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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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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 across the US struggle to cope with the inadequacies of the current globalized supply chain model. Learn five reasons why current supply chain models are flawed and how you can use a new architecture to balance supply chain risk, globalized sourcing, and economics.

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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now


If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain management software should be postponed. If you do have some pain in one or more of these areas, then you can follow the concepts in this article to understand the potential of supply chain management software to fix the cause of the pain and improve your bottom line. This part discusses the challenge of limited time to perform analysis.

scm things supply chain managers  a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real challenges make such perfect information elusive. Commonly, executives meet these challenges with responses Read More

Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network


To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These “pull” (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional “push” environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.

scm things supply chain managers  SAP NetWeaver'' platform, mySAP SCM leverages emerging technologies and real-worldaware practices to transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential steps into ASCNs. In these networks, commu nities of customer-focused companies share knowledge and resources and adjust intelligently and profitably to changing market conditions. To Learn More For more information about how SAP software can help your transportation organization transform and integrate its IT systems for flexible, streamlined Read More

Retail SCM Software Trends and 2015 Predictions—Part Two


In this second post of his 2015 retail supply chain trends and predictions series, P.J. Jakovljevic examines the changing role of the retail store, what role inventory optimization plays in omnichannel, and transportation policy optimization.

scm things supply chain managers  happen in the retail SCM realm with regards to some of today’s big “buzz word” topics—omni-channel, mobility, integrated planning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data. In this second part, I’ll examine the changing role of the retail store, what role inventory optimization plays in omnichannel, and transportation policy optimization.     The Changing Role of the Retail Store A retail store can now operate as a link in a supply chain, essentially being a mini-warehouse—receiving Read More

Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

scm things supply chain managers  extended supply chain. mySAP SCM enables companies to transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential steps into an adaptive supply chain network. In such a network, communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies can share knowledge to intelligently adapt to changing market conditions and proactively respond to shorter, less-predictable life cycles. mySAP SCM helps companies manage the complex and multifaceted modern supply chain by aligning and synchronizing operations with Read More

The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain.

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Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service.

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Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain optimization modules allow organizations to design the best-fit (optimal) supply chain by time, cost, and other factors--to create responsive and lean supply chains.

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Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition


To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks.

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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 adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

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3 HCM Things in 2015


TEC's HCM analyst Raluca Druta looks ahead to 2015 and three major areas of change and growth happening within human capital management (HCM) approaches and technology.

scm things supply chain managers  HCM Things in 2015 Big Data Needs Learning Learning will become a much-needed complement to big data. According to a recently released study by SYSPRO , for many midsize manufacturing companies big data is just “noise.” The survey found that “96.3% of the respondents find Big Data messaging to be either difficult to understand or only somewhat understandable.” Many software vendors are incorporating big data into their products, but it seems not many companies—other than Fortune 500s—are Read More

TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide


This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this industry, and the innovation and technology that are driving change.

scm things supply chain managers  today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this industry, and the innovation and technology that are driving change. Read More

Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report


The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

scm things supply chain managers  the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

Brain of Supply Chain System


Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software tools that plan, monitor, and control supply chain activities and control them.

scm things supply chain managers  the other hand, specialized SCM systems (the ones that pride themselves to be different from the SCM part of traditional ERP systems) try to come closer to close the gap between supply side activities and demand side activities. The limitation here is that, they do not have enough intelligence or flexibility to cope with the tremendous amount of data, activities, and other considerations which are part of today''s big businesses. CRM systems are just one part of the equation in that they only take care of Read More

Successful Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain


Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can start losing hold of the critical basics that make them work and, just as importantly, that help the companies using the supply chain meet their own objectives. It is important, therefore, to keep a list of ‘supply chain basics’ handy and continually monitor your supply chain with these underlying principles in mind.

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