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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

Optimize Internal Supply Chain


The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line users in a simple and workable format is a new measure of information technology (IT) performance.

support supply chain diagram  to exchange information in support of the flow of goods through the internal supply chain itself that is key to true effectiveness – as demand informs production which in turn informs supply, so too does the information flow that supports all these processes. Applications that enable collaboration must be tightly integrated in order to be successful. Production/3 System and our implementation methodology enables organizations to create Lean Manufacturing. It is instituted through continuous improvement 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.

support supply chain diagram  solutions designed specifically to support highly effective supply chains without the need to implement highly complex solutions. Demand Solutions: An Alternative to the Supply Chain Double Bind Demand Management approaches the above issues of supply chain complexity by providing a suite of tools that is intended to allow companies to optimize their supply chain in a manner that combines comprehensive supply chain management capabilities with the ability to leverage expert knowledge and experience in a 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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Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain


Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply chains. As with the international economies they serve, global supply chains are interwoven and inextricably linked to one another. For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the

support supply chain diagram  are not extending project support professionals. (Professional, Scientific & Technical Services) Business down significantly! Discretionary spending disappearing. (Arts, Entertainment & Recreation) To illustrate the global vulnerability of the global supply chain, the World Economic Forum (an international think tank not particularly well known as a source for SCM information) in its 2008 global risk document cited supply chain vulnerability as one of the key global risks in 2008 . Additional Factors t Read More

Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how.

support supply chain diagram  are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More

Cutting IT and Application Support Costs


With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company goals will be needed. But the reward is clear—a highly effective workforce that makes fewer costly mistakes, and has a vastly reduced reliance on your Help Desk.

support supply chain diagram  IT and Application Support Costs With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company Read More

Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

support supply chain diagram  Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Outsourcing Creates Supply Chain Visibility Challenges Most manufacturers today outsource some aspects of their manufacturing operations to third-party specialists. And, to realize cost advantages and open new markets, manufacturers have Read More

Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision


Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using enterprise response management to manage events and responses as they occur and align results at the point-of-action.

support supply chain diagram  is typically used to support integrated supply chain planning, usually in a centralized fashion. In other manufacturing environments, like make-to-order and build-to-order scenarios, integrated SCP is supported by a vendor''s manufacturing planning and production scheduling modules. SCP vendors have strived to develop applications to plan each functional area, and to synchronize planning, so that multiple plans across the enterprise could be simultaneously developed. At the same time, integration with Read More

Industry Support in WCM


If you're looking for web content management systems (WCM), I have some stats that might help you key into the features you'd expect to come standard. Here is how vendors offering web content management systems support the functionality in our model of WCM systems. These stats are based on the averages of 11441 product functionality ratings of the vendors published within our WCM knowledge

support supply chain diagram  Support in WCM If you''re looking for web content management systems (WCM), I have some stats that might help you key into the features you''d expect to come standard. Here is how vendors offering web content management systems support the functionality in our model of WCM systems. These stats are based on the averages of 11441 product functionality ratings of the vendors published within our WCM knowledge base. We model WCM systems on a hierarchy of functionality within the following categories. Read More

Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop


Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like Facebook and Twitter are being increasingly used in a new, flexible supply chain cycle. Read this article to learn how two very different companies are taking advantage of the unique contribution social media can make to the dynamic supply and demand loop.

support supply chain diagram  on customer service and support, in particular, so you can potentially identify problems more quickly and then take corrective action,” he explains. The other piece, Dominy adds, is taking that same kind of insight, what’s happening in the social context and feeding that back into your product development process so they can innovate or change a product. Dominy says the cost savings associated with cloud-based supply chain management can be very attractive to companies, both large and small. But Read More

Tackling the International Supply Chain


Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers' and retailers' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money spent managing suppliers to ensure inventory levels are maintained will be optimized

support supply chain diagram  use TradeBeam''s CIM to support multiple customers. Having garnered this astute solution and install base, TradeBeam has given a pause to the automotive-focused archrivals like Infor Automotive , SupplyWorks , QAD , (with its eQ and MFGx.net supply visualization collaborative offerings), SAP (which largely partners with SupplyOn ), or Glovia . While there are certainly many others that sell similar products, many of these systems are never implemented because there is no one in the buying company that Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line


Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an uninformed decision. Part four discusses the difficulty in predicting the future.

support supply chain diagram  in software applications that support supply chain management. At least four hurdles face those seeking to make a timely, but intelligent decision. Reliable predictions of ROI will continue to evade decision-makers who react to these challenges with the responses we have studied here. However, if you do not succumb to that temptation, some careful analysis can provide information that will guide your software investment strategy. About the Author    MARK WELLS has extensive experience on many aspects Read More

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The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI.

support supply chain diagram  Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI. Read More

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LLamasoft has introduced SupplyChainGuru.com, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) supply chain design application, to help companies manage large data sets, create supply chain models, run what-if scenarios, and collaborate with stakeholders.

support supply chain diagram  Ushers In SaaS Supply Chain Design Platform LLamasoft, Inc. , a provider of supply chain design solutions allowing companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize, and simulate their supply chain networks , recently introduced SupplyChainGuru.com , a software-as-a-service (SaaS) supply chain design application. While network design has traditionally been an annual if not even rarer project, with volatility and change the new business norm, companies must now continuously redesign Read More