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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

search forecast accuracy scm  and priorities. These algorithms search all of the available resources (machines, labor, suppliers, available time, etc.) and match them with the demand, in order to generate replenishment orders. This is in contrast to the so-called fast material resource planning (MRP) function (or response management, if you will), which has to do some post-processing to try to smooth out the “mountains” (capacity or material peaks) into the “valleys” to respect constraints, so it is not a quality executable Read More

Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

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ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management


Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to increase inventory visibility while driving down inventory costs. Learn how these kinds of inventory management initiatives can help your company strengthen customer relationships, bargain for better terms with suppliers, and generate more profitable growth.

search forecast accuracy scm  Specific —Endries began the search for a vendor and application that met every requirement along its path of continual growth. We conducted an extensive review of five different software suppliers, says Fischer, and Infor came to the forefront on several important points. For one, the company had a solid base of employees and showed every indication it would be with us throughout the years. We wanted to make sure that our software backer was going to support us for the long haul because we were Read More

Confronting Core Global Trade Problems: Order, Shipment, and Financial Settlement


TradeBeam has been striving to distinguish itself by offering more than order and shipment tracking. It aims to improve the management of core global trade activities: order, shipment, and financial settlement.

search forecast accuracy scm  basic, extended, and parametric search capabilities, and standard and reverse bill of material (BOM) and product kits searches. The suite also manages cross-border legal and commercial documentation to coordinate with certifying authorities and to synchronize and reconcile commercial documentation. Product flow from the distribution center or warehouse is managed through collaborative inventory management. TradeBeam''s Control Global Shipments suite facilitates the fulfillment of international orders by Read More

J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now


On March 5, J.D. Edwards reported financial results for Q1 2001. Although the company posted a symbolic profit, the revenue decline begs the question why the company seems to be in a doldrums at the same time when its competitors seem to be upbeat.

search forecast accuracy scm  business model change, soul searching, staff departures and the shift of the company''s focus. In its attempt to shed the image of a traditional ERP vendor, J.D. Edwards has focused on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications, much of them coming from 3rd parties. The company has also differentiated itself from competitors by embedding Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) into its OneWorld Xe product through its XPI integration layer. The idea - to spare customers from investing in Read More

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

search forecast accuracy scm  below, but can be researched and evaluated according to your functional and business process requirements at http://scm.technologyevaluation.com/ . Consona Consona has a variety of SCM software product suites according to industry and need. All of Consona’s products are developed with years of industry expertise, knowledge, and experience. Consona software products are constantly revamped to meet customer requirements. Consona products are easy to navigate and use, and provide strong security features Read More

5 Ways to Effectively use Social Media to Conduct Your Job Search


In Using Social Media Tools for Recruiting Talent, I discussed how more and more businesses today are using social media tools for attracting and finding the right person to fill a position. This current post will focus on the job seeker. It’s no secret that the last few years has seen unemployment rates rise well above the norm. In fact, recent numbers show that—while things are slowly getting

search forecast accuracy scm  to Conduct Your Job Search In Using Social Media Tools for Recruiting Talent , I discussed how more and more businesses today are using social media tools for attracting and finding the right person to fill a position. This current post will focus on the job seeker. It’s no secret that the last few years has seen unemployment rates rise well above the norm. In fact, recent numbers show that—while things are slowly getting better—many in the market for a job are still struggling to find work. It’s Read More

Why Enterprise Application Search Is Crucial to Your ERP System


Enterprise applications become easier to use with the addition of powerful search capabilities. There is a distinction to be made, however, between stand-alone search tools and true enterprise application search that is built into and tightly integrated within an application.

search forecast accuracy scm  Enterprise Application Search Is Crucial to Your ERP System Originally published - July 27, 2007 There are some points in history that are pivotal for societies and economies, and we are at one of these points right now. As the enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology that we use in our businesses has become more powerful and complex, the ability to simplify and find information in these massive data stores has become more critical. We are now at the crossroads where the technology that solves Read More

Search Engines Used to Attack Databases


Hackers have recently started to use search engines to find web-facing database interfaces that can be used to mount attacks on databases placed behind a firewall. This is a significant new development, completely exposing previously “protected” databases to outside attack. In fact, an attacker can data mine any of the commonly used search engines to find target databases to attack.

search forecast accuracy scm  recently started to use search engines to find web-facing database interfaces that can be used to mount attacks on databases placed behind a firewall. This is a significant new development, completely exposing previously “protected” databases to outside attack. In fact, an attacker can data mine any of the commonly used search engines to find target databases to attack. Read More

Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM)


The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce inventory, increase the transaction speed by exchanging data in real time, and increase sales by implementing customer requirements more efficiently. Through the use of portals, Macola ERP SCM users can collaborate with customers and see a real-time view of activity across the organization. It starts with the ability to accurately forecast customer demands, and continues with effective planning and scheduling of the flow of materials through the enterprise, to assure on-time delivery and maximum discounts from suppliers. The vendor's solutions enable users to track orders from beginning to end, right out to the customer. And users can make changes on the fly. All corporate information is located in one database, saving employees valuable time when looking for information. Drill-down reporting and analysis is at your fingertips, keeping the process running smoothly. Users can manage customer expectations by providing realistic product delivery dates based on actual and planned material availability, current production capacity, and vendor lead times. Exact provides the tools to evaluate options for expediting materials or adding capacity to meet a requested date, or to propose alternate delivery options when it is not possible to meet the customer’s requested date. Out-of-stocks and excess inventory can be avoided through recommended job and purchase order processes. Users can purchase materials “just-in-time” relative to the live production schedule.  

search forecast accuracy scm  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM) The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce Read More

Simple SCM Document Exchange


Abrica.net is a "software-as-service" collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply "print" it to the Abrica printer.

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Extending BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively


Business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics use different means but can be applied together to improve the decision process at all levels of an organization. By increasing the ability to monitor and analyze data and generate predictions, BI and predictive analytics can help an organization gain proactive control of its business. TEC analyst JorgeGarcía explains how.

search forecast accuracy scm  BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively Business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics use different means but can be applied together to improve the decision process at all levels of an organization. By increasing the ability to monitor and analyze data and generate predictions, BI and predictive analytics can help an organization gain proactive control of its business. TEC analyst JorgeGarcía explains how. Read More

Lucrative but "Risky" Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM


The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and replacement parts.

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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 work together to improve their supply chain performance by continuously solving real problems with better information. The transaction, valued at approximately $34 million in total (more than three times icon-scm’s revenues), represents an

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