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Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

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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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SAP Support of the Health Care Supply Chain’s Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value


Electronic product code information services (EPCIS) is a standard mechanism for inter-company collaboration and data sharing, which can enable health care partners to deploy solutions that meet short-term mandates driven by patient safety, as well as lay the foundation for long-term business value. Learn more about the impact of EPCIS in a study concerning data management and data sharing in the health care supply chain.

designing and managing the supply chain  should be dedicated to designing these new processes and there needs to It is important to take pragmatic short-term steps, yet anticipate the long-term value proposition associated with data management and and track-and-trace technologies. Specifically: Even if a company starts with e-pedigree, it should anticipate serialization in their process design and interface design (Level 1 of the Center’s Blueprint). Some e-pedigree requirements today do not involve serialization, but this will be the major Read More

How to Leverage the Talent Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage


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designing and managing the supply chain  services provider intent on designing an organizational structure that fits its strategic vision of improving industry competencies literally maps out what skills are available at what levels ' and, conversely, what skills are missing at each level. With this systematic approach, you can then make strategic hires to fill specific industry gaps. In addition, to staff projects with the level of expertise clients expect, you can create training and development programs to build skills in areas that reflect Read More

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designing and managing the supply chain  of data involved in designing and manufacturing a product. Employing PLM technology was a strategic initiative to create more efficient product design and development processes by managing product data in a single, secure location, and eliminating silos of information throughout the enterprise. Ease of implementation and depth of capabilities, followed by ease of use, remain key factors when selecting a PLM system. According to the survey, customers selected Omnify over other PLM vendors mainly for the Read More

Enabling Product Innovation: The Roles of ERP and PLM in the Product Lifecycle


Companies are turning toward product innovation to achieve revenue growth, but to generate return on an innovation idea, the idea must be fully developed. When the concept has been fully defined, validated, and transformed into a product, it is then ready for commercial launch and execution from a sales, marketing, manufacturing, and logistics perspective.

designing and managing the supply chain  redesigning this product or designing something similar. It is important to understand iteration when discussing the roles of ERP and PLM for two reasons. As with products that aren't released and design-related documentation, iteration generates large volumes of information. This data is highly valuable to innovation but potentially distracting and or confusing during manufacturing. Iteration also brings up the topic of control. Executing a supply chain in a cost-effective manner requires tight control Read More

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ILM for the Enterprise: The Benefits of a Unified Approach


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The Innovator’s Toolbox: Empowering the Next Wave of Difference Makers


The need for innovation is gaining prominence on the executive agenda. But, just how do organizations identify the most promising ideas and translate these ideas into successful products? Learn the answer to this question by examining how leading companies empower their innovators with tools and strategies that allow them to leverage ideas and knowledge to develop a steady stream of new and profitable products.

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Now the Minnows are Eating the Minnows


In a transaction valued at approximately $15 million, DataMirror Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Constellar Corporation. Both companies have been small niche players in the data warehousing market, Constellar being almost exclusively Oracle-based, and DataMirror concentrating on the IBM AS/400. The goals appear to be increased access to capital for Constellar, and a foothold in the Oracle market for DataMirror.

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The Right Data at the Right Time


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ORSA, the Corner Stone of the Solvency II Regime


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designing and managing the supply chain  the Corner Stone of the Solvency II Regime The move toward principle-based regulations across the European insurance world puts a strong emphasis on corporate governance programs. Under their Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) plans, insurance firms have to align their enterprise risk management processes with their strategic business plans. This article looks, in more detail, at some of the main Solvency II ORSA requirements, and how European insurance companies can use enterprise risk Read More

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