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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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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.

supply chain daily reaching sap  Visibility and Analytics Supply Chain Supply Network Visibility and Analytics If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) enables collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply network, empowering you to adapt your supply chain processes to an ever-changing competitive environment. Source : SAP Resources Related to Supply Chain : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Supply Read More

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act May Be Just the Tip of a Compliance Iceberg


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is not the only government regulation that enterprises must comply with. Several others make it imperative that appropriate enterprise resource planning and financial management systems provide comprehensive sets of financials and analytics capabilities to ensure compliance.

supply chain daily reaching sap  What They Mean for Supply Chain Management . Horizontal Versus Vertical Regulatory Requirements Apparently, many human resources (HR)-related regulations, in addition to the above mentioned financial reporting directives, are applicable across numerous industries, and most enterprises must abide by them. Included in the long list of such regulations are Equal Employee Opportunity (EEO); the patient privacy Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ([HIPAA], see HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Read More

SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting


With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS). It appears that the effort was worthwhile.

supply chain daily reaching sap  business processes across the supply chain including sales/distribution, order fulfillment, financials/accounting, business intelligence (BI), CRM, and e-procurement. Both products are available in well over twenty languages and can handle country-specific requirements relative to currencies, taxes, depreciation, and payment methods. The products are also reaching parity in terms of many industry-specific features that are designed to accommodate fashion industry operational complexity like: user Read More

Siemens PLM Tackles Product Costing




supply chain daily reaching sap  resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) realms. Several consulting firms have bought these types of solutions. I don''t know of any PLM providers with a very good costing solution, and neither does Oleg Shilovitsky . Dassault Systèmes has ENOVIA X-BOM Cost Analytics and SolidWorks Costing , while PTC has Windchill Cost . SAP has said that it was going to use the multi-faceted SAP HANA in-memory analytics for product costing in late 2012—the first product offering related to HANA and Read More

Stalled Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 3: Market Impact


Oracle remains a true IT powerhouse with fingers in many pies other than databases, such as application servers, and development tools, which ranks it as an enterprise infrastructure provider, together with SAP, IBM at a higher and, and Microsoft at the lower end of the market. However, Oracle may be getting very uncomfortable with how its protracted disappointing revenue results (possible the worst in a decade) jeopardizes its No. 2 position in the applications market. It seemed all but inconceivable over a year ago that PeopleSoft could be so close to snatching the No. 2 position from Oracle.

supply chain daily reaching sap  is also a considerable supply chain management (SCM) suite covering demand planning, supply chain planning (SCP), supply chain event management (SCEM), and inventory optimization. Moreover, the portfolio also caters for collaborative business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce, across the holistic supply chain for buying/selling and product development, all through Oracle Internet Exchange suite, which also includes aspects of product lifecycle management (PLM). Overall, it involves 135 totally integrated Read More

SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons


In a move designed to increase its presence in enterprise portals and integrated business intelligence, SAP AG has announced an agreement to purchase TopTier Software for approximately $400 million USD in cash. TopTier’s products are already integrated with SAP’s mySAP Workplace, so the acquisition should be painless and have little negative effect on SAP’s 2001 earnings per share.

supply chain daily reaching sap  portal, customer relationship management, supply chain management and marketplace sectors. This acquisition strengthens SAP''s leadership in the enterprise portal market and increases SAP''s ability to broaden its user base. The acquisition will also provide SAP with a strong engineering staff experienced in the portal market and a large installed base of enterprise customers, including Daimler Chrysler , Hewlett Packard , GMAC , Universal Studios and Wells Fargo Bank . According to the vendor, the TopTier Read More

SAP Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions


SAP recently announced the general availability of the 9.1 versions of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes.

supply chain daily reaching sap  Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions SAP recently announced the general availability of the 9.1 versions of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes. Read More

SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

supply chain daily reaching sap  markets, such as e-Business, supply chain management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It has even abandoned its proverbial stubborn policy of only developing functionally superior software in-house. To that end, SAP has become more focused on partnerships and working with other vendors that specialize in e-business software. The recent partnerships with Yahoo ! and Ascential Software along with recently renewed wedding vows with Commerce One speak in that regard. Possibly tarnishing this Read More

Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design


Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities.

supply chain daily reaching sap  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More

SAP for the Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations


Using the SAP ERP Chemicals Packaged Solution may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning system for the prospective user company, and if the prepackaged business processes are a suitable fit.

supply chain daily reaching sap  (see WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals ), or with a chemicals-focused logistics prospective partner such as Odyssey Logistics . User Recommendations Mid-market chemicals companies searching for enterprise systems should certainly put SAP and its burgeoning consulting, development, and implementation service partners on their list. SAP Best Practices for Chemicals is a strong, free-of-charge foundation for partner templates, new installations, and global rollouts. It 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.

supply chain daily reaching sap  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 Read More

Business Suite 4 SAP HANA: The New Simplified SAP


TEC's principal BI analyst Jorge Garcia delves into SAP’s recent release of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), one of the most important releases in years for SAP. A totally new SAP ERP suite especially designed to take full advantage of HANA, S/4HANA exploits HANA’s high performance and real-time capabilities, and promises to deliver tangible business and technical simplification, as well as a radical new design and user experience. But deployment may be tricky for some adopters, as S/4's HANA-based design challenges SAP's traditional platform independence.

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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Four: SAP and A2i


The A2i acquisition will in the short term bring together two complementary e-commerce products that should help retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers manage and sell their products to other companies and customers on-line.

supply chain daily reaching sap  the organization and its supply chain. This is Part Four of a five-part note. Parts One and Two detailed the event summary. Part Three discussed the market impact. Part Five will cover challenges and make user recommendations. The A2i Advantage To that end, A2i''s xCat utility extends beyond mere product data, since users can define any kind of data on the A2i system. Founded in 1993, A2i (standing for analog to interactive ) initially designed and built turnkey electronic catalogs, which were first Read More

Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

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SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

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