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Supply Chain in 2013
Everyone waits, as we go to press, to see how domestic political forces will impact the U.S. business climate right from the 2013 get-go. If ever “waiting with

saas supply chain  software as a service (SaaS) becoming an ever greater differentiating capability for some specific SCM segments. SaaS will also become an even more heavily weighted evaluation criteria for more companies in 2013. S&OP will get much greater focus by more companies in 2013. As companies, tired from (or fearful of more) cost-cutting, look more closely at market-responsive strategies, they will look anew at some sort of S&OP process. As S&OP tools have continually improved—and now with even more

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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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Demand Management, Inc.-Supply Chain Planning for the SMB


Demand Management Inc. has been very busy as of late, with a recent flurry of new products and features. In a series of press releases, Demand Management has recently announced the availability of the Demand Solutions platform as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering; configurable workflows that provide alerts for exceptions and escalations; a new predictive lead time capability; and new

saas supply chain  platforms. Now Available as SaaS Responding to the increasing demand from the market for on-demand solutions, Demand Management has now introduced a software-as-a-service (SaaS)  version of DSX. Bill Harrison describes it as neither single tenant or multi-tenant, but, rather, as a hosted solution where each customer has their own database running on an ISS server in a Microsoft  Azure  cloud environment. Given the predilection of the SMB segment for cloud solutions, and Demand Management’s Read More

The Supply Chain in the Cloud


Many companies today are obviously interested in using enterprise technology that they can access via the cloud. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model avails companies, as is well known, of technology without a large fixed cost, and that is device independent, and accessible by more users, without continual upgrades to worry about. While there are the oft-mentioned concerns around

saas supply chain  is no denying that SaaS has much to offer in the right situation. We have been talking with clients and others about the influence of the cloud in supply chain areas such as these: Collaborative execution Global trade logistics Logistics Sales & Operations Planning Supply chain synchronization Transportation management systems Vendor managed inventory Warehouse management systems Demand planning eProcurement and sourcing In some areas, such as warehouse management, the cloud does not seem immediately 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 up to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making.

saas supply chain  software as a service (SaaS) model. The framework uses the Click Commerce Enterprise Service Bus ( ESB ), which coordinates and orchestrates the composite applications and the Click Commerce Master Data Management ( MDM ) solution, which in turn ensures the accuracy and consistency of data. The framework is envisioned as the foundation of Click Commerce software development moving forward. As a proof of concept of sorts, at the same time Click Commerce announced the availability of two composite 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 recently renamed TAKE Supply Chain. I admit to initially being in a quandary how to figure out the company’s exact value proposition and differentiation, given that its corporate Web site and press release (PR) messages

saas supply chain  TAKE with a multi-tenant SaaS solution with a strong messaging layer, and strong customer base in the oil and gas industry. This solution, Resonance, has been renamed OneSCM, but OneSCM currently delivers a larger SRM footprint than the individual X.PC and Resonance products. The next part of this blog series will continue with an analysis of TAKE Supply Chain's main product lines, in particular the rest of its DDSN products (i.e., X.PC) and Demand-Driven Distribution & Fulfillment solutions (as the Read More

Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how.

saas supply chain  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More

Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model


Find out about the advantages of SaaS inreport, Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model.

saas supply chain  and the SaaS Delivery Model In today's tough marketplace manufacturers are looking for every edge they can get. That's why many are attracted to the business benefits and cost savings offered by SaaS-based software solutions. Find out about the advantages of SaaS in report, Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model . You'll learn about unique SaaS benefits for manufacturers, including no up-front capital expense reduced operational costs fast, simplified integration faster time to value Read More

Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop


Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like Facebook and Twitter are being increasingly used in a new, flexible supply chain cycle. Read this article to learn how two very different companies are taking advantage of the unique contribution social media can make to the dynamic supply and demand loop.

saas supply chain  expensive over time, the SaaS-based or cloud-based solution.   Conclusion It seems fairly certain that one thing will hold true in the future: cloud-based supply chain solutions will become more affordable. As more supply chain management goes to the cloud, social media tools will naturally follow. Companies like Indigo will have increased incentive to experiment with, and eventually adopt, a cloud-based supply chain solution that directly incorporates social media functionality. Smaller software firms Read More

The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities


While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top 10 myths in S&OP.

saas supply chain  Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top Read More

Supply Chain Execution


The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today’s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize activities and share information in real time. Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added services.

saas supply chain  Chain Execution The rubber has to meet the road everyday when managing today’s complex supply chains which are only as good as the ability of parties to synchronize activities and share information in real time. Softeon’s complete suite of supply chain execution solutions facilitates collaboration and includes WMS for small to mid-size businesses, order management, labor and resource management (RMS), transportation management (TMS) and complex assembly, kitting and other value-added Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

saas supply chain  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who Read More

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.

saas supply chain  of Supply Chain System Q. What is the ultimate goal of supply chain management in business? A. To perfectly match the supply side activities of procurement, production planning, distribution planning, production allocation, warehouse planning, inventory planning and so forth with the demand side activities of incoming orders and forecasts so that all demands are met with the least cost. Are today's enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management Read More

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 methodology, you can proceed through your supply chain transformation to become effectively lean.

saas supply chain  Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain Introduction As described in Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain , lean manufacturing can be extended beyond the shop floor and into other supply chain processes. To do this, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities. By keeping in mind some guidelines, a company can effectively transform the supply chain into a lean process. Integrating and Supplementing with Lean Lean functionality must be integrated Read More

Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

saas supply chain  Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Outsourcing Creates Supply Chain Visibility Challenges Most manufacturers today outsource some aspects of their manufacturing operations to third-party specialists. And, to realize cost advantages and open new markets, manufacturers have Read More

7 Steps to Supply Chain Utopia


And now you can with the white paper actionable supply chain intelligence: leveraging the services hub.

saas supply chain  Steps to Supply Chain Utopia Ask 10 people what supply chain visibility is and you're likely to get 10 different answers . But with supply chain visibility—a major key to success in today's complex, global marketplace—it's vital to cut through the confusion. And now you can with the white paper Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence : Leveraging the Services Hub . In this straightforward executive guide, you'll learn what supply chain visibility really is; why it's essential to your company's success; Read More