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Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

link scm  For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the entire chain. I’ll look at some of the concerns for potential supply chain collapse, and some strategies to limit your exposure to such a risk. Supply Chain Management Challenges The good news: Supply chain management professionals have been able to implement important technology and strategic business initiatives (such as ERP systems) and value-added strategic business initiatives like

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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an impeccable supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain

link scm  especially with JDA's essential link between retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers. Diversity and Simplicity Are the “Secret Sauce” Ingredients In broader terms, I think RedPrairie's strategy of expanding its  E2e Solutions (End-to-end) suite  into retail operations, possibly even more in the future with Flowcasting, has been more successful than Manhattan's attempts to leverage  the Evant acquisition to combine planning and execution (mentioned in Part 1) . Manhattan has Read More

Workforce Scheduling and Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?


Today’s manufacturers must be able to promptly cater to customer fluctuations in demand and maintain profitability. With agile workforces, companies have a real-time supply chain and produce/deliver only what is required at the best possible cost. Learn about the challenges facing manufacturing companies, as well as the benefits of implementing a workforce managing system that offers automated workforce scheduling and optimization.

link scm  and Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently produced an in-depth series of blog posts on workforce management (WFM) platforms ( Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction)  discussing the importance of flexibly managing labor based on fluctuating demand and seasonal requirements. And last year, TEC published Labor Management Systems: Optimizing Worker Productivity While Reducing Labor Costs , which looked at how labor Read More

J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now


On March 5, J.D. Edwards reported financial results for Q1 2001. Although the company posted a symbolic profit, the revenue decline begs the question why the company seems to be in a doldrums at the same time when its competitors seem to be upbeat.

link scm  3rd-party EAI products to link disparate best-of-breed systems together - is attractive, but mostly to more agile and risk-taking companies. This is a more sophisticated approach than the traditional EAI one given that most other vendors only enable users to integrate 3rd-party packages by providing them with application programming interfaces (APIs) that then require further coding. The Catch 22 is whether this will sustain the company's business in the long term. While J.D. Edwards' move into the EAI Read More

A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their

link scm  and automate processes that link customers and suppliers for streamlined B2B e-commerce. As part of our historical relationship with Crossgate, for example we have available B2B packages for TM 8.0 that include Request for Quote (RFQ) Tendering, Direct Tendering, and Carrier Booking.  Along that scope, we are currently finalizing roadmap items for similar network enablement of our Supply Chain LOB applications. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, opinions, etc. about SAP’s undeniably Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

link scm  Each part will contain links to the preceding parts. Part 1 discussed the Benefits of e-procurement and included examples of major corporations that are pursuing e-procurement. Part 2 discussed the potential Efficiency Gains of e-procurement, including relationships and processes that are necessary to obtain these gains. Part 4 will discuss using e-procurement to Leverage Volume, including leveraging volume through outsourcing. Part 5 will discuss how e-procurement can Improve Process as well as How to Read More

SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances


TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for this was that the global business landscape has been battered significantly by a slew of economic, political, social and environmental events over the past five years. This has resulted in significant losses for businesses around the world.

link scm  Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for this was that the global business landscape has been battered significantly by a slew of economic, political, social and environmental events over the past five years. This has resulted in significant losses for businesses around the world. It is no secret that the world is 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, 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.

link 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

Agresso + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? (Part 1)


Over the last few years I have produced a number of articles and blog entries on two once-independent and occasionally competing products: Agresso Business World (ABW) and CODA Financials. Since early 2008, these two products and their related owner companies have become siblings within the Unit 4 Agresso parent. Unit 4 Agresso is a Netherlands-based business software company that has grown

link scm  + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? (Part 1) Over the last few years I have produced a number of articles and blog entries on two once-independent and occasionally competing products: Agresso Business World (ABW) and CODA Financials . Since early 2008, these two products and their related owner companies have become siblings within the Unit 4 Agresso parent . Unit 4 Agresso is a Netherlands-based business software company that has grown since its inception in 1980 in great part via several m Read More

A Link Building Primer


With nearly 200 million Web sites vying for traffic, there’s more to marketing a Web site than waiting for the masses to discover it. Search engine optimization (SEO) techniques can help, but your site will be competing with millions of other sites. Discover how one of the most powerful SEO techniques—link building—can persuade search engines like Google to value your site over others lacking quality incoming links.

link scm  Link Building Primer With nearly 200 million Web sites vying for traffic, there’s more to marketing a Web site than waiting for the masses to discover it. Search engine optimization (SEO) techniques can help, but your site will be competing with millions of other sites. Discover how one of the most powerful SEO techniques—link building—can persuade search engines like Google to value your site over others lacking quality incoming links. Read More

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 offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

link scm  parts. Each part contains links to the preceding parts. Part 1 discussed the Benefits of e-procurement and included examples of major corporations that are pursuing e-procurement. Part 2 discussed the potential Efficiency Gains of e-procurement, including relationships and processes that are necessary to obtain these gains. Part 3 discussed how e-procurement can Broaden the Supplier Pool, including the pros and cons of this approach to procurement. Part 4 discussed using e-procurement to Leverage Volume, Read More

ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon


In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running a sub 3:50 minute mile in track; and winning the Tour de France in cycling--all in the same year. How? By trying to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software at the same time. Read on why this is an ill-advised course of action with an extremely low probability of success.

link scm  and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are typically very complex and all-encompassing software. Supply chain management (SCM) systems are no slouches when it comes to complexity and scope, either. So why would a company attempt to implement both systems at the same time? Some rationalize that their software is in such dire straits that they need to get in front of the system's development curve, not just keep pace. Others rely o Read More

Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions

link scm  SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For) Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions. Key SCM Features The core purpose of any SCM Read More

SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven


To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

link scm  in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven Introduction The current market is becoming more demand-driven and the need for real time decision support capabilities in the supply chain is inevitable. As a result, service oriented vendors are emerging. They are developing solutions through next generation applications with customization, workflow, extensible markup language (XML), and third-party integrated software that is embedded in their applications. These vendors have a greater, real time, Read More

Simple 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.

link 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