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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 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...
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 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 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 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...
Optimize Internal Supply Chain
The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line

scm supply forecasting  Chain Visibility ERP | SCM Supply Chain | SCM Internal Supply Chain | SCM Business Supply Chain | SCM Effective Supply Chain Management | SCM Improve Supply Chain | SCM Industry Supply Chain | SCM Integrated Supply Chain | SCM Lean Supply Chain | SCM Retail Supply Chain | SCM Strategic Supply Chain | SCM Supply Chain Analysis | SCM Supply Chain Best Practices | SCM Supply Chain Careers | SCM Supply Chain Certification | SCM Supply Chain Collaboration | SCM Supply Chain Companies | SCM Supply Chain Cost | Read More...
Replacing Base-level Forecasting with Sense and Respond Demand Management
Significant changes are occurring in the global landscape that require a fresh look at one of the most important business processes in the supply chain—demand

scm supply forecasting  Base-level Forecasting with Sense and Respond Demand Management Significant changes are occurring in the global landscape that require a fresh look at one of the most important business processes in the supply chain—demand management. Companies that more accurately predict product demand and integrate a single view of demand into operational planning are poised to win in today’s competitive landscape. Read this white paper and gain strategic insights for accurate demand planning. 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 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...
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

scm supply forecasting  acting as an ISN. SCM needs to become more about information exchange among the entire supply chain, and to expand beyond limited point-to-point integration with a select few partners. As manufacturing operations embrace and adopt lean manufacturing concepts and tools within their production operations, they are also refining the meaning of, and means for, SCM. A lean supply chain entails examination of any step, process, or movement of product in which value is gained or lost. The impact on suppliers 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 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...
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 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...
Supply Chains: Reinventions, Successes, and Failures
Reinventing the supply chain can increase a company''s value, or can in some extreme cases cause bankruptcy. Just a few case studies are enough to demonstrate

scm supply forecasting  Chains: Reinventions, Successes, and Failures Reinventing the supply chain can increase a company''s value, or can in some extreme cases cause bankruptcy. Just a few case studies are enough to demonstrate the critical factors that can make all the difference between success and catastrophic failure. Read More...
Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

scm supply forecasting  supports 22 Manhattan Associates’ SCM solutions, such as transportation, warehousing, labor management, inventory optimization, and planning as well as related analytics solutions.   Manhattan TMS Acquisition and Focus Although Manhattan Associates largely focuses on in-house innovation and organic growth, it occasionally makes some acquisitions, typically preferring early-stage startups, where it can acquire the intellectual property (IP) and relatively quickly migrate it onto its aforementioned Read More...
Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop
Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like

scm supply forecasting  Cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) platforms have been around for more than a decade now, although they haven''t always been described as such. In recent years, though, this kind of software is starting to be built with social media capability as a central pillar. Companies with long supply chains that need to communicate with myriad partners across the globe are recognizing the unique contribution social media can make to the dynamic supply and demand loop.   Case study #1: Indigo Books & Music Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers

scm supply forecasting  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. Read More...
PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears
PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering

scm supply forecasting  The components of Accelerated SCM that offer the most differentiation are certainly the financials, such as general ledger, payables, and receivables. These represent critical areas in any organization that usually are not well integrated to manufacturing and distribution functions. Pure-play vendors focused solely on supply chain planning do not have the expertise or inclination to provide financial capabilities in spite of some half-hearted attempts in response to customers. As time goes by, ERP 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 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...

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