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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

3m supply chain  the WMS vendor that  3M  bought back in 2004 and then spit out barely 5 years later. HighJump does not seem to be shedding many tears over the separation, having gone on to acquire the  TrueCommerce EDI  solution (which has been integrated with a number of enterprise resource planning [ERP] solutions), introduce a cloud solution into the market (while others are still debating whether WMS on the cloud makes sense), and, more recently,  announce a partnership with   NetSuite . Oh, and HighJump Read More...
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3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events
It appears that instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and undervalued warehouse management and supply

3m supply chain  industries and geographies. Further, 3M is not a newcomer in the goods-moving department, and it already uses HighJump's software in several divisions. Although it is considering integrating HighJump's software into its own supply chain system, the company maintains its main goal in buying HighJump to grow the business. While 3M currently does not have a product similar to HighJump's software, its researchers have for some time been experimenting with RFID tags. The conglomerate's lesser-known Library Read More...
RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part One: Event Summary
A consolidation within the warehouse management systems/ supply chain execution market, which many pundits had long been predicting, but had hardly taken place

3m supply chain  International by Retalix (see 3M Wraps Up HighJump, while Retalix Shops OMI International ); and the acquisitions of TRW by QAD and TDC Solutions by Epicor . The best example of an intra-market merger is the early February announcement of RedPrairie Corporation ( www.redprairie.com , formerly McHugh Software International ). This upbeat provider of broad SCE solutions announced the acquisition of LIS ( www.lis-online.com ), its European counterpart and former competitor. The combined companies will Read More...
3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
Existing smaller customers of both acquired vendors should closely monitor any changes to determine whether they will continue to receive acceptable support and

3m supply chain  very positive event, and 3M and Retalix appear to have strategic growth intentions. Look for future proof in the actions they take in the coming months. Additional acquisitions that provide strategic value and synergy with HighJump and OMI should be welcomed, while significant cost-cutting and management turnover should be looked at cautiously. Typically successful software acquisitions have been those where the acquirer valued the acquisition of brains rather than only a code base. Existing smaller Read More...
Unlikely Acquisition Has Insiders Scratching Their Heads
The announcement in September 2006 that Illinois Tool Works Inc. had made an offer to acquire all of Click Commerce's common stock made many market insiders

3m supply chain  the merger was consummated, 3M did not skimp, but rather wisely infused a needed sales and marketing (S&M) spend, and encouraged acquisitions by HighJump to fill the gaps in its supply chain execution (SCE) product portfolio. This was exemplified by the recent acquisitions of Pinnacle Distribution Concepts , a transportation management system (TMS) provider specializing in the delivery of web-based, on-demand solutions, and of Global Beverage Group Inc . ( GBG ), a provider of delivery management Read More...
Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain
Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and

3m supply chain  on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Food and beverage manufacturers must aim to keep up with customer demands for a wide range of products, while managing the complex global supply chain and taking advantage of growth in new markets. For fast-growing or midsize companies, the challenges are even greater. Find out about a solution that can help optimize sales and marketing, and enable consumer-driven supply chains by speeding collaboration with suppliers. 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

3m supply chain  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...
Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

3m supply chain  Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know The reality of today’s global economy is such that manufacturing firms everywhere face stiff competition as a result of outsourcing to countries where cheaper labor is readily available. Because of this, new methods of manufacturing and delivery have been created, and out of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors 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

3m supply chain  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 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

3m supply chain  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...
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

3m supply chain  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...
Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain
Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning

3m supply chain  Launches eSyte Supply Chain Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain S. McVey - April 25th, 2000 Event Summary Columbus, Ohio-based ERP vendor Symix Systems recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. Intended for mid market manufacturers and distributors, eSyte Supply Chain promises to enable companies to synchronize supply chain activities and trading partners, and dynamically promise, source, plan and execute to meet increasing customer expectations. Symix Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

3m supply chain  the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain 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

3m supply chain  Provider's Value Is Not 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 Read More...
Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design
Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you

3m supply chain  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More...

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