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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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Descartes Acquires Computer Management USA


Descartes Systems Group recently acquired Computer Management USA, a U.S.-based provider of security filing solutions and air cargo management solutions for airlines and their partners. The all-cash purchase price for the acquisition was US $6.6 million.

value chain struggles  filing solutions and additional value-added services for the air industry that leverage Descartes’ vast Global Logistics Network, such as eFreight and Cargo2000. Read More

J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 2: Evaluating J.D. Edwards


Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also differentiated itself from competitors by embedding Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) into its OneWorld product. While J.D. Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet and include integration systems into the core product offering. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. Part 2 presents an evaluat

value chain struggles  that for example Oracle''s value proposition seems to inherently offer. BOTTOM LINE Vendor Predictions Fiscal 2000 and 2001 will be challenging. We predict moderate annual revenue growth (15-30%), on par with its peers. While overthrowing PeopleSoft from third position in the enterprise applications market is not a likely scenario within the next three years (30% probability), J.D. Edwards will retain its position as the number four applications vendor during the same period of time (70% probability). No Read More

Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


Automating finance processes—such as closing the books, reporting, and other labor-intensive processes—reduces finance costs. By streamlining financial processes, you can spend more time on higher-value responsibilities and help ensure your company has a competitive advantage. Find out about the financial solutions many financial managers are implementing to automate their financial processes and financial transactions.

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Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market


Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item information, category planning and review, assortment, pricing, promotions, warehouse replenishment, multichannel ordering, store replenishment, forecasting, and order determination.

value chain struggles  redundancy and increase the value of existing IT investments. The above delivery was in a great part a result of the 2002 acquisition of certain assets of former Armature Holdings Ltd ., a then bankrupt provider of merchandising and category management and SCM solutions for retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, and wholesalers. The Armature suite had been focused on grocery and hard lines retail sectors, specifically those sectors with complex product or item definition and rapid inventory management. Read More

Confessions of a Techno Junkie


Ideas on how to survive the avalanche of technology, avoid the lure of its pitfalls, and succeed with it as the enabler to true process innovation.

value chain struggles  and product usefulness where value is achieved, which will vary for each of us, 3Pe A crass plug for ChainLink''s methodology you say! No, you can really apply some of it even to your personal circumstances. This new technology may require behavioral changes on your part to realize the benefits, so consider whether you''re up for it. Technology is not in itself a solution but only an enabler. How many techno devices are laying around your house unused or underutilized? Take the Deal! If you made the 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 struggles  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

Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk


As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is gaining prominence in boardrooms, many companies do not yet fully comprehend the risks they face. But understanding risk is the first step to managing it—and using the right IT tools can help. Learn what steps you can take to better address your supply chain risks.

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The Business Value of BI with ERP


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value chain struggles  Business Value of BI with ERP If you''re like most companies, you''re sitting on mountains of data. But achieving useful visibility from the data generated from your enterprise resource planning system (ERP) and connected applications is another matter entirely. Without proper integration of ERP with business intelligence (BI), you''re missing the critical value your data provides to your business—value that may core necessity for your business. In the Aberdeen report ERP and BI: Value through Read More

Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse


Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and depth of expertise is on par with or stronger than that of its competitors for the markets it serves. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives an overview of Logility’s capabilities and interviews Logility’s vice president of marketing, Karen Bursa.

value chain struggles  a great price. The value that Optiant’s multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) capabilities have added to Logility’s S&OP, Demand Planning , and Supply Planning modules is apparent: the combined capabilities have garnered a dozen new customers since the acquisition. Clearly Optiant, which previously might find a couple of new customers a year, if any, now has an effective vehicle for its capabilities.  The Optiant MEIO solution, renamed as Voyager Inventory Optimization, enables both strategic 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 struggles  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 Read More

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

value chain struggles  D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain S. McVey - July 7, 2000 Event Summary At its annual user conference, FOCUS 2000, J. D. Edwards previewed the latest components of its Active Supply Chain solution, the mid market ERP vendor''s reincarnation of technology acquired from Numetrix in 1999. Active Supply Chain (ASC) comprises modules for Production Scheduling, Production & Distribution Planning, and Enterprise Planning with a module for discrete production Read More

Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management


Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason. Supply chains have gained complexity in recent years, but solutions for achieving supply chain management (SCM) effectiveness have become both more accessible and easier to deploy. Learn how these solutions can help your company overcome its SCM challenges.

value chain struggles  the next areas of value or opportunity often become apparent. Questions that can help identify those opportunities: Are there other departments with similar conditions? Are there up- or downstream operations that will have a similar impact on the same metric?   Putting strategies into action The following case studies provide four specific examples of distributors who are addressing the complexities of the distribution marketplace and working with Infor solutions to execute objectives for supply chain Read More

Supply Chain Execution Suite


RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions help ensure flawless execution, visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to enable the consistent flow of goods from raw materials to finished products in the hands of buyers. The comprehensive and collaborative portfolio of RedPrairie supply chain and retail solution lines includes Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Enterprise Workforce Management, Enterprise Store Operations, All-Channel Commerce, and Visibility & Performance Management.  

value chain struggles  Chain Execution Suite RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions help ensure flawless execution, visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to enable the consistent flow of goods from raw materials to finished products in the hands of buyers. The Read More

JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions


JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors.

value chain struggles  Supply Chain Management Solutions JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the 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 struggles  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