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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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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.

virtual value chain  must be transformed into virtual communities or networks. These networks allow all participants - such as customers, suppliers, logistics providers, and so on - to sense changes in demand and supply conditions as they occur and to share the critical knowledge needed to respond intelligently. The result is an adaptive supply chain network that is not only demand driven, but can also leverage its assets to influence demand where appropriate. This requires a dynamic synchronization of demand-driven Read More

Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network


To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These “pull” (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional “push” environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.

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Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW


IBS may be the first vendor to fully integrate a supply chain operations reference model in its business intelligence solution. Customers receive more efficient measurements and benchmarking across their supply chain regardless of their supply chain and ERP software.

virtual value chain  company, reportedly selected IBS Virtual Enterprise to minimize total procurement costs, optimize logistics, simplify routines, improve functional efficiency, and build long-term supplier relationships. Investing in a collaborative procurement solution with EAI capabilities and equipped with business logic was reportedly vital to remain competitive. Part Two of the IBS Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race series. From a functionality point of view, ASW covers a broad range of Read More

Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2014—Blending Virtual and Real Worlds—Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic looked at the main themes of the Siemens PLM Conference 2014 he recently attended, including Siemens’ “realize innovation” strategy. Here are his thoughts regarding the rest of the conference, with a look at what’s new with “catalysts” and Teamcenter, and what else can be expected from the product lifecycle management (PLM) vendor in 2014 and beyond.

virtual value chain  couple. Mechatronics Concept Designer, virtual commissioning (of mechanical, electronic, and automation concurrently) in industrial machinery, Teamcenter Rapid Start for small to medium business (SMB), 4D Design (i.e., 3D plus the fourth axis of time) in shipbuilding, and manufacturing operations management (MOM) for aerospace PLM are some of delivered catalysts. Accenture was featured as the partner that co-developed the energy solution, while Tata has been involved in the engineer-to-order (ETO) 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.

virtual value chain  reflecting the customer viewpoint. Virtual was an evolutionary structure born out of survival . If you look at the firms who led the way to virtual, it was all about getting cost off the books . And even today this model, first and foremost, is driven by operational goals—cost—and some operational excellence, if they can achieve it through the third party partner. In the new generation of business model, which we are calling Federated , responsibility is distributed, and customers now assert their Read More

Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment


The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

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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...

virtual value chain  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 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.

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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

virtual value chain  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 also understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information technology now make it more feasible for distributors to adopt these tools such as supply chain management software. This paper examines the steel service center Read More

E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS


E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation, supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies.

virtual value chain  Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS E2open , a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation , supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies. By combining the SERUS technology with the E2open Business Network , E2open hopes to extend its dominance in the high tech supply chain in semiconductor and technology-driven discrete manufacturing 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.

virtual value chain  any size, PICASO is virtually the only solution on the market that, although not quite shrink-wrapped, contains a rich set of built-in features that can be implemented with no customization. Small and mid market companies in the broader chemical manufacturing industries such as specialty chemicals and petrochemicals that do not support a staff of operations research engineers should give WAM a prominent position on its list of vendors. Large multinational petroleum refiners and chemical manufacturers Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

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Logility Connections 2012-Focus on Supply Chain X-Factors


In today’s fast-paced world, companies and their supply chains need to outperform their competitors and remain in business. Logility’s focus on supply chain X-factors can help them do just that. In this latest article, TEC principal analyst Predrag Jakovljevic gives a rundown of the vendor’s recent user conference and how Logility’s broad supply chain management (SCM) solution suite provides the capabilities to enhance your business.

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7 Steps to Supply Chain Utopia


And now you can with the white paper actionable supply chain intelligence: leveraging the services hub.

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Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

virtual value chain  company to operate a virtual warehouse cycle without the physical entity (however, a company that uses a 3PL always owns the inventory being stored). There are several service options that can be incorporated within a 3PL arrangement. The most common business model within this structure is to house, pick, pack, and ship the items through a third party supplier. Often, 3PLs receive the information from the original vendor, process the order, and drop-ship the products directly to the customer with the Read More