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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

ford scm model  and Logistics solutions include Ford and Bombardier . Conclusions The solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives expand beyond the traditional TLA (three-letter acronym) boundaries of SCM, PLM, customer relationship management (CRM), ERP (manufacturing), etc.  For example, when we talk about Collaborative Demand and Supply Planning, it is critical to include Trade Promotions (traditionally part of a CRM solution) in the end-to-end processes. Similarly, in Logistics and Fulfillment, GTM

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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