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Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain
Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility

managing collaboration  and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration . In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and operations planning, vendor-managed inventory, and logistics, and gives important

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Managing Product Innovation


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Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration with Trading Partners


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managing collaboration  in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility Complex manufacturers face many challenges made even more difficult by the complexity of their products and manufacturing process. See how best-in-class manufacturers are creating a collaborative environment to integrate functionality to produce quality, speed, and agility, providing visibility from product design, to quality control and customer service, leading to more profitable business and greater customer satisfaction. Read More

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OneSCM® supply chain collaboration solution


OneSCM® from TAKE Supply Chain helps midmarket companies create better supply chains through automation, collaboration, and execution. Internal business systems and external trading partners are easily integrated into a single management console that features powerful procurement collaboration, AP automation, and shipping/logistics collaboration tools.   Flexible data integration consolidates information from back office systems with supplier interactions—more processes and data combined into a "single source of the truth." OneSCM® can integrate with nearly every enterprise resource planning (ERP) or back-office system, including JDEdwards, Oracle, Sage, Epicor, SAP, and Microsoft Dynamics, allowing for management of all supply chain-related data via a single login. Workflow automation is included and can be modified quickly and inexpensively as requirements change. Routine tasks are easy to automate so users can “manage by exception” (MBE).  OneSCM® also enables mobile visibility and control so buyers and trading partners can leverage smart mobile devices—not just for communication updates, but also to execute real-time transactions that keep purchase orders and fulfillment moving regardless of location—creating a more continuous workflow across the supply chain.

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