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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.

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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  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

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  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

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  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

i2 Technologies at the Front of the Supply Chain


i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $456 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 48% average growth rate over the last five years. Fueled by a powerful sales and marketing machine and corporate development strategy, i2 will maintain its lead through Y2K and beyond.

integrating supply chain partners  its product suite and integrating acquired technologies. RhythmLink, i2''s integration platform for both its own modules and third-party products such as SAP, PeopleSoft, fails to deliver fully on its promise of seamless integration. Leverage success in EHT to achieve better penetration into automotive and CPG markets: Over half of i2''s revenue is confined to the electronics and high tech industry (57%). Its low penetration into other industry segments conflicts with its stated objectives, especially in Read More

Supply Chain Portfolio 2004


Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

integrating supply chain partners  Chain Portfolio 2004 Introduction Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic Read More

Six Ways to Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions


We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in requirements. Read this white paper from Waer Systems to look at the factors that can derail sustainable cost reductions, and learn ways to improve sustainability of your cost reduction initiatives.

integrating supply chain partners  Ways to Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in requirements. Read this white paper from Waer Systems to look at the factors that can derail sustainable cost reductions, and learn ways to improve sustainability of your cost reduction initiatives. Read More

Brain of Supply Chain System


Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software tools that plan, monitor, and control supply chain activities and control them.

integrating supply chain partners  of Supply Chain System Q. What is the ultimate goal of supply chain management in business? A. To perfectly match the supply side activities of procurement, production planning, distribution planning, production allocation, warehouse planning, inventory planning and so forth with the demand side activities of incoming orders and forecasts so that all demands are met with the least cost. Are today''s enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management Read More

Ardent Partners


Research and advisory firm Ardent Partners focuses on supply management. Founded in 2010, the firm provides business strategy and technology analysis.

integrating supply chain partners  Partners Research and advisory firm Ardent Partners focuses on supply management. Founded in 2010, the firm provides business strategy and technology analysis. Read More

LLamasoft Ushers In SaaS Supply Chain Design Platform


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integrating supply chain partners  Ushers In SaaS Supply Chain Design Platform LLamasoft, Inc. , a provider of supply chain design solutions allowing companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize, and simulate their supply chain networks , recently introduced SupplyChainGuru.com , a software-as-a-service (SaaS) supply chain design application. While network design has traditionally been an annual if not even rarer project, with volatility and change the new business norm, companies must now continuously redesign Read More

Cabot Partners


Cabot Partners provides market research and business strategy services, with a focus on technology. The company has offices in New York and Connecticut.

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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  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

Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners


kb&p''s media folks consider themselves media anthropologists. We are part of the new breed of media people: media planners + brand planners. kb&p''s Media Department specializes in reaching people in unique and surprising ways. It''s very easy to reach lots of people—just buy a spot on prime time TV—but it''s very difficult to reach people in a way which really strikes a chord for a specific brand situation. Before we schedule media for a client, we ask ourselves how does the target use media? What do they do during the day that affects their media consumption? Are they never home because they''re working? Are they attending PTA meetings? Once we completely understand the target, we focus on consumers'' interaction with the brand. We ask ourselves and the target, how do they interact with the product and where do they find information regarding using and purchasing the brand or similar products? Once we understand the target''s media consumption and the target''s relationship with the brand, we look for the intersection point and really try to influence the dynamic. For instance, for Snapple we developed an iron-on to reach teenage boys. At the time, iron-ons were trendy and retro. Our target was teenage boys, notoriously difficult to reach. Teenage boys do a lot of skateboarding, raving and snowboarding. During each of those leisure activities, iron-ons are considered fashionable. We developed an iron-on and ran it in skateboarding, snowboarding and clubbing magazines. The kb&p media crew know how to plan and buy "big" media; but what sets them apart is their ability to think small all the way down to individual projects and the best way to influence them.

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integrating supply chain partners  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

Supply Chain Management (SCM)


Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers.

integrating supply chain partners  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. Read More