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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

optimizer supply chain suite  2007 introduced the Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+)  suite. The newly launched offering supplants DPM. Prior to the launch, ToolsGroup’s cross-industry survey of more than 200 supply chain professionals and operations managers found that more than half of the companies surveyed were focused on improving customer service rates, with most important reasons being: achieving service level agreement (SLA) targets, increasing margin to the top line, and improving market share. What has held companies back in

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for 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. 

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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer, Kinaxis. The currently bullish Kinaxis has a number of customers that are SAP ERP customers too, and for a long time SAP was at first dismissive (or at least ambivalent) regarding the need for Response Management, as the company had its own

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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1


My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has generated much interest and many comments. As mentioned in the series, the inspiration came from Kinaxis customers’ case studies presented during the Kinexions 2011 user conference. Ottawa (Canada)-based Kinaxis has been experiencing a

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SciQuest Introduces New Supplier Risk Compliance Module


The latest version of SciQuest’s cloud-based spend management automation suite introduces a new Dynamic Qualification and Risk Compliance module for Total Supplier Manager (TSM) that helps customers enhance supplier management capabilities.

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i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced


In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6 billion in stock – raised some eyebrows, i2 will gain a mountain of potential in return.

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Appian BPM Suite


Appian Enterprise is a secure, scalable framework focusing on business processes. The suite offers the following business process management modules: Process Modeler, Process Engine, Rules Engine, Simulation, and Process Manager. For knowledge management, Appian Enterprise offers the Document Manager, Content Manager, Collaborative Tools, and Portal modules. Analytics capabilities include the Business Activity Manager, the Process Analytics module, the Business Analytics module, and the Dashboard Reporter. Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations are currently deploying Appian Enterprise. The J2EE-compliant architecture of Appian Enterprise is compatible with all major application servers, including BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, Oracle Application Server, JBoss, and others. Full platform support for Windows, Linux, and Unix operation systems is available. Appian Enterprise is built on a service-oriented architecture.

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The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge


Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently outperform in the field. Find out how these companies are making their supply chains more effective and efficient by supporting sophisticated business processes with technologies like integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and demand management software.

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Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed


Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. ChainLink Research’s new 3D approach provides a useful framework for evaluating supply chain solutions.

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Brain of Supply Chain System


Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software tools that plan, monitor, and control supply chain activities and control them.

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Supply Chain 201: Editors’ Picks


I’m a bit swamped right now, but I thought I’d address a number of specific requests from your comments in Supply Chain Management 101 by pointing you to a bunch of other free resources on our sites: Change management (and implementation) for ERP Searching for “change management” on our white paper and case study site provides a bunch of results. Try Changing Focus on Change

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The Truth About Supply Chain Visibility


That's just one of the key realities you'll learn about in the white paper achieving supply chain visibility: there is more than meets the eye.

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