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Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

scm supply chain forecasting  of the role of SCM software in supply chain activities:   What Is SCM Software? SCM software manages product flows from supplier, to manufacturer, to customer. In brief, it manages supply and demand for an organization. According to APICS , SCM software refers to the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring Read More...
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

scm supply chain forecasting  programs. In like manner, SCM companies often partner with specialty supply chain execution software vendors in an effort to fill gaps within their functionality and industry verticals. Table 1 . Markets Converge: Some SCM pairings with other enterprise vendors Enterprise Vendor Type SCM Vendor Date Acqu. Size or Percent Stake Aspen Technology, Inc. Acquisition Chesapeake Decision Sciences 5/98 $135 M Baan Co. N.V. Acquisition Berclain GroupCAPS Logistics 5/96 9/98 $70 M $68 M J. D. Edwards & Co. Read More...
E2open Buys icon-scm, Makes Waves in Supply Chain Space
E2open and icon-scm have just combined to create a collaborative planning and execution software stalwart, enabling brand owners and their trading partners to

scm supply chain forecasting  in terms of horizontal SCM process enablement. There are a number of functional areas where Kinaxis wins out over icon-scm, such as demand segmentation, total cost-to-serve (TCS) calculations, what-if scenario comparisons, etc. (see my previous blog on Kinaxis). But, the E2open-icon combination is much less weak in terms of rapid response capabilities than Kinaxis is in terms of native network collaboration and connectivity capabilities (sometimes bolstered via the GT Nexus partnership) in comparison. Read More...
Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a

scm supply chain forecasting  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This Read More...
Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

scm supply chain forecasting  Chain Management 3PL | SCM Supply Chains | SCM Supply Chain Analysis | SCM Supply Chain Analytics | SCM Supply Chain Automation | SCM Supply Chain Benchmarking | SCM Supply Chain Best Practices | SCM Supply Chain Careers | SCM Supply Chain Certification | SCM Supply Chain Collaboration | SCM Supply Chain Companies | SCM Supply Chain Conference | SCM Supply Chain Consultant | SCM Supply Chain Consulting | SCM Supply Chain Cost | SCM Supply Chain Council | SCM Supply Chain Definition | SCM Supply Chain Read More...
Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems
Supply chain analytics is gaining popularity with organizations, as it is an effective mechanism to monitor and track supply chain performance. And with new

scm supply chain forecasting  costs by 4 percent. SCM costs may be the responsibility of the vice president of supply chain. SCM costs, in turn, may be broken down further into lower-level KPIs, which might be the responsibility of lower-level managers. Thus, the operations strategy is modeled to align with the top-level corporate strategy. 2. Dashboards and scorecards Organizations are looking forward to visually intuitive dashboards that display the current status of KPIs vis-a-vis their targets. Color codes are an added advantage Read More...
Quintiq-The Biggest Supply Chain Vendor You May Not Have Heard Of
Quintiq may be one of the faster growing supply chain vendors, and seems to be rising up the ranks of the supply chain vendors, based on supply chain revenues

scm supply chain forecasting  The Biggest Supply Chain Vendor You May Not Have Heard Of Quintiq  may be one of the faster growing supply chain vendors, and seems to be rising up the ranks of the supply chain vendors, based on supply chain revenues. How does a vendor emerge from relative obscurity to become one of the largest vendors? Apparently by largely ignoring discrete industry segments where other supply chain vendors focus and, instead, delivering planning and scheduling optimization software to a broad range of process a Read More...
Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View
Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this

scm supply chain forecasting  The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs Introduction    The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task. Each decision made at one level of the supply chain has an impact on another level. The goal of conducting Read More...
mySAP® - Supply Chain Management
This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply

scm supply chain forecasting  mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful. Read More...
Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty

scm supply chain forecasting  Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. Read More...
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,

scm supply chain forecasting  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 to talk supply chain . SAP announced this week Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain
In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

scm supply chain forecasting  Effective Supply Chain The Effective Supply Chain Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of difficult markets, rising costs, shrinking profit margins, and increased competition. That''s why many are turning to the next wave of supply chain solutions—solutions that offer more effective, more integrated supplier management capabilities. In The Effective Supply Chain , learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: Read More...
Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting
The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like

scm supply chain forecasting  Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like to say they focus on it. Few vendors make it as singular a focus as Massachusetts-based  Smart Software . Principals  Charles Smart ,  Nelson Hartunian (Ph.D.) , and  Thomas Willemain(Ph.D.)  have been studying the issue for almost 30 years, have perfected their own proprietary forecasting 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.

scm supply chain forecasting  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who Read More...

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