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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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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).

record forecast accuracy scm  the SCM system of record of sorts. Figure 3 SAP seems well positioned to shore up its vast SAP ERP install base and offer it additional SCM capabilities. But we will not likely see SAP offering its standalone SCM modules to non-SAP ERP customers looking for BoB SCM solutions. Recommended Further Reading How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? – Part 1 . February 21, 2012. SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction . January 5, 2012. RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the

record forecast accuracy scm  , which posted a record year in 2008, had record quarters in 2009, and continues to invest in integrating its portfolio of solutions. JDA has been around since the 1970s, and, prior to the mega-merger with Manugistics in 2006, had been acquiring a number of smaller firms in the retail space over the past decade, including the following: Arthur Retail in 1998 for advanced merchandize planning and allocation Intactix in 2000 for retail space planning and management Zapotec in 2001  for trade allowance Read More

What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part I


According to the proverb “calamity is the touchstone of a brave mind,” in these tough times some supply chain management (SCM) vendors have been trying to take stock (no pun intended) of their offerings and how best to offer these to customers, to mutual benefit. In fact, I have recently seen some intriguing (if not bizarre) press releases (PRs), which read like some type of whitepapers or

record forecast accuracy scm  sector are falling at record rates. Namely, Markit , a financial information company, reported in its “Eurozone Services Purchasing Managers Index” from October 1, 2008 that manufacturing output in Great Britain hit an astounding 17-year low. For its part, in the “Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders” report from October 2, 2008 , the US Census Bureau also announced the troubling news that orders for durable goods decreased by 4.5 percent in the month of August 2008. The heightened Read More

Impressive Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Gets A Little Help From Its Friends


Despite impressive product depth and breadth (for instance, customer relationship management [CRM], workflow, traceability, and quality management are provided natively), Strategic Systems International (SSI) has longstanding partnerships with several best-of-breed specialists.

record forecast accuracy scm  historical data is a record of what actually happened, and not necessarily of what the customer actually wanted to happen. For example, stockouts might appear as reduced demand, whereas in fact they were unsatisfied demands. The effect of stockout hence needs to be automatically eliminated from the sales history to provide a more realistic forecast. Thus, a key feature in the forecasting module is automatic outlier elimination, which allows the system to adjust historical data points to reduce the Read More

How to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1)




record forecast accuracy scm  lead in such a record short time? During his poignant and captivating 70-minute interview on the local Boston sports radio show, Red Sox owner John Henry was asked whether there was anything different that he could have done during the collapse, in hindsight. He was only able to utter a facetious answer that perhaps he could have thrown a few innings in September, given how atrociously bad were his overpaid and under-disciplined star pitchers at the time (the latter part he did not say, but we got the Read More

3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution


SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find one that fits a company’s business model. What should companies do to ensure they are well prepared for choosing the best-fit SCM solution? TEC SCM research analyst Phil Reney offers three critical considerations to help companies in search for an SCM solution.

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Choosing the Right Electronic Medical Record System for Your Health Care Organization


Health care organizations have special needs to consider when deciding what type of electronic medical record (EMR) system to implement. This article examines the advantages and disadvantages of on-demand and on-premise EMR systems.

record forecast accuracy scm  the Right Electronic Medical Record System for Your Health Care Organization Electronic medical record (EMR) systems come in two different models: on-demand and on-premise. An on-demand EMR solution is a Web-based application that the health care provider accesses through the Internet. The solution is administered remotely by a third-party vendor that oversees data management, software upgrades, and security functions. An on-premise EMR application resides in house, whereby an internal IT department Read More

Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template


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A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their

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Automating & Archiving the Medical Health Record at King Saud University Hospitals


Using start-of-the-art solution based on OpenText Enterprise suite and Microsoft SharePoint, alfanar IT developed and deployed an automated patient electronic medical record (EMR) system for King Khaled University Hospital and King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, two major healthcare facilities in Saudi Arabia, replacing the legacy system of physical patient files. Read about the automated capabilities of this EMR system.

record forecast accuracy scm  Archiving the Medical Health Record at King Saud University Hospitals Using start-of-the-art solution based on OpenText Enterprise suite and Microsoft SharePoint, alfanar IT developed and deployed an automated patient electronic medical record (EMR) system for King Khaled University Hospital and King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, two major healthcare facilities in Saudi Arabia, replacing the legacy system of physical patient files. Read about the automated capabilities of this EMR system. Read More

ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities


To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. These can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that cannot be replaced.

record forecast accuracy scm  the books and financial records, or the tax accountant, who saves you money by reducing your tax liability. Without the records, how would you calculate the taxes? Without a solid, stable ERP database, how would you setup, validate, and utilize the SCM model? Hopefully, by establishing the positives for proceeding with the ERP software first and stating the serious pitfalls if you start with the SCM software, you can convince your management of the correct implementation sequence. If not, you may never Read More

The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come.News item: Oracle

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Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions

record forecast accuracy scm  SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For) Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions. Key SCM Features The core purpose of any SCM solu Read More

Intentia's Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part Two: SCM and Other Functions


The SCM features of Movex should assist you in streamlining your operations to make them more efficient and cost-effective. Movex has meanwhile expanded its hardware base and has long added customer relationship management (CRM) modules.

record forecast accuracy scm  execution system (MES) to record data and yields from every step of the production process; grower and farmer relationship management to provide visibility to crop and livestock maturity; and grower and farmer SCM integration. Of these efforts, the latter integration with SCM, is the most intriguing. Such integration will provide cradle-to-marketplace control of the manufacturing process. Instead of being a totally push environment, namely when the tomatoes are ripe you must make tomato soup, food Read More

Logility Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration


Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a template-based approach to reduce the cost and complexity associated with best-of-breed SCM to enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrations. Companies that turn to ERP providers for their SCM capabilities often find that they lack the depth and breadth of supply chain planning and

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