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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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The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain


“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers across the US struggle to cope with the inadequacies of the current globalized supply chain model. Learn five reasons why current supply chain models are flawed and how you can use a new architecture to balance supply chain risk, globalized sourcing, and economics.

things supply chain managers scm  local economy among other things. It is also a solid customer advantage to be located on the west coast, since goods (many of which come from Asia) can be processed quickly and without expending further (non-value- add) freight costs to move them elsewhere in the country. This improves the cash-to-cash cycle and inventory position for most of our customers, besides keeping costs low and totally variable. Searches related to The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain : Supply Chain Management | Supply Read More

Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network


To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These “pull” (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional “push” environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.

things supply chain managers scm  unique way of doing things. Adaptable processes can also connect with the information chain (for example, supply chain event management, freight costing, and scorecards of compliance with service-level agreements) for improved, automated collaboration with partners, suppliers, and customers. They can enable global capabilities via multimode planning of activities for air, ocean, rail, road, parcel, and postal transportation modes. In addition, companies need to integrate the financial chain and Read More

RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

things supply chain managers scm  But it leads to things like our Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere product suite, or On-Demand WMS and TMS suites that help customers successfully deal with new challenges and create competitive advantage in their businesses. Ever since we rebranded to RedPrairie we have had the mantra that we succeed when our customers succeed. Our execs and all employees keep awake trying to find new ways of accomplishing this through innovative products and services. PJ: Some indications are that SAP has (at long last) Read More

Retail SCM Software Trends and 2015 Predictions—Part Two


In this second post of his 2015 retail supply chain trends and predictions series, P.J. Jakovljevic examines the changing role of the retail store, what role inventory optimization plays in omnichannel, and transportation policy optimization.

things supply chain managers scm  planning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data. In this second part, I’ll examine the changing role of the retail store, what role inventory optimization plays in omnichannel, and transportation policy optimization.     The Changing Role of the Retail Store A retail store can now operate as a link in a supply chain, essentially being a mini-warehouse—receiving inventory, fulfilling orders, and even promising orders to customers. Distributed order management (DOM) solutions can help retailers Read More

5 Things You Should Not Confuse Business Performance Management With


If you search for business performance management (BPM) on Google, you'll get around 700,000 results. Out of this huge number of results, you will presumably refer to a popular source—Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, BPM is “a set of processes that help organizations optimize their business performance.” The same source affirms that some people see it as the next generation of business

things supply chain managers scm  Things You Should Not Confuse Business Performance Management With If you search for business performance management (BPM) on Google, you''ll get around 700,000 results. Out of this huge number of results, you will presumably refer to a popular source—Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, BPM is “a set of processes that help organizations optimize their business performance.” The same source affirms that some people see it as the next generation of business intelligence (BI). Both of these Read More

Build Great, Engaging Managers: The Ultimate Guide


An estimated 75% of voluntary employee turnover is influenced by managers’ behavior. Translation? Employees aren‘t quitting their jobs—they’re quitting their bosses. That’s bad news for organizations planning for innovation, succession, and market longevity. Human capital is an organization’s most valuable resource—and turnover is expensive not just in terms of sourcing, rehiring, and training costs, but also lost productivity. Learn about the three keys to creating great managers and improving employee engagement.

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The Internet of Things (IoT)—Manufacturers Making the Connections


The Internet of Things (IoT) is much more than a hot topic—it is creating new business opportunities for manufacturers. Find out how in Ted Rohm's post.

things supply chain managers scm  Internet of Things (IoT)—Manufacturers Making the Connections Not long ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) was more of a topic for science fiction novels or forward-thinking product and technology gurus relegated to corporate and university research labs. In just a few short years since its introduction in 2009 by Kevin Ashton in the RFID Journal , the IoT has become more than a hot, mainstream topic, making it to the top of the news. In fact, it is projected to have one of the largest global economic Read More

New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance


In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

things supply chain managers scm  Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of tough markets, tight margins, escalating costs, and increased competition. In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise , learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company overcome these challenges. You''ll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, Read More

Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain


Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers.

things supply chain managers scm  on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. Read More

Case Study: Wausau Supply


The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more.

things supply chain managers scm  Study: Wausau Supply The main business challenge faced by Wausau Supply—an American distributor of building materials—was its ability to provide next-day delivery to small lumber yards and to a greater number of conglomerates. But Wausau didn’t have an up-to-date system for back-office or logistics operations, and needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with visibility into its inventory at all locations. Find out more. Read More

Extending Quality's Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain


Quality does not start at the receiving dock and end at the shipping dock. The focus on the supply chain demands that the quality department be involved from the beginning to the end of the supply chain.

things supply chain managers scm  Quality''s Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain Introduction The quality department lies at the heart of a manufacturing concern. The quality department is responsible for ensuring that a company''s products consistently meet its quality expectations. The speed and accuracy with which the quality department can perform its functions is one determinant of how quickly products can be delivered. Traditionally, quality departments have focused their efforts within the four walls of the plant, Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013


Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq, dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel has selected Quintiq for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, inventory optimization, detailed scheduling, and sequencing optimization.Ariba LIVE 2013 is happening May 6–8, 2013, for “procurement, finance, AP

things supply chain managers scm  year to, among other things, the launch of its PlannerOne © Web components fully integrated to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution, new alliances, partnerships with Microsoft Dynamics distributors, and the launching of new value “extended services.” A fascinating new way to look at Apple’s supply chain: ChinaFile put together an interactive map of Apple’s suppliers. David Barreda and David Wertime advise that of the 748 listed suppliers, 600 are in Asia, and 331 of these are in China. But Read More

The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain.

things supply chain managers scm  Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise Today''s manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company''s ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply Read More

When Provider's Value Is Not In Synch With Customer's Value


Embedded knowledge exists in the supply chain to understand and unlock customer value. Integrating the chain is crucial to aligning the goals of customers and provider.

things supply chain managers scm  One of the few things the customers got right—special 800 numbers for Platinum customers. High tech and a very bad rap with customers now with their outsource services (referenced in other articles in this month''s PV). Those who buy a $3400 laptop with a service contract should get higher-grade service than those with the $599 product. Yet, all wait in the queue to reach unskilled service call centers where employees read through manuals and notes. Shame! Shame! The issue, as well as for the brand Read More