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Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains
Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite

extended supply chains  chains that are lean, extended domestically and globally, agile and flexible, and demand-driven. Supply chain execution can be more complex in the service supply chain, as parts and assemblies have multiple and varied part identities, workflow, and assembly and disassembly processes. Service supply chain optimization is the key message and strategic thrust of Click Commerce. Service supply chain complexity is inherently plagued by critical issues of disconnected and error-prone manual processes,

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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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The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 3


Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following categories: the immediate period around the day of service, and forecasting and  planning for the day of service. My blog post then expanded on the various approaches to the challenges on the actual day of service. Part 2 delved more deeply

extended supply chains  its  capacity  for an extended period of time, then no level of optimization can overcome this reality.  It is natural for outsiders to assume that problems occurring during the day of service come from poor scheduling or from the service business responding too slowly to changes. But has the company planned the right level of capacity, and does it have enough resources working and available to deliver the right level of  customer service ? Poor mid- to longer-term planning decisions can impair the Read More

Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

extended supply chains  recognize the symptoms (backorders, extended lead times, irate customers, etc.), Murphy, unlike Newton, never seems to give us advance warning or enlighten us on how to avoid falling into their trap. Further adding to the D/S fulfillment dilemma, sales and operations do not inherently share a common language upon which to base their discussion of issues and potential resolutions when Murphy strikes. I suppose that finger-pointing might be a mutually shared form of sign language, but not a very helpful Read More

A Possible Remedy for Non-responsive Supply Chains


Because the supply chains of most manufacturers have become complex, global networks, managing these systems requires enterprise applications that enable collaboration, visibility, demand-sensing, and quick response to unplanned and unexpected events. But from where will such solutions come?

extended supply chains  heart of managing the extended supply chain because trust cannot be built without reliable information. Unless information is consistent between partners, it will not be deemed reliable. For example, manufacturers want to be able to see when a supplier has begun working on an order destined for them, as they want to know their partner's supply chain issues, in addition to their own. Therefore, visibility-enabling applications must present the same version of the truth to each party, and must include Read More

Extended Enterprise Vision


Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are facing new challenges and opportunities. By linking people, processes, and workflows from inside and outside your company, business management software can help you drive success. Learn about key drivers in the “extended enterprise vision” strategy and how to integrate newer concepts, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web 2.0 capabilities, with existing applications.

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Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain optimization modules allow organizations to design the best-fit (optimal) supply chain by time, cost, and other factors--to create responsive and lean supply chains.

extended supply chains  Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report TEC's Supply Chain Optimization Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about Read More

A New Supply Chain


The global trade industry is changing faster than ever before. It’s now possible for importers to have a level of visibility into their business that was impossible a few years ago. Importers realize the profound effect this information will have on their ability to be profitable, and are eager to implement information solutions. So what’s the best application for you?

extended supply chains  New Supply Chain The global trade industry is changing faster than ever before. It’s now possible for importers to have a level of visibility into their business that was impossible a few years ago. Importers realize the profound effect this information will have on their ability to be profitable, and are eager to implement information solutions. So what’s the best application for you? Read More

Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW


IBS may be the first vendor to fully integrate a supply chain operations reference model in its business intelligence solution. Customers receive more efficient measurements and benchmarking across their supply chain regardless of their supply chain and ERP software.

extended supply chains  deep across the entire extended-ERP scope. Historically, the professional services orientation of IBS has tended to favor much more in terms of modifications and customizations for each customer rather than providing deep, off-the-shelf product functionality development for the entire application suite. Rather, specific functional extensions, enhancements, and partnerships tended to be done on a one-off basis that would infrequently be applied to the entire product in different parts of the world. This Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother's supply chain news—we try to bring you some news, scoops, and tidbits that we think you may not have caught up with elsewhere. This week: news from Steelwedge, HighJump, TERADATA, Terra Technology, SAP, Camstar, Composite Apps, and, even the "Top 5 e

extended supply chains  Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013 Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother's supply chain news—we try to bring you some news, scoops, and tidbits that we think you may not have caught up with elsewhere. This week: news from Steelwedge, HighJump, TERADATA, Terra Technology, SAP, Camstar, Composite Apps, and, even the Top 5 e-Commerce Concerns of Carriers. (Warning: We are no David Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision


This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

extended supply chains  integrated applications, and in extended functionality stemming from customizations and independently developed software. System functionality and e-commerce integration also shape usage in different manufacturing and distribution environments. Many of the design factors related to Microsoft Navision have been covered in previous chapters. This final chapter summarizes the design factors shaping system usage and hopefully provides the capstone of an overall understanding about how the system fits Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013


We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think.Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice

extended supply chains  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013 We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall Read More

The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain.

extended supply chains  Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply Read More

Beware Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!)


Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida. The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share experiences to eliminate business pains faced either due to lack of technology or business processes. MS Excel, was proudly mentioned in many of the conversations I had with supply chain professionals. It felt like SCM professionals were

extended supply chains  Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!) Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida . The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share experiences to eliminate business pains faced either due to lack of technology or business processes. MS Excel, was proudly mentioned in many of the conversations I had with supply chain professionals. It felt like SCM professionals were married to Excel, and their supply chain and operational Read More

SAP Highlights Supply Chain Management Tools


At last week's eBusiness Conference & Expo, SAP AG updated attendees on its supply chain management application, Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO).

extended supply chains  shipment tendering. SAP has extended its pilot customer base to more than 350 installations in multiple industries worldwide. Market Impact SAP is working hard to win acceptance for APO amid the multitude of other supply chain offerings flooding the market. The number one ERP vendor has expanded its test sites to comprise more than 350 separate installations, a number that rivals the customer base of best-of-breed SCM vendor Logility. Its flood of APO applications parallels the deluge of press articles Read More

Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design


Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities.

extended supply chains  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More