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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 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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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement

link scm  model distribution networks graphically, link the models to real-time planning modules for analysis as well as provide transportation management and execution capabilities. Once again, Manugistics ranks ahead of the rest in this category, mainly by virtue of its mature functionality for distribution and transportation planning, which dates back to its acquisition of Rover Technology in 1991. Logility places a close second and has achieved considerable success with its DRP application for industrial and 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

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
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

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
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle
There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and

link scm  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle R. Garland - November 22, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM packages on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management packages on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

link scm  to identify the weak links in their supply chains, reconfigure their business processes, and optimize their supply chain performance. To that end, in 2006 alone, Manhattan added 400 employees to help initiate 260 implementations. The product suite was  officially branded in 2007 as SCOPE: Supply Chain Optimization—Planning through Execution . Again, SCOPE aims to eventually bring together all the tools users need to integrate, upgrade, and optimize their supply chains on a single process-oriented Read More
Rising Elephant Creates Euphoria: India's Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors
The nature of the organized retailing market in India may present challenges for software providers, but the opportunity to tap into and benefit from this

link scm  problems for every other link in the chain, especially the retailer. That is why retailers often have agreements with vendors. If, for example, a truck is delayed by even an hour, the vendor is liable for the loss incurred by the retailer. Supply chain management 's (SCM's) role in organized retail aims at increasing efficiency, reliability, economy, and visibility, and at reducing lead times. The role of IT in SCM includes the following: Providing visibility across the supply chain network Providing Read More
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study
Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within

link scm  how can we possibly link them all together? We have some new inter-communication tools, such as XML, but XML is not the end-all, be-all solution. In its simple definition, XML gives users a way to represent their data in an application-independent way. The problem is, it is still a language in which a business vocabulary needs to be defined between trading partners, much like EDI, except that XML runs over the open Internet instead of through private, Value Added Network (VAN) providers. We still have to Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain

link scm  challenges. Part Four contains links to the prior parts. Part 1. We need to know now!    Managers must make quality decisions with increasing velocity. The tools that support detailed analysis have gone a long way toward making more informed decisions a reality. It is usually true that the incremental benefit of additional information decreases as one moves along the continuum from no information toward the goal of perfect information about the future. However, it is also true that you will reap Read More
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG
SAP AG has seemingly crossed a strategy chasm, from a strict, stodgy, Not-Invented-Here (NIH) approach to software development and delivery, to a seemingly

link scm  and the ability to link to and understand customer demand via mySAP Customer Relationship Management and out to the supplier and collaborate on product development via mySAP Product Lifecycle Management. mySAP Customer Relationship Management - Formerly based around Nortel Networks' Clarify eFrontOffice, and since written and re-written several times, the new my SAP CRM supplies a significantly complete CRM package, with functionality in all key areas, including Customer Engagement (Marketing and Read More
Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report
Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation

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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit

link scm  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges This article analyzes whether an array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft's mega acquisition of J.D. Ed Read More

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