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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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Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness


Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have significantly increased the risk of doing business. To manage performance efficiently, midsize companies need a unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation solution. Learn how such a solution can streamline the planning process and help reduce business risk.

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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 integrating supply chain partners  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

i2 Technologies at the Front of the Supply Chain


i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $456 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 48% average growth rate over the last five years. Fueled by a powerful sales and marketing machine and corporate development strategy, i2 will maintain its lead through Y2K and beyond.

scm integrating supply chain partners  arguably the most comprehensive SCM offering of its peers. i2 is determined to challenge the large ERP vendors for CRM market space, as evidenced by its acquisition of SMART Technologies, a provider of internet-based CRM solutions. i2 plans to incorporate SMART''s application technologies into its Intelligent eBusiness suite that will include applications to enable internet collaboration among trading partners, and support web-based ordering with real-time visibility to supply from multiple sources. Read More

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 methodology, you can proceed through your supply chain transformation to become effectively lean.

scm integrating supply chain partners  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

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.

scm integrating supply chain partners  extended supply chain. mySAP SCM enables companies to transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential steps into an adaptive supply chain network. In such a network, communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies can share knowledge to intelligently adapt to changing market conditions and proactively respond to shorter, less-predictable life cycles. mySAP SCM helps companies manage the complex and multifaceted modern supply chain by aligning and synchronizing operations with Read More

Integrating BI and ERP


For many years, business intelligence (BI) has proven to be invaluable for enhancing database information in the retail and banking sectors. But to be truly useful in the manufacturing sector, the manufacturing environment’s existing technology information structure needs to continually inform the BI system. This can now be accomplished more efficiently by embedding BI into the enterprise software itself.

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Brain of Supply Chain System


Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software tools that plan, monitor, and control supply chain activities and control them.

scm integrating supply chain partners  the other hand, specialized SCM systems (the ones that pride themselves to be different from the SCM part of traditional ERP systems) try to come closer to close the gap between supply side activities and demand side activities. The limitation here is that, they do not have enough intelligence or flexibility to cope with the tremendous amount of data, activities, and other considerations which are part of today''s big businesses. CRM systems are just one part of the equation in that they only take care of Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

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Integrating Customer Relationship Management and Service Resolution Management


The business case for integrating call center service resolution management into customer relationship management is becoming increasingly obvious, as companies need to rely more on inbound (customer-generated) calls than on outbound telemarketing efforts.

scm integrating supply chain partners  Customer Relationship Management and Service Resolution Management A customer relationship management (CRM) system that accommodates complex customer-facing processes requires four key factors to give the system a competitive advantage. The first key factor lies in the application''s ability to develop a complete customer profile that supports multiple business units and products. Service organizations need a wide range of customer data, including demographics, financial status, and current and 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.

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Integrating the PLM Ecosystem


Developing, launching, supporting—and profiting—from new products is a challenge. You need to integrate business processes and product data across the product development, data management, design, and analysis applications that make up the extended product lifecycle management (PLM) suite. If you’re looking to identify best-in-class approaches to integrating disparate applications, this report can help you get started.

scm integrating supply chain partners  the PLM Ecosystem Developing, launching, supporting—and profiting—from new products is a challenge. You need to integrate business processes and product data across the product development, data management, design, and analysis applications that make up the extended product lifecycle management (PLM) suite. If you’re looking to identify best-in-class approaches to integrating disparate applications, this report can help you get started. Read More

Supply Chain Portfolio 2004


Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

scm integrating supply chain partners  gone some distance in SCM, but there are still big problems to solve . You are planning a new fab, or opening in a new market. These are huge plays, so companies still want to get Demand right. Investments in supply cost a lot! End-users endeavor to try new ways to solve some of these basic problems, even if it takes a sliver off, solving 10% of the problem. Iteratively, smart companies keep at it and keep improving. I recently read some advice in a magazine that told users to dust off their old ROI Read More

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Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain


Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers.

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Integrating Mobile Phones with Your Business Phone System


Vendors offer a variety of ways to overcome many inconveniences by integrating mobile phones with office systems. Mobile integration isn’t as much product or technology of its own, however, as a range of capabilities built into phone systems and services themselves. Small to midsized businesses (SMBs) looking for mobile integration should focus on understanding what features are available and what they can do.

scm integrating supply chain partners  Mobile Phones with Your Business Phone System Vendors offer a variety of ways to overcome many inconveniences by integrating mobile phones with office systems. Mobile integration isn’t as much product or technology of its own, however, as a range of capabilities built into phone systems and services themselves. Small to midsized businesses (SMBs) looking for mobile integration should focus on understanding what features are available and what they can do. Read More