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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.

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Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of catching up to do—and very little time to do it.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  show, much of this improvement is enabled by the Best in Class''s more aggressive adoption of supply chain technology. Case Study: Basic American Foods Drives Performance with Visibility Basic American Foods is a major U.S. manufacturer of dehydrated potato products and similar products with seven manufacturing plants and over a dozen warehouses. It re- placed an internally developed application with Infor''s performance management appli- cation to enable views to demand planning/forecast information, ERP Read More

Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness


Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have significantly increased the risk of doing business. To manage performance efficiently, midsize companies need a unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation solution. Learn how such a solution can streamline the planning process and help reduce business risk.

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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.

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Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty


Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby preemptively troubleshooting problematic areas and reallocating resources to better meet the demands of an enterprise.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  provide other opportunities for improvement in processes, such as new product introduction (NPI). A Web-native application and platform can provide a single view of individual and aggregated events. Protecting the supply chain defensively from unanticipated variability . Visibility can help predict the range of variability, as well as reveal when to deploy reserve resources and when to use resource buffers. Protect actively by making supply chain processes more flexible . When changing conditions are Read More

Process Improvement and the Balanced Scorecard


Process improvement efforts often go hand in hand with a balanced scorecard (BSC). A BSC provides management with a set of key result indicators (KRI) to assess how the company is progressing toward strategic goals, such as “increase customer base.” For this type of goal, the KRI are tied to key performance indicators (KPIs). Explore how an application intelligence platform (AIP) can support a process improvement program.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  Improvement and the Balanced Scorecard Process improvement efforts often go hand in hand with a balanced scorecard (BSC). A BSC provides management with a set of key result indicators (KRI) to assess how the company is progressing toward strategic goals, such as “increase customer base.” For this type of goal, the KRI are tied to key performance indicators (KPIs). Explore how an application intelligence platform (AIP) can support a process improvement program. Read More

Solving Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating


Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues, and government compliance—as well as internal pressures to cut costs. All this complexity is driving the need for more sophisticated transportation rating tools. Find out about the five components of "intelligent rating," and how it can improve your bottom line.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues, and government compliance—as well as internal pressures to cut costs. All this complexity is driving the need for more sophisticated transportation rating tools. Find out about the five components of intelligent rating, and how it can improve your bottom line. Read More

Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits


Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process’ problem. Critical success factors for the effective use for the CMMS involves clear support from management and measurable drivers involving time, quality, and cost.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits Introduction Most senior managers are unimpressed by simply implementing a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or generating numerous reports. Instead, management is focused on results, which implies continuous improvement. A CMMS package provides an excellent tool for collecting, analyzing, and reporting unlimited amounts of data. However, the difficulty is distilling the information into a form that can be used to make better decisions, Read More

Extending Quality's Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain


Quality does not start at the receiving dock and end at the shipping dock. The focus on the supply chain demands that the quality department be involved from the beginning to the end of the supply chain.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  Quality''s Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain Introduction The quality department lies at the heart of a manufacturing concern. The quality department is responsible for ensuring that a company''s products consistently meet its quality expectations. The speed and accuracy with which the quality department can perform its functions is one determinant of how quickly products can be delivered. Traditionally, quality departments have focused their efforts within the four walls of the plant, Read More

EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary EXE Technologies recently announced an agreement with IBM to combine strategy, marketing, sales, and development forces. The Dallas based supply chain execution (SCE) vendor is the latest in a growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE''s flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and eFulfil Read More

Managing the Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain


It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are available in the right stores at the right time—and the right price. What can you do to differentiate your products from your competitors’, control customer value, and accelerate order-to-delivery time while your supply chains become globally more complex? Find out now.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  the Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are available in the right stores at the right time—and the right price. What can you do to differentiate your products from your competitors’, control customer value, and accelerate order-to-delivery time while your supply chains become globally more complex? Find out now. Read More

Engineering Supply Chain Security


Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Security Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide. Read More

Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

improvement supply chain visibility scm  Demand Supply Introduction If you''re in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton''s law of gravity stands Murphy''s other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to avoid its negative effects (don''t jump!). With demand and supply (D/S) Read More

n.Skep


The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the intranet or Internet, warning them if any changes are made by anyone, and allowing synchronization of all relevant data. By using Single Click Collaborative technology, each click by a user enables immediate recalculation of all parameters impacted at all supply chain levels, while minimizing the number of clicks helps make n.SKEP more user friendly.  

improvement supply chain visibility scm  Skep The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the Read More