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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence
Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come

losing supply chain visibility scm  without breaking it and losing the benefits to be gained from a global system. Customer Case Study: IBS delivers global ERP and supply chain solution for Maxell Maxell Europe has completed its European and Asia Pacific roll-out of its IBS Enterprise integrated ERP and supply chain software solution. IBS was selected by Maxell for its comprehensive international capabilities and ease of implementation. Maxell’s European headquarters are based in the UK and provides support to all subsidiaries and Read More...
2012 TEC Buyer’s Guide to Explore Surging Interest in SCM
Supply chain management (SCM) software is a key part of a successful global business. With it, companies can monitor transactions between suppliers

losing supply chain visibility scm  four walls, and risk losing time and money to frequent supply chain disruptions. But despite the advantages SCM offers, many companies have been slow to adopt it—particularly service providers who view SCM as being mostly for manufacturers. That perception seems to be changing, though. At TEC, we’ve seen a surge in the popularity of our  SCM Evaluation Center  as companies of all sizes look for ways to be more competitive in a harsh economic climate. So to help IT decision makers navigate the SCM Read More...
Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology
In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be

losing supply chain visibility scm  services, while Sears, despite losing market share to equivalent general stores like Target, Lowe''s or Kohl''s , is synonymous with higher-quality merchandize and above-average customer service. If Kmart is going to remain a mass discounter, how will it succeed in the long term if its prices remain even 15 percent higher than those of Wal-Mart? On the other hand, how will Sears, with its aura of a genuine North American retailer, differentiate from its competitors in terms of its product categories and Read More...
The Case for Pricing Management
Savvy and dynamically optimized pricing can mean the difference between survival and failure. In many environments it might be smarter, quicker, and more useful

losing supply chain visibility scm  company may (unwittingly) be losing money on some of these orders. To close a sale, sales personnel typically leverage discounts off the nominal price lists, in order to please their very important customers. Thus, often the actual sales prices are a matter of maverick sales practices, horse-trading approaches (meaning shrewd bargaining with reciprocal concessions), or decisions based on the emotion of the moment, all with the handy excuse of appeasing important customers. Typically, it is more Read More...
Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?
Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other

losing supply chain visibility scm  supply chain network without losing the long- and short-term goals of the business. So what does “long- and short-term goals” mean?  Basically, the organization needs to have a long-term understanding of where the product and market will be with respect to customer demand and the product life cycle. With the long-term goal in mind, business information is structured in a manner within SCM applications to work in conjunction with midterm and short-term objectives. The main objective of any SCM Read More...
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense
Companies make decisions about their supply chains every day. But do they really understand the impact of their decisions on the P&L, Balance Sheet, and key

losing supply chain visibility scm  and its'' brand was losing its strength with the onslaught of products from low cost countries. The company had acquired another company resulting in excess capacity, so some capacity restructuring was in order. Outsourcing to low cost countries was another option to be considered if lead-time issues could be addressed. One other option was adjusting the product mix by increasing focus on some products and dropping others. At the same time these options were being considered, there was continued 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

losing supply chain visibility scm  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 Read More...
Elementum Does Mobile End-to-end SCM
After about two years of stealth operation, Elementum, a novel mobile cloud platform for holistic supply chain management (SCM), announced that it has more than

losing supply chain visibility scm  Does Mobile End-to-end SCM After about two years of stealth operation, Elementum , a novel mobile cloud platform for holistic supply chain management (SCM), announced that it has more than $60 million in funding and several major customers. The Silicon Valley-based startup has $44 million in Series B funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Flextronics (which was also the major pilot customer ) and brand name customers like Dyson and Enphase Energy Inc. Elementum is currently 55 employees stro Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain

losing supply chain visibility scm  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real Read More...
Getting a Return on Supply Chain Compliance
Change your paradigm by using supply chain compliance as a competitive tool to grow your business.  By viewing your organization from the inside out, you’ll

losing supply chain visibility scm  a Return on Supply Chain Compliance Change your paradigm by using supply chain compliance as a competitive tool to grow your business.  By viewing your organization from the inside out, you’ll make better decisions and better position your company against the competition by building strategic partnerships. Read More...
SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

losing supply chain visibility scm  SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity In all the hoopla about SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions of SuccessFactors and Datango (and Crossgate , Right Hemisphere , and Sybase a bit earlier), and with all of the talk about cloud solutions, mobility, SAP HANA in-memory, etc., one might lose sight of the fact that SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit innovation in-house. At the recent SAP Influencer Summit event in Boston in December 2011, we learned of major new SAP products (recently released or Read More...
Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, wholesale distribution companies must transform traditional linear supply chains and their

losing supply chain visibility scm  Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, wholesale distribution companies must transform traditional linear supply chains and their sequential processes into virtual communities or ecosystems—that is, into adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). Read about how warehouse management systems can help companies and their partners avoid supply chain problems. Read More...
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

losing supply chain visibility scm  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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. 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

losing supply chain visibility scm  Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price! Introduction When these technology waves occur, at the outset, there is never a whole solution , so people have to purchase a cluster of complementary parts to achieve the goal. Always, the solutions never quite catch up before we move on. As implementations role out and technology providers can fill out their solutions, the law of natural selection takes over, with the stronger, adaptable, nimbler and differentiated surviving and replacing. The Recent Read More...

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