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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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Inovis MESH Framework for Dial Tone Business Communities


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supports supply chain visibility design inovis  This familiar, low-cost approach supports asynchronous messaging such as EDI. Event-driven - The option of choice for companies with timing issues imposed by their business needs. With event-driven integration, the customer or Inovis can initiate a data-transfer session easily. Typically, the presence of data--the event --triggers a connection and the transfer of information. Real time - For many new interfaces such as Web Services, the customer provides a request/response interaction with trading Read More

Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field


Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The acquisition of Formation Systems and Geac can only fuel Infor growth.

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Merging Disparate IT Systems and Exploiting Multichannels


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mySAP® - Supply Chain Management


This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful.

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EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


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supports supply chain visibility design inovis  Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary EXE Technologies recently announced an agreement with IBM to combine strategy, marketing, sales, and development forces. The Dallas based supply chain execution (SCE) vendor is the latest in a growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE''s flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and Read More

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Successful Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map


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supports supply chain visibility design inovis  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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supports supply chain visibility design inovis  This solution and methodology supports situations in which the ECAD solution has not been tightly integrated with Pro/ENGINEER. In Figure 1, the PCB assembly Authoring Tool is Pro/ENGINEER, while the PCB layout Authoring Tool could be any of a number of PCB design solutions. These two tools perform the functions that they normally do: mechanical design and electrical design respectively. The designers from these two disciplines work within their familiar tool environments. They do not need to know Read More

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


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supports supply chain visibility design inovis  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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supports supply chain visibility design inovis  Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template The Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 2550 features and functions found in Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions. This Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supply Chain Management (SCM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template: Demand Management Read More