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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 101: The Basics You Need to Know


Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed visibility into their supply chain, as well as software solutions, to help give them a competitive edge.

need supply chain visibility scm  All of these players need assistance in solving complex business issues that arise in the supply chain. SCM software addresses the needs of both manufacturers and distributors. The software can be customized to meet manufacturers’ needs by sourcing and obtaining the materials required to produce semi-finished or finished goods, and to aid distributors in moving products quickly and efficiently, allowing maximum visibility across the logistics network. Supply chain software includes many types of Read More

How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market


Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply chain management (SCM) and electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality on top of their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, they can profit from improved productivity and lower labor costs. Find out how.

need supply chain visibility scm  but there is no need to take out existing systems - rather, leverage existing investments. Mid-market companies should look for solution providers that have proven integration with their existing systems. Using their own existing platforms as the primary point of reference, companies should look for established, proven solution providers that have partnered together to deliver a packaged or bundled solution. Not only does this streamline the process and help move the decision-making process along, but it Read More

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.

need supply chain visibility scm  CONTENTS Executive Summary The Need for Network-Wide Supply Chain Visibility Decision Making and Event Handling Visibility Leads to Better Coordination Process Visibility Supply Chain Event Management Centralized Control, Role-Based Access The Pitfalls of Poor Supply Chain Visibility Collaboration and Coordination Alerting and Event Resolution Product Visibility: Items, Assets, and Inventory Tracking and Tracing Visibility Beyond Exceptional Events Inventory Visibility Performance Visibility Close the Read More

How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1


My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has generated much interest and many comments. As mentioned in the series, the inspiration came from Kinaxis customers’ case studies presented during the Kinexions 2011 user conference. Ottawa (Canada)-based Kinaxis has been experiencing a

need supply chain visibility scm  satisfy these key business needs. Since November 2010, SAP has been distributing a supply chain solution by a lesser know German vendor ICON as SAP Supply Chain Response Management (SAP SCRM) by ICON , a solution extension to its own SCM suite, SAP SCM (look for TEC’s upcoming article entitled “SAP SCM – Stepping out of Obscurity”). SAP had investigated several options to satisfy this role, and presumably one of those options might have been Kinaxis. For its part,  Oracle released its internally Read More

Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

need supply chain visibility scm  HANDS OF THOSE THAT NEED IT MOST Surprisingly, it does little good to obtain key supply chain information for the purposes of historical monitoring or longerterm planning, which is executed by a select few within the organization. Visibility is most powerful when it is put into the hands of the people that are working the front-lines and who rely on the visibility to make decisions and take action on a daily basis. When an issue arises (demand change, order drop-in, supply disruption etc.) as they always Read More

The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain.

need supply chain visibility scm  Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise Today''s manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company''s ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply Read More

The Key to Achieving Global Customer Visibility


A clear customer focus is an essential part of improving business effectiveness and efficiency. But how can businesses achieve global customer visibility in today's competitive market? With the implementation of a master data management (MDM) solution, businesses can gain multidimensional, real-time visibility of their customers, resulting in improved competitiveness, higher profit margins, and reduced business risk.

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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.

need supply chain visibility scm  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. Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

need supply chain visibility scm  possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More

JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions


JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors.

need supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Management Solutions JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the Read More

WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new venture capital, the company intends to make its presence known.

need supply chain visibility scm  management and would otherwise need to go to two vendors. WAM Systems should continue its plans to build its market presence, crafting its message for executive levels (CIO, CEO, COO) of mid to top tier chemical manufacturers. An emphasis on the B2B fulfillment aspects is paramount for getting a foot in the door so that a case may be made for the rest of the PICASO suite. WAM Systems may want to consider building APIs to facilitate the integration of PICASO to DCS (Distributed Control Systems) and SCADA ( Read More

Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain


Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

need supply chain visibility scm  To successfully compete, you need to collaborate with suppliers and partners around the globe. But how do you effectively manage the multiple time zones, cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and the large physical distances involved? Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain . You''ll learn about the benefits of cloud technology, and its ability to centralize manufacturing processes and streamline collaboration under one virtual roof. Also Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

need supply chain visibility scm  are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information technology now make it more feasible for distributors to adopt these tools such as supply chain management software. This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the relief offered through su Read More

Driving Continuous Supply Chain Improvement and Savings


In the 40 or so years since the Toyota Production System first introduced the principle of sustainable elimination of waste in business, supply chains have never been under greater strain to remain cost effective. Read on to see how Waer solutions are supporting sustainable cost reductions and continuous improvement in the supply chains of two very large aerospace companies.

need supply chain visibility scm  Continuous Supply Chain Improvement and Savings In the 40 or so years since the Toyota Production System first introduced the principle of sustainable elimination of waste in business, supply chains have never been under greater strain to remain cost effective. Read on to see how Waer solutions are supporting sustainable cost reductions and continuous improvement in the supply chains of two very large aerospace companies. 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 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).

need supply chain visibility scm  data should eliminate the need for fixed and predefined hierarchies. Enterprise Inventory Optimization The aforementioned solution extension , SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization (EIO) by SmartOps , aims to deliver ongoing benefits through a sustainable process of dynamically capturing, quantifying, and responding to supply chain variability and suggesting time-phased inventory targets across all items and multi-echelon locations (supply chain nodes). Supply chain variability can come from multiple sour Read More