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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 Apptricity


Apptricity's supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity's applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate company-mandated or regulatory-mandated compliance.  

support supply chain diagram  value chain. Apptricity''s applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate company-mandated or regulatory-mandated compliance. Read More

Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk


As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is gaining prominence in boardrooms, many companies do not yet fully comprehend the risks they face. But understanding risk is the first step to managing it—and using the right IT tools can help. Learn what steps you can take to better address your supply chain risks.

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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.

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Global Supply Chain Collaboration


The Global Supply Chain Collaboration Suite supports collaborative work processes at the points along the supply chain where retail trading partners interact. The product is intended to support areas where communication, information visibility, and joint goal setting are requirements for both parties. Agentrics Supplier Performance Management is a web-based solution that provides a way for companies to track business performance metrics and collaborate with trading partners to improve performance. The solution enables a collaborative process of performance benchmarking, measurement, and improvement to help retailers and their trading partners.  

support supply chain diagram  product is intended to support areas where communication, information visibility, and joint goal setting are requirements for both parties. Agentrics Supplier Performance Management is a web-based solution that provides a way for companies to track business performance metrics and collaborate with trading partners to improve performance. The solution enables a collaborative process of performance benchmarking, measurement, and improvement to help retailers and their trading partners. Read More

Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge


The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use—and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.

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Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


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ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend.

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Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options


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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.

support supply chain diagram  location of personnel to support service demands. This can include on-site, co-managed personnel at the customer site. Logistics transportation and reverse logistics Transportation planning and execution has a significant role to play in the service supply chain. As in traditional models, there is always a trade-off in time and cost between fixed assets and delivery responsiveness in serving customers. Dynamic repair needs such as emergency breakdowns in remote settings can exacerbate delivery problems. Read More

Supply Chain Execution Suite


RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions help ensure flawless execution, visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to enable the consistent flow of goods from raw materials to finished products in the hands of buyers. The comprehensive and collaborative portfolio of RedPrairie supply chain and retail solution lines includes Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Enterprise Workforce Management, Enterprise Store Operations, All-Channel Commerce, and Visibility & Performance Management.  

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support supply chain diagram  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 Read More

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support supply chain diagram  The IT infrastructure that supports lean will vary by vertical. The shorter the supply chain, the simpler it is to gain agreement on the distribution of costs and benefits across the supply chain. For example, certain process industries with one-to-many bills of laden should be able to incorporate lean principles rapidly. However, a multitude of retail outlets can somewhat complicate the collection of demand and forecasting data. Demand-driven supply network infrastructure requires a cohesive approach. Read More