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3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution
SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find

programs scm  Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution Supply chain management (SCM) software selection is certainly tricky and painful on the good days, even for those that have been down the road a few times. Why? Despite the number of vendors offering a plethora of solutions, of different qualities, there are just more business models that need to find a fit (or as close as it gets) than are available solutions that fit those models. In addition, decision makers need to invest significant time and Read More

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

programs scm  supply base and execute programs that drive down costs and increase service and quality levels. For them, the relationships with suppliers are considered to be an important element of their overall business success, and they are reluctant to hand them over to a third party - even if doing so would help them leverage volume or otherwise reduce costs. Historically, companies have turned extensively to management consulting firms to help them understand and apply best practices within their purchasing Read More
ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon
In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running

programs scm  a foundation on which programs can function, process, and update. As software grows into systems, architectures, and networks, systems rely on other systems to supply this data foundation. As illustrated in figure 1, such is the case with ERP and SCM software. ERP software manages, validates, and updates the data for SCM software. This data is the form of such things as ingredients or parts, formulas or bill-of-materials, routings, resources, and orders or customer demand. Unless this data is firmly in Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

programs scm  supplier relationships, continuous improvement programs, and other clearly higher value activities. Figure 1. In a typical company, 75% of all invoices are for purchases of under $1,000. At an average cost of $100 to $200 or more to process the purchase order, pay the invoice, and handle all the related paperwork, this represents a tremendous overhead cost for most businesses. 3 Indeed, in many cases the cost of handling the paperwork can be greater than the value of the actual items that were purchased. Read More
SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use
In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a

programs scm  Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use Introduction As any experienced production or operations manager will tell you, there is real challenge in manufacturing execution processes and that production planning and scheduling does not help. Everyday the manager comes across machines breaking down, bottlenecks in the production lines, human resource problems, wastage of time in machine changeovers, impossible product delivery deadlines, variable raw material quality, raw Read More
Programs, Processes and Practices: Planning Implementations and Evaluating Systems
No company has ever fully evaluated the entire product that they are buying, time does not permit such a complete evaluation. Few people really track how well

programs scm  health of our systems. Programs refer to the software with its functions and inherent limitations. The programs can also be called the system or the solution. The programs may be customer designed and coded or can be acquired by a software vendor. If from a software vendor, the programs include and customer designed modifications or extensions. The business Processes include procedures for using the programs plus the various manual procedures that are required to meet the total needs of the business. Read More
ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities
To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises

programs scm  and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that Read More
Collaborative Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 1 of 2
IFS arrived over five years ago on U.S. shores, with a Christmas-bag full of software components that run from the front-office to back-office and back again

programs scm  when they began marketing programs with the establishment of a subsidiary in Raleigh, North Carolina. Today, IFS has sales in 43 countries, and subsidiaries or third-party support in 26 countries, with nine offices in the U.S. The product has been translated into 22 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian. The company has over 3000 customers and approximately 120,000 users worldwide. Based on conversations with John Bridges, the VP of Marketing for North Read More
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG
SAP AG has seemingly crossed a strategy chasm, from a strict, stodgy, Not-Invented-Here (NIH) approach to software development and delivery, to a seemingly

programs scm  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG R. Garland - September 22, 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. Now in 2001, the Read More
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report
This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on

programs scm  2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements
Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D

programs scm  and control, and upload programs. Of critical interest to aerospace firms competing in the market's second tier, the suite also includes modules for: Lot and Serial Control, which provides for automated full lot and serial number traceability through the material's system. Project Control, which tracks costed transactions by project and details project status on-line at any point in the life cycle of the project. Design Engineering, which is a sandbox for preproduction design efforts that remains Read More
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle
There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and

programs scm  distributed Internet software application programs. Further refining and defining the Application Server functionality, Oracle released Oracle 9iAS Internet Application Server in October of 2000. 9iAS includes J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition), XML, and JDBC support, as well as new caching technology. But it goes considerably beyond that, by including the following components: Oracle 9iAS Personalization - Provides the ability to personalize the customer web experience based on various criteria, for Read More
PeopleSoft Programs Cause Headaches at Number of Universities
For the students at Northwestern University registration was supposed to be as easy as point and click, however, it turned into crash and burn.

programs scm  Programs Cause Headaches at Number of Universities PeopleSoft Programs Cause Headaches at Number of Universities P.J. Jakovljevic - March 15th, 2000 Event Summary As reported by The Nando Times on February 14, 2000, it was supposed to be as easy as point and click for Northwestern University students registering for winter classes last November. The university was one of many that spent millions of dollars installing new software from Pleasanton, CA-based PeopleSoft so, among other things, Read More
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

programs scm  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) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, ph Read More

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