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Long Lifecycle Supply Assurance: Ensuring Perpetual Supply of Complex Systems
For manufacturers of long lifecycle products, the challenge of ensuring perpetual supply is complicated by the prospect of unpredictable supplier turnover and

assurance scm  Lifecycle Supply Assurance: Ensuring Perpetual Supply of Complex Systems For manufacturers of long lifecycle products, the challenge of ensuring perpetual supply is complicated by the prospect of unpredictable supplier turnover and the accelerating obsolescence of vital parts and materials. This white paper discusses JDA Software’s vision for the practices and technology required to ensure perpetual supply for products with extended lifespans and highly complex BOMs, and offers recommendations.

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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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How to Roll Out an MRO System for Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse


When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) platform has almost no margin for error. Read this article for TEC analyst Phil Reney's recommendations on the best way of rolling out an MRO platform without completely trashing your supply chain.

assurance scm  interface for your quality assurance (QA) operations. And depending on your organization, you can then implement the various functionalities attached to engineering (often tied to product lifecycle management [PLM], e.g., design management, part retirement, etc.). Any other activities you want to bring into the platform will depend on the level of integration you wish to leverage and also the scope of functionality the new platform can provide. It's likely that you will be able to integrate all or at Read More

Bluebee ERP v.4b.08 for Discrete Manufacturing and Distribution Certification Report


Companies performing a software evaluation and comparison want assurance that the products they’re evaluating do what the vendors say they do. Solutions certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) and bearing the TEC Certified logo were analyst-verified for accuracy. Learn about a TEC Certified ERP system for distribution and discrete manufacturing that might offer the modules and functionality you need.

assurance scm  certification provides the following: Reassurance: You can be assured that the data TEC provides about its certified products conforms to a well-defined standard of accuracy. When a vendor's product is TEC Certified, it means that a trusted, independent third party has seen the product up close and verified that it provides the functionality as specified in our Evaluation Centers. Better Communication with Vendors: TEC certification helps ensure that vendors understand and respond accurately to their Read More

The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools


Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration of each project, divide work into components and tasks; provide quality assurance; and generate detailed performance metrics. Find out how many project management solutions are missing the mark, and learn what to look for when choosing a solution of your own.

assurance scm  to cater to quality assurance activities within the workflow and cater to defect management. Changes are common to any software project and the tool ought to cater to change management. It also ought to capture actual time spent by human resources. It ought to give software metrics, namely, productivity metrics, defect metrics, schedule metrics, effort metrics and change (requirements stability and scope creep) metrics. Unfortunately the above classes of software project management tools, which account Read More

Progress Software Rounds Out its RPM Offering with Corticon Buy


Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS), a software solutions and platforms provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, is ending 2011 on quite a positive note. Not long after its partner and user conference Progress Revolution 2011 this fall (see TEC’s exhaustive report on the multiday event), the company first picked its new CEO in Autodesk’s former top executive Jay Bhatt in late

assurance scm  Apama , Business Transaction Assurance (BTA) from Actional , and Business Analytics through the Progress Control Tower (PCT) product. The Progress Corticon BRMS offering will enhance automated business decision making for all enterprises. Too Many Rule Engines under One Roof? At first glance I was a bit puzzled, in light of the fact that both Savvion and Apama had accompanying rule engines. Savvion has rules capabilities based on the  open source Drools BRMS  and is not as feature-rich as Corticon. Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys


Baan is now iBaan, fully focused on the Internet via Portals and web technologies, across CRM, ERP, and SCM spaces.

assurance scm  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys R. Garland - September 20, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3


Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms, in part due to the capabilities of archrival Oracle. What About ILOG's SCM Products? Whether as a sort of “collateral damage” (given IBM’s foremost interest in beefing up its SOA/BPM infrastructure product) or

assurance scm  & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3 Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM ’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms, in part due to the capabilities of archrival Oracle . What About ILOG's SCM Products? Whether as a sort of “collateral damage” (given IBM’s foremost interest in beefing up its SOA/BPM infrastructure product) or maybe not, the acquisition also leaves Read More

The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS


The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software at the group and headquarters level, wanting to lower costs and quicken implementation in their subsidiaries.

assurance scm  Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS Market Impact The Sweden-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) provider International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B), while currently not a uniformly well-known mid-market global vendor, seems to be poised to change that situation. As the ERP and SCM markets suffered throughout the dismal last several years, IBS also felt a pinch of flat revenues at nearly $350 million (USD), but remained mostly Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

assurance scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve Read More

The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come.News item: Oracle

assurance scm  SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010 In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: J.D. Edwards


J.D. Edwards believes in the possibilities (both in terms of technology and sell-ability) of Collaborative Commerce. How far have they gotten in that vision? Are they a good bet if you also have visions of C-Commerce dancing in your head?

assurance scm  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: J.D. Edwards 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: J.D. Edwards R. Garland - September 18, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now Read More

Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?


Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other applications. Organizations are looking for solutions which can fix problems and make business processes more cost-effective. What are these solutions?

assurance scm  Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP? In today’s business world, operations have moved globally, which has added more complexity into the equation. In other words, an organization has to rely on more than one application to support its business processes. When an organization starts buying software without understanding how it will resolve problems, it creates a conflict within the business structure. Each system used by the organization needs to be integrated with other Read More

TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report


This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting.

assurance scm  2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including Read More

SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven


To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

assurance scm  in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven Introduction The current market is becoming more demand-driven and the need for real time decision support capabilities in the supply chain is inevitable. As a result, service oriented vendors are emerging. They are developing solutions through next generation applications with customization, workflow, extensible markup language (XML), and third-party integrated software that is embedded in their applications. These vendors have a greater, real time, Read More