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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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B2B E-business in the Supply Chain: New Services and Technologies Require Companies to Reevaluate Their Strategies


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Challenges and User Recommendations for a Global Trading Solutions Provider on a Roll


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One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications


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Case Study: Anchor Blue


Fashion retailer Anchor Blue was looking for a way to increase supply chain visibility, reduce costs, and shorten the time required to get products onto store shelves. The company implemented the Inovis AS2 software solution to consolidate data from multiple partners into a single view. Learn how the new electronic data interchange (EDI) system helped reduce transaction costs and get merchandise into stores faster.

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Improving and Expanding: The Road Ahead for a Drop-ship Facilitator


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Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain


Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help.

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Boost Productivity By Merging Enterprise Applications


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Brain of Supply Chain System


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In-memory Analytical Platform


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