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Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)
Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their

scm tag  Below are some key SCM features you should look for: Demand planning and forecasting: Provides built-in planning, execution, and analysis with forecast and supply data for detailed production schedules, for supporting lean manufacturing methodologies, and for streamlining the procurement process of sourcing and buying throughout the entire supply chain network. Also provides global visibility at all levels of the supply chain. Procurement : Streamlines all activities associated with supplier sourcing, Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact
The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking

scm tag  smaller manufacturing ERP or SCM vendor to be the next prey. Indeed, PeopleSoft could have achieved most of its objectives by acquiring,,for example, Baan , QAD , Epicor , IFS , Intentia , or i2 Technologies for only a fraction of J.D. Edwards'' price tag (provided, of course, these vendors'' shareholders were keen on a prospective sale). Why then this significant and quite pricey acquisition that possibly prompted Oracle to join the slugfest? In addition to the joy of finally vaulting over its formidable Read More...
RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of

scm tag  of financial management and SCM solutions for small and midsize businesses. The company began a six-month RFID pilot at the end of 2003 to develop and test RFID software for commercial use hopefully in 2005. During its recent Convergence 2004 user conference in March, MBS showcased the pilot project for Danish snack manufacturing company KiMs , an MBS Axapta back-office user, which has leveraged RFID tags to track pallets from production plant to 3PL (3rd party logistics) warehouses, as to significantly Read More...
SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last
This could be the very first time as a market observer that my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February

scm tag  complement and expand existing SCM and S&OP offerings from SAP, such as the SAP Sales and Operations Planning analytics application powered by SAP HANA, the SAP Demand Signal Management application powered by SAP HANA, and the SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization ( SAP APO ) SCM component, paving the way for a real-time supply chain solution. The Time to Complement Is Now SmartOps'' flagship Inventory Optimization Suite is envisioned to complement and expand S&OP solutions based on SAP HANA, enabling a Read More...
RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part One: RFID Technology
For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations

scm tag  broad visibility throughout the SCM world, the implementation with Frankfurt Airport AG was also innovative, potentially producing the future direction on how assets can be maintained in distributed, smart environments. In addition to its leading supply chain execution (SCE) market share, where Manhattan Associates seems to be spearheading the competition, would be its embracement of RFID technology in terms of the compliance issues. To that end, early in 2003, the vendor announced that it expanded its Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements
Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D

scm tag  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements Event Summary In our relatively recent article about the still ongoing consolidation in the market (see What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User? ), we mentioned that the market will not stop short at the eventual Big Few or so many leading largest vendors. Namely, we expect the market for application software to further segregate into two tiers. The first group will be a limited number of very large vendors, Read More...
''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle
There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and

scm tag  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle ''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle R. Garland - November 22, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90''s, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM packages on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management packages on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now in 2001, the Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

scm tag  Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie   Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series, while Part Two discussed how the merger might work and some points to consider when evaluating Read More...
''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft has risen from its relatively humble origins in the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) arena, its sole focus as it begun life in 1987. Over

scm tag  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft ''Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft R. Garland - November 26, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90''s, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Collaborative Read More...
Beyond the Tag: Finding RFID Value in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications
Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been around for more than thirty years, and today’s manufacturers are using this technology to help connect trading

scm tag  the Tag: Finding RFID Value in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been around for more than thirty years, and today’s manufacturers are using this technology to help connect trading partners and align supply chains. But just as businesses need to look beyond the manufacturing supply chain to see the benefits of investing in RFID, they need to look beyond the tag to understand how RFID will create value and provide a return on investment (ROI). Read More...
''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study
Now in 2001, the catchphrase is ''Collaborative Commerce'', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within

scm tag  ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study ''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study R. Garland - September 13, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90''s, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Collaborative Commerce, Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

scm tag  of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates engineering and sourcing information, manages changes associated with continuous improvement, and ensures supply-demand synchronization with demand pull techniques. The SCM system also defines product structure and costing information, provides the basis for financial information and reports, and provides a single source of the truth for decision making. Many have argued that traditional SCM/ERP Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

scm tag  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company''s cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance Read More...

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