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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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RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

scm things supply chain managers  pundits saying BI in SCM is moving from historical to predictive analytics is really misleading because the purpose of BI has always been to use historical data to predict the future. Why else would you bother? What we think is that more timely data (what we call inline) will more accurately reflect what is happening right now. This makes predictions more accurate. PJ: What is your mobility strategy (technology and platforms supported)? Has mobility become the factor in your market segments? RP: At 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

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

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

What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?


Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small vendors have assumed new names and personas to better differentiate their offerings in the marketplace.

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Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed


Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. ChainLink Research’s new 3D approach provides a useful framework for evaluating supply chain solutions.

scm things supply chain managers  program. For any technology-enabled SCM transformation, we need to look at several key variables or dimensions which are critical to achieving a required business outcome. Figure 2 below shows the three key dimensions: Figure 2 SCM Process Functionality : What business functionality and workflows does the product have? Delivery Architecture : How is that functionality delivered? Do I need to install the system at my premises? Or is it web-enabled, third party hosted, etc.? Domain Knowledge : How much can Read More

Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain


Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean methodology, you can proceed through your supply chain transformation to become effectively lean.

scm things supply chain managers  and supply chain management (SCM) infrastructure. The prevailing attitude in a company that is adopting lean must be, we''re all in this together . The adoption of lean manufacturing tools and concepts requires much more that just bolting on a new technology application. Synergy with existing business applications is mandatory to achieve success. Traditional push -type scheduling with phased pull -type replenishment must coexist during the transition to a lean environment. With this said, coexistence Read More

Supply Chain Portfolio 2004


Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

scm things supply chain managers  gone some distance in SCM, but there are still big problems to solve . You are planning a new fab, or opening in a new market. These are huge plays, so companies still want to get Demand right. Investments in supply cost a lot! End-users endeavor to try new ways to solve some of these basic problems, even if it takes a sliver off, solving 10% of the problem. Iteratively, smart companies keep at it and keep improving. I recently read some advice in a magazine that told users to dust off their old ROI model Read More

Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment


The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

scm things supply chain managers  laid out by the SCM vendors, these same companies have the opportunity to move on and maintain their lead. Acquisition of or merger with SCP vendors remains the most expedient method for ERP and other vendors to add these capabilities to their suites. Although i2 and Manugistics could arguably be placed outside the best-of-breed category due to expansions of their product suites, such as e-procurement and CRM, their core expertise remains centered in SCP. Additions to their suites should be encouraged as Read More

Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared


Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

scm things supply chain managers  company with TEC''s free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You''ll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn''t always matter—find out which SCM solutions work best for you: Full-featured SCM comparisons . Warehouse management system (WMS) comparisons . Transportation management system (TMS) comparisons . ERP for distribution 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...

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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

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 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.

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