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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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The Essential Supply Chain


Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The reasons: First, traditional ERP systems lack the advanced planning tools necessary for companies to respond to an increasingly competitive business environment. Second, advances in computing power and data transmission enable disparate entities to communicate efficiently and at a low cost. Finally, vendors have observed the complementary nature of SCM and ERP and are engaged in consolidation of their product suites.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  of SAP seeks to overcome this limitation, R/3 is a prime example. These systems often hard-code assumptions regarding operating constraints such as available manufacturing capacity and production lead times. Plans created under these assumptions can hardly be expected to produce optimal results for a given client''s particular complexities. One-Dimensional Planning ERP systems normally employ some flavor of MRP (Material Requirements Planning) or MRP-II (Manufacturing Resources Planning) for internal Read More

Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor "Click" in Matrimony?


The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness. Only time will tell how easily and tightly their tools will "click" with each other.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  traditional methods cannot easily overcome. Yet, increasing market and supply chain complexity motivates companies to improve operations and communications with their trading partner community. The continued growth of outsourced manufacturing, an increased focus on low-cost international materials procurement, and heavy market reliance on vendor- or supplier-managed inventory programs to control costs all require a solid infrastructure for coordinating the extended supply network (see What Does the Read More

PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 1


The year 2001, which was an exceptional year of financial performance for PeopleSoft, including record total revenue, record profit, and more than $500 million of generated cash, might have become its liability as well, as it might be quite difficult to repeat.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch P.J. Jakovljevic - June 19. 2002 Event Summary At the beginning of 2001, PeopleSoft Inc . (NASDAQ: PSFT), one of the largest enterprise applications providers, ebulliently indicated its continued interest in rounding out its product portfolio through favorably priced acquisitions. Instead, the company recently unveiled a number of new products developed either internally or via alliances. It is likely its recently tamed new revenue generation has Read More

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy


Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies must share knowledge in order to adapt to changing markets, and respond to shorter life cycles. Discover how supply chain management (SCM) solutions can help your company create a truly adaptive and collaborative supply network.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  must either avoid or overcome. Heterogeneous Infrastructures Connecting with a wide range of partners, all with different technical functionalities and IT infrastructures, can be costly, complicated, and time consuming. Although phone and fax remain the primary mediums for interaction, other tools and services are enjoying widespread use, such as electronic data interchange (EDI) and RosettaNet, a set of standards and services that provide a common language for e-business transactions and the foundation Read More

Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of catching up to do—and very little time to do it.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  from top management to overcome these challenges. Our siloed organization approach is our biggest barrier, says an executive in the chemical and oil & gas industries. Top Supply Chain Transformation Goals for 2007 As process industry companies struggle to control their supply chain costs, many are fo- cusing their efforts on improving data and process visibility. Companies have realized that they need to be able to see demand, inventory, production, and distribution across the supply chain and Read More

Supply Chain Portfolio 2004


Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Chain Portfolio 2004 Introduction Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic 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.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  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

Maximizing Visibility for Multilingual Web Sites


An information-rich, well-published web site sells your products and services to potential clients around the world, 24x7. And multilingual content optimizes the effectiveness of your site by communicating with your customers in their language. However, many multilingual web sites are not as effective as they could be, simply because potential customers cannot find them through search engines.

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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.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  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

Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business process and execution types of activities.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Supply Chain Event Management 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 Read More

Organic Supply Chain Management: Issues and Answers for Process Manufacturers of Natural Products (Meats, Agricultural and Chemicals)


Organic supply chain (OSC) companies that dissemble organic raw material (beef, pork, poultry, and agricultural products), have very specific requirements that generic process ERP systems cannot address, and ERP vendors have not taken the time to develop a solution with the flexibility to manage the variability needed by an OSC company. This paper presents the unique issues and requirements found in this special market.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Supply Chain Management: Issues and Answers for Process Manufacturers of Natural Products (Meats, Agricultural and Chemicals) Organic supply chain (OSC) companies that dissemble organic raw material (beef, pork, poultry, and agricultural products), have very specific requirements that generic process ERP systems cannot address, and ERP vendors have not taken the time to develop a solution with the flexibility to manage the variability needed by an OSC company. This paper presents the unique issues Read More

Managing the Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain


It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are available in the right stores at the right time—and the right price. What can you do to differentiate your products from your competitors’, control customer value, and accelerate order-to-delivery time while your supply chains become globally more complex? Find out now.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  the Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are available in the right stores at the right time—and the right price. What can you do to differentiate your products from your competitors’, control customer value, and accelerate order-to-delivery time while your supply chains become globally more complex? Find out now. Read More

Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View


The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View Introduction    The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting a network analysis is to determine: From how many facilities, which ones Read More

Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report


The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and Read More

Supply Chain Agility: Inducing World-class Performance for the 21st Century


The key to a successful supply chain is simple: understand the needs of your customers, and deliver the product to them fast and efficiently. Improving these large-scale activities, however, can be challenging, and requires a comprehensive and systematic master plan. With a dynamic simulation model, the six key areas required to maintain an optimal balance are considered—helping to induce supply chain agility.

overcome supply chain visibility scm  Chain Agility: Inducing World-class Performance for the 21st Century The key to a successful supply chain is simple: understand the needs of your customers, and deliver the product to them fast and efficiently. Improving these large-scale activities, however, can be challenging, and requires a comprehensive and systematic master plan. With a dynamic simulation model, the six key areas required to maintain an optimal balance are considered—helping to induce supply chain agility. Read More