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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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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 management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

measure forecast accuracy scm  (SCE). The built-in performance measurement and analytics capabilities that have come from the Business Objects acquisition also help. Pervasive supply chain performance management capabilities help users to align supply chain strategy to operations, to gain full visibility into operations, to better understand supply chain dependencies and decision impacts, and to identify root causes for bottlenecks or supply chain breakdowns faster. Most recently, SAP has delivered a plethora of Rapid Deployment 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 management software should be postponed. If you do have some pain in one or more of these areas, then you can follow the concepts in this article to understand the potential of supply chain management software to fix the cause of the pain and improve your bottom line. This part discusses the challenge of limited time to perform analysis.

measure forecast accuracy scm  use a general industry measure that is publicly available from Standard & Poors or other sources. The higher the turns, the more working capital you have to invest elsewhere and/or the less total interest you pay the bank for the working capital that you borrow. Gauge your company''s interest expense. If turns are low and interest expense seems high, then you probably have some significant room for improvement in the way that you make decisions about acquiring and producing inventory. Does your company Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis


By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become more accurate. You can make an assumption on how much improvement might be possible. This part discusses the challenge of performing the data analysis.

measure forecast accuracy scm  sales. You can probably measure the accuracy pretty well by saving the forecast and then by comparing it with orders or shipments. What is harder to determine is how much better your purchasing, manufacturing and distribution would have been if forecasts were 50% more accurate, or what the bottom line benefits would have been. But by making some observations like how often a job had to be interrupted to start another one based on a canceled order or a forecast that was wrong, you can begin to build a Read More

Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 2


Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain management (SCM) provider Logility. The blog post then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join. The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand

measure forecast accuracy scm  plan, manage, optimize, and measure their supply chain operations and strategic trading partner relationships for direct material procurement, production, logistics, and customer order fulfillment. Logility Voyager Solutions provides a performance-based architecture that allows companies to manage supply chain processes on an exception basis via a Web-deployed control tower or a supply chain portal. Companies can proactively monitor, alert, measure, and resolve critical supply chain events both within Read More

Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

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How Best-in-class Plan, Budget, and Forecast in Today’s Dynamic World


Prospects for the global economy remain precarious. But effective financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can enable successful decision making even in periods of unprecedented change. Dynamic financial planning enabled through five key elements—process, organization, knowledge management, technology, and performance management—give business leaders the tools to take action and emerge even stronger. Find out how.

measure forecast accuracy scm  Best-in-class Plan, Budget, and Forecast in Today’s Dynamic World Prospects for the global economy remain precarious. But effective financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can enable successful decision making even in periods of unprecedented change. Dynamic financial planning enabled through five key elements—process, organization, knowledge management, technology, and performance management—give business leaders the tools to take action and emerge even stronger. Find out how. Read More

Kraft Foods Discovers the True Measure of SAS


Kraft’s brand portfolio contains many of the world’s favorite snack foods, including Oreo, Ritz, DiGiorno and Kool-Aid. Kraft’s challenge: to ensure consistent flavor and appearance by regulating production processes and measuring the flavor, color, aroma, and other attributes of each product. The solution: two new SAS-powered applications featuring SAS/IntrNet. Learn more about how Kraft get more out of its sensory data than ever before.

measure forecast accuracy scm  Foods Discovers the True Measure of SAS Kraft’s brand portfolio contains many of the world’s favorite snack foods, including Oreo, Ritz, DiGiorno and Kool-Aid. Kraft’s challenge: to ensure consistent flavor and appearance by regulating production processes and measuring the flavor, color, aroma, and other attributes of each product. The solution: two new SAS-powered applications featuring SAS/IntrNet. Learn more about how Kraft get more out of its sensory data than ever before. Read More

It’s All About User Experience But, How Can We Measure User Experience?


Now that everyone understands the importance of tuning websites to maximize the user experience, the industry is scrambling to figure out how to measure it. WebCriteria has ridden into town with its latest silver bullet.

measure forecast accuracy scm  But, How Can We Measure User Experience? It’s All About User Experience But, How Can We Measure User Experience? D. Geller - August 14, 2000 Event Summary Clickstream analysis, pop-up questionnaires, and focus groups are all useful ways to get information about a website. None is as good as hiring a usability professional to watch a large number of customers use the site. If you want to know how your site compares with your competition on some particular measure, like the ease of finding information or Read More

Infor SCM Warehouse Management Provia


Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and invoicing for third-party logistics (3PL) providers radio frequency identification (RFID) Infor SCM Warehouse Management is based on a modern Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), zero-footprint, stateless architecture that is wide area network (WAN)-deployable with no client administration. This allows organizations to personalize radio frequency (RF) and terminal server environments to business and user needs, and provides a scalable architecture for centralized and decentralized support. Infor SCM Warehouse Management has been deployed in more than 20 countries, in multiple languages, and is available in an enterprise or business edition.

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Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

measure forecast accuracy scm  to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business process and execution types of activities. These systems take advantage of new architectural principles brought about by several forces: high-availability, publish-and-subscribe architectures; tools like Java; the maturity of artificial intelligence (AI) rule-based programming capabilities; emerging agent technologies; and Web architectures and standards such as simple object access protocol (SOAP) and extensible markup language (XML). These solut Read More

Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template


Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logistics (ITL),Order Management,Supply Chain Event Management,Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),Product Technology

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Furniture Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS


Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing.

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Stream-Based Architecture of Software Configuration Management (SCM)


Most software configuration management (SCM) systems rely on metadata annotations to support basic system operations, such as computing the contents of software configurations. With AccuRev, configurations are first-class objects called "streams," whose contents aren't defined in terms of metadata annotations at all. AccuRev relies on the chronology of SCM operations, enabling users to leverage the incremental nature of the process.

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Epicor ERP 10: 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.

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Managing Vendor Code Customizations with AccuRev Stream-based SCM


Customizing third-party “vendor” source code is becoming increasingly common. But managing the incorporation of vendor application releases alongside customizations requires an additional layer of software configuration management (SCM) to integrate subsequent vendor releases. Traditional branch-based SCM tools require an unnecessarily complex branch-and-merge process. However, there is a more intuitive and efficient parallel development model for managing customizations to vendor code.

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