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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

Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers' and Manufacturers' Sakes): An Executive Panel Discussion


My recent blog series on the JDA FOCUS 2010 user conference focused primarily on JDA Software’s strategy and product roadmap on the heels of its recent acquisition of i2 Technologies. But FOCUS 2010 was reportedly the largest vendor’s conference ever, with more than 1,700 registered attendees, more than 100 customer presentations, and nearly 300 total sessions. Now, I concur with

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  reported reason has been inadequate responsiveness in the system to react to demand pattern changes and other disturbances. Companies need the ability to look at their business (i.e., evaluate what-if assumptions) through both granular (micro, tactical, per region, per customer, per product, etc.) and “the bigger picture” (macro, strategic, supply-chain-wide, etc.) lenses. I think that many of these issues are changing now. Retailers are realizing that they must share data to meet their cost and 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

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  goals. Other downsides to inadequate demand planning include poor customer satisfaction, out-of-stock items, and high inventories all of which drain the bottom line. Any time a customer finds an item out of stock and goes to another store and buys a competitor''s product, both the manufacturer and retailer have lost sales. Even with demand planning, forecasting remains difficult; variables ranging from promotions to store openings to retail channel shifts must be included in estimating demand. When Dell 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

Organic Supply Chain Management: Issues and Answers for Process Manufacturers of Natural Products (Meats, Agricultural and Chemicals)


Organic supply chain (OSC) companies that dissemble organic raw material (beef, pork, poultry, and agricultural products), have very specific requirements that generic process ERP systems cannot address, and ERP vendors have not taken the time to develop a solution with the flexibility to manage the variability needed by an OSC company. This paper presents the unique issues and requirements found in this special market.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Management: Issues and Answers for Process Manufacturers of Natural Products (Meats, Agricultural and Chemicals) Organic supply chain (OSC) companies that dissemble organic raw material (beef, pork, poultry, and agricultural products), have very specific requirements that generic process ERP systems cannot address, and ERP vendors have not taken the time to develop a solution with the flexibility to manage the variability needed by an OSC company. This paper presents the unique issues Read More

Arvato Deploys Item and Landed Cost Visibility




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ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility


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Supply Chain Agility: Inducing World-class Performance for the 21st Century


The key to a successful supply chain is simple: understand the needs of your customers, and deliver the product to them fast and efficiently. Improving these large-scale activities, however, can be challenging, and requires a comprehensive and systematic master plan. With a dynamic simulation model, the six key areas required to maintain an optimal balance are considered—helping to induce supply chain agility.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Chain Agility: Inducing World-class Performance for the 21st Century The key to a successful supply chain is simple: understand the needs of your customers, and deliver the product to them fast and efficiently. Improving these large-scale activities, however, can be challenging, and requires a comprehensive and systematic master plan. With a dynamic simulation model, the six key areas required to maintain an optimal balance are considered—helping to induce supply chain agility. Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity In all the hoopla about SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions of SuccessFactors and Datango (and Crossgate , Right Hemisphere , and Sybase a bit earlier), and with all of the talk about cloud solutions, mobility, SAP HANA in-memory, etc., one might lose sight of the fact that SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit innovation in-house. At the recent SAP Influencer Summit event in Boston in December 2011, we learned of major new SAP products (recently released or Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013


Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP, TradeCard, Apriso, TECSYS, Epic Data, Waterloo Software, and Fishbowl Inventory. His Eminence, Pope Benedict XVI, may be going off duty to hide from the world, but we aren’t. The office is open, the phones are working, and the Wifi is running. We are ready

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013 Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP , TradeCard , Apriso , TECSYS , Epic Data , Waterloo Software , and Fishbowl Inventory . His Eminence, Pope Benedict XVI, may be going off duty to hide from the world, but we aren’t. The office is open, the phones are working, and the Wifi is running. We are ready to talk supply chain . SAP announced this week Read More

ToolsGroup-Statistics-based Supply Chain Planning


ToolsGroup continues to carve out a space for itself in supply chain. Not satisfied with being the last remaining independent multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) vendor, ToolsGroup is pushing forward with broader supply chain capabilities centered around a core statistics-focused demand forecasting capability. While many will argue the virtues of “top down” vs. “middle out” vs. “bottom up”

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  Statistics-based Supply Chain Planning ToolsGroup  continues to carve out a space for itself in supply chain. Not satisfied with being the last remaining independent multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) vendor, ToolsGroup is pushing forward with broader supply chain capabilities centered around a core statistics-focused demand forecasting capability. While many will argue the virtues of “top down” vs. “middle out” vs. “bottom up” forecasting (or a mix of these approaches), 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.

inadequate supply chain visibility scm  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

The Business Value of Plant Floor Visibility


Best-in-class manufacturers are driven to improve plant floor data management by the need to enhance performance improvement program effectiveness, as well as operational performance visibility. Up to two-thirds of these manufacturers address these pressures through technology. If you want to lead the pack—instead of getting buried under it—read this white paper to find out which technologies are right for you.

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