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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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Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage


To gain a competitive advantage, manufacturing companies that sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy that provides more options using fewer resources. Learn about the two interrelated phases of a configurability strategy: developing the product—which emphasizes the essential functionality of a product configurator—and executing the lead-to-order (LTO) process in a lean manufacturing environment.

support scm strategy  IT systems that can support development of configuration, pricing, and complete documentation over a typically iterative proposal cycle; for example, electrical distribution systems. Configurability Strategy: Introduction For companies selling complex products with a multitude of options and variations, developing unique, customized product configurations '' without a product configurator '' is a tedious and error prone process. With a poorly structured product database, identifying a valid configuration Read More

Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 2: Strategy


During the last few years, Made2Manage has evolved from a vendor of traditional MRP/ERP software to a provider of ‘one-stop-shop’ enterprise business applications.

support scm strategy  SQL , now with support for multi-site manufacturing (integrating production, finance, engineering, sales, HR and quality control measures across multiple operations) and some enhanced financial capabilities. Other key new features include progress billing for project-orientated industries and multi-dimensional inventory management (see Made2Manage Offers New Functionality And A VIP Treatment ). 2001 product extensions would include M2M Synchronizer (that utilizes a combination of optimization and Theory Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy


It appears as though SAP feels confident now that its software solutions outside of its core ERP can stand on their own and attract new customers.

support scm strategy  supplier communications, workflow efficiencies, support of most types of procurement, integration with collaborative planning and engineering and browser and wireless access. SCM - Through SAP Solutions Subsidiary  After years of wavering, SAP''s SCM software, as well as CRM and PLM software seem to be catching up with the functionality of niche specialists. While SAP''s aspirations of selling these as standalone point solutions are still going to face fierce pure-players competition, SAP can at least Read More

Mid-Market Strategy: International Enterprise Solutions


Adonix marks its strategy with two catchwords: "growth" and "independence". It has carefully assessed and added acquisitions to broaden Adonix X3 suite's functional scope, licenses and services; and continues nurture internal development with its own resources.

support scm strategy  incremental migration and concurrent support remains. Since mid-2002 when version 1.34 emerged, Adonix X3 has been a Web-native ERP solution designed for mid-sized companies. Its functionality includes fully integrated manufacturing, such as routing, bills of material (BOM), product configurator, master planning schedule (MPS) and MRP; costing; quality control; shop floor control (SFC), and capacity planning; distribution, including purchasing, sales, inventory management, and replenishment; and Read More

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).

support scm strategy  Service Parts Warehousing capabilities support all warehousing processes, including inbound and outbound processing, distribution, and storage. Service Parts Fulfillment helps to efficiently market and sell highly profitable service parts, maximize operational efficiency, and reduce transactional costs for high-volume parts orders. The offering also helps manage reverse logistics, including returns, repairs, refurbishments, resale/remarketing, and disposal of parts to decrease returns and extract value Read More

A Modern Approach to Improving Customer Support


As products become more complex and customer expectations continue to rise, service and support become increasingly difficult. So how can service and support managers transcend these problems and use each customer interaction to build customer loyalty and drive service leveraged revenue? By empowering customers with Web 2.0 technology and enabling users to manage their own experiences. Find out how.

support scm strategy  Approach to Improving Customer Support As products become more complex and customer expectations continue to rise, service and support become increasingly difficult. So how can service and support managers transcend these problems and use each customer interaction to build customer loyalty and drive service leveraged revenue? By empowering customers with Web 2.0 technology and enabling users to manage their own experiences. Find out how. Read More

Compaq Partners with Red Hat in Linux Support Deal


Compaq Computer Corp. and Red Hat, Inc. announced that Compaq will provide call center support for the Red Hat Linux operating system.

