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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1


My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has generated much interest and many comments. As mentioned in the series, the inspiration came from Kinaxis customers’ case studies presented during the Kinexions 2011 user conference. Ottawa (Canada)-based Kinaxis has been experiencing a

value chain optimization sap  (trading partners). These enterprises value the ability to analyze alternative response actions before making a decision about a major trade-off. By proactively modeling and scoring different response alternatives, brand owners can communicate a well-understood and optimal action to their suppliers or contract manufacturers. Some high-profile customers of Kinaxis include Cisco Systems, Honeywell, Toshiba, Avaya, Nikon, Qualcomm , Jabil Circuit , and Raytheon . Market Validation, at Long Last Kinaxis is Read More

SAP and Ariba Synergy


SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference, and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.

value chain optimization sap  with some seemingly better value prop offerings, trying to peel away some Ariba users, while E2open, SPS Commerce, OB10, Hubwoo , etc. all have their own strongholds and capabilities.   While Ariba cannot ignore those challengers’ value props and freebee taunts, as long as Ariba’s customers perceive enough value from finding great partners and conducting e-business in the Ariba Network, the vendor should be fine. The future product developments and competitors’ moves will make this place an Read More

Pelion Systems Champions Manufacturing Process Optimization


Manufacturing operations are characterized by a need for factory transformation management. Via software that uses a "virtual factory" approach to synchronize the supply chain, Pelion Systems is attempting to establish a new market category, manufacturing process optimization, to satisfy this need.

value chain optimization sap  solution with a high value price point. In this regard, Pelion has done a superior job of defining their target vertical segments. Moreover, it recognizes that the SAP installed base is the biggest pool from which to derive sales and marketing opportunities. The company''s opportunities will also derive from the fact that enterprises are changing how they source, manufacture, and distribute products, thus driving a renewed appreciation for agile manufacturing operations. Finally, how well Pelion Systems Read More

Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System


SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so strongly that where SCM was once viewed as a means to gain competitive advantage, companies now see it as a necessary extension of an ERP system, especially Inventory Management and Optimization solutions.

value chain optimization sap  an ERP and the value of Inventory Planning and Optimization Solutions are explained in this document. A good way to introduce Inventory Planning and Optimization (Inventory management) may be by quoting a well known Supply Chain book: Competitive advantage will increasingly stem from a firm''s ability to deliver the right product to the right place at the right time, at the right price. Recent studies show that customers are increasingly substituting brand loyalty for availability (Source: M. Read More

Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective


Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of optimization is fast being recognized as having the capability to help businesses grow margins significantly. In fact, studies have shown that it can add a 15 to 50 percent incremental margin to the bottom line.

value chain optimization sap  performance data across the value chain to close the pricing loop. The foundation of all the applications is the SAP® Manufacturing solution that connects the plant floor to the business warehouse solution. The solution provides the business intelligence analytics capability to examine relevant data to support profitability decisions. Support is also available for manipulating commonly sold vendor databases, including data segmenting to identify specific sales goals and objectives. KEY SAP SOLUTION Read More

SAP Opens The ‘Miss Congeniality’ Contest


While SAP’s determination to become enterprise applications Web Esperanto evangelist is of paramount importance to its customers and for the general market direction, one should by no means expect short-term tectonic moves.

value chain optimization sap  affect nor lessen the value proposition of independent EAI vendors such as SeeBeyond , Tibco Software or webMethods , or vendors that provide generic application servers, such as IBM , iPlanet and BEA Systems . In the long term, however, these will have to devise an answer to SAP''s business process level of integration and modeling, in addition to their offerings'' immaculate transactional performance. Most likely, SAP will develop integration capabilities internally only for selected most widespread Read More

Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise


Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls when thinking about supply chain performance management. If you are overwhelmed by the number of supply chain measures you are tracking, it’s better to focus your energies on a few that can have a significant impact.

value chain optimization sap  the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Featured Author - Sree Hameed - May 20, 2005 Introduction The other day, I was eager to come across a report on how to measure your supply chain from a well-known research firm—only to find out that it was largely a discussion on selecting business intelligence technology products. It was like asking for directions and then being told to go buy a car with a navigation system. Supply chain performance Read More

Maximize Value from Your IT Investment


In the informative white paper using technology to maximize business value, you'll learn how to get maximum value from your IT systems.

value chain optimization sap  Value from Your IT Investment You''ve made a sizable investment in IT. Now how do you get the maximum value from your investment? In the informative white paper Using Technology to Maximize Business Value , you''ll learn how to get maximum value from your IT systems. Find out how you can drive more value from your IT infrastructure by building on your current platform benchmarking and measuring company performance integrating dashboarding into management practices developing the right rewards to driv Read More

Aligning Financials for Improved Business Value and Compliance


In Align Financial Processes and Systems for Better Business Value and Compliance, learn how an integrated, life-cycle approach to financial manage...

value chain optimization sap  Financials for Improved Business Value and Compliance If your company uses disparate software systems, spreadsheets, and manual workarounds to drive financial outcomes, you may be stifling your business. In Align Financial Processes and Systems for Better Business Value and Compliance , learn how an integrated, life-cycle approach to financial management can dramatically improve your financial analysis, performance, and reporting. You''ll discover how the right financial approach can help you gain more Read More

SAP HANA Demystified


What is SAP HANA? And how does it work? Download this primer on SAP HANA to get clear answers to these and other questions.

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SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality


During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged answer to prevailing heterogeneous IT environments. The company is staking its future on five pillars - exchanges, portals and the three extended-ERP applications: customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product life-cycle management (PLM).

value chain optimization sap  - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality P.J. Jakovljevic - August 1, 2001 Event Summary  During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, on June 12--15, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, released a spate of upbeat announcements in its effort to portray itself as a reformed vendor of choice for all aspects of e-Business, including planning and colla Read More

SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

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Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared


Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

value chain optimization sap  Supply Chain Management Software Compared Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Find out which supply chain management (SCM) solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC''s free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You''ll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn''t always matter—find out which SCM solutions work 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.

value chain optimization sap  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? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has touched on the issue of visibility from many perspectives in many forms in research that can be found on the TEC Web site . Numerous recent events—including stories about Apple and F 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 optimization sap  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