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My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components

article on scm  up on the aforementioned article and to further discuss some SCM issues and topics, here is my recent candid discussion with SAP’s SCM product marketing team. My questions and SAP SCM’s answers are as follows: PJ : What makes you confident that the SAP Enterprise Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) 7.0 and SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) 8.0 products are finally on par (if not even better) than best-of-breed (BoB) warehouse management system (WMS) and transportation management system (TMS) Read More...
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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

article on scm  market offerings. TEC’s mid-2011 article “ Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to be Reckoned With? ” analyzed the state of affairs of the SAP PLM 7.x suite. Soon after, SAP acquired Right Hemisphere for its 3D visualization capabilities and as the linchpin of SAP’s Visual Enterprise strategy to put the product development (engineering), manufacturing, sales and marketing, and aftermarket service departments on the same page. The idea is to create a core of product information, consistent with business Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

article on scm  TEC ’s recent research article entitled  “One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications.” Namely, one vendor might perform some functional tasks that the other one doesn’t do, and vice versa, although Sterling Commerce has a larger number of DOM references. But both Manhattan's and Sterling’s DOM capabilities are beyond what has been offered by  i2 Technologies within its customer order fulfillment offering . In my opinion, i2 is no longer Read More...
On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise
SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS

article on scm  discussed in TEC’s previous article entitled EDI versus. XML--Working in Tandem Rather Than Competing? ). Why do you think that is that the case? JF : Simply put, it works and there has not been another option that has been attractive enough to warrant the switch costs and risks associated with making a change. One way to think of an EDI specification (Target’s 850, Walmart’s 856, etc.) is with a documented API into those retailer’s systems. To redo an API is a major undertaking under any Read More...
Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary
While the recent initiatives by Microsoft Business Solutions to piecemeal bolster its product lines' SCM capabilities should benefit users, a lot more cohesive

article on scm  Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary Event Summary At the beginning of October, during the annual conference of the American Production and Inventory Control Society , APICS 2003 , in addition to Microsoft Corporation 's (NASDAQ: MSFT) initiative to avail a majority of its Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) division's enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings with long needed pieces of product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality through an extension of the Read More...
Comparing On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives
Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality can fall into four categories: core functionality; non-core functionality; vertical, industry-specific

article on scm  On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives CRM Evaluation Considerations In a recent Forrester Research report, it was noted that while functions and features are important in selecting customer relationship management (CRM) software, they are not the be-all and end-all deciding factor. It was also noted that when organizations looked back in terms of the criteria they used, or would use, to select CRM software, product capabilities were not nearly as important as most Read More...
Hanging on the Telephone: Antivirus Cold-calling Support Scams
Service support scammers rely on the naiveté of their victims in order to persuade them to grant access to their computers and credit card details. There’s very

article on scm  on the Telephone: Antivirus Cold-calling Support Scams Service support scammers rely on the naiveté of their victims in order to persuade them to grant access to their computers and credit card details. There’s very little a security company can do directly to prevent this activity, apart from keeping its own software up to date so as to detect malware and block as many threats as possible. Read this white paper to find out about different types of scams that threaten your data security. Read More...
Spotlight on UNIT4 Business Analytics
Now more than ever, organizations need to operate efficiently while being able to track, monitor, and improve business performance. This report features UNIT4

article on scm  on UNIT4 Business Analytics Now more than ever, organizations need to operate efficiently while being able to track, monitor, and improve business performance. This report features UNIT4 Business Analytics, a solution for business performance management that provides ERP users with a single purpose, subscription-based set of solutions for solving a large number of data analysis requirements, including pre-packaged applications to easily track, monitor, and act upon core business performance Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers

article on scm  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. Read More...
Elementum Does Mobile End-to-end SCM
After about two years of stealth operation, Elementum, a novel mobile cloud platform for holistic supply chain management (SCM), announced that it has more than

article on scm  Does Mobile End-to-end SCM After about two years of stealth operation, Elementum , a novel mobile cloud platform for holistic supply chain management (SCM), announced that it has more than $60 million in funding and several major customers. The Silicon Valley-based startup has $44 million in Series B funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Flextronics (which was also the major pilot customer ) and brand name customers like Dyson and Enphase Energy Inc. Elementum is currently 55 employees Read More...
Lucrative but
The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and

article on scm  but Risky Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM The Business Challenge Growing pressure to improve customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of service management for spare and replacement parts. As competitive pressures push more products to a commodity-like business model, many manufacturing companies are increasingly relying on customer service to retain or establish a competitive advantage. Many manufacturers and distributors are also Read More...
Insights on Trends in Software Development
This TEC podcast features an interview with Jean-Philippe Valois, Azur Group's business development manager, who shares his insights on trends in software

article on scm  on Trends in Software Development This TEC podcast features an interview with Jean-Philippe Valois, Azur Group's business development manager, who shares his insights on trends in software development and explains how the company’s innovative, online technology rapidly builds models of custom applications for the cloud. Read More...
Smart Enterprise Single Sign-on (ESSO)
The increasing number of passwords actually decrease productivity and present a security risk when people get frustrated and write their passwords on a sticky

article on scm  Enterprise Single Sign-on (ESSO) Single Sign-On (SSO) improves usability and productivity of SAP users by providing or leveraging a single authentication service (for example Windows authentication) that allows users to logon once and then to transparently access all SAP applications on different servers. Source: SECUDE International AG Resources Related to Smart Enterprise Single Sign-on (ESSO) : Single Sign-On (SSO) (Wikipedia) Smart Enterprise Single Sign-on (ESSO) Single Sign-on is also known Read More...
The World in Crisis: A Report on the Impact on Global Outsourcing Relations
As companies come to grips with current fiscal realities, choices may result more from reaction than the use of sound judgment. Removing vital resources and

article on scm  World in Crisis: A Report on the Impact on Global Outsourcing Relations As companies come to grips with current fiscal realities, choices may result more from reaction than the use of sound judgment. Removing vital resources and reducing services can create an even lower return on investment (ROI) than existed before downsizing. Outsourcing may offer a solution. Learn about the effects that the present financial situation will have on the outsourcing community, including buyers and suppliers. Read More...

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