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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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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 down to overall IT strategy. If it is already segmented, it makes sense to add best-of-breed applications for specific operational areas. However, if a more rationalized common operating platform is the strategy, there are compelling arguments for supply chain ERP.

losing supply chain visibility  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

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 competitive. It needs to coordinate its retail strategy with supply chain technology to make it triumph.

losing supply chain visibility  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 to calculate pricing based on systematic analysis rather than on fuzzy thinking or human emotions.

losing supply chain visibility  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

Order Forecast Collaboration: Benefits for the Entire Demand Chain


When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available. Successful order forecast collaboration requires all members to share risks if forecasts vary, and to discuss issues as they arise. Accurate order forecasts drive sales increases, inventory decreases, and better decisions. With so many benefits across the entire demand chain, shouldn’t you look into order forecast collaboration with your partners?

losing supply chain visibility  received lately or risk losing sales. When partners prepare for the unknown by holding additional product, buffer inventories grow. Because much of the supply and demand variance is removed with the introduction of accurate order forecasts, the safety stock inventory necessary to hedge against uncertainty is reduced. With the risk of unusually large orders being received without notice removed, buffer inventory can be reduced and profitability increased. Collaboration on order forecasts enables changes Read More

Response Management: Rapid Response to Change Drives Improved Operating Performance


Increasingly, success depends not only on how fast manufacturers can act, but how fast they can react—and the effectiveness of the actions they take. But fast and effective reactions depend on having the information you need when you need it. Is your response management strategy efficient enough? Do you have enough control over key supply chain processes? Find out how to better manage your response to volatile markets.

losing supply chain visibility  rapidly and easily or risk losing their business to competitors who can. The expense of inefficient Response Management is clearly enormous, creating a virtual sinkhole of corporate margins and eroding customer loyalty. And as the pressure to optimize efficiency and achieve profitable growth intensifies, fewer and fewer manufacturers can afford the steady hemorrhage of time and money required to maintain the just-in-case approach. The Need for a Breakthrough With all the intended benefits of supply Read More

Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design


Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities.

losing supply chain visibility  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More

mySAP® - Supply Chain Management


This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful.

losing supply chain visibility  - Supply Chain Management This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful. Read More

Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain optimization modules allow organizations to design the best-fit (optimal) supply chain by time, cost, and other factors--to create responsive and lean supply chains.

losing supply chain visibility  Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Supply Chain Optimization 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 about vendo Read More

10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain


A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how.

losing supply chain visibility  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More

When Provider's Value Is Not In Synch With Customer's Value


Embedded knowledge exists in the supply chain to understand and unlock customer value. Integrating the chain is crucial to aligning the goals of customers and provider.

losing supply chain visibility  Provider''s Value Is Not In Synch With Customer''s Value Introduction It may seem obvious to all of us, but the fundamental process by which technology and equipment firms engage with clients have somewhat opposing processes and needs. Modern service best practices attempt to harmonize these goals. On October 20th, I attended the annual Stanford/Wharton Service Supply Chain Forum. At the outset, Morris Cohen of Wharton set the stage for our cross industry and cross competitor sharing of ideas. Said 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.

losing supply chain visibility  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

The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility


Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal for many companies to achieve? TEC Senior SCM Analyst Bob Eastman answers these questions and offers up some ideas on how to gain greater visibility into your company’s supply chain.

losing supply chain visibility  laudatory step of publicly disclosing results of its supplier audits, with promises of more to come. Even with the obvious benefits (inventory reduction, lower transportation costs, working capital efficiencies, better customer delivery, brand protection), smaller companies are often more challenged to commit the resources to a full-on visibility initiative. Supply chain vendors have been offering a range of solutions that serve the goal of visibility, including portals, business-to-business (B2B) Read More

Oracle Value Chain Execution Solutions: Overview


Learn how Oracle value chain execution solutions can help you run your business from the cloud while optimizing operation and exceeding your customers' expectations. Watch this short video for a quick overview of the functionality available to make omnichannel logisitics execution simple.

losing supply chain visibility  Oracle, value chain, value chain execution solutions, Oracle value chain, Oracle SCM, logistics management Read More

ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend.

losing supply chain visibility  for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. Read More