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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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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge


The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use—and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  statistically valid will be inadequate or incomplete. The result of these problems is a supply chain customer base that is ill-served by many of the solutions on the market today. Enterprise Applications Consulting (EAC) believes that, for many manufacturers and distributors, more complexity in supply chain management software is not the solution to more complexity in the supply chain. Rather, there is an increasingly important opportunity for less complex — and still highly robust — supply chain Read More

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.

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Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes


White papers offer no shortage of advice about what best practices can lead to enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation success. But equally important is a thorough understanding of what practices are to be avoided during an implementation. This white paper reviews four “worst practices” that should be avoided at all costs—unless you want to go out of your way to cause your ERP implementation to fail.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  to move ahead with inadequate information, resulting in multiple problems at go-live. Bite off more than you can chew. There are two ways to try to do too much too fast with an ERP implementation. One is to try to implement too much with regard to geography or sites all at one time. Some ERP vendors and implementation providers advocate the big bang, encouraging companies with multiple locations to take their entire organization live all at once. But often, that proves to be too much for an Read More

Compliant Manufacturing Operations in Life Sciences Companies: Compliant Operations to Lead the Competition


For many life sciences organizations, a key impediment to compliant manufacturing operations remains the disconnect between enterprise and plant systems. This results in unsynchronized business processes and inadequate use of resources, which in turn increases the risk of non-compliance and inadequate quality of finished products. Find out why simply connecting systems is not enough to fully overcome these challenges.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  the risk of noncompliance, inadequate quality of finished products (with potentially life-threatening implications), and lower performance from people and processes. Simply connecting systems will not fully overcome these challenges. World-class life sciences companies are going further, integrating and aligning core processes to achieve transparency between the plant floor and the enterprise across even the most widely distributed manufacturing operations. This approach enables you to monitor, measure, Read More

Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?


Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain concepts. But in changing their business model, they have given up a fair amount of control over their supply chain processes.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  enterprises still relying on inadequate, traditional, forecast-based planning and related push-oriented manufacturing strategies (i.e., along the “if we build it, they will come” mantra). Electronic companies that still rely on such outdated concepts can certainly “pick their poison” (means of failure): decreased customer satisfaction (increasing customer erosion); missed revenue or earnings per share (EPS) goals, which, in turn, lead to inability to win new bids; poor key performance indicator Read More

Getting a Return on Supply Chain Compliance


Change your paradigm by using supply chain compliance as a competitive tool to grow your business.  By viewing your organization from the inside out, you’ll make better decisions and better position your company against the competition by building strategic partnerships.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  a Return on Supply Chain Compliance Change your paradigm by using supply chain compliance as a competitive tool to grow your business.  By viewing your organization from the inside out, you’ll make better decisions and better position your company against the competition by building strategic partnerships. Read More

Streamlining the Supply Chain


Unlike most other business, transmission and distribution companies do not have the flexibility to adjust their prices independently based on demand-supply dynamics. Given the practice of performance-based rate-making, these companies must continually strive to reduce cost. To achieve this, supply chain managers must create a blueprint of their processes by systematically analyzing their supply chain practices.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  the Supply Chain Unlike most other business, transmission and distribution companies do not have the flexibility to adjust their prices independently based on demand-supply dynamics. Given the practice of performance-based rate-making, these companies must continually strive to reduce cost. To achieve this, supply chain managers must create a blueprint of their processes by systematically analyzing their supply chain practices. 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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  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

Global Supply Chain Collaboration


The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact. The product is intended to support areas where communication, information visibility, and joint goal setting are requirements for both parties. Agentrics Supplier Performance Management is a web-based solution that provides a way for companies to track business performance metrics and collaborate with trading partners to improve performance. The solution enables a collaborative process of performance benchmarking, measurement, and improvement to help retailers and their trading partners.  

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Collaboration The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact. The product is intended to support areas where communication, information visibility, and joint goal setting are requirements for both parties. Agentrics Supplier Performance Management is a web-based solution that provides a way for companies to track business performance metrics and collaborate with trading 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

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  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

Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View


The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View Introduction    The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting a network analysis is to determine: From how many facilities, which ones Read More

Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain: How Mid-Market Companies Can Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow and Focused Growth


For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in.

There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as building strong relationships and implementing new technology. But it should be noted that making the decision to invest in technology or update a supply chain process is a cash flow decision in itself, and should thus be weighed carefully.

It is important to realize that the cost of a supply chain or cash flow failure is, in most cases, significantly higher than even the highest price tags for these investments. With that in mind, supply chain solutions and automation technologies are more often than not worth the investment for growing mid-market companies.

This white paper looks at the importance of cash flow management, especially vital for mid-market companies in the current economic landscape. Due to their size, mid-market companies have a smaller financial cushion than their larger competitors, which means they have a reduced margin of error, a thinner cushion for tough financial situations, and a smaller investment pool for funding growth.

Download the guide for more information on why you should optimize supply chain operations to improve cash flow, including explanations on how seeking out supply chain efficiencies, managing cash flow through managing inventory, and investing in new technologies can help your bottom line.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  is King—And So is Your Supply Chain: How Mid-Market Companies Can Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow and Focused Growth For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in. There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as 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.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  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