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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 Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains


Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite applications will create business process solutions that follow the current trend toward integrated suites of best-of-breed applications.

support supply chain model  tight coupling between decision support and execution systems is required in order to reduce cycle times, which translates into increased performance. Network Logistics 4.1 , the current generally available suite, addresses the critical service supply chain issues via rapid trading partner integration; n-tier supply chain coordination; global supply and demand visibility; order and forecast collaboration; real-time sense and respond capabilities; predictive, exception-based event management; and supply Read More

Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

support supply chain model  longer available. The current support person doesn''t know the model well enough to single-handedly diagnose the problem. The planner or scheduler who shows up in the morning has to manually issue schedules while assisting the outside provider in diagnosing the problem over the phone. Recommendations Evaluate each component of the supply chain (manufacturing, planning, and logistics) separately to determine whether the best course of action is outsourcing, or maintaining in-house expertise. Assess which ac Read More

Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS, to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating supply chain management criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of i2 Technologies, Manugistics, Aspen Technology, Logility, and Adexa.

support supply chain model  and benefits from strong support from standards organizations like VICS (Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards), primarily geared toward the retail industry and to a lesser extent, RosettaNet which focuses on developing many other business-to-business standards. CPFR is emerging from its pilot phase with the help of proponents like retailers Kmart, Wal-Mart, and Sports Authority as well as consulting firms like Andersen Consulting. Several supply chain management and ERP vendors have recognized the Read More

The Essential Supply Chain


Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The reasons: First, traditional ERP systems lack the advanced planning tools necessary for companies to respond to an increasingly competitive business environment. Second, advances in computing power and data transmission enable disparate entities to communicate efficiently and at a low cost. Finally, vendors have observed the complementary nature of SCM and ERP and are engaged in consolidation of their product suites.

support supply chain model  forecasting, and other decision support technology. Supply chain management solutions have arrived as essential components for companies seeking to establish and maintain a successful business. 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 model  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

Supply Chain Management 101


I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to Newsletter archives), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including

support supply chain model  • Select vendors that support appropriate transportation management for your region or globally. • Evaluate collaboration environments and relationship terms and details for partners within your supply chain. • Ensure the technology integrates across multiple enterprises, in a way that is appropriate for your environment. 7 Benefits of SCM Selecting the right SCM system can help get you on the right track. 1. Increase your top-line profit growth through supplier collaboration 2. Increase the Read More

The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility


Visibility continues to take center stage among many supply chain issues—as it has for more than a few years and is likely to for the foreseeable future. But what is this visibility issue, and why does it continue to be such an elusive goal for many companies to achieve? TEC Senior SCM Analyst Bob Eastman answers these questions and offers up some ideas on how to gain greater visibility into your company’s supply chain.

support supply chain model  have to construct and support healthy and responsible supply chains, and anticipate, sense, and be able to respond to disruption of any kind in the supply chain. Given how much attention has been paid to, and how much technology and innovation that the technology community is committing to, visibility, it is a wonder, then, that this remains such an unsatisfied goal for so many companies. Or is it? Visibility is relatively easy to talk about in the supplier context. Visibility, however, extends up and Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

support supply chain model  how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information technology now make it more feasible for distributors to adopt these tools such as supply chain management software. This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the relief offered through supply chain software. This is Part Two of a three-part note. Part One defined the Challenge faced by wholesale Read More

What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?


Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.

support supply chain model  the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? User enterprises are becoming more aware of how software vendors'' support and maintenance (S&M) agreements affect their bottom lines, and many are not particularly pleased with what they see. For a definition of the problem, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? and Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s Best Kept Secret ? It might be useful at this point to explain, at a very high Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

support supply chain model  The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More

SAP Rounds Out Collaborative Supply Chain Management


SAP recently announced the cloud edition of SAP Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO), rounding out the company's collaborative supply chain offerings. This solution aims to provide companies with visibility into supply side trading partners and a single interface for managing the advanced supply chain needs of critical, high-value supply side partners.

support supply chain model  The tools, services, and support (24x7, multiple languages, etc.) have traditionally been a major gap in enterprise resource planning (ERP) portals. These offerings are filling that gap to ensure more suppliers are onboarded faster.   While some pundits might point to the issue of poor adoption of SNC and the principal use of Ariba for indirect procurement, SAP’s announcement highlights the need for end-to-end SCO. It is important that customers can generate multiple scenarios to test the financial Read More

Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model


Find out about the advantages of SaaS inreport, Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model.

support supply chain model  need for IT and support staff SaaS represents an efficient, cost-effective alternative to traditional ERP systems. Discover how SaaS can help your manufacturing operation cut costs and operate more efficiently. Download your PDF copy of Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Read More

Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain


Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning capabilities that have been given new relevance with the advent of B2B collaboration.

support supply chain model  information technology that can support multi-site optimization. We expect other vendors to begin showcasing existing multi-site functionality as well as launching new offerings. User Recommendations Although products such as eSyte Supply Chain are available today, users should make sure they can truly optimize the critical manufacturing and distribution processes across their business partners. The meaning of the word optimize has been diluted thanks to misuse in corporate press releases and marketing Read More

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.

support supply chain model  this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More