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Boosting Process Industry’s Supply Chain Performance: A Case for Visibility and Control

Source: itelligence, Inc
Economic volatility over the past several years has been illustrated by the highly unstable raw material, fuel, and commodity prices, and has been the cause of a majority of supply chain disruptions over the past year. This white paper highlights the challenges and solutions in complex industry supply chains, and best practices in multi-enterprise visibility and supply chain intelligence.


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Infor SCM
Source: Infor Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems.     Read More...
Teamworks
Source: IBM Lombardi offers two products that address BPM challenges: Lombardi Blueprint and Lombardi Teamworks. Lombardi Teamworks is a full-featured business process management system (BPMS) platform that allows users to design, implement, execute, manage, and improve processes. Teamworks add-ons are available for Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint. The Teamworks shared model architecture allows users to aggregate all aspects of process design, implementation, and historical performance measures in a single process model. The entire process definition is implemented graphically in the unified development environment. Lombardi Blueprint is an on-demand, collaborative process documenting tool that enables companies to map processes, identify problems, and prioritize improvement opportunities. Processes documented in Blueprint can be exported to Teamworks for implementation. Together, Teamworks and Blueprint provide a unified BPM environment that enables: process discovery, mapping, and alignment to strategic business goals; collaboration in the definition, execution, and control of processes by business and IT stakeholders; fine-grained visibility to understand process and team performance; and flexibility to make changes.       Read More...
Organic Supply Chain Management: Issues and Answers for Process Manufacturers of Natural Products (Meats, Agricultural and Chemicals)
Source: FullScope Organic supply chain (OSC) companies that dissemble organic raw material (beef, pork, poultry, and agricultural products), have very specific requirements that generic process ERP systems cannot address, and ERP vendors have not taken the time to develop a solution with the flexibility to manage the variability needed by an OSC company. This paper presents the unique issues and requirements found in this special market. Read More...


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