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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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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.

sap virtual value chain  and climate control purposes. SAP SOLUTIONS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK VISIBILITY AND ANALYTICS To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, traditional linear supply chains and their sequential processes must be transformed into virtual communities or networks. These networks allow all participants - such as customers, suppliers, logistics providers, and so on - to sense changes in demand and supply conditions as they occur and to share the critical knowledge needed to respond intelligently. 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 virtual value chain  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 Transport Read More

SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry


By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays and, in the case of time-sensitive shipments, cause production downtime. Manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and freight forwarders can all benefit by reducing launch and assembly delays resulting from errors in part quantities, types, and locations for containers targeted for production lines.

sap virtual value chain  palette within other containers. SAP RFID technology combines the virtual world of transactions, business rules, and processes with the physical world of products and people. It automates the execution of processes by providing sophisticated mechanisms that distribute data to various applications. The technology is focused on the seamless integration of RFID data into applications, an integrated approach that promises to extend the potential of RFID far beyond simple compliance with customer requirements. Read More

SAP - A Leader Under Reconstruction


SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace by restructuring to develop flexibility and forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind its extensive advertising campaign for mySAP. com

sap virtual value chain  force orientation : The SAP sales force will need to embrace a service sales model as the company begins supporting hosted applications and Internet solutions. This is a departure from the license-based architecture the company has traditionally sold. Performance : Dynamic pricing, Personalization, real-time Collaboration, Complex Product Configuration and Virtual Live Caching all require high bandwidth, efficient networks and hardware optimization. This challenge is not SAP centric. Any application run Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - the Latest Trend in Getting Value from Data


Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is one of the hot-button issues in IT for the Year 2000. Information Week Research's survey of 300 technology managers showed nearly 75% of respondents said EAI is a planned project for their IT departments in the coming year. According to a survey conducted by Bank Boston, the market for EAI is expected to be $50 Billion USD by 2001. However, successful EAI requires a careful combination of a middleware framework, distributed object technologies, and custom consulting.

sap virtual value chain  Target Interfaces (i.e. Siebel, SAP, PeopleSoft, ODBC, Oracle, CICS, IMS) - note that the data acquisition component is crucial to EAI success. Most vendors refer to these interfaces as adapters - System Development Component: to allow programmers to design and test custom requirements - Design tools (for business process design, debugging, and testing) A published API (Application Programming Interface) to the product so custom extensions can be written as needed System Control Component: to allow the Read More

SAP Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform


During the TechEd event in Las Vegas, SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance

sap virtual value chain  Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform During the  TechEd event in Las Vegas , SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance management, risk and Read More

Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability


This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and highlights the dramatic value proposition available to companies that deploy advanced service strategies and decision-support tools to address these challenges. Brief case studies from leading service organizations Cisco and KLA-Tencor show examples of successful deployments of service supply chain strategies.

sap virtual value chain  a successful implementation of SAP ERP, but found that its planning approach was not appropriate for service parts management, and asked DHL to provide a service parts planning software solution. DHL teamed with MCA Solutions to provide a hosted software solution for forecasting and planning of parts in the new network. Within two months of vendor selection, the equipment provider had deployed new strategic parts locations, implemented the logistics processes required to deliver the expanded service, and Read More

Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design


Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities.

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Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

sap virtual value chain  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This Read More

Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP


Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies. Years ago—when the pace of market change was slow—S&OP was a nice-to-have; today it’s a business imperative! But it doesn’t have to happen overnight. By taking a five-step approach, companies can implement S&OP at their own pace.

sap virtual value chain  after it. You didn''t disappoint a customer. You didn''t miss your numbers because of out-of-control inventories. As a result, your stock price didn''t fall. It''s difficult to put a number on being proactive, but it''s not at all difficult to recognize the benefits. Sometimes, once things are running very smoothly, someone will ask, Why do we need to keep having these monthly meetings? The answer, of course, is that the process which culminates in the monthly meeting and the consensus path forward which 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.

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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 virtual value chain  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

Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed


Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. ChainLink Research’s new 3D approach provides a useful framework for evaluating supply chain solutions.

sap virtual value chain  the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed Introduction Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. One of the changes that has become obvious is that technology misfits have emerged. It''s like going to the gym and getting lean and finding your clothes no longer fit! Also, if you haven''t gotten to the gym lately, you will be Read More

Aligning Financials for Improved Business Value and Compliance


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