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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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CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at the bigger picture from a customer perspective. But organizations that can build a business-centric system flexible enough to quickly respond to changing customer needs will have a sustainable competitive advantage and enjoy profitable growth for years to come.

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

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.

implement scm strategy  its service organization to implement and provide support for customer and TeamSAP partner requests, including a support hotline, implementation services, and on-site support for SAP LES in North America. Ongoing customer support services monitor system performance and facilitate software configurations, modifications, upgrades, and troubleshooting, as needed. In mid-2003, Catalyst acquired Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US-based Catalyst Consulting Services , Inc ., an independent provider of consulting, 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

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

Top Four Tips to Rapidly Implement and Generate ROI from a Warehouse Management System


Congratulations! Your business case was approved and now you’re starting to consider implementing a warehouse management system (WMS). While you probably overcame some challenges, the next steps will be even more difficult if you are not adequately prepared. Learn four tips that will help ensure your WMS implementation moves rapidly toward a successful “go-live”—and toward a quick return on investment (ROI).

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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

Implement Consulting Group


Implement Consulting Group, founded in 1996 and based in Denmark, supports organizations in carrying out strategic changes. Companies increasingly need to be able to change—faster and more frequently. At the same time, the changes are becoming more complex. The single most important parameter for the future success of any enterprise is "agility"—i.e., being ready to change if the need occurs

implement scm strategy  Consulting Group Implement Consulting Group, founded in 1996 and based in Denmark, supports organizations in carrying out strategic changes. Companies increasingly need to be able to change—faster and more frequently. At the same time, the changes are becoming more complex. The single most important parameter for the future success of any enterprise is agility —i.e., being ready to change if the need occurs Read More

TEC 2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software


This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these characteristics: collaborative capabilities, cloud deployment, analytics, adaptive solutions, and in-memory computing.

implement scm strategy  2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these Read More

SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances


TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for this was that the global business landscape has been battered significantly by a slew of economic, political, social and environmental events over the past five years. This has resulted in significant losses for businesses around the world.

implement scm strategy  Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for this was that the global business landscape has been battered significantly by a slew of economic, political, social and environmental events over the past five years. This has resulted in significant losses for businesses around the world. It is no secret that the world is Read More

PeopleSoft Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers


Putting PeopleSoft's strategy to work for the JD Edwards community. What can the JD Edwards install-base expect from the PeopleSoft merger?

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Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

implement scm strategy  created during the system implementation. Transportation management operation functionality Transportation management operation functionality allows distributors to align their transportation operations with their supply chain strategies and overall business objectives. This includes areas that take into consideration the entire shipment life cycle, from planning, network optimization, and execution, to shipment tracking and analysis. SCM functions and features, submodule #3: international trade Read More

How a Cloud Strategy Supports HR Transformation


Oracle VP of HCM Business Transformation Bertrand Dussert shares knowledge gained from consulting with Oracle’s global customers on the interplay among cloud technology, human resources (HR), and business strategy.

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Project Management Office: Framework Strategy


IT initiatives driven within silos, where each department maintain its own project management office, inhibits the overall cohesiveness and effectiveness of corporate strategy. This document outlines best practices to centralize and deliver a scalable and robust project management framework strategy.

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Mid-Market Strategy: International Enterprise Solutions


Adonix marks its strategy with two catchwords: "growth" and "independence". It has carefully assessed and added acquisitions to broaden Adonix X3 suite's functional scope, licenses and services; and continues nurture internal development with its own resources.

implement scm strategy  are in charge of implementation, customer coverage, and industry specific enhancements. Adonix also emphasizes its capacity to provide its customers with a wide choice of functionalities and underlying technologies. Vendor tend to appreciate open technologies and leading industry platforms, and Adonix 4GL , a data dictionary and event-driven, fourth generation language (4GL) platform is a consistent, underlying development platform. To provide different options for open standards, such as UNIX , Read More

SalesLogix Product Strategy and Vision


A customer relationship management (CRM) solution can enhance your overall business performance by integrating your front- and back-office activities, now and in the future. There are five key considerations involved in an effective CRM implementation. The first is the quality of your customer and business data. Secondly, it’s important to maximize user adoption. Learn about the other three and how you stand to benefit.

implement scm strategy  in an effective CRM implementation. The first is the quality of your customer and business data. Secondly, it’s important to maximize user adoption. Learn about the other three and how you stand to benefit. Read More

Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage


To gain a competitive advantage, manufacturing companies that sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy that provides more options using fewer resources. Learn about the two interrelated phases of a configurability strategy: developing the product—which emphasizes the essential functionality of a product configurator—and executing the lead-to-order (LTO) process in a lean manufacturing environment.

implement scm strategy  sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy '' providing more options and variations while using less resources. This strategy is mandatory because today''s marketing environment continues to shift dramatically. In many industry sectors, customers no longer willingly accept whatever product is available off-the-shelf. They now demand products to match their specific needs. This demand-driven environment is compelling companies to drastically improve their configurability processes '' Read More