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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 Rounds Out Collaborative Supply Chain Management


SAP recently announced the cloud edition of SAP Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO), rounding out the company's collaborative supply chain offerings. This solution aims to provide companies with visibility into supply side trading partners and a single interface for managing the advanced supply chain needs of critical, high-value supply side partners.

sap value chain management  described in the figure, SAP SCO has the following two underlying components: Supplier Network Collaboration (SNC) for critical/high-value suppliers. New to state here is the private subscription–based offering via managed Hana Enterprise Cloud . Collaborative Supply Chain from Ariba Network —for high-volume suppliers, particularly in indirect procurement, with easy partner onboarding and business-to-business (B2B) messaging.   This solution aims to provide companies with visibility into supply side Read More

Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market


Changing business requirements have forced supply chain execution (SCE) vendors to expand via add-on modules. Seeing this upward push from the SCE vendors, enterprise resource planning vendors are now pushing downward and including SCE modules within their solutions.

sap value chain management  With the introduction of SAP Business One and Oracle’s scaled-back product for the small to medium business (SMB) market, tier two vendors have another integration opportunity to capture market share that was once unreachable. The tier two SCM vendors can now approach larger companies with the increased functionality, and offer lower prices to consumers that may not have considered a smaller solution previously. Tier one vendors have started to realize the growing potential of the SMB space, and are Read More

Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks


Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks. The development of service oriented architecture will be crucial in achieving the necessary flexibility characterizing such networked supply chains.

sap value chain management  interdependent supply network activity. SAP Addresses SOA to the Forefront During SAP ''s recent Teched conference, the emphasis was on how SOA and SAP''s Enterprise Service Architecture (ESA) will accelerate process changes among trading partners and provide an opportunity for more flexible business process reengineering. The SAP installed base is huge, with some of the most progressive enterprises in business today as members. SAP clients who aggressively strive for SOA are most likely to reach the Read More

Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network


To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These “pull” (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional “push” environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.

sap value chain management  and Demand Source : SAP Resources Related to Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network : Supply Chain Network (Wikipedia) Transportation Management System (TMS) (Wikipedia) Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network Transportation Management is also known as : Transportation Management System , Smart Transportation Management , Transportation Manager , Transportation Lifecycle Management , Transportation Lifecycle , Transportation Procurement , Virtual Read More

Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision


Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using enterprise response management to manage events and responses as they occur and align results at the point-of-action.

sap value chain management  to ERP vendors like SAP and Oracle that built out their SCP suites. Despite the limited appetite for SCP applications, ERP vendors still find the market alluring because of the integration differentiation with supply chain execution (SCE), purchasing, and logistics functions across a platform architecture built around transaction processing. However, even in today''s business world most planning is done independently by each functional organization, resulting in separate and often inconsistent plans for Read More

SAP Business One Is To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon


SAP is steadily and consistently expanding its SAP HANA–powered business software offerings. As it has been announced at CeBIT 2013, one of the world's major computer and electronic industry trade shows, in Hanover, Germany, SAP's Business One version for SAP HANA is now available in restricted shipment mode. Obviously, it will become a commercial version pretty soon. This move fully

sap value chain management  To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon SAP is steadily and consistently expanding its SAP HANA–powered business software offerings. As it has been announced at CeBIT 2013, one of the world''s major computer and electronic industry trade shows, in Hanover, Germany, SAP''s Business One version for SAP HANA is now available in restricted shipment mode. Obviously, it will become a commercial version pretty soon. This move fully fits SAP''s strategy on leveraging impressive capabilities of this innovative and Read More

KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at WFM challenges facing organizations, particularly those with large, complex workforces, and how Kronos’ innovative solutions help companies control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

sap value chain management  integration and analytics to SAP and Oracle customers.  Unfortunately, only very small companies realize such opportunities. Kronos should quickly move to a cloud-based WFM solution for companies with fewer than 500 employees (e.g., Next View Software might be an attractive acquisition target) before large professional employee organization (PEO) advisor services companies such as Insperity and Paychex capture the lower end of the market. The relationship with ADP remains tricky and competitive, whereby Read More

Value Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management


Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more profitable.

sap value chain management  Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more Read More

The Future of the SAP Economy—A Book Review of SAP Nation


P.J. Jakovljevic reviews a fascinating new book about software vendor SAP. And what a story it is! Written by Vinnie Mirchandani, it chronicles the current and future prospects of a $200 billion giant that has a glorious and profitable past—but may be looking at a future fraught with serious challenges at every turn.

sap value chain management  Future of the SAP Economy—A Book Review of SAP Nation SAP Nation: A Runaway Software Economy , by Vinnie Mirchandani, Deal Architect Inc, 262 pages, US$19.95   Vinnie Mirchandani’s is a seasoned enterprise software market observer (formerly an analyst at Gartner and consultant at PwC, as well as having been an SAP ERP-accounting user) who has vast experience in negotiating enterprise software deals for his clients ( Deal Architec t is one of Mirchandani’s trademarked companies and blogs). Read More

More Than "Talent": Exploring Talent Management and Workforce Management as a Continuum


“Talent” traditionally refers to key people—executives, experts, rock stars, etc.—that a company does not want to lose, while the majority of the company’s workforce are people who are considered more easily replaceable. But the general workforce can serve as a pool for future talent. This thought leadership explores some of the principles that are driving talent management and workforce management technologies—so you can help each and every one of your employees reach their potential and make the most of your entire workforce.

sap value chain management  talent management, TEC 2014 HCM Buyer''s Guide for Medium and Large Enterprises, workforce management, human resources, HR, employee motivation, employee ROI Read More

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)


When talking about relationship management in the context of software solutions, most people think of customer relationship management (CRM). However, relationships also exist between companies and their vendors, companies and their customers, vendors and their suppliers, employees, different departments of the same company, and so on. The Relationship Management Evaluation Center concentrates on CRM and supplier relationship management (SRM), as software and information and communication technology (ICT) play a major role in facilitating effective relationship management among all parties involved.

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A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader


ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and on-premise, creating business value through higher productivity, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency. Its patented concept of “continuous planning and scheduling” covers the entire service lifecycle management realm. TEC presents a candid Q&A session.

sap value chain management  in light of the SAP and Sybase merger and your strategic relationship with SAP? SM: Around 2004 we made a key architectural decision for our mobility products, which is the basis for our strategy: (a) For mobility infrastructure services (connection management, device management, data security and transfer, mobile data base, and so on), our mobile products will rely on products from industry leaders such as IBM, Microsoft, Sybase, and others. (b) ClickSoftware’s own development will focus on what we Read More

Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations


There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors provide hosted solutions with out-of-the-box integrations, while integrated PPM solutions provide the complete back-office systems preferred by many larger PSOs.

sap value chain management  ERP vendors, such as SAP , Oracle , and Microsoft , have recognized the value of developing and delivering services to professional services organizations (PSO). Faced with this new reality, the best-of-breed vendors that once dominated the PPM marketplace must either shift their focus or defend their market share from the ERP giants now entering the market. As a result, the PPM industry is divided into two major camps: Vendors servicing PSOs Vendors servicing internal information technology (IT) Read More

Applying an Economic Model to IT Management: Operations Management in the Virtual Data Center


Virtualization systems have been replacing traditional, silo-based IT architectures to consolidate resources and workloads, but virtualization requires resource and performance management technologies designed to handle dramatically different, complex behaviors. This white paper describes a supply chain economy approach, which combines monitoring, analytics, and actions to enable proactive virtualization management.

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