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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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Case Study: Anchor Blue


Fashion retailer Anchor Blue was looking for a way to increase supply chain visibility, reduce costs, and shorten the time required to get products onto store shelves. The company implemented the Inovis AS2 software solution to consolidate data from multiple partners into a single view. Learn how the new electronic data interchange (EDI) system helped reduce transaction costs and get merchandise into stores faster.

improving supply chain visibility wp  Chain Visibility Tool , Improving Supply Chain Visibility . Case Study SOLUTION SNAPSHOT: Industry:Youth-Oriented Fashion Retailer Challenge: Increase supply chain visibility, reduce cost and shorten lead time to get products from the distribution center and onto store shelves Solution: Inovis BizManager&8482; BENEFITS: Reduce supply chain transaction costs More than 70 percent of products are in the stores the same day they arrive in distribution center 100% trading partner enablement The situation As a Read More

Order Forecast Collaboration: Benefits for the Entire Demand Chain


When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available. Successful order forecast collaboration requires all members to share risks if forecasts vary, and to discuss issues as they arise. Accurate order forecasts drive sales increases, inventory decreases, and better decisions. With so many benefits across the entire demand chain, shouldn’t you look into order forecast collaboration with your partners?

improving supply chain visibility wp  of Order Forecast Accuracy Improving the accuracy of order forecasts and sharing the information throughout the demand chain increases sales, removes unnecessary inventory and increases planning time. Accurate order forecasts enable raw materials suppliers and manufacturers to better meet the needs of the end consumer. Production plans can reflect the anticipated order flow and fill rates will increase. When the retailer is able to procure the product needed to meet the end consumer demand, service Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013


We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think.Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice

improving supply chain visibility wp  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013 We''re trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We''d like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall 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 wp  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

WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new venture capital, the company intends to make its presence known.

improving supply chain visibility wp  Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals S. McVey - January 8, 2001 Vendor Genesis WAM Systems develops and markets Internet-enabled Supply Chain Planning (SCP) solutions exclusively to the worldwide chemical industry. CEO Jack Weiss founded the company in 1987 as a developer of custom solutions to support complex planning and scheduling requirements of polymer manufacturers. Weiss and others observed Read More

Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business process and execution types of activities.

improving supply chain visibility wp  Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information 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 wp  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

Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

improving supply chain visibility wp  Supply Chain Planning Processes Introduction The dramatically lower labor costs, higher level of talent, and growing track record of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and application development and maintenance (AD/M) providers, have convinced many companies to outsource their business process and software development activities (see Outsourcing 101—A Primer ). For a company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning (SCP) processes, there are some unique 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.

improving supply chain visibility wp  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

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013


Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq, dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel has selected Quintiq for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, inventory optimization, detailed scheduling, and sequencing optimization.Ariba LIVE 2013 is happening May 6–8, 2013, for “procurement, finance, AP

improving supply chain visibility wp  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013 Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq , dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel  has selected Quintiq for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, inventory optimization, detailed scheduling, and sequencing optimization. Ariba LIVE 2013  is happening May 6–8, 2013, for “procurement, finance, AP, treasury, IT, sales, and marketing” professionals.  The full Read More

Quintiq-The Biggest Supply Chain Vendor You May Not Have Heard Of


Quintiq may be one of the faster growing supply chain vendors, and seems to be rising up the ranks of the supply chain vendors, based on supply chain revenues. How does a vendor emerge from relative obscurity to become one of the largest vendors? Apparently by largely ignoring discrete industry segments where other supply chain vendors focus and, instead, delivering planning and scheduling

improving supply chain visibility wp  The Biggest Supply Chain Vendor You May Not Have Heard Of Quintiq  may be one of the faster growing supply chain vendors, and seems to be rising up the ranks of the supply chain vendors, based on supply chain revenues. How does a vendor emerge from relative obscurity to become one of the largest vendors? Apparently by largely ignoring discrete industry segments where other supply chain vendors focus and, instead, delivering planning and scheduling optimization software to a broad range of process a Read More

Successful Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map


The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI.

improving supply chain visibility wp  Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI. Read More

The Third Paradigm


Supply chain systems to date have represented the back-end of that process of servicing markets and have taken us a long way in replacing assets with information. But the fact is, building products still takes a long time. Contrastingly, markets require short response times--days. For the last few years, we have begun the process of trying to understand the unplanned event. The first and second paradigm systems deal in knowns--this is what I think I need and therefore this is what I will buy. The Third Paradigm focuses on the uncertainty elements to understand risk. This is the key. Isolate, understand and organize the chaos—creating an operational and financial model.

improving supply chain visibility wp  Third Paradigm The Third Paradigm Featured Author - Ann Grackin - January 28, 2005 Introduction Over the last few years, we have evolved supply chain practices and systems from industrial age concepts to the information age—an age rich with connectivity and data. This has allowed us to change the foundational structure on how we manage the enterprise. The information age that brought us supply chain systems has allowed us to begin to control the chaos that we have found about us. Scientists define a c Read More

Improving Employee Engagement to Drive Business Performance


Given the significant impact that an engaged workforce has on business performance and the bottom-line, improving employee engagement has become a top priority for leading companies. See how organizations that embrace employee engagement, supported by a single, integrated talent management software platform, are reaping the rewards in terms of improved business performance and ultimately increasing their shareholder value.

improving supply chain visibility wp  performance and the bottom-line, improving employee engagement has become a top priority for leading companies. See how organizations that embrace employee engagement, supported by a single, integrated talent management software platform, are reaping the rewards in terms of improved business performance and ultimately increasing their shareholder value. 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 wp  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