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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


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monitoring supply chain diagram  business processes such as monitoring supply chain events, notifying the right person in case of a delay or critical event, simulating activities, controlling processes, and measuring supply chain activities to adapt business operations and make them more effective and efficient. Companies need the ability to optimize overall business processes on a strategic and operational level. They can accomplish this with an integrated suite of applications that transform supply chain data into strategic Read More

Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Two: Baan Under Invensys


Baan's phase under Invensys, after a turbulent three years that have seen considerable people, market and technology change, and considerable worthwhile investment. Recently-announced technology developments seem to be in sync with the market's trends, and leaning shrewdly towards the requirements of holistic business requirements from engineering design collaboration, to CRM and on to SCM.

monitoring supply chain diagram  (ROI) and establish continuous monitoring improvement initiatives and thereby get the best out of their alredy deployed software. Measure Up uses the principle of Corporate Performance Management (CPM) - which encompasses Business Intelligence (BI) tools and platforms - to enable organizations to develop a monitoring system to measure and optimize their individual performance levels. However, besides mere measurement capability and identification of a problem it is also a diagnostic tool, since its portal Read More

Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

monitoring supply chain diagram  multiple engines, and centralized monitoring of processes. With the acquisition of Influence Software for business analytics and the release of PowerCenter.e, they are moving strongly into the eBusiness market, including enterprise resource planning and extended supply chain access. With the addition of support for MQSeries and XML in the PowerCenter.e version, much of the work can be done in real time. We believe that Informatica is moving in the correct direction. Informatica has also become profitable Read More

The Wizardry of Business Process Management: Part 5


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monitoring supply chain diagram  Control Point (HACCP ) monitoring procedures, orchestrate high-level processes, and manage data between various disparate systems. Domain experts could be empowered to solve production problems immediately on the shop floor. The (Missing) Supply Chain Opportunity The business challenge, which can thus be turned into opportunity, comes from the fact that selling and fulfillment across an extended supply chain have become quite complex. Namely, the words “multiple” and “cross-channel” have become pa Read More

How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing


Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to achieving lean transition are defining value, mapping the value stream, making the activities flow, responding to customer demand, and continuous improvement.

monitoring supply chain diagram  analytics that track metrics monitoring the pertinent performance. For instance, Intentia has its Opportunity Analyzer ( OA ) solution, which uses a top-down map, target, and plan approach to help with opportunity ranking, prioritization of alternative projects, and calculation of potential return on investment (ROI) and payback time. Business process improvements are supported by focusing improvement projects, measured by relevant KPIs on the lowest hanging fruits, and then implementing best practices so Read More

TAKE Supply Chain


TAKE Supply Chain, a division of TAKE Solutions, Inc., offers flexible, accessible, and mobile supply chain software solutions that deliver increased accuracy, visibility, and responsiveness inside an organization's four walls and with trading partners across the globe. TAKE software solutions offer a high level of configurability, integration, and deployment options. This helps to significantly reduce the historical compromises between time to value, total cost of ownership, and optimal supply chain functionality. TAKE offers robust supply chain collaboration and data collection solutions that leverage existing and emerging technology such as the cloud, mobility-enabled transactions, and business-configured instant communications with attachments and audit history to support the increased challenges of expanding global supplier networks. TAKE Supply Chain provides midmarket companies with software and consulting services focused on delivering rapid return on investment (ROI) from their supply chain operations. 

monitoring supply chain diagram  Supply Chain TAKE Supply Chain, a division of TAKE Solutions, Inc., offers flexible, accessible, and mobile supply chain software solutions that deliver increased accuracy, visibility, and responsiveness inside an organization''s four walls and with trading partners across the globe. TAKE software solutions offer a high level of configurability, integration, and deployment options. This helps to significantly reduce the historical compromises between time to value, total cost of ownership, and optimal Read More

Privileged User Monitoring for SOX Compliance


Many companies face the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance challenge of monitoring all the data activity of their most privileged users. Those challenges include tracking access to sensitive financial data, reporting on controls, and responding to problems. Learn about a database auditing and protection solution that can help capture targeted activities, without impacting the performance of production databases and software.

monitoring supply chain diagram  User Monitoring for SOX Compliance Many companies face the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance challenge of monitoring all the data activity of their most privileged users. Those challenges include tracking access to sensitive financial data, reporting on controls, and responding to problems. Learn about a database auditing and protection solution that can help capture targeted activities, without impacting the performance of production databases and software. Read More

Supply Chain Execution


The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today’s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize activities and share information in real time. Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added services.

monitoring supply chain diagram  Chain Execution The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today’s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize activities and share information in real time. Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added Read More

Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies


This Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies book introduces you to common network performance management (NPM) issues and gives you a new way of looking at solving them. This perspective allows you to see your network from your users’ point of view—namely, the services and applications they use and their experience with them. Of course, you can still get down to the other flow and packet levels, but macro-level visibility is a key differentiator in your ability to monitor and troubleshoot network performance efficiently.

monitoring supply chain diagram  Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies This Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies book introduces you to common network performance management (NPM) issues and gives you a new way of looking at solving them. This perspective allows you to see your network from your users’ point of view—namely, the services and applications they use and their experience with them. Of course, you can still get down to the other flow and packet levels, but macro-level visibility is a key Read More

Monitoring DB2 Databases


Databases serve a lot of different business applications, all of which must work in perfect harmony to provide a good customer experience. Therefore it is important that the databases offer the best availability and performance. What does performance mean to you? Before you begin looking for a database 2 (DB2) monitoring solution, you should answer this and other questions about your business processes and your needs.

monitoring supply chain diagram  a database 2 (DB2) monitoring solution, you should answer this and other questions about your business processes and your needs. Read More

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.

monitoring supply chain diagram  planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance globally. SCM systems integrate all features of procurement processes, warehouse management system (WMS) features and functions, transportation, and logistics, as well as other product planning modules. To learn more about the distinction between advance planning Read More

Tackling the International Supply Chain


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monitoring supply chain diagram  standalone for supply chain monitoring and measurement only. When integrated with the rest of the TradeBeam Product Suite, the user has the ability to not only plan and monitor supply chain activity, but also execute against the planned activity and measure actual versus planned. Additionally, the system can interface with all trading partners through an array of communication capabilities including EDI, XML, middleware technologies, or simple e-mail and fax alerts. In addition to these financial and 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.

monitoring supply chain diagram  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

Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP


Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies. Years ago—when the pace of market change was slow—S&OP was a nice-to-have; today it’s a business imperative! But it doesn’t have to happen overnight. By taking a five-step approach, companies can implement S&OP at their own pace.

monitoring supply chain diagram  (executing the plans and monitoring for adherence to plan). Anything unusual or controversial has already been communicated, so that there are no surprises at the meeting itself. Single Set of Integrated Plans Here is the heart of the S&OP process, often referred to as one set of numbers or a single version of the truth. In businesses without an S&OP process, even those which may have some sort of demand and/or supply planning in place, all too often each function has its own set of spreadsheets Read More