support scm strategy  Red Hat in Linux Support Deal Compaq Partners with Red Hat in Linux Support Deal R.A. Krause - October 20th, 1999 Event Summary October 18, 1999 Red Hat (R), Inc., the leading provider of open source Linux-based operating system (OS) solutions (>65% of market) and Compaq Computer Corp. today expanded their strategic partnership to provide call center support for worldwide users of the Official Red Hat Linux OS. Under the agreement, Compaq''s Customer Services organization, which serves hundreds of Read More

Positioning Starts With A Message Strategy


In business-to-business (B2B) software marketing, you'll get little debate about the importance of positioning. Yet few B2B software companies do it well, thus failing to set themselves apart from their competitors. There are many reasons for this void, and this column will help fill one big one by describing the business process of creating effective, compelling message strategies for your products or services.

support scm strategy  and three, carefully chosen, support points. All four address key target market problems by stating a benefit, such as, why the target buyer should care about your product, service or company. A message strategy can be extremely detailed and is like a recipe for all marketing communication. Follow the recipe, stirring the ingredients and taste testing as you go, and voil, you''ve got a dish that''s hard to resist. The Positioning Statement Your positioning statement becomes the central idea and theme Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

support scm strategy  release of ION will support various platforms including Microsoft Windows and Linux/UNIX systems.   However, leveraging the Microsoft relationship, Infor is able to deliver an attractive packaging for these applications with Windows/SQL Server, with strong pricing, professional services organization (PSO) knowledge center, performance and benchmarking reports, native installers, priority certification, etc. This will benefit a high proportion of our midmarket customers who already run Microsoft Read More

Infor SCM


Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems.    

support scm strategy  SCM Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems. Read More

ITO: IT Infrastructure Support Services


Softtek's IT infrastructure support services are offered as a managed solution aimed to ensure technical infrastructure availability, accessibility, and dependability. Through service-level agreement (SLA)-driven engagements, Softtek delivers offshore infrastructure support services, including the following: desktop support (L1, L2), network and server administration, security administration, assets management, and telephony support.  

support scm strategy  IT Infrastructure Support Services Softtek''s IT infrastructure support services are offered as a managed solution aimed to ensure technical infrastructure availability, accessibility, and dependability. Through service-level agreement (SLA)-driven engagements, Softtek delivers offshore infrastructure support services, including the following: desktop support (L1, L2), network and server administration, security administration, assets management, and telephony support. Read More

Breakthrough Performance Management: Tying Performance Metrics to Business Strategy


For many organizations, there is a disconnect between strategy and day-to-day activities. Strategy, resources, and risks are discussed at the executive level, but day-to-day activities and performance metrics are not connected to them. As a result, organizations can measure performance, but can’t manage it. The key to breakthrough performance management is tying performance metrics, resources, and risks to strategic objectives.

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Taking Multilingual Support to the Next Level


Product managers in product companies are trying to develop applications that support multilingual functionality. Multinational corporations use multilingual software applications in order to increase their productivity and in some cases meet compliance regulations.

support scm strategy  Multilingual Support to the Next Level Taking Multilingual Support to the Next Level Ketharaman Swaminathan - August 17, 2009 Traditionally, multilingual software applications and Web sites allowed users to select a language from a list containing multiple languages at the set-up and log-in stage. The language was then installed and displayed on all screens, menus, and help text. That sufficed when the application''s use was confined to a single language at a time. With the increasing globalization Read More

Enterprise Strategy Group


Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated IT research, analysis, and strategy firm.

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Aligning Information Technology with Corporate Strategy


Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of reviewing proposed IT investments will allow an enterprise to understand this alignment, and prioritize investments.

support scm strategy  that leveraged a decision support tool. Tom Stokes, chief executive officer (CEO) of Tree Top, Inc. , was clear on their corporate objectives: ongoing improvement to customer service revenue growth growth in return on equity Tree Top had decided it was time to replace their existing software. The software had served the company well for years. But the evolution of the business, the need to upgrade business processes, and their desire to meet the demands of their customers suggested that their software Read More