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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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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.

need supply chain visibility  control tower, companies do need to take a strategic view of supply chain visibility, recognize the competitive need for real-time visibility and decision making, and commit to achieving better visibility up and down most supply chains. TEC will have more to say about these technologies and vendors in 2014. Will end users be listening, and evaluating and selecting solutions for visibility? Let us know. Read More

Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service.

need supply chain visibility  pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. 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  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

Why Is In-transit Visibility (ITV) in the Supply Chain Important?


ITV capabilities allows an organization to meet the challenges of rapidly increasing fuel prices, changes in regulatory requirements, and provides customers with premium services without increasing the total cost of operations. Find out more in this article!

need supply chain visibility  CSR, dispatcher, and driver need to communicate the information in real-time. As the planner and CSR shuffle the demand between orders to eliminate the backorder issue, the dispatcher coordinates the new route with the driver. Appropriate use of ITV will reduce the cost of back orders, and eliminate delays in revenue, and there will be no loss of customer satisfaction. Also, ITV will improve the overall flexibility, reliability, and transparency of the supply chain. Improved and more efficient processes: 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  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

Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared


Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

need supply chain visibility  solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC''s free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You''ll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn''t always matter—find out which SCM solutions work best for you: Full-featured SCM comparisons . Warehouse management system (WMS) comparisons . Transportation management system (TMS) Read More

EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

need supply chain visibility  Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary EXE Technologies recently announced an agreement with IBM to combine strategy, marketing, sales, and development forces. The Dallas based supply chain execution (SCE) vendor is the latest in a growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE''s flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and Read More

The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain


The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

need supply chain visibility  Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain The future of wholesale distribution isn''t entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More

The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility


That's just one of the key realities you'll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

need supply chain visibility  Truth About Supply Chain Visibility If you had supply chain visibility, but couldn''t respond to the issues and problems that it brought to light, what good would that be? The truth about supply chain visibility is that it isn''t a goal in itself —its real value is as a stepping stone to effective response management. And it''s response management that allows you to turn visibility into quick, effective action—so that you can run a more nimble, efficient, and profitable organization. That''s just one Read More

6 Signs That You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System


In 6 Signs that You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System, you'll find 6 key questions to ask about your company's current phone system.

need supply chain visibility  Signs That You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System 6 Signs That You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System Your business phone system is a vital communications link for your company''s customers, suppliers, employees, and investors. But is it helping your company grow and prosper—or standing in its way? Fortunately, there''s an easy way to find out. In 6 Signs that You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System , you''ll find 6 key questions to ask about your company''s current phone system. The Read More

ERP Selection: 6 Best Practices You Need to Know


ERP Selection: 6 Best Practices You Need to Know. Here are six best practices to help make your ERP search a success.

need supply chain visibility  6 Best Practices You Need to Know Here are six best practices to help make your ERP search a success. From knowing your needs, to making sure the vendor can support your requirements, to understanding the importance of training your staff on the new system, you''ll get time-honored advice on how to make the right ERP choice. Let the experts lead you on the path to a winning ERP selection project. Download your PDF copy of 6 Best Practices for Selecting ERP Software today!   For assistance, please contact Read More

Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain: How Mid-Market Companies Can Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow and Focused Growth


For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in.

There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as building strong relationships and implementing new technology. But it should be noted that making the decision to invest in technology or update a supply chain process is a cash flow decision in itself, and should thus be weighed carefully.

It is important to realize that the cost of a supply chain or cash flow failure is, in most cases, significantly higher than even the highest price tags for these investments. With that in mind, supply chain solutions and automation technologies are more often than not worth the investment for growing mid-market companies.

This white paper looks at the importance of cash flow management, especially vital for mid-market companies in the current economic landscape. Due to their size, mid-market companies have a smaller financial cushion than their larger competitors, which means they have a reduced margin of error, a thinner cushion for tough financial situations, and a smaller investment pool for funding growth.

Download the guide for more information on why you should optimize supply chain operations to improve cash flow, including explanations on how seeking out supply chain efficiencies, managing cash flow through managing inventory, and investing in new technologies can help your bottom line.

need supply chain visibility  is King—And So is Your Supply Chain: How Mid-Market Companies Can Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow and Focused Growth For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in. There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as 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.

need 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 Read More

Micro-verticals, Channels, and New Technologies for Infor Supply Chain


If you are evaluating supply chain solutions in 2014, Infor’s offerings are worth another look, particularly if you have not looked at how Infor is using its new technologies to enhance its supply chain offerings.

need supply chain visibility  but Infor’s TMS capabilities need further development in order to support multi-modal functionality as well as the ability to handle private fleets. The industry focus of Infor SCE and SCP means that most common customers are found in the food and beverage and wholesale distribution industries, as well as in discrete manufacturing—Infor SCE’s main industries, such as 3PL and healthcare, have minimal needs in planning, and Infor SCP today doesn’t have a focus on the retail industry. Read More