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The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010
In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three

meaning scm  regulations, price/demand fluctuations, etc), meaning that they need to adapt to change quickly and effectively. What You Can Do to Weather the 2010 Storms Not everyone has the resources of SAP, Oracle, or JDA to handle change. Here’s what you need to do if you’re not one of the giants: Focus on creating a flexible supply chain that can handle uncertainty and volatility with respect to demand/price changes. Develop operational strategies focused on product branding and customers to provide customer Read More...
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Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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Siemens Acquires Preactor
If Dassault Systemes’ recent acquisition of Apriso was to cut into Siemens manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations management (MOM

meaning scm  also offer APS functionality (meaning for MOM/MES and APS capabilities to come from a single vendor). However, this does not alter the fact that Preactor APS software will remain available separately on the market. Preactor offers a family of applications ranging from mid- and long-term capacity planning to detailed scheduling and is translated into 30 languages. The solution has a  vast global reseller network and is frequently integrated with enterprise resource planning (ERP), MES, and Supply Chain Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

meaning scm  upon the business model, meaning that they focus so much attention on servicing the debt that they do not have the ability to spend on innovation. Think about it: every R&D dollar the company has must be split over a whole bunch of applications, so how much innovation is it able to get in each app? RedPrairie and JDA will have to consider this, and try not to follow in the footsteps of those companies that have lost innovation power after a merger. Don’t cast your vote yet It is always a challenge for Read More...
Single Source or Best of Breed - The Debate Continues
This will never be a clear-cut decision - it is all about the trade-offs.

meaning scm  (the same field not meaning the same thing, both files will not have identical fields, etc.) and data maintenance challenges (where do you update the data that is in both files, where do you resolve the issues of files that do not overlap). Data integrity issues will exist - as a good friend once told me, Duplicate data isn't. Summary What about the issues of staying with a single vendor versus a best-of-breed approach? In reality, you will probably have some best-of-breed components to your overall Read More...
The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 4: Market Predictions
ERP will be redefined as a platform for enabling e-business globally. Originally focused on automating internal processes of an enterprise, ERP systems will

meaning scm  planning and/or cRP , meaning collaborative resources planning. ERP vendors have been taking ever-bigger slices of SCM and CRM pies. SAP and its peer Tier 1 ERP vendors might have a head start over niche vendors even if they are still not functionality on par - it may suffice to satisfy the critical majority of current business requirements now. Conversely, the CRM and SCM niche vendors' current value proposition of uneasy integration to existing back-office systems can be much more than prospects are Read More...
Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor
Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face

meaning scm  for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making. Part Four of the series Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? For background information, see Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? , A 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,

meaning 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...
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

meaning 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...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

meaning scm  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

meaning scm  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress  of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But Read More...
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3
Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process

meaning scm  & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3 Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM ’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms, in part due to the capabilities of archrival Oracle . What About ILOG's SCM Products? Whether as a sort of “collateral damage” (given IBM’s foremost interest in beefing up its SOA/BPM infrastructure product) or maybe not, the acquisition also leaves Read More...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

meaning scm  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this 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

meaning 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...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of December 13, 2013
Bob Eastman, senior SCM analyst, brings you a round-up of news from Syspro, American Software, and SERUS.

meaning scm  supply chain management, SYSPRO, American Software, Serus, SAP SCM Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report
Criteria in this Software Evaluation Report pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand

meaning scm  Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report Criteria in this Software Evaluation Report 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 Software Evaluation Report will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More...

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