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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 perspective 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

Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 1


Over the past several years I’ve repeatedly heard of a supply chain management (SCM) software and professional services company called ClearOrbit that was recently renamed TAKE Supply Chain. I admit to initially being in a quandary how to figure out the company’s exact value proposition and differentiation, given that its corporate Web site and press release (PR) messages

value chain perspective sap  collection capabilities). ClearOrbit’s former Value Chain Collaboration Solutions , recently renamed the TAKE SRM Suite , are native P2P applications that cover the cycle of PO creation, PO acknowledgement,  advance ship notice (ASN) , goods receipts, invoicing, and payment advice. In addition to supplier network enablement, these collaboration solutions also have capabilities for  request for quote (RFQ)  and corresponding standing quote (SQ), package tracking, compliance labeling, ship Read More

A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I


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value chain perspective sap  under its prestigious Industry Value Network (IVN) clique (where SmartOps and MCA Solutions rather bask in their glory for ordinary and spare parts inventory optimization, respectively), ToolsGroup can still tout its bolt-on capabilities and information technology (IT) compliance (agnosticism). It has over 30 implementations within SAP’s ERP install base (at some of the largest companies in the world), and the product has the “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” designation. As for the underlying technology, Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


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value chain perspective sap  and further increases the value realized with SAP Enterprise Support. All SAP Enterprise Support customers are entitled to use SAP Solution Manger and all of its functionality, for application lifecycle management to support both projects and solutions (Business Configuration and Business Continuity) throughout the entire life cycle. An example of this would be SAP’s Business Process Change Analyzer, which helps customer reduce costs associated with regression testing.   Additionally, SAP Enterprise Read More

Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

value chain perspective sap  , Demand Optimization , Value Chain , Value Network , Supply Chain Logistics , Distribution , Logistics , Supply Chain Module , Value Chain Management , CONTENTS Executive Summary The Need for Network-Wide Supply Chain Visibility Decision Making and Event Handling Visibility Leads to Better Coordination Process Visibility Supply Chain Event Management Centralized Control, Role-Based Access The Pitfalls of Poor Supply Chain Visibility Collaboration and Coordination Alerting and Event Resolution Product Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools.
value chain perspective sap  Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation SAP has announced  SAP Enterprise Support value maps . The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools. With more than 350 single services, SAP Read More

SAP PLM


SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The solution provides Web-based access to internal and external content, applications, and services. SAP PLM integrates with mySAP Supply Chain Management, mySAP Customer Relationship Management, mySAP Supplier Relationship Management, mySAP Exchanges, and SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings.  

value chain perspective sap  from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The solution provides Web-based access to internal and external content, applications, and services. SAP PLM integrates with mySAP Supply Chain Management, mySAP Customer Read More

SAP Business Intelligence Partner Program


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value chain perspective sap  revenue and add customer value; choose from flexible delivery options, all from a single vendor; and scale as you grow with a broad range BI platform with flexible pricing. Take the first step to higher profits with a proven program from SAP specially designed to assist vendors like you. Download this webcast today 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

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


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value chain perspective sap  to fully articulate our value proposition to the right decision makers in the retailer’s organization, and as a result they prefer to continue living with what they have, which is usually a combination of custom applications, highly customized software packages, and loosely coupled point solutions. Depending on the size and location of the retailer, we compete with a number of other ERP software vendors. It’s important to note that no current competitor has the breadth and depth of SAP Retail 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 perspective sap  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

Supply Chain Portfolio 2004


Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

value chain perspective sap  Chain Portfolio 2004 Introduction Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that. Something Old In spite of the press, people are continuing to buy and implement solutions from APS to WMS, although at a slower rate. In figure 1, The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic Read More

Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service.

value chain perspective sap  Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More

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value chain perspective sap  other side of the value chain, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors may be forced to rely on delayed information flow; their operations are often scattered across the country and they lack the infrastructure to connect and manage data from their own customers.   To tackle these challenges, SAP Labs India created SAP Ganges , powered by the SAP HANA big data platform. The idea was first brought to life by a small team under SAP’s Global Business Incubation team. Starting out in April 2012, the Read More

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value chain perspective sap  in the development of value-added localization functionalities which would be integrated with SAP Business ByDesign through the OEM agreement, with an initial focus on addressing country-specific requirements pertinent to local tax law, regulatory compliance, and business practices. NEC expects strong demand for solutions that are easy to implement for SMEs when they are seeking to expand into emerging markets.   The NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign is scheduled to be available Read More