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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.

improving supply chain visibility edi  in all industries see improving supply chain visibility and analytical capabilities through the implementation of an enterprise-wide, integrated, adaptive solution as an important factor for growth and success. And new technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) are an important aspect of such a solution, giving companies real-time information and connectivity with sensor networks for realworld awareness, insights, and visibility. Analytics close the loop between planning and execution by Read More

Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW


IBS may be the first vendor to fully integrate a supply chain operations reference model in its business intelligence solution. Customers receive more efficient measurements and benchmarking across their supply chain regardless of their supply chain and ERP software.

improving supply chain visibility edi  with a view to improving its performance and contribution to the overall chain. Interdependencies are identified and best practices soon become evident, whereby the result is a transparent, optimized flow of events. In the supply chain configuration stage, known as level 2, the model helps managers visualize their complete operation simply and clearly. Unnecessary steps that slow down the supply chain soon become glaringly obvious owing to the power of a simple geographical map to spot weaknesses or Read More

Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain


When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

improving supply chain visibility edi  49.5 and inventory accuracy improving by about 25%. Between EDI ECommerce and Supply Visualization, we will achieve 100% connectivity with our trading partners. Our investment in QAD has more than paid off. - Lowell Johannsen Cascade Engineering We significantly reduced raw material inventory, trimmed total annual inventory carrying costs by more than $180,000, and cut down on parts outages and premium freight costs - since implementing supply visualization software a year ago... - Mike Thibideau Read More

Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence: Leveraging the Services Hub


There’s no doubt that competing in today’s global marketplace is tough. In order to survive, organizations must become more aware of what’s going on throughout their supply chain. While many realize the importance of supply chain visibility, some businesses aren’t sure exactly how to achieve it. Find out the five things you’ll need to put together a visibility solution that’ll give you timely, accurate, and useful data.

improving supply chain visibility edi  profitability, shortening cycle times, improving productivity and increasing customer satisfaction. With more than 20 years of expertise, Inovis delivers its products and services to more than 20,000 companies over a wide range of industries and markets across the globe. Inovis Global Headquarters 11720 AmberPark Drive Alpharetta, GA 30004 USA Main +1 404.467.3000 Toll-free +1 877.446.6847 Fax +1 404.467.3730 Email: info@inovis.com Website: www.inovis.com The topics included in this White Paper are : Read More

Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network


To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These “pull” (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional “push” environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.

improving supply chain visibility edi  company''s financial position and improving its supply chain economics. Without an ASCN, the potential for growth is limited to improving linear processes and optimizing single points within the network. These benefits rarely, if ever, improve the business ecosystem as a whole. In today''s global economy, all or portions of a company''s supply chain may be outsourced. Products flow in many directions and in multiple modes. The lines between trading partners are blurring. Part of the movement to Read More

The Key to Achieving Global Customer Visibility


A clear customer focus is an essential part of improving business effectiveness and efficiency. But how can businesses achieve global customer visibility in today's competitive market? With the implementation of a master data management (MDM) solution, businesses can gain multidimensional, real-time visibility of their customers, resulting in improved competitiveness, higher profit margins, and reduced business risk.

improving supply chain visibility edi  an essential part of improving business effectiveness and efficiency. But how can businesses achieve global customer visibility in today''s competitive market? With the implementation of a master data management (MDM) solution, businesses can gain multidimensional, real-time visibility of their customers, resulting in improved competitiveness, higher profit margins, and reduced business risk. Read More

Supply Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template


Supply Chain Network Optimization, Transportation Network Optimization, Inventory Management Optimization, Product Technology

improving supply chain visibility edi  Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template The Supply Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 448 features and functions found in Supply Chain Optimization software solutions. This Supply Chain Optimization Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supply Chain Optimization software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Optimization Template: Supply Chain Network Optimization Read More

Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition


To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks.

improving supply chain visibility edi  Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to Read More

Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise


Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls when thinking about supply chain performance management. If you are overwhelmed by the number of supply chain measures you are tracking, it’s better to focus your energies on a few that can have a significant impact.

improving supply chain visibility edi  product life cycles (constantly improving mega-pixel capability) meant that CCD procurement decisions cascaded downstream and had a significant impact on product mix decisions and promotion campaigns. (Try guessing 6 months before Christmas which camera model spec is going to be hot and how many will sell.) This elevates the importance of processes like integrated sales & operations planning to better understand not only the purchasing risk around making strategic buy decisions, but how it impacts the Read More

When Provider's Value Is Not In Synch With Customer's Value


Embedded knowledge exists in the supply chain to understand and unlock customer value. Integrating the chain is crucial to aligning the goals of customers and provider.

improving supply chain visibility edi  Provider''s Value Is Not In Synch With Customer''s Value Introduction It may seem obvious to all of us, but the fundamental process by which technology and equipment firms engage with clients have somewhat opposing processes and needs. Modern service best practices attempt to harmonize these goals. On October 20th, I attended the annual Stanford/Wharton Service Supply Chain Forum. At the outset, Morris Cohen of Wharton set the stage for our cross industry and cross competitor sharing of ideas. Said Read More

Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how.

improving supply chain visibility edi  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More

Engineering Supply Chain Security


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

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

Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

improving supply chain visibility edi  plans are clearly deined. Improving supply chain response through enhanced visibility and coordination can lead to numerous business beneits, improving customer service and reducing operating expenses in due course for both parties. Speciic beneits include: reduction in inventory, increased inventory turns, and reduced carrying costs increased factory throughput lead time reduction coordinated introduction of new products more reliable quote processes and promise dates better forecasts In addition, with Read More

OutlookSoft Case Study: United Pipe & Supply


Wholesale distributor United Pipe & Supply had a problem. Its use of standard Excel spreadsheets for reporting and budgeting was time-consuming, expensive, and dysfunctional. The company was losing control over content and reliability, simply unable to produce something as simple as profit/loss statements for multi-branch business units. Its ability to grow was hampered. United Pipe & Supply needed to change.

improving supply chain visibility edi  Case Study: United Pipe & Supply Wholesale distributor United Pipe & Supply had a problem. Its use of standard Excel spreadsheets for reporting and budgeting was time-consuming, expensive, and dysfunctional. The company was losing control over content and reliability, simply unable to produce something as simple as profit/loss statements for multi-branch business units. Its ability to grow was hampered. United Pipe & Supply needed to change. Read More