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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

limitations scm  be aware of the limitations and pitfalls that can accompany dramatic changes in supply chain operations. This concludes a Five Part series on e-procurement. See About This Article  above for links to the preceding four parts. About the Author Scott A. Elliff is Founder and President of Capital Consulting & Management, Inc. (CCMI), offering high-quality analysis, practical advice, and fresh perspectives to help clients achieve bottom-line improvements in profitability, effectiveness, and market Read More
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends
ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP

limitations scm  However, because of the limitations of computers at the time, the software could handle only limited variables. There was no way to see how a late part, for example, would impact overall production. The general assumption was that delays in the system would mean the customer would receive the product late. Also, backward scheduling , where the start date was calculated backwards from the desired completion date, had to be employed to minimize inventory and still meet the customer's delivery date. Read More
Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks
Traditionally, the consumer packaged goods supply has been driven to market mostly by upstream manufacturers. But progressive companies are realizing the

limitations scm  due to the inherent limitations of the existing supply chains. Internal silos and closed-loop activity Instead of taking a holistic view of the supply chain, most companies are more concerned about local metrics and local departments; they lack of broader participation and commitment during critical phases such as forecasting and sales and operations planning. The mind-set is still of firefighting and knee-jerk reactions. Typical examples include manufacturing pushing for volume to keep their metrics of Read More
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

limitations scm  chain management addresses these limitations more effectively and at (usually) lower cost than ERP. Where ERP systems focused on transactions, SCM was geared towards analysis and planning. A planning tool, in its nature, is expected to be flexible. Also, because the SCM market is newer than ERP, smaller SCM vendors have had the benefit of hindsight and have targeted their applications at the gaps in ERP systems. In addition, the advanced techniques developed for supply chain applications allow Read More
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 16, 2012
MERGERS @ ACQUISITIONSOracle buys SkireIndustry tags: capital management

limitations scm  that obviously put significant limitations on its business; therefore, it was decided to replace it with a newer system. The company's major requirements were that the system be scalable and have a presence in the mid-market, and that the software provider have a deep knowledge of the industry. The company finally chose Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI) to develop a fully customized solution leveraging its S2K Enterprise Software to enhance its existing business processes and automate new ones, such Read More
Infor M3: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

limitations scm  M3: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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. Read More
Epicor ERP: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

limitations scm  ERP: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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. Read More
2012 TEC Buyer’s Guide to Explore Surging Interest in SCM
Supply chain management (SCM) software is a key part of a successful global business. With it, companies can monitor transactions between suppliers

limitations scm  TEC Buyer’s Guide to Explore Surging Interest in SCM Supply chain management (SCM) software is a key part of a successful global business. With it, companies can monitor transactions between suppliers, manufacturers, shippers, retailers, and a host of other partners. They can anticipate problems, eliminate bottlenecks, and avoid expensive delays. Without SCM, companies lose visibility, and control, of anything outside their four walls, and risk losing time and money to frequent supply chain Read More
Managing Vendor Code Customizations with AccuRev Stream-based SCM
Customizing third-party “vendor” source code is becoming increasingly common. But managing the incorporation of vendor application releases alongside

limitations scm  Vendor Code Customizations with AccuRev Stream-based SCM Customizing third-party “vendor” source code is becoming increasingly common. But managing the incorporation of vendor application releases alongside customizations requires an additional layer of software configuration management (SCM) to integrate subsequent vendor releases. Traditional branch-based SCM tools require an unnecessarily complex branch-and-merge process. However, there is a more intuitive and efficient parallel development 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

limitations scm  Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions This SCM reference guide provides insight into the supply chain management (SCM) features and functions currently accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you understand which features are essential for your organization and which are not. You can also download a comprehensive guide in Excel format, with all of the nearly 2,600 SCM functions and features, at TEC’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFP Template page . Read More
Lucrative but
The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and

limitations scm  but Risky Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM The Business Challenge Growing pressure to improve customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of service management for spare and replacement parts. As competitive pressures push more products to a commodity-like business model, many manufacturing companies are increasingly relying on customer service to retain or establish a competitive advantage. Many manufacturers and distributors are also Read More
Laptop Limitations Bringing You Down? Eliminating the Sacrifices Users Make for Portability
Laptop users often are forced to sacrifice performance and functionality, “dumbing down” critical applications for the sake of portability. Executives in many

limitations scm  Limitations Bringing You Down? Eliminating the Sacrifices Users Make for Portability Laptop users often are forced to sacrifice performance and functionality, “dumbing down” critical applications for the sake of portability. Executives in many industries are looking for ways to increase productivity, expand the reach of sales and marketing, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Learn about common issues involved in deciding between laptop and desktop computing, and discover a solution. Read More
Simple SCM Document Exchange
Abrica.net is a

limitations scm  SCM Document Exchange Abrica.net is a software-as-service collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply print it to the Abrica printer. Read More

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