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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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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 organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions

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

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 squeezing excess inventory out of supply chains, but only when (and if) it reaches a critical mass of adoption and maturity over the next several years.

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

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 market opportunities. The combined vendors should now a have solid foothold against SAP and Oracle, particularly because one better-performing side could, if necessary, cover up for the underachieving one.

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

SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio


SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture has allowed this traditional enterprise resource planning vendor to evolve into a supply chain management solutions provider.

scm tag  Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio Background The stages of SSA Global ''s continued success over the past five years are well documented by the media and analyst communities. With financial year (FY)2005 revenues of $712 million (USD), up 12 percent over FY2004, a net income of $8.9 million (USD), and 3,700 employees in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, SSA Global''s recent performance is considered exemplary relative to the overall software 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, since real-time inventory control, tracking, and alerting capabilities could be very important advantages of RFID. As tagged inventory goes through ports, terminals, freight forwarders, and into a distribution center, the RFID tag should provide near real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times.

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

Supply Chain Apptricity: 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, 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.

scm tag  your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More

Infor SCM Warehouse Management Provia


Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and invoicing for third-party logistics (3PL) providers radio frequency identification (RFID) Infor SCM Warehouse Management is based on a modern Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), zero-footprint, stateless architecture that is wide area network (WAN)-deployable with no client administration. This allows organizations to personalize radio frequency (RF) and terminal server environments to business and user needs, and provides a scalable architecture for centralized and decentralized support. Infor SCM Warehouse Management has been deployed in more than 20 countries, in multiple languages, and is available in an enterprise or business edition.

scm tag  SCM Warehouse Management Provia Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

scm tag  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement 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 Read More

SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM


SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in

scm tag  in to the Cloud SCM SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, pharmaceutical Read More

SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven


To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

scm tag  dynamic adaptability for the SCM market. Solutions include Supply Chain Apptricity for SCM, Supplier Apptricity for supplier relationship management (SRM), and Employee Apptricity , to manage workforce assets. The company has several offices in the US, and is headquartered in Irving, Texas (US) and its solutions are being used in several different industries, including energy, financial services, health care, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics. Enterprise Apptricity for Energy automates 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 tag  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

Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template


Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logistics (ITL),Order Management,Supply Chain Event Management,Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),Product Technology

scm tag  Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template The Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 2550 features and functions found in Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions. This Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supply Chain Management (SCM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template: Demand Management Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1


Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. The

scm tag  of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1 Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s,  Manhattan Associates  was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors.  The Long Trail of Excellence The company was founded in 1990 in Manhattan Beach, California, Read More