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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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The PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM


Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from meaningful cost savings by executing a series of focused, high return projects

value chain systematic approach  will provide more incremental value and further the company toward their overall PLM goals. 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 experience in applying enterprise applications such as Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Management, ERP and CRM to improve business performance. Jim is a frequent author and spe Read More

Measuring the Business Value of IT


Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number of consistent, repeatable, and credible measurement methodologies that hold both business users and IT departments accountable. Compare four methodologies, and learn how adding one of them to your overall governance framework can improve your IT investment returns.

value chain systematic approach  , Business to Business Value Chain , Significant Business Value , Business Value Chain , Business Value Proposition , Business Succession , Demonstrate Business Value , Business Valuation Model , Bus Valuation Techniques , Business Owner Tools , Industry Valuation Tools , Drive Business Value , Creating Strategic Value , Driving Business Value . EXECUTIVE SUMMARY There''s an old management axiom: You can''t manage what you don''t measure. Yet many organizations do a very poor job (or no job at all) of measur Read More

Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation


Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value leakages in procurement functions must be resolved in a systematic, progressive, incremental, and formalized manner.

value chain systematic approach  in mind to minimize value leakage and attain best-in-class procurement performance. Process Excellence Several processes interact at different levels to perform the functions of procurement. High-level processes can be segmented as strategic or operational, so as to determine the right approach for the right process. The processes involving data analysis and tactical approaches are strategic, whereas the processes related to functional execution are operational. Strategic Procurement Processes Operati Read More

Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs


High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable in a simple relationship that is based on current standard costs, because strategic changes often involve step changes in costs that alter the balance of fixed and variable costs.

value chain systematic approach  of time. Prove the value with a pilot project, and then expand to solve other business problems. Summary Companies make strategic business decisions on a regular basis. In order to ensure that they are evaluating and selecting the correct options, they must fully understand the impact that the decisions will have on their business. The impact must be developed based on critical cost drivers, and then evaluated on the predicted impact on the companies'' financials and key performance metrics. Before you mak Read More

Optimize Internal Supply Chain


The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line users in a simple and workable format is a new measure of information technology (IT) performance.

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The Essential Supply Chain


Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The reasons: First, traditional ERP systems lack the advanced planning tools necessary for companies to respond to an increasingly competitive business environment. Second, advances in computing power and data transmission enable disparate entities to communicate efficiently and at a low cost. Finally, vendors have observed the complementary nature of SCM and ERP and are engaged in consolidation of their product suites.

value chain systematic approach  Essential Supply Chain Supply Chain Management vs. Enterprise Resource Planning Where SCM was once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, companies are now beginning to perceive it as a logical and necessary extension of ERP. It is also represents the best method of entry into the realm of business-to-business collaboration, which is simply an extension of the supply chain to include upstream and downstream trading partners (i.e., suppliers and customers). There are several reasons why ERP v Read More

Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

value chain systematic approach  how to increase the value delivered by the systems. The supply chain solution needs to be as dynamic as the supply chain itself. The resources who developed the solution are the ones who are best equipped to identify the point at which changes are warranted, and to implement those changes in the software. While it is acceptable, and even preferable, to outsource the development and testing of a company''s SCP software code (see The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing ), the same may not be Read More

SAP Rounds Out Collaborative Supply Chain Management


SAP recently announced the cloud edition of SAP Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO), rounding out the company's collaborative supply chain offerings. This solution aims to provide companies with visibility into supply side trading partners and a single interface for managing the advanced supply chain needs of critical, high-value supply side partners.

value chain systematic approach  of change throughout the value chain and collaborate with suppliers and customers to agree on the best scenario. Until now, SAP SCO could mostly provide a static view of the supply chain and give little or no insight into how extended supply chains can be operated differently to achieve better business outcomes.   E2open, Kinaxis , and GT Nexus seem to be right in SAP’s crosshairs. Core E2open capabilities , including the recent SERUS acquisition, are similar to those of SCO. The delivery of SAP SCO, Read More

Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks


Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks. The development of service oriented architecture will be crucial in achieving the necessary flexibility characterizing such networked supply chains.

value chain systematic approach  four walls to ensure value is profitably delivered to customers. The dynamic nature of customer-driven demand, along with the adaptive nature of SCM networks, will make the process of synchronization more complex. As customer requirements become more demanding, supply chains will be forced to move from linear to dynamic configurations of supply chain networks. In a non-linear model, core competencies and capital asset utilization and efficiencies come into focus. This will concentrate attention on how Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother's supply chain news—we try to bring you some news, scoops, and tidbits that we think you may not have caught up with elsewhere. This week: news from Steelwedge, HighJump, TERADATA, Terra Technology, SAP, Camstar, Composite Apps, and, even the "Top 5 e

value chain systematic approach  forecasting. Much of its value proposition and presentation is around better forecasting, and the dramatic impact this can have on service levels and inventories, with some very strong mathematical algorithms at the core. Long-Term Demand Sensing (LDS,  released in May 2012 ) is the newest addition to Terra''s Demand Sensing product suite. Expect to see more from us on Terra technology. SAP We enjoyed running into Frank Platt, formerly of Lighthammer , now with  SAP  (which acquired Lighthammer Read More

When Provider's Value Is Not In Synch With Customer's Value


Embedded knowledge exists in the supply chain to understand and unlock customer value. Integrating the chain is crucial to aligning the goals of customers and provider.

value chain systematic approach  In Synch With Customer''s Value Introduction It may seem obvious to all of us, but the fundamental process by which technology and equipment firms engage with clients have somewhat opposing processes and needs. Modern service best practices attempt to harmonize these goals. On October 20th, I attended the annual Stanford/Wharton Service Supply Chain Forum. At the outset, Morris Cohen of Wharton set the stage for our cross industry and cross competitor sharing of ideas. Said Professor Cohen, Customers'' Read More

Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how.

value chain systematic approach  nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More

WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new venture capital, the company intends to make its presence known.

value chain systematic approach  Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals S. McVey - January 8, 2001 Vendor Genesis WAM Systems develops and markets Internet-enabled Supply Chain Planning (SCP) solutions exclusively to the worldwide chemical industry. CEO Jack Weiss founded the company in 1987 as a developer of custom solutions to support complex planning and scheduling requirements of polymer manufacturers. Weiss and others observed th Read More

Software Selection: An Approach


Selecting package software can have long-term benefits or long-term regrets. To avoid the latter, your approach needs to be sound, logical, and prudent. It also has to be completed in your lifetime. Read about an approach to software selection that helps an organization get to the primary objective of identifying the best software solution quicker but with the necessary due diligence.

value chain systematic approach  following grades: Grade Point Value Exceeds Expectation 4 Meets Expectation 3 Willing to Modify Software to Meet Expectation 2 Partially Meets Expectation 1 Does Not Meet Expectation 0 Through simple arithmetic, you determine a vendor''s functionality score by multiplying the weight assigned to each criterion by the grade and then summing the resulting values. The higher the combined score, the better the vendor''s software appears to be in satisfying your functional requirements. You are taking the Read More