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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.

integrating supply chain partners edi  are significant challenges to integrating the technology into existing systems. RFID is seen as an enhancement to identification technologies, and it allows much more visibility into inventory status and event management than other methods, with great potential to truly automate data collection. Bar code technology, for example, requires repeated manual reading to track inventory, while RFID allows for passive data tracking at any point. And RFID identification tags offer the potential to carry Read More

A Supply Chain Applications Vendor Expands Beyond Its Roots


Click Commerce has evolved beyond its roots, into a provider of much more comprehensive on-demand supply and demand chain management software, consulting, hosting, and related services that should enable users throughout the world to collaborate in near real time.

integrating supply chain partners edi  reduce customer costs by integrating its solution with tools and processes already deployed throughout an organization. The strategic intent behind these numerous acquisitions might be best shown by the fact that Click Commerce''s global data synchronization (GDS) and secure communications solutions (acquired in 2004 via bTrade ) complement its MDM capabilities by allowing companies to communicate normalized master data with their trading partner community via the Internet. Data synchronization is an Read More

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy


Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies must share knowledge in order to adapt to changing markets, and respond to shorter life cycles. Discover how supply chain management (SCM) solutions can help your company create a truly adaptive and collaborative supply network.

integrating supply chain partners edi  and the foundation for integrating critical processes among partners within the global supply chain. These approaches solve many of the connectivity problems between organizations, but they can be costly and require substantial commitments of IT resources. Also, at present, even with EDI, XML, or virtual private network (VPN) solutions integrated directly into back-end systems, some companies still only dump the data into data warehouse technologies or only partially integrate the data into a business 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.

integrating supply chain partners edi  to maintain production quality. Integrating and synchronizing the entire supply chain and manufacturing process are key goals of lean manufacturing. This requires a more efficient use of logistics, increased flexibility and reduced variability. The automotive industry as a whole is progressing toward an even more efficient model by striving to manufacture vehicles only when ordered by end consumers. The motivation behind this effort is to increase customer satisfaction and make strides toward a leaner Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of April 8, 2013


In this week’s Shorts, we talk about JDA’s release of JDA eight; Retails Solutions’ value proposition; and a recent visit to Oz Development. What have you been up to this week, supply chain-wise? Wandered off the beaten path and happened upon something interesting? Drop us a line or give us a call.JDA JDA has released JDA eight, as expected, which should be a terrific new platform—product, and

integrating supply chain partners edi  of JDA Software, to integrating the RedPrairie-JDA solutions. Retail Solutions, Inc. We sat down this past week with Retail Solutions’ (RSi) Guy Courtin, Director of Product Marketing, to get a brief update on RSi. This company, formerly known as T3Ci , founded in 2003, has become a leader, and a fast-growing one at that, in retail execution management. RSi is co-founded and led by  Jonathan Golovin , whom some of you (and this is a real test of your knowledge of the enterprise software space) may 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.

integrating supply chain partners edi  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

Engineering Supply Chain Security


Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide.

integrating supply chain partners edi  Supply Chain Security Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide. Read More

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The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities


While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top 10 myths in S&OP.

integrating supply chain partners edi  Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top Read More

FinancialForce Supply Chain Management: Manage Your Supply Chain Processes in One Unified App


Built on the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce SCM helps manage a company’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory, in a single closed-loop process. This application aims to improve efficiency in acquiring, managing, and selling goods and services, through visibility, automation, and control. This data sheet identifies some supply chain challenges and the functionality FinancialForce SCM offers to address them.

integrating supply chain partners edi  Supply Chain Management: Manage Your Supply Chain Processes in One Unified App Built on the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce SCM helps manage a company’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory, in a single closed-loop process. This application aims to improve efficiency in acquiring, managing, and selling goods and services, through visibility, automation, and control. This data sheet identifies some supply chain challenges and the functionality Read More

Next-generation EDI: Time to Upgrade from Outdated Technology?


As a mid-market company, you’ve been using electronic data interchange (EDI) for a number of years. It saves time and money—and most importantly, your trading partners need you to. But new technologies offer a streamlined and cost-efficient approach to EDI. These capabilities mean you don’t have to settle for "workarounds," "good enough," or "my vendor left me no choice."

integrating supply chain partners edi  example of this is integrating purchase orders and invoices with the accounting module of your financial software or ERP system. Depending on where you sit in the supply chain, your EDI solution will send purchase orders to your trading partners and receive invoices for payment, or vice versa. To integrate EDI transactions with other enterprise software, custom code must frequently be developed to make these connections possible. This connection code must be supported and maintained. But what happens Read More

Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse


Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and depth of expertise is on par with or stronger than that of its competitors for the markets it serves. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives an overview of Logility’s capabilities and interviews Logility’s vice president of marketing, Karen Bursa.

integrating supply chain partners edi  Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse Name a supply chain management (SCM) software vendor that covers perhaps the most complete functional scope (from planning to execution), has been profitable for years, and has no debt on its books. Hint: Its global headquarters is in Atlanta (the city has a long history of supply chain thought leadership). No, it’s not Manhattan Associates , RedPrairie , Infor (now headquartered in New York), CDC Software , or Servigistics . (No peeking at the title of this Read More

Integrating Actuals into Financial Plans


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integrating supply chain partners edi  Actuals into Financial Plans Integrating actuals into the planning cycle is usually a zoo. Financial and operating results are spread across multiple databases. Actual results and plan details are at different levels. Lack of underlying volumes and rates makes meaningful causal analysis difficult. Discover financial planning and analysis software that lets you fully integrate actuals, and plan using driver-based planning and reporting. Read More

Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain


Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure performance rather than parts and people. It requires total business process reorientation from services and maintenance through procurement techniques, as well as the IT platform for integration.

integrating supply chain partners edi  the product, and then integrating that intelligence through a network provides not only the pinpoint data, but also allows the various entities who need the information access to synchronize the whole execution process as well as feed demand, product quality, etc. Change in Revenue Model Many firms will also need more knowledge—not just on what to do—but how to make money at it. From selling equipment and systems to leasing and transaction fees, in businesses where they may not adequately understand Read More

Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain


Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers.

integrating supply chain partners edi  on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More