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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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E2open Vice President of Product Marketing Discusses S&OP Issues
Following up on a recent article that discussed E2open’s relatively recent forays into the sales and operations planning (S&OP) software market, TEC had a

scm forum  in supply chain management (SCM), global trading networks, cloud computing, S&OP, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery and implementation for enterprise customers.   TEC : What do you believe is behind the recent surge of interest and activity around S&OP? What are the expected benefits of this increased S&OP focus? SR : As someone who’s been involved with S&OP since 1992, it sort of amazes me that there’s such hype around the topic just now. I believe the reason behind this surge of interest 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
Oracle Renders Its PLM Outline Part One: Event Summary
Although its PLM solutions will not likely be the

scm forum  of its budding integrated SCM system. Further, Oracle has added new vertical functions, such as Oracle's Complex MRO application for the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry, which can be deployed either stand-alone or within its traditional suite, and which features strong configuration management and planning capabilities. Also worth mentioning is the high-tech industry-specific version of Oracle E-Enterprise Suite 11i.9 , which includes the RosettaNet transaction set support, the ability to handle Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit

scm forum  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges This article analyzes whether an 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. Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain

scm forum  a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now 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 challenges make such Read More
2012 TEC Buyer’s Guide to Explore Surging Interest in SCM
Supply chain management (SCM) software is a key part of a successful global business. With it, companies can monitor transactions between suppliers

scm forum  Explore Surging Interest in SCM Supply chain management (SCM) software is a key part of a successful global business. With it, companies can monitor transactions between suppliers, manufacturers, shippers, retailers, and a host of other partners. They can anticipate problems, eliminate bottlenecks, and avoid expensive delays. Without SCM, companies lose visibility, and control, of anything outside their four walls, and risk losing time and money to frequent supply chain disruptions. But despite the 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 forum  Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report TEC's Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2
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

scm forum  of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2 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 Associates was the epitome of an immaculate  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company was the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and the envy of competitors. But Read More
SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM
SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand

scm forum  in to the Cloud SCM SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, pharmaceutical Read More
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

scm forum  Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie   Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series, while Part Two discussed how the merger might work and some points to consider when evaluating 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 forum  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
SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances
TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for

scm forum  changing circumstances. TEC’s 2012 SCM Buyer’s Guide will discuss the issues that will continue to challenge supply chains, specifically in regard to managing complexity, achieving insight into the chain, and managing collaboration within the chain. Here is a short synopsis of items I’ll be covering in the guide. Managing Supply Chain Complexity Businesses have been increasingly decentralizing their activities (e.g., outsourcing, or creating subsidiaries) in an effort to focus on their core Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis
By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become

scm forum  a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis 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 challenges make Read More

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