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Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads
Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its

scm accuracy method  the vendor looked at SCM companies during its most recent acquisition binge. The vendor views the RFID market as important because major, industry-leading retail chains (channel masters), including The Home Depot , SUPERVALU , Tesco , and Wal-Mart , in addition to the US Department of Defense ( DoD ) have announced initiatives that will require their suppliers to become RFID-enabled. The idea is to thereby reduce product shrinkage, reduce stock-outs, and reduce inventory costs within the supply chain, Read More...
Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 1: Project Planning and Management
Thanks, in part, to the fallout from the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and others, the corporate spotlight is being refocused on the audit

scm accuracy method  (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse management systems (WMS) software, the need for adequate and substantial controls is even more apparent. This two-part article looks at four key segments of an enterprise software implementation, with timely emphasis on SOX, and suggests audit procedures, controls, and processes that should be typified, observed, tested, and reported upon. These segments include: Project Planning and Management Documentation and Reporting Software Piloting Data Read More...
Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

scm accuracy method  million dollars with Infor SCM Demand Planning—an ROI within one year. TODD FISCHER, VP AND CIO, ENDRIES Inventory accuracy at Endries improved so much after the application was implemented that the company no longer needed to do year-end inventory counts. Having 100,000 products in the warehouse makes it difficult to do a full cycle count, Fischer adds. TWL allows us to do cycle counts as we are running the business. Our accounting firms now do just samplings, and our accuracies are up around Read More...
Case Study: Peerless Pump
Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data,

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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

scm accuracy method  Business—Service and Replacement Parts SCM ). Managing risk is about managing the cost of maintaining unnecessarily high levels of inventory against the risk of running out of stock at the crucial moment of truth, when a customer actually wants something. Most traditional ERP systems record transactions, run programs to suggest re-ordering based on fairly crude algorithms or even more dubious forecasts, and occasionally come with some form of management reporting. Few, if any, include more Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact
The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking

scm accuracy method  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact This article analyzes whether the array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft''s mega acquisition of J.D. Edwards since its Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

scm accuracy method  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company''s cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report
Criteria in this Software Evaluation Report pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand

scm accuracy method  your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

scm accuracy method  of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates engineering and sourcing information, manages changes associated with continuous improvement, and ensures supply-demand synchronization with demand pull techniques. The SCM system also defines product structure and costing information, provides the basis for financial information and reports, and provides a single source of the truth for decision making. Many have argued that traditional SCM/ERP Read More...
Stream-Based Architecture of Software Configuration Management (SCM)
Most software configuration management (SCM) systems rely on metadata annotations to support basic system operations, such as computing the contents of software

scm accuracy method  on the chronology of SCM operations, enabling users to leverage the incremental nature of the process. Read More...
Rising Elephant Creates Euphoria: India''s Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors
The nature of the organized retailing market in India may present challenges for software providers, but the opportunity to tap into and benefit from this

scm accuracy method  Are a Boon for SCM Vendors Originally Published - April 13, 2007 In the past two decades, India has earned a reputation worldwide for its strength in information technology (IT), information technology enterprise solutions (ITES), and software-related products and services. Now that the Indian government is liberalizing and opening up the economy, India is becoming a hot spot (business center) for manufacturers in the auto, textiles, medicine, and antibiotics sectors, as well as many others. The Read More...
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My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components

scm accuracy method  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 surprise at the quite positive tone of the article, and at Read More...
Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains
Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite

scm accuracy method  and enterprise-constrained boundaries in SCM could finally be broken. Optum invested heavily in its TradeStream product; this was a collaborative integration and aggregation application which provided centralized visibility of order and inventory information. This was an ambitious undertaking, and a more difficult project than it seems, given the difficulties of connection technologies and critical mass participation within a specific supply chain community. TradeStream was piloted and implemented by Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

scm accuracy method  a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real Read More...

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