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eConnections Expands Web With IPNet
eConnections offers a sound proposition for users who have streamlined internal supply chains and are ready to begin life as a node in an inter-enterprise

scm forum  faces competition from established SCM vendors like i2 and Manugistics, as well as from ERP vendors like SAP and Oracle, all of which are focusing attention on the extended enterprise and retrofitting strong core applications for web deployment. In spite of the threat, eConnections stands an excellent chance of growing market share with the heightening demand for Internet collaboration capabilities. [1] Simon & Schuster, 1999. User Recommendations Users who have solved their internal supply chain Read More
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Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

scm forum  and supply chain management (SCM) infrastructure. The prevailing attitude in a company that is adopting lean must be, we're all in this together . The adoption of lean manufacturing tools and concepts requires much more that just bolting on a new technology application. Synergy with existing business applications is mandatory to achieve success. Traditional push -type scheduling with phased pull -type replenishment must coexist during the transition to a lean environment. With this said, coexistence Read More
Predictive Demand Supply
If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to

scm forum  learned early in my SCM career that when I said that we have a material shortage, it only begged the question by sales or the customer, So how does that affect my order, and what are my options? This question was sometimes followed by other less kind words! After multiple occurrences of this dysfunctional conversation, the need to develop a common format to proactively describe the problem and frame the resulting question became evident. The type of production strategy that your business utilizes will Read More
SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

scm forum  more cooperation between SAP’s SCM and Retail teams? What is planned in the future to remedy this situation? SAP Retail: SAP has done a considerable amount of work in linking supply and demand chains. One reason it may appear that we don’t do much with the CPG and retail supply chains specifically is that we have both a much broader customer base and solution portfolio than do the two companies you mention. SAP has developed numerous solutions—encompassing not only SCM but also CRM, supplier Read More
J.D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One
Deciding that acquisition is the better part of valor, Numetrix cancelled its IPO to combine fortunes with ERP vendor J. D. Edwards & Company. Though

scm forum  sold as a standalone SCM solution. True functional and architectural integration between Numetrix and parts of the OneWorld suite will not begin to appear until 2001 (70% probability). J. D. Edwards should begin to see clear revenue growth from Numetrix licenses (> 5%) as early as next year. While competition from other SCM offerings will be strong, J. D. Edwards should begin to penetrate the SCM market by selling to their substantial customer base (5,000 corporate licenses) (60% probability). Vendor Read More
TEC Vendor Challenge Panel Discussion Preview: Bob Eastman on Future Trends in Distribution
TEC's senior SCM analyst, Bob Eastman, is participating in a panel discussion on future trends in distribution at the TEC Vendor Challenge event, September 18

scm forum  in Distribution TEC's senior SCM analyst, Bob Eastman, is participating in a panel discussion on future trends in distribution at the TEC Vendor Challenge event, September 18-19, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. In this sneak preview, Bob talks about disruption, disintermediation, and next-gen technologies that are helping distributors stay competitive. Read More
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM

scm forum  for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2 Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM ’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms. Eventually, with ILOG fully integrated, IBM hopes to establish the following: a leading rule repository and end-to-end rule lifecycle management; a full spectrum of rules definition and execution methods; maximum rules reuse – across all BPM initiatives, SOA initiatives, applications and Read More
J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now
On March 5, J.D. Edwards reported financial results for Q1 2001. Although the company posted a symbolic profit, the revenue decline begs the question why the

scm forum  D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now P.J. Jakovljevic - March 30, 2001 Event Summary On March 5, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended January 31, 2001. Revenue for Q1 2001 was $217.7 million, a 6% decline compared to revenue of $231.7 million in Q1 2000. License fee revenue was $82.7 million, almost flat compared to $83.3 million in the same period last year. Net income from Read More
SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven
To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

scm forum  dynamic adaptability for the SCM market. Solutions include Supply Chain Apptricity for SCM, Supplier Apptricity for supplier relationship management (SRM), and Employee Apptricity , to manage workforce assets. The company has several offices in the US, and is headquartered in Irving, Texas (US) and its solutions are being used in several different industries, including energy, financial services, health care, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics. Enterprise Apptricity for Energy automates Read More
Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor
Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face

scm forum  its potential clients; large SCM and ERP vendors; infrastructure and platform providers; and various niche independent software vendors (ISVs). Given its recent expansion into several related markets, the vendor's competition has intensified, and now comes from many directions, as indicated in the table below: Solution Focus Competitors Demand channel management/partner relationship management Comergent, IBM, SAP, Oracle , Salesforce.com Supply chain management Manhattan Associates, RedPrairie , HighJump Read More
How to Roll Out an MRO System for Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse
When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance

scm forum  Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) platform has almost no margin for error. To put things in perspective, I’m not referring to small airlines operating a daytime schedule with a few planes. I’m talking about large operators with multiple fleets of aircraft, round-the-clock operations, and international Read More
SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy
SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's

scm forum  Global--The Right Product Strategy Product Strategy Overview SSA Global 's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy. SSA Global does have a clear product strategy for customers, yet the company needs to continue to communicate this message to Read More
Collaborative Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2
IFS needs to bolster its brand awareness, and let the world know that they are, in fact, a real contender in the Collaborative Commerce space. Once companies

scm forum  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 R. Garland - October 24, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now in 2001, the Read More
Lucrative but
The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and

scm forum  Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM The Business Challenge Growing pressure to improve customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of service management for spare and replacement parts. As competitive pressures push more products to a commodity-like business model, many manufacturing companies are increasingly relying on customer service to retain or establish a competitive advantage. Many manufacturers and distributors are also beginning to recognize that there are Read More

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