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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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implement scm strategy  as possible. Step 4: Implement Integrated SFA Support the combined sales force of both organizations as soon as possible '' without disruption to the business. Subscribe to an on-demand SFA solution that can integrate with CRM on-premise to immediately support the sales force; transition to an on-premise solution once IT is ready. Use this tactical approach, which is fully aligned with the organization''s long-term strategy and not a temporary dead-end solution. Step 5: Include Channel Partners (Resellers) Read More

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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

implement scm strategy  smaller, and easier to implement solutions from application providers are the wave of the future. This approach minimizes exposure and allows for quick wins that provide immediate  return on investment (ROI) . For more information on the current state of affairs in the sector, see TEC ’s recent article “Retailers, Consumers, and the Recession: Weathering the Storm.”   What Do Retailers Need (and Want)? Capabilities that can be implemented relatively easily and that retailers need to succeed Read More

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part One: Event Summary


For years, Catalyst International was a leading public WMS/SCE vendor before missteps by its previous management team caused serious problems in strategy and execution. Over the past few years Catalyst's turnaround strategy has returned it to growth and profitability. As a result, it has recently been acquired by ComVest, a wealthy, private investment firm. This development may indicate private equity investors' renewed interest in this market and might validate the company's turnaround strategy that began in late 2001. Still, the question remains whether the anticipated infusion of capital from ComVest will enable Catalyst to become a consolidator and rejoin its mightier direct competitors in the industry's upper echelon.

implement scm strategy  its service organization to implement and provide support for customer and TeamSAP partner requests, including a support hot line, implementation services, and on-site support for SAP LES in North America. Following its mid 2003 acquisition of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US-based Catalyst Consulting Services , Inc. , an independent provider of consulting, implementation, and support services for SAP LES, Catalyst strengthened its position as a principal service provider for implementation and Read More

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During the last few years, Made2Manage has evolved from a vendor of traditional MRP/ERP software to a provider of ‘one-stop-shop’ enterprise business applications.

implement scm strategy  easy to use and implement. End users of smaller enterprises have indeed long been impressed with the product''s intuitive user interface (UI) with Windows metaphor, which provided ease of system navigation (the Navigator feature) and of information retrieval (the Locator feature), and with underlying workflow & messaging system capabilities (the Notifier feature). However, during last few years, Made2Manage has further evolved from a vendor of traditional MRP/ERP software to a provider of Read More

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Changing Perceptions on ERP Strategy


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Optimizing Sales Tax Exemption Management Strategy


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implement scm strategy  Study: Barker Implement Barker Implement, an Iowa, (US)-based farm equipment vendor, wanted to expand its business, improve productivity and customer service, and strengthen IT security without adding IT staff. To address those goals, Barker standardized new client computers on Windows Vista Business and deployed Windows Server 2008. Find out how Barker achieved efficiencies that are expected to yield long-term cost savings as the company grows. Read More