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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.

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Centralizing Bank Connections


Electronic connections with corporate customers determine much of a bank’s competitive differentiation and cost structure. But many banks are held back by outdated file transfer systems, which make it difficult to reliably connect to clients and rapidly deliver new services. Learn how using a managed file transfer platform can help banks simplify data transfers, lower costs, and deliver compelling services to customers.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  the US (a 74% increase from 2007 to 2008), many banks are seeing their corporate customers in retail, automotive either restructure or close doors, often requiring a change in their banking relationship and data connections. And within financial services, a similar wave of bankruptcies, mergers and reorganizations are flowing across banks, insurance providers and other financial service providers, bringing changes to how shared services teams manage corporate connections. The pressure of compliance Read More

Challenges and User Recommendations for a Global Trading Solutions Provider on a Roll


The market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and one should only expect the intensity of competition to increase in the future. For the present, the biggest challenge remains a lack of awareness of the need for TradeStone's applications.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  intensity of competition to increase in the future. The competition might come from in-house development efforts, consulting companies, other software companies, financial institutions, logistic companies, customs brokers, forwarders, or third-party development efforts. As user companies continue to embrace the value of broader sourcing and global trade management (GTM) solutions, all providers will be often looked upon to provide leadership and to add more value to the entire order lifecycle, including Read More

Migration Made Easy: Switching VAN Providers without the Fire Drills


To ensure end-to-end visibility while still meeting multiple trading partner requirements in your supply chain operations, one solution is to consolidate with a single value-added network (VAN). Looking for a migration partner? Want to know more about the latest in VAN solutions? Learn the drill without tripping any alarms: use a best-practices checklist to help make your VAN migration simple and seamless.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  costs of B2B transactions, increase their opportunities to revenue and optimize collaboration with their trading partners. With over 20 years of expertise, Inovis delivers its products and services to companies over a wide range of industries and markets across the globe. Inovis was recently named a Company on the Move by Consumer Goods Technology, and was included in Supply & Demand Chain Executive''s 2006 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, Inbound Logistics Magazine''s Top 100 Logistics IT Read More

Inovis MESH Framework for Dial Tone Business Communities


When it comes to business-to-business (B2B) communications, two of the basic requirements for regulatory compliance are having a reliable network and a high quality dial tone. So why would you want to settle for anything less? To ensure that both are obtained, many companies are entrusting their data—and their compliance responsibilities—to the Inovis Multienterprise Expert Services Hub (MESH) platform. Find out why.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  service helps customers dramatically increase the adoption of e-business in their trading communities, while providing smaller partners without the appropriate infrastructure an easy-to-use B2B service. With Internet access and a standard Web browser, a trading partner can log in to a custom Web interface to access and trade documents via tailored forms. Quality: The Tie that Binds Business Communities Establishing business communities and managing supply-chain activities within those communities 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.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  (costs are above average, increase in logistics cost as a percentage of sales, low inventory turns) Consolidation of purchasing/sourcing operations Consolidation of shipments across company division The strategic plan will have a significant impact on operational planning and optimization, because strategic planning outputs or elements will often form the constraints with which operational plans must comply. For example, an element of the Supply Chain Strategy might require that customers be delivered to Read More

Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability


This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and highlights the dramatic value proposition available to companies that deploy advanced service strategies and decision-support tools to address these challenges. Brief case studies from leading service organizations Cisco and KLA-Tencor show examples of successful deployments of service supply chain strategies.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  rises steeply; the costs increase disproportionately as the promised service performance level increases. Figure 3. The Service Supply Chain Efficient Frontier Over the past decade, firms have made great progress in implementing transaction disciplines and traditional service supply chain systems, moving them from point A to point B towards a more efficient frontier. As companies have increased service levels by moving from point B to point C along the efficient frontier, they have found further progress 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.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  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

Supply Chain 201: Editors’ Picks


I’m a bit swamped right now, but I thought I’d address a number of specific requests from your comments in Supply Chain Management 101 by pointing you to a bunch of other free resources on our sites: Change management (and implementation) for ERP Searching for “change management” on our white paper and case study site provides a bunch of results. Try Changing Focus on Change

increase supply chain visibility inovis  Chain 201: Editors’ Picks I’m a bit swamped right now, but I thought I’d address a number of specific requests from your comments in Supply Chain Management 101 by pointing you to a bunch of other free resources on our sites: Change management (and implementation) for ERP Searching for “change management” on our white paper and case study site provides a bunch of results. Try Changing Focus on Change Management in ERP Projects for a taste. SCM and health care At our Certified Health Care So 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 visibility inovis  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

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 visibility inovis  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

Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared


Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  Supply Chain Management Software Compared Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Find out which supply chain management (SCM) solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC''s free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You''ll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn''t always matter—find out which SCM solutions work 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.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  ideas about how to increase the value delivered by the systems. The supply chain solution needs to be as dynamic as the supply chain itself. The resources who developed the solution are the ones who are best equipped to identify the point at which changes are warranted, and to implement those changes in the software. While it is acceptable, and even preferable, to outsource the development and testing of a company''s SCP software code (see The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing ), the same 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.

increase supply chain visibility inovis  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