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Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

simple forecasting scm  and standards such as simple object access protocol (SOAP) and extensible markup language (XML). These solutions allow open, real-time views into global information, as well as the ability to pinpoint and drill into key information, sensing deviations in business plans versus execution expectations (unplanned events).  Production and supply planning Today''s supply chain planning systems have significant advantages over the manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) systems of the past. These systems Read More

Inventory Management Technology Strategies for Distribution


Inventory has been—and continues to be—the lifeblood of the distribution marketplace. While many companies are slow to adopt new strategies and technologies, a growing number of distributors are leveraging inventory practices to improve key metrics like customer retention, gross margins, and inventory turns. Read these research survey findings to find out how you can make better inventory management technology decisions.

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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry


Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system developer J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently demand flow and lean manufacturing software solution from JCIT, might indicate some deep though process rather than a number of impulse initiatives from the past.

simple forecasting scm  prove to be a simple and effective way to integrate process-centric information from disparate systems, and possibly to subtly hijack the user base of other back-office systems, as elements of different vendors'' products should become interchangeable. Having garnered a deep set of integration capabilities, and many of the above features such as Intelligent Context Manager , might differentiate PeopleSoft within the enterprise portal market, where together with SAP , it remains at the forefront of ERP Read More

Quantum Retail: Challenging the "Enterprise Apps Establishment" and Retailers’ Mindset - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed typical issues that retailers face in their cutthroat competitive environment and concluded that traditionally available packaged retail enterprise applications are sub-optimal, provide only stovepipe views, and demand constant manual intervention by a highly sophisticated user. This is especially true in the case of handling ever-more

simple forecasting scm  due to our system’s simple and intuitive navigation, ease-of-setup (configuration), and exception-driven (i.e., via workflows and alerts) automation of complex operations. This leads to quick and simple implementations in fewer than 20 weeks, while the system’s light footprint means smaller investments, lower  total cost of ownership (TCO) , and quick  return on investment (ROI) . Hosted options are available, as mentioned earlier. Our six current customers that were mentioned in Part 1 have Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis


By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become more accurate. You can make an assumption on how much improvement might be possible. This part discusses the challenge of performing the data analysis.

simple forecasting scm  and linked. Using a simple fishbone diagram (see Figure 2), a few folks who know the business processes involved can probably identify symptoms and trace them to possible root causes. Naturally, a skilled facilitator (possibly a consultant) will help, but you can also learn by reading up on the idea 1 and by doing it. Figure 2. Cause and Effect (Ishikawa or fishbone) diagram with potential root causes marked with capital letter reason codes. Click here to view larger image Once the root causes have been Read More

Financial Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology


Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the next month, quarter or year, and be able to respond quickly when the actuals vary significantly from the forecast. Forecasting may be equal parts art and science, but the most dialed-in enterprises report using a solid, collaborative process for generating accurate forecasts.

simple forecasting scm  Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the next month, quarter or year, and be able to respond quickly when the actuals vary significantly from the forecast. Forecasting may be equal parts art and science, but the most dialed-in enterprises report using a solid, collaborative process for generating accurate forecasts. Read More

Driver-based Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data.

simple forecasting scm  based Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What''s missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data. Read More

Appreciative Inquiry: It’s Not Easy, But It Is Simple


We all know attorneys who do outstanding trial work but can’t keep associates. Some attorneys weave a tight and eloquent argument but can’t settle a case. There are also attorneys who are only interested in winning no matter what the cost to those involved. Many of them would greatly benefit from understanding and using a process called appreciative inquiry. Find out why.

simple forecasting scm  Easy, But It Is Simple We all know attorneys who do outstanding trial work but can’t keep associates. Some attorneys weave a tight and eloquent argument but can’t settle a case. There are also attorneys who are only interested in winning no matter what the cost to those involved. Many of them would greatly benefit from understanding and using a process called appreciative inquiry. Find out why. Read More

Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting in the New Economy


Although we're starting to see recovery from the recent economic crisis, market volatility is still a major factor influencing businesses to improve their financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. The keys to effective financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting are embodied by a best-in-class approach that carefully considers all factors, adaptive planning, and collaboration. Get the details in this report.

simple forecasting scm  Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting in the New Economy Although we''re starting to see recovery from the recent economic crisis, market volatility is still a major factor influencing businesses to improve their financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. The keys to effective financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting are embodied by a best-in-class approach that carefully considers all factors, adaptive planning, and collaboration. Get the details in this report. Read More

Retail SCM Software Trends and 2015 Predictions—Part One


TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at the trends that will shape the retail supply chain in 2015 in this two-part series based on discussions with JDA Software, Manhattan Associates, E2open, Logility, and other notable SCM software players over the past few months.

simple forecasting scm  SCM Software Trends and 2015 Predictions—Part One As it neared its end, 2014 has proven to be an interesting year for the retail (and general) supply chain management (SCM) software market, and 2015 should not be any less exciting. Things are starting out with the traditional National Retail Federation (NRF) BIG Show 2015 , just around the corner, January 11 to 14 in New York City.   I have had many conversations with resident experts at JDA Software, Manhattan Associates, E2open, Logility , and Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1


While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market. Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG, a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the

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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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TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report


This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting.

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