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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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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.

increase supply chain agility scm  certain carrier or an increase in express freights for a certain region). Find Out More For more information on SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management, please call your SAP representative or visit us online at www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects/epm . Summary The SAP® BusinessObjects TM Supply Chain Performance Management application helps companies measurably improve supply chain effectiveness, for more responsive supply chain networks and improved cost control. By focusing on the right Read More

Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management


Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more easily by using software tools developed to simplify the processes for compliance with this law.

increase supply chain agility scm  requirements of the law increase the amount of required manual processing. This, in turn, significantly increases the cost of compliance. The ongoing cost of testing manual financial controls to comply with SOX requirements, as well as the ongoing compliance risks associated with those controls, is forcing companies to move towards financial management and accounting systems that not only record transactions, but that also manage the entire SOX 404 compliance process. The early adopters of SOX compliance 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.

increase supply chain agility scm  Managing Inventory Reduce Inventory, Increase the Bottom Line Communication:The Key to a Responsive Supply Chain Aiming for World Class Performance LEAN MANUFACTURING: Streamlining for Success The Fundamentals of Lean How QAD Enables Lean Performance QAD''s Vision: Six Weeks to Six Hours The Most Complete Solution Available QAD Solution Advantages Independent Research Confirms QAD Value WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY APPENDIXES A: The QAD Lean Supply Chain: An Overview B: QAD Solution Inventory Replenishment Method Read More

Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks


Traditionally, the consumer packaged goods supply has been driven to market mostly by upstream manufacturers. But progressive companies are realizing the enduring value of being driven by the market, and they are starting to use demand as a guiding light.

increase supply chain agility scm  a sustained 9 percent increase in perfect order rates and a 20 percent setup time reduction due to a lower number of changeovers. Additionally, by slowly gaining trust, the company even began to influence the replenishment plans of large retailers. Conclusion CPG companies have no choice but to consistently deliver toward the dual objectives of shareholder and customer value. To profitably meet the expectations of the demanding customer and stay ahead of the competition requires CPG companies to reduce Read More

Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Manhattan Associates’ innovative Supply Chain Process Platform (SCPP)-based applications, such as Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) and Total Cost to Serve (TCS). The Manhattan SCOPE suite’s modules were also discussed as well as the company’s recent evolution from a mere supply chain execution (SCE) provider. The article concluded that

increase supply chain agility scm  events in order to increase on-time delivery rates, improve inventory control, and meet demand expectations. Manhattan will continue to improve EEM’s ability to efficiently and effectively on-board new trading partners and enable cross-functional supply chain collaboration both externally and internally. The idea is to further leverage “action-oriented” dashboards and analytics to manage the holistic supply chain by exception. In addition, the goal is to enable store locations as fully functional Read More

Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed


Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. ChainLink Research’s new 3D approach provides a useful framework for evaluating supply chain solutions.

increase supply chain agility scm  the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed Introduction Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. One of the changes that has become obvious is that technology misfits have emerged. It''s like going to the gym and getting lean and finding your clothes no longer fit! Also, if you haven''t gotten to the gym lately, you will be Read More

Transportation Management Systems: The Glue of the Supply Chain


With manufacturing now a global industry, moving product throughout complex supply chains remains a challenge for most organizations. But transportation management systems are spearheading the way to help solve the dilemmas of today’s manufacturers, offering functionality that eases the transfer of goods from place to place.

increase supply chain agility scm  enterprise application will only increase in the next five years. As manufacturers’ supply chains continue to expand, developing networks and using different modes of transportation (truck, rail, air, and boat) can be quite a challenge. Networks and the use of these transportation modes need to be optimized. Otherwise, the following basic questions will be exceedingly difficult to answer, leading to serious visibility problems for the manufacturer: Where are the goods now? When and where are the goods Read More

Pervasive Retail Business Intelligence: Optimize Internal Performance for External Market Agility


Pervasive Retail Business Intelligence: Optimize Internal Performance for External Market Agility. Despite a tough retail climate, best-in-class re...

increase supply chain agility scm  33% gross margins 17% increase in year-over-year return on net assets (RONA) 28% increase in year-over-year customer retention Learn how your retail operation can achieve this kind of success in the Aberdeen Group research paper, Pervasive Retail Business Intelligence: Optimizing Performance for Market Agility . You''ll discover how the right approach to business intelligence (BI) can give your company an enterprise-wide view into changing market conditions and customer buying trends. And how you can 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

increase supply chain agility 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

Managing Enterprise Agility


Real-time IT infrastructure promises to deliver services to businesses with the same availability as utilities. Cost reductions will be achieved through virtualization and consolidation. This white paper looks at the business drivers and technology advances that will provide the foundation for manageability of infrastructures across enterprise applications.

increase supply chain agility scm  Cloud computing,virtualisation,enterprise agility,real time infrastructure,dynamically scalable,IT agility Read More

Using Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory


Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply chains, without addressing overall supply chain design and strategy. Companies are increasingly turning to strategic solutions such as supply chain design and optimization (SCDO) to help satisfy customer demand while balancing limitations on supply and the need for operational efficiency.

increase supply chain agility scm  Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply chains, without addressing overall supply chain design and strategy. Companies are increasingly turning to strategic solutions such as supply chain design and optimization (SCDO) to help satisfy customer demand while balancing limitations on supply and the need for operational efficiency. 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.

increase supply chain agility scm  are synchronized. These capabilities increase the return on assets by making sure that the right product is processed at the right time to meet metrics like inventory turns and gross margins. Sourcing and inventory levels can be optimized to enhance the bottom line. The process of promising orders to customers is a critical piece of ensuring service because it sets the expectation against which the service center will be measured on each individual order. Applications exist today that enable 24/7, Read More

Assess Your Enterprise Agility


Companies are constantly buffeted by changes in the business environment. In response, executives are recognizing the need for their firms to become more agile in making changes to strategy, operations, and products. But turning agility from a buzzword into a business capability requires measuring and managing a firm’s ability to change. Learn the key agility indicators (KAIs) that highlight improvement in your company.

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