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SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM
SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand

mini scm  SmartOps unveiled in this mini PR blitz in July 2012 will unfold, and how the vendor will compete against is usual suspect competitors: Logility (formerly Optiant ), ToolsGroup, Manhattan Associates , JDA, etc. Your views, comments, opinions, and experiences with SmartOps and its products are, as usual, welcome in the meantime. Further reading: TEC Article (April 2012) “Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse” TEC Article (February 2012) “ToolsGroup—Going Back to Its SCP Roots” Read More...

As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS

mini scm  examples from organizations, in mini workshops, or through emerging techniques and best practices that are not established parts of the operations management field, but that are now becoming significant. APICS World Café The idea behind the World Café was to give conference attendees the chance to share ideas and make their opinions heard. Teams of a maximum of eight people sat at the same table and talked about the topic—this year's was sustainability—for about five minutes; the same topic was 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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Case Study: Heineken USA
Heineken USA imports, markets, sells, and distributes its premium beer products through its network of 650 beer distributors. This supply chain requires precise

mini scm  draught keg, an end-user mini keg with an integrated draught system guaranteed to keep beer fresh for at least 30 days after it’s first tapped. “Demand Solutions simplified the new product launch process for us,” says Setnes. “The tool makes it very easy to review the numbers and change the forecasts, which we do frequently during a launch.” The Heineken supply chain management department faces an interesting challenge. Its physical supply network structure is optimized for logistics and does Read More...
Why Are CRM and Analytics Intrinsically Connected?
The new metrics of customer profitability, lifetime value, and wallet share are needed to supplement the traditional metrics of market share and penetration

mini scm  these tools focus on determining what an enterprise's strategy should be during each customer interaction and these interactions fall within the following three categories: outbound campaigns, event-triggered interactions, and inbound interactions. For example, target marketing focuses marketing activities specifically on those people who are most likely to buy a company's products and services. Data gathered on people who use the Internet enables companies to identify and focus on more likely Read More...
Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

mini scm  BMW know how many Mini Coopers it will sell in North America? How many Priuses should Toyota build to meet demand in the U.S. this year? Worldwide? When is it time to tweak production upward or downward to reflect a change in the market? The short answer to all these questions is: No one knows for sure. The long answer is: Everyone needs and wants to know. That's why demand planning exists. Demand planning hasn't gotten the attention that enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) or customer 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

mini scm  storage of goods, and minimizing the cost of handling. Also integrates with customer and purchase orders, with real-time visibility into backlogged orders. Order processing: Automates customer quotes and order processing, which helps with workflows and alerts so that proper inventory levels are maintained at distribution centers or production facilities for delivery, in turn ensuring that there is no overstocking or delay in order delivery Supply chain collaboration: Helps products and information flow 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.

mini 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...
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

mini scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve Read More...
How to Roll Out an MRO System for Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse
When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance

mini scm  maintenance flights to a minimum. They leverage a network of maintenance locations divided between hubs and satellite locations. These hubs are often attached to airports that also function as major connection or staging areas for commercial flights (whereas satellite locations are a mix of hangars or rented space with dedicated warehousing). Within these hubs are the machine shops in charge of reconditioning rotable parts and other components such as engines and cable harnesses. Only when it comes to Read More...
The People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education
This article summarizes the findings from a study of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. Most SCM projects continue

mini scm  only does this help minimize resistance to change and get greater buy-in across all users, but with management involvement, it presents an opportunity to ensure that the metrics chosen by management reinforce the desired changes. This user population can be large: For example, a Global 100 telecomm customer had over 500 users directly interacting with the software system, but the implementation team recognized that there were over 2000 participants both inside and outside their enterprise who needed to Read More...
Intentia's Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part Two: SCM and Other Functions
The SCM features of Movex should assist you in streamlining your operations to make them more efficient and cost-effective. Movex has meanwhile expanded its

mini scm  events, not to mention minimizing adverse media coverage. The functionality might particularly be appreciated nowadays in North America due to the recent outbreak of the mad cow disease, see Is Intentia Truly Industry's First In Food Traceability? . Movex offers a yield optimization process that is a decision support-based planning tool focusing on calculating the most profitable way to process raw materials and ingredients to meet demand. The inputs for yield optimization include supply quantities and Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template
Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management

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Collaborative Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2
IFS needs to bolster its brand awareness, and let the world know that they are, in fact, a real contender in the Collaborative Commerce space. Once companies

mini scm  Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 R. Garland - October 24, 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 on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Read More...

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