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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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Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 3: Conclusion


There remains no shortage of experts and solutions that purport to have the keys to improving your supply chain. However, executives who bear bottom line responsibility for the performance of the enterprise would do well to evaluate every potential new program from the perspective outlined here.

value chain examples  that your organization (and value network) can achieve in the three supply chain capabilities previously discussed: Reduce costs Optimize cycle time Respond to the marketplace. This is Part Three of a three-part article. Part One discussed the Supply Chain in terms of corporate objectives. Part Two covered the Financial Metrics. Decisions to Optimize Inventory Decisions regarding the timing and quantity of stock that is procured, manufactured and stored have a very significant influence on supply chain Read More

Microsoft .NET-managed Code Enablement: Examples and Challenges


Intuitive, Visibility, and Epicor offer .NET Framework-managed code products, but their "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mindset might work against them unless they can prove higher value propositions, such as new, more quickly developed vertical functionality.

value chain examples  can prove a better value proposition, such as more rapid development of new vertical functionality. Not many users are savvy enough to realize that the systems that have added Microsoft code around an old technology core have to deal with translation between the old and new layers; data typing; formatting, interface, and performance issues; version compatibility dilemmas; and other subtle problems. Conclusion and Recommendations By way of concluding words of advice, business rationale should always drive Read More

Examples of Microsoft .NET Enablement


SYSPRO and Epicor are examples of .NET-enabled legacy software systems that have partly been componentized (rewritten), with "wrappers" added to the rest so that the legacy functionality can be used and extended through Web services on the .NET Framework.

value chain examples  of information, and ultimately value chain performance. Some Epicor customers already leverage Service Connect to provide the interface between their Web site store fronts and Epicor Vantage. Service Connect verifies that orders from the Web site store front are downloaded to Vantage, validated, and rapidly acknowledged back to the Web site store front in near-real time. The tool can also coordinate exception handling, shipment notifications, and verification of inventory availability levels. Epicor Read More

Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain


When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

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Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM vendors recognize the need for integration and have addressed the need in their toolkits. The additional work comes from integrating the concepts and semantics of one system to the next, if this business level integration has not already been provided between the two systems. This can be a big challenge for best of breed vendors, who may need to rely on systems integrators for much of this conceptual and semantic integration.

value chain examples  breed vendors against the value of pre-integrated solutions from their ERP providers. About the Author Jim Brown has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad knowledge of applying Product Lifecycle Management, ERP, Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain Execution, and e-business applications to improve business performance. Jim served as an executive Read More

EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

value chain examples  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

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.

value chain examples  doing this by providing value-added services that relate to procurement in fundamental ways. i2 Technologies is an excellent example of a supply chain management vendor that is successfully bringing its domain expertise in advanced planning and scheduling to provide the backend capabilities for procurement over the Internet. User Impact Users who want to cut their indirect material costs should not delay in selecting an appropriate vendor that offers online procurement, either a package vendor or Read More

7 Steps to Supply Chain Utopia


And now you can with the white paper actionable supply chain intelligence: leveraging the services hub.

value chain examples  Steps to Supply Chain Utopia Ask 10 people what supply chain visibility is and you''re likely to get 10 different answers . But with supply chain visibility—a major key to success in today''s complex, global marketplace—it''s vital to cut through the confusion. And now you can with the white paper Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence : Leveraging the Services Hub . In this straightforward executive guide, you''ll learn what supply chain visibility really is; why it''s essential to your company''s success; Read More

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.

value chain examples  These are typically high value products, generally costing more that $1 per cubic inch. Also, the more configurable a product is, the more postponeable it is. The Last Mile The Last Mile Supply Chain architecture implements Postponement in a logical and cost effective manner by putting all aspects of the Last Mile under one roof. Extron''s business model addresses these issues. Extron handles all Last Mile (or some might say domestic) supply chain activities for its customers. Extron is a Last Mile Read More

Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed


Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. ChainLink Research’s new 3D approach provides a useful framework for evaluating supply chain solutions.

value chain examples  knowledge also addresses the value proposition. Technology alone does not deposit the ROI. A blending of reinvigorating the process along with the scalability and smarts embedded in the code is what is needed. Domain knowledge can also be reflected in information services—catalogues, content data, semantic mapping/data cleansing services, etc. that the firm may provide. The reality in supply chain is that there are many intangibles that cannot be fully encapsulated in the technology application, so 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.

value chain examples  Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop Social media is providing a key link in the new generation of cloud-based supply chains. Cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) platforms have been around for more than a decade now, although they haven''t always been described as such. In recent years, though, this kind of software is starting to be built with social media capability as a central pillar. Companies with long supply chains that need to communicate with myriad partners across the Read More

Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


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.

value chain examples  key areas of the value chain. SCM functions and features, submodule #9: product technology Architecture Architecture refers to the framework for organizing the planning and implementation of data resources. It also refers to the way the system is designed and the manner in which all components are connected to one another. User interface User interface refers to the manner in which people access and interact with the software. The user interface should facilitate the user''s easy operation of the Read More

E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS


E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation, supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies.

value chain examples  vendor list (AVL), and value network with manufacturing process specifications and desired outcomes.   SERUS’ current customers include AMD, Cypress, Flextronics, IDT, Juniper, Nvidia, Oracle, and Qualcomm/Atheros. E2open’s offering will be the one to match and beat in the high-tech supply chain network visibility space. Read More

Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain optimization modules allow organizations to design the best-fit (optimal) supply chain by time, cost, and other factors--to create responsive and lean supply chains.

value chain examples  Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about Read More

Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty


Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby preemptively troubleshooting problematic areas and reallocating resources to better meet the demands of an enterprise.

value chain examples  terms of functional footprint, value proposition, and return on investment (ROI). They tend to cover a particular business process, like supplier management, inventory control, asset tracking and management, logistics, or customer management, but because of their niche offerings, many are considered acquisition bait. In fact, many of the initial entrants, such as Categoric , Celarix , Sage Tree , Vigilance , and Saltare , have already disappeared. Summary Supply chain visibility has come a long way since Read More