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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

principles of supply chain management  if a few basic principles are followed, some analytical work can provide an understanding of the potential for bottom line impact. It can also yield insight into the root causes of undesirable symptoms from which your business may be suffering. The reactions of some decision-makers to each of the four challenges that are listed above provide a convenient outline for exploring a more thoughtful and strategic approach to evaluating a potential investment in supply chain management software. About This 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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Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

principles of supply chain management  counting costs. When lean principles are achieved, each section of the vertical can claim benefits. But there are challenges. The challenge of integrating lean concepts into purchasing, manufacturing, and sales holds promise. Within the enterprise, IT tends to pulls systems independently to exploit the objectives of cost, efficiency, and flexibility. Purchasing systems buy quantities for lowest price; manufacturing looks for speed with the fewest resources; and sales wants a lot size of one with zero lead Read More...
Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 1
Over the past several years I’ve repeatedly heard of a supply chain management (SCM) software and professional services company called ClearOrbit that was

principles of supply chain management  have been other guiding principles for TAKE’s SCM solutions to provide value for  small and medium enterprise (SME)  customers. Still, these solutions can scale with expanding organizations and become enterprise-class solutions, with support for multi-national customers. In fact, over half of TAKE Supply Chain customers have revenues greater than US$1 billion. Needless to say, TAKE’s products leverage the existing IT assets of their customers, especially the most widely used  enterprise resource Read More...
Supply Chain Management Systems for Service and Replacement Parts: Players, Benefits, and User Recommendations
Improved service management boosts revenue from both service offerings and new product sales, while improved customer service and enhanced offerings increase

principles of supply chain management  be informed about optimization principles to be able to evaluate the fit of the optimization model used to solve the problem and produce the right data. They should also be knowledgeable enough to determine the fit of the tool to generate a logical answer to improve a decision. Rather than getting bogged down into vendors ramblings of their perfect algorithms, users should challenge contesting vendors to participate in proof-of-concept demos and pilot projects using users' data. Last but not least, the Read More...
Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

principles of supply chain management  advantage of new architectural principles brought about by several forces: high-availability, publish-and-subscribe architectures; tools like Java; the maturity of artificial intelligence (AI) rule-based programming capabilities; emerging agent technologies; and Web architectures and standards such as simple object access protocol (SOAP) and extensible markup language (XML). These solutions allow open, real-time views into global information, as well as the ability to pinpoint and drill into key Read More...
Alfanar IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management
Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM

principles of supply chain management  IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to both government and private sectors—two sectors undergoing rapid automation and thus in need of ECM solutions in Saudi Arabia. Read this paper to see how alfanar IT plans to address these market needs and the improvements expected with OpenText. Read More...
New Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts
With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction

principles of supply chain management  Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction, return on investment (ROI), and measurably improved performance—while instilling practices that will serve them tomorrow and beyond. Find out how market leaders are leveraging the considerable benefits of WFM systems to gain a significant competitive advantage. Read More...
Facilitating Compliance and Intelligent Information Management with Effective Database Management
Data breach is a very real problem in business today. Every day, organizations store massive amounts of data inside database tables—data ranging from credit

principles of supply chain management  Compliance and Intelligent Information Management with Effective Database Management Data breach is a very real problem in business today. Every day, organizations store massive amounts of data inside database tables—data ranging from credit card transactions to product inventories. This valuable information is what runs the business. In order to protect this data and stay on top of compliance, an enterprise data management solution that respects information privacy regulations should be Read More...
Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges
The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle

principles of supply chain management  Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges Extension to Yard Management Enterprise systems are penetrating every aspect of a company's operations. For some time now, organizations have realized that the warehouse must become a dynamic area. Warehouse personnel must have access to real-time data to closely match supply and demand and to streamline the supply chain, so inventory is not bogged down in warehouses causing precious overhead to be lost. As a result, supply chain Read More...
Program Management Office: A Term Not Fully Understood
The term program management office (PMO) has been around for some time. Its core concepts, methods, and benefits have remained constant, while resources and

principles of supply chain management  Management Office: A Term Not Fully Understood Estrella Partners provides consultative services for all aspects of PMOs, including but not all inclusive of Program Resourcing / Staffing, Program Assessments, Program Business Case, PMO start-up, PMO Management, and any subcomponent of a program from Risk Management to Quality Assurance, to Deliverables Management, to Communications, etc... Source: Estrella Partners Group LLC Resources Related to Program Management Office: A Term Not Fully Read More...
Value Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management
Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain

principles of supply chain management  Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more Read More...
Core HR Systems: Flawless Execution Enabling Strategic HR Management
Human resources (HR) professionals are tasked with ensuring employee needs are fulfilled and employer interests are protected. Management of core employee data,

principles of supply chain management  HR Systems: Flawless Execution Enabling Strategic HR Management Human resources (HR) professionals are tasked with ensuring employee needs are fulfilled and employer interests are protected. Management of core employee data, such as record-keeping, time and attendance, and payroll processing, is a cornerstone of every HR operation, and the way companies collect and maintain such data is critical. Find out what core HR management capabilities and systems today’s companies are using. Read More...
Case Study: SAP and Sales Management
To achieve global transparency of all customer relationships, SAP AG upgraded to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM

principles of supply chain management  Study: SAP and Sales Management To achieve global transparency of all customer relationships, SAP AG upgraded to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application. This upgrade is part of its CRM Clear Vision Program. Learn how the upgrade to a single global solution helped SAP AG achieve effective collaboration, better visibility, improved productivity, and stronger customer relationships. Read More...
The Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness
To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area

principles of supply chain management  Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area that shows significant potential for helping sales teams meet or exceed their goals is the effective alignment of sales process and technology. Executives looking to optimize performance should consider this approach to achieve their goals. Read More...
Intelligent Workload Management
Computing infrastructure today though versatile must be used wisely. Intelligent workload management (IWM) allows for efficient consumption of computing

principles of supply chain management  Workload Management Computing infrastructure today though versatile must be used wisely. Intelligent workload management (IWM) allows for efficient consumption of computing resources while ensuring business tasks are supported by all needed resources—and that this is all done securely. IWM tools support the building, management, monitoring, and securing of workloads. See how to run your cloud computing system with leading-edge technology. Read More...

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