competitiveness. Read More

JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions


JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors.

global supply chain visibility tool  Supply Chain Management Solutions JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the Read More

Is Your Commerce Platform Ready to Go Global?


Now that digital commerce has made it far easier to reach shoppers virtually anywhere in the world, retailers are looking hard at global markets to secure their future growth. In unfamiliar markets, retailers will need a commerce platform that provides maximum flexibility in managing product content across geographies, payments, languages, compliance, and options for rapid and low­cost deployment. The ideal platform will have been architected from the ground up to work across multiple geographies. Download this white paper to learn more about the practical and tactical considerations facing multichannel retailers.

global supply chain visibility tool  are looking hard at global markets to secure their future growth. In unfamiliar markets, retailers will need a commerce platform that provides maximum flexibility in managing product content across geographies, payments, languages, compliance, and options for rapid and low­cost deployment. The ideal platform will have been architected from the ground up to work across multiple geographies. Download this white paper to learn more about the practical and tactical considerations facing multichannel 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.

global supply chain visibility tool  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. Read More