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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

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

Will Adonix Provide A Warmer Home To CIMPRO? Part Two: Market Impact


Contrary to most peer vendors, which started their ERP applications in the manufacturing space, Adonix first established a strong presence and functionality in the distribution/logistics field. Its timely focus on distribution/supply chain execution (SCE) has proven to be wise and useful particularly these days, since it remains a fertile enterprise applications area.

value chain struggles  proven that a well-espoused value proposition can bode well despite a bad economical situation and unfavorable recognition of a newcomer vendor in some markets. With its main HQ in Paris, France and its US headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, Adonix is still not a uniformly well-known mid-market global vendor. Adonix has lately been changing that situation though, by seemingly increasingly showing up on many mid-market application selection''s radar screens. That has been particularly true for the North 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.

value chain struggles  SAP Resources Related to Value Chain : Value Chain (Wikipedia) Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits Value Chain is also known as : Value Chain , Value Chain Analysis , Generic Value Chain Model , Value Chain Systematic Approach , Value Chain Framework , Value Chain Planning , Supply Chain , Value Chain Examples , Value Proposition , Global Value Chain , Virtual Value Chain , Enterprise Value Stream Mapping , Retail Value Chain , Value Chain Mapping , Value Chain Read More

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 struggles  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

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

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 struggles  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

Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report


The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

value chain struggles  Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and i Read More

PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears


PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering bundles core e-business functionality into a scaled down package for the mid market, a segment that not even SCM market leader i2 has conquered.

value chain struggles  Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears S. McVey - July 24, 2001 Event Summary PeopleSoft recently announced that O-Cedar Brands has licensed PeopleSoft Accelerated Supply Chain Management (SCM). This mid market solution offers a full suite of Supply Chain Management applications, a rapid implementation methodology and flexible deployment options that give users a predictable implementation timeframe. Accelerated SCM automates core e-business Read More

What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?


Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small vendors have assumed new names and personas to better differentiate their offerings in the marketplace.

value chain struggles  s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? S. McVey - February 9th, 2000 Event Summary Adexa/Paragon is the latest in a series of re-christenings to occur over the past year among niche supply chain management vendors. As explained in its recent press release, within the name Adexa are implications of ''adaptability'' and ''dexterity''. Adexa''s collaborative planning solution, iCollaboration, helps companies adapt their operations to the new rules of e-business while Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

value chain struggles  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who al 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 struggles  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 Read More

Tackling the International Supply Chain


Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers' and retailers' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money spent managing suppliers to ensure inventory levels are maintained will be optimized

value chain struggles  renowned SCE provider, delivering value to manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers through the implementation of the collaborative supply chain application, i-Supply. i-Supply remains one of the most widely used real-time applications for communicating inventory levels and consumption patterns in the automotive industry, in operation at over 2,000 organizations. Under new ownership, i-Supply will be renamed TradeBeam CIM . The SupplySolution had been highly successful in direct material replenishment 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 struggles  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