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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

scm and jit  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 resources Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

scm and jit  Chain Management 3PL | SCM Supply Chains | SCM Supply Chain Analysis