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The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010
In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three

scm review  SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010 In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion

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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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SAP SCM 4.0


SAP SCM 4.0 is the one solution platform that offers packaged application capabilities that grow with your organization, support your business requirements, and transform traditional supply chains into adaptive supply chain networks. SAP SCM 4.0 includes SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), SAP Inventory Collaboration Hub (SAP ICH), and SAP Event Management (SAP EM).    

scm review  SCM 4.0 SAP SCM 4.0 is the one solution platform that offers packaged application capabilities that grow with your organization, support your business requirements, and transform traditional supply chains into adaptive supply chain networks. SAP SCM 4.0 includes SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), SAP Inventory Collaboration Hub (SAP ICH), and SAP Event Management (SAP EM). Read More

Human Capital Supply Chains: Book Review


“Goods are uniform and people are unique.” Too obvious? Maybe, but with the success that supply chain management (SCM) has brought to manufacturers, it’s time to apply the same philosophy to human capital management (HCM). In today’s feature article, TEC HCM analyst Sherry Fox reviews Human Capital Supply Chains, a new book that provides expert advice on what works, what doesn’t, and how a simple SCM history lesson can change the way you manage your workforce.

scm review  that the application of SCM concepts to manufacturing and other industries resulted in a substantial reduction in cost of goods and services while increasing quality. A natural progression was the application of SCM concepts and skills for the optimization of human capital—the single biggest money drain of an organization. With little written about the subject, however, organizations have been skeptical about adopting this approach to their workforce. Giehll and Moss go on to say that “there was a Read More

Review: Profits with Principles




scm review  its supply chain management (SCM) [ix] in a number of ways. Sourcing guidelines: paying producers a premium price if they meet agreed quality, labor, and environmental standards. Technical assistance: helping farmers improve their farming methods through the Starbucks Coffee Agronomy Company. Fair Trade Certified coffee: helping farmers obtain more stable prices in the coffee market, as unstable as it is due to the excess in demand of the product. Community development: partnering with CARE and Read More

3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution


SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find one that fits a company’s business model. What should companies do to ensure they are well prepared for choosing the best-fit SCM solution? TEC SCM research analyst Phil Reney offers three critical considerations to help companies in search for an SCM solution.

scm review  Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution Supply chain management (SCM) software selection is certainly tricky and painful on the good days, even for those that have been down the road a few times. Why? Despite the number of vendors offering a plethora of solutions, of different qualities, there are just more business models that need to find a fit (or as close as it gets) than are available solutions that fit those models. In addition, decision makers need to invest significant time and resources Read More

ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon


In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running a sub 3:50 minute mile in track; and winning the Tour de France in cycling--all in the same year. How? By trying to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software at the same time. Read on why this is an ill-advised course of action with an extremely low probability of success.

scm review  and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are typically very complex and all-encompassing software. Supply chain management (SCM) systems are no slouches when it comes to complexity and scope, either. So why would a company attempt to implement both systems at the same time? Some rationalize that their software is in such dire straits that they need to get in front of the system's development curve, not just keep pace. Others rely Read More

Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011


With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their takes on 2011's biggest stories in the enterprise software industry, the year's hottest trends, and more. Log in to read now.

scm review  2012.   Philippe Reney, SCM Research Analyst 2011 was the year when supply chains bent sharply and broke. Lean has been on the lips of chief executive officers (CEOs) since the 2008–2009 recession, and 2011 marked even stronger consolidation and integration of supply chains so as to handle fluctuating demand. Despite a slow and mitigated economic recovery, businesses in 2011 were far more attuned to demand management than ever before. However, this may have been a case of too much of a good thing. Read More

Lucrative but "Risky" Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM


The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and replacement parts.

scm review  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

PLM Review: PTC Windchill ProductPoint


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Book review: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives. ed. Ruth Hillary, Greenleaf Publications. February 2000


The role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in society cannot be underestimated—indeed, many think SMEs are the most important sector of a nation’s economy due to their  creative and innovative abilities, as well as the flexibility they execute in order to survive in our competitive world.  Yet, as editor Ruth Hillary explains in the collection of essays in Small and Medium-sized

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How to Conduct a Code Review


A properly conducted code review can do more for the security of your application than nearly any other step. A large numbers of bugs can be found and fixed before the code makes it into an official build or into the hands of the test team. Additionally, the code review process lends itself very well to sharing security best practices amongst a development team and it produces "lessons learned" toward preventing future bugs. This guide focuses on identifying the types of issues that you should look for in the code being reviewed, and then on finding these bugs as quickly and effectively as possible. It also describes how you can use threat models, architecture diagrams, and other inputs to help guide your review.

scm review  to Conduct a Code Review A properly conducted code review can do more for the security of your application than nearly any other step. A large numbers of bugs can be found and fixed before the code makes it into an official build or into the hands of the test team. Additionally, the code review process lends itself very well to sharing security best practices amongst a development team and it produces lessons learned toward preventing future bugs. This guide focuses on identifying the types of issues Read More

Multi-faceted ERP Software Solution Latest to Undergo Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Product Review Program


TEC’s team of research analysts covers the spectrum of enterprise software including core business functionality such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), human capital management (HCM), and more. They regularly conduct briefings with software providers to get to know the products up close so they can share their perspective on the product’s benefits and position in the market with the other side of the market equation, the software buyer.

scm review  faceted ERP Software Solution Latest to Undergo Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Product Review Program Just like product reviews for smartphones or cars, extensive reviews for enterprise software products such as Infor SyteLine are available from TEC via its Certification program. Montreal, Canada (August 29, 2014) — Before hitting the “buy” button, most people looking to buy a car or a smartphone check out at least a few reviews or product comparisons from either fellow consumers or from 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 market's huge (and growing) potential can yield sizable returns for supply chain management software vendors.

scm review  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

ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities


To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. These can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that cannot be replaced.

scm review  and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that Read More

Boston Grape Escape 2010: Vendor’s Announcements Review


Recently, I attended the Grape Escape analyst event in Boston. This was the 10th annual meeting organized by Judith Rothrock’s marketing company to present her clients and announce some news. I had the opportunity to listen and informally talk to software vendors, their clients, and industry analysts in addition to three one-on-one briefings with top managers from UNIT4, SYSPRO, and Meridian

scm review  Grape Escape 2010: Vendor’s Announcements Review Recently, I attended the Grape Escape analyst event in Boston. This was the 10th annual meeting organized by Judith Rothrock’s marketing company to present her clients and announce some news. I had the opportunity to listen and informally talk to software vendors, their clients, and industry analysts in addition to three one-on-one briefings with top managers from UNIT4, SYSPRO, and Meridian Systems. UNIT4 Known for its unique “embracing Read More