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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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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge


The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use—and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.

scm inadequate supply chain visibility  the individual domain of SCM now seen to include a vast array of feature and functions (see Figure 3), but modern SCM best practices seek to link functionality in customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, and financial management directly to the supply chain system. While there is some merit to synchronizing enterprise processes in this way, the complexity of an undertaking of this magnitude — which includes synchronizing processes and data from highly disparate systems — is a Read More

Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers' and Manufacturers' Sakes): An Executive Panel Discussion


My recent blog series on the JDA FOCUS 2010 user conference focused primarily on JDA Software’s strategy and product roadmap on the heels of its recent acquisition of i2 Technologies. But FOCUS 2010 was reportedly the largest vendor’s conference ever, with more than 1,700 registered attendees, more than 100 customer presentations, and nearly 300 total sessions. Now, I concur with

scm inadequate supply chain visibility  compelling  supply chain management (SCM)  end-user stories that made me feel like a kid in a candy shop trying to pick only a few sessions. After some agonizing, I opted to attend an executive panel on  sales and operations planning (S&OP)  as part of an S&OP track,  given both JDA and i2’s prominence in that field. In addition to its forays into pricing optimization , JDA has demonstrated significant advances in this important area, with both JDA and i2 having strong S&OP and  integrated Read More

Case Study: Anchor Blue


Fashion retailer Anchor Blue was looking for a way to increase supply chain visibility, reduce costs, and shorten the time required to get products onto store shelves. The company implemented the Inovis AS2 software solution to consolidate data from multiple partners into a single view. Learn how the new electronic data interchange (EDI) system helped reduce transaction costs and get merchandise into stores faster.

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Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?


Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain concepts. But in changing their business model, they have given up a fair amount of control over their supply chain processes.

scm inadequate supply chain visibility  is the method of SCM that long preceded the relatively recently coined term supply chain. By bringing most of the supply chain activities in house and putting them under corporate management, vertical integration has basically solved the problem of who should design, plan, execute, monitor, and control supply chain activities. One often-cited example of vertical integration, as described in the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Learning System; Module One—Supply Chain Fundamentals Read More

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

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Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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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ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend.

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Cloud-Based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain


Find out in the webcast Cloud-based Manufacturing: A Better Way to Streamline Your Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013


Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP, TradeCard, Apriso, TECSYS, Epic Data, Waterloo Software, and Fishbowl Inventory. His Eminence, Pope Benedict XVI, may be going off duty to hide from the world, but we aren’t. The office is open, the phones are working, and the Wifi is running. We are ready

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LLamasoft Ushers In SaaS Supply Chain Design Platform


LLamasoft has introduced SupplyChainGuru.com, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) supply chain design application, to help companies manage large data sets, create supply chain models, run what-if scenarios, and collaborate with stakeholders.

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ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility


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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 up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making.

scm inadequate supply chain visibility  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

The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain


The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

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Global Supply Chain Collaboration


The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact. The product is intended to support areas where communication, information visibility, and joint goal setting are requirements for both parties. Agentrics Supplier Performance Management is a web-based solution that provides a way for companies to track business performance metrics and collaborate with trading partners to improve performance. The solution enables a collaborative process of performance benchmarking, measurement, and improvement to help retailers and their trading partners.  

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of May 6, 2013


It's a busy conference season and quarterly results reporting period. TEC is chugging down the coffee, keeping up with happenings in the supply chain space. Descartes has announced another acquisition this past week, and we share a few insights from our conversation with them. We also found ourselves on the phone recently with DCRA’s Jon Kirkegaard. TEC’s new Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market

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