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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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Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

increase supply chain visibility  Complex global supply chains increase the uncertainty of supply and demand information, leading to inventory buffers to accommodate the management of complex sourcing. Insufficient visibility into inventory levels can lead to problems that reverberate up and down the supply chain. A lack of hard, real-time demand information can cause excessive inventory levels and costs, and uncertainty regarding supply can lead to speculative ordering. Inventory deployment also requires greater visibility: companies Read More

Supply Chain in 2013


Everyone waits, as we go to press, to see how domestic political forces will impact the U.S. business climate right from the 2013 get-go. If ever “waiting with bated breath” was a relevant turn of phrase, it is probably now. While both the near-term U.S. fiscal policies and the ongoing debt crisis in Europe will strongly influence the outlook for 2013, the further removed we are from the depths

increase supply chain visibility  a result, a significant increase in software evaluations in 2013. Notwithstanding the strong influences at play, recent business indicators and increasing customer requirements will create an increasing sense of urgency among a growing number of companies to evaluate new technologies to create new capabilities. In supply chain management (SCM), to single out a few particular areas of innovation and focus, we foresee particular vigor in the areas of visibility, analytics, cloud, and sales and operations Read More

Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

increase supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Risk/costs and increase customer satisfaction As companies embark or continue to pursue strategic initiatives to achieving supply chain visibility, a stringent list of criteria must be applied to the solutions considered to ensure the right expectations are met and the real root need is fulilled. THE BOTTOM LINE: Visibility is thought to be the most important challenge facing supply chain professionals, thanks to distributed/outsourced operations, volatile demand and rapid product evolution. Read More

Supply Chain Apptricity


Apptricity's supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity's applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate company-mandated or regulatory-mandated compliance.  

increase supply chain visibility  management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity''s applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate company-mandated or regulatory-mandated compliance. Read More

Why Is In-transit Visibility (ITV) in the Supply Chain Important?


ITV capabilities allows an organization to meet the challenges of rapidly increasing fuel prices, changes in regulatory requirements, and provides customers with premium services without increasing the total cost of operations. Find out more in this article!

increase supply chain visibility  reduce transportation costs, and increase performance of the overall transportation chain. The right level of visibility can be brought into the entire supply chain, which will give a competitive edge to the organization. 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.

increase supply chain visibility  example, we might pay increased costs or try to lock down supply partners with inflexible terms. But if we have a game plan, we may not have these penalties. FIGURE 2 A simple example will clarify the concept. Firms are reluctant to overbuy stocks. We might wind up with too much inventory, and that capital investment can have a huge opportunity cost—preventing us from making other critical investments. With products where we have a fair knowledge (low risk) of their behavior in the market, we can set 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.

increase supply chain visibility  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

PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears


PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering bundles core e-business functionality into a scaled down package for the mid market, a segment that not even SCM market leader i2 has conquered.

increase supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears S. McVey - July 24, 2001 Event Summary PeopleSoft recently announced that O-Cedar Brands has licensed PeopleSoft Accelerated Supply Chain Management (SCM). This mid market solution offers a full suite of Supply Chain Management applications, a rapid implementation methodology and flexible deployment options that give users a predictable implementation timeframe. Accelerated SCM automates core e-business Read More

Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach


Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE), and a leading position in the realm of warehouse management systems (WMS). Manhattan has also added many new capabilities to its portfolio throughout the years, such as transportation management (TMS), supply chain planning (SCP), and omni-channel enterprise order management. These capabilities have been “all the rage” and a new growth engine of late, causing Manhattan Associates to rebrand itself as a “supply chain commerce solutions” provider.

increase supply chain visibility  that shipping rates can increase by nearly 15 percent when shippers have to purchase service outside of their primary carriers. Thus, Manhattan TMS 2014 now features the ability to share transportation forecasts with carriers to be more efficient in the placement of transportation assets and improve carrier collaboration. New capabilities also are provided in conjunction with Manhattan’s yard management and appointment scheduling modules, which can enable shorter wait times and faster turnaround for Read More

The Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price!


The transformation to a new supply chain technology market wave is already occurring. That’s good news for some and bad for others. This article describes the next wave--SmallSmartFast--and its impact on end users and vendors.

increase supply chain visibility  to reduce costs and increase service levels in data centers. At a recent PeopleSoft executive conference, PeopleSoft, in partnership with IBM''s SMB group announced an ERP package on the server for $100k!!! Linux—the close- to-free operating system, has become highly embraced by CIOs, and is sold by the big three—IBM, HP and Sun, with all these firms continuing to drop their pricing on Linux. Software firms report more and more requests for Linux based ERP, as well. In the Wall Street Journal ''s Read More

TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report


This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting.

increase supply chain visibility  2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers'' requirements for SCM solutions, including Read More

The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain


The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

increase supply chain visibility  Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain The future of wholesale distribution isn''t entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. 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

increase supply chain visibility  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

Business Value of Network and Application Visibility


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