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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

concept of supply chain management  Innovation Reduced time from concept to production Less frequent engineering change orders after production release Increased rate of innovation Customer Satisfaction Better on-time delivery (Less canceled orders; also few late penalties) Higher quality (fewer returns) Reduced Requirements for Working Capital Finished goods inventory WIP inventory Raw materials inventory Inventory obsolescence Higher Return on Fixed Assets (plant and equipment) Higher Margins Lower shipping costs (to customers, premium Read More

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of October 14, 2013
This week: Kewill, LLamasoft, GAINSystems, Smart Software, Nipendo, Amber Road, Teletrac, Park City Group, Lagoa, and GE.KewillWhat is going on at Kewill

concept of supply chain management  contribute to faster, better concept development, enhanced visual prototyping, and collaboration, as well as higher quality visuals for marketing and point-of-sale use. GE If, as Woody Allen said, seventy percent of success in life is showing up, and if the job of the supply chain is to get you there, then GE has a serious $75 million+ quandary on its hands. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on problems that GE is having moving an immense 320+ ton water evaporator, used in the extraction of Read More
Mobile Supply Chain Management: The Dream Is Becoming a Reality
Mobile computing is changing the way companies manage their entire business. The development of ultra-portable computing devices is geared to support a slew of

concept of supply chain management  The Goods The concept of tablet computers is not new. In fact, tablet computers have been around for close to 20 years. First-generation models were rather hungry for battery life and their user interface (UI) was pen-based. Those models had poor performance, despite running on a full version of a standard operating system (OS) (e.g., DOS or Windows XP ), thus resembling PDAs more than PCs. Later-generation models were laptop-inspired, with a flat-fitting screen over the keyboard and a touch-sensitive Read More
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

concept of supply chain management  are evolving toward the concept of the lean supply chain , working together toward a common set of customer-driven goals, and acting as an ISN. SCM needs to become more about information exchange among the entire supply chain, and to expand beyond limited point-to-point integration with a select few partners. As manufacturing operations embrace and adopt lean manufacturing concepts and tools within their production operations, they are also refining the meaning of, and means for, SCM. A lean supply Read More
Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

concept of supply chain management  the very beginning—i.e., the concept, requirements, and design definition phase. Supplier relationship management (SRM) suites support this with functionality for requirements collaboration tools, component selection tools, and bills of materials (BOMs) grading. Sourcing Many consider sourcing to be the heart of SRM and commodity management to be the heart of sourcing. Advanced sourcing suites are rich in analysis and decision support technology to absorb huge amounts of data quickly and make Read More
Data Management and Analysis
From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it

concept of supply chain management  Management and Analysis From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As). For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users Read More
Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

concept of supply chain management  as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and convenien Read More
The Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery
Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security@just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS

concept of supply chain management  Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the Read More
Asset Management
Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset

concept of supply chain management  Management Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events and maintenance tasks as they pertain to plants, equipment, and facilities. EAM/CMMS systems span all phases of the asset life cycle across all services, including investment planning, specification, design, operations and maintenance, and disposal. EAM/CMMS systems help managers better allocate equipment and resources, and ensure Read More
Case Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital

concept of supply chain management  Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital began to implement an intranet to provide information to employees, with an update in 2003 to provide visibility of corporate information. Learn how the company is integrating a content management system with portal tools to integrate processes and improve efficiency. Read More
More Than
“Talent” traditionally refers to key people—executives, experts, rock stars, etc.—that a company does not want to lose, while the majority of the company’s

concept of supply chain management  Than Talent : Exploring Talent Management and Workforce Management as a Continuum “Talent” traditionally refers to key people—executives, experts, rock stars, etc.—that a company does not want to lose, while the majority of the company’s workforce are people who are considered more easily replaceable. But the general workforce can serve as a pool for future talent. This thought leadership explores some of the principles that are driving talent management and workforce management Read More
Selecting Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Design, Operate, Maintain
Design-operate-maintain is an approach to asset management designed to maximize value over the entire asset lifecycle—from asset planning and design through

concept of supply chain management  Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Design, Operate, Maintain Design-operate-maintain is an approach to asset management designed to maximize value over the entire asset lifecycle—from asset planning and design through years of maintenance and operation through to decommissioning and replacement. How can you select EAM software capable of supporting this enlightened approach? Download this white paper to find out. Read More
Systems Management Buyer's Guide
Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature

concept of supply chain management  Management Buyer's Guide Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature/function criteria along with less tangible characteristics in order to make an appropriately calibrated decision. Download this guide from Dell KACE for a comprehensive feature/function checklist, as well as additional considerations for evaluating systems management solutions. Read More
Risk Management with Investigation Process Design, Execution, and File Management: The BPS Server Concept
Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues.

concept of supply chain management  Management: The BPS Server Concept Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues. Learn how BPS Server uses process templating concepts, separates fact management activities, and uses COSO centric mechanisms to accomplish this. This the second part to Risk, Risk Mitigation, and Functional Requirements in Dynamic Compliance Environments. This is part two of a two part white paper. Part One Read More
Value Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management
Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain

concept of supply chain management  Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more Read More

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