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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...
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

scm supply chain forecasting  Strategic Supply Chain | SCM Supply Chains | SCM Supply Chain Analysis | SCM Supply Chain Automation | SCM Supply Chain Benchmarking | SCM Supply Chain Best Practices | SCM Supply Chain Certification | SCM Supply Chain Collaboration | SCM Supply Chain Companies | SCM Supply Chain Conference | SCM Supply Chain Consulting | SCM Supply Chain Cost | SCM Supply Chain Council | SCM Supply Chain Courses | SCM Supply Chain Definition | SCM Supply Chain Diagram | SCM Supply Chain Distribution | SCM Supply Chain 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...
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...
The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility
That''s just one of the key realities you''ll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

scm supply chain forecasting  Truth About Supply Chain Visibility If you had supply chain visibility, but couldn''t respond to the issues and problems that it brought to light, what good would that be? The truth about supply chain visibility is that it isn''t a goal in itself —its real value is as a stepping stone to effective response management. And it''s response management that allows you to turn visibility into quick, effective action—so that you can run a more nimble, efficient, and profitable organization. That''s just one Read More...
Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts
Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their

scm supply chain forecasting  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

scm supply chain forecasting  to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. 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...
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...
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I''d move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we''re also featuring in tomorrow''s TEC Newsletter (go to

scm supply chain forecasting  all parties. A comprehensive SCM solution allows you to focus on and optimize key components of your supply chain operations: • demand management • order management • warehouse management • production and supply planning • service parts planning • supplier relationship management • supply chain event management • international trade logistics • transportation management The difference between managing these components effectively and mismanaging them can mean the difference between Read More...
Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

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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,

scm supply chain forecasting  your evaluation of an SCM suite. 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...
The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

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