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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

context diagram inventory  themselves in the international context. SRM software enables suppliers and delivery site individuals to access supplier portals for the following two reasons: 1) to facilitate communication among these parties and to update them on any problems the supplier may be experiencing at its end, and 2) to allow managers to use scorecards to rate suppliers as good, average, or poor. For example, if a supplier is not complying with standards or is not respecting delivery times, or if the supplier’s goods are

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


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context diagram inventory  business insights in the context of the business process in question across the complete value chain, delivering value for users throughout the corporate hierarchy. Copyright 2006 SAP AG. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any purpose without the express permission of SAP AG. The information contained herein may be changed without prior notice. Some software products marketed by SAP AG and its distributors contain proprietary software Read More

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Among the areas where modern enterprise asset management (EAM) systems provide substantial benefits is the driving out of inefficiencies in business processes. This is why the development of effective maintenance policies is generally the foremost consideration for modern asset managers.

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Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

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Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk


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Waer Systems—Integration, Process, and Presentation in the Supply Chain


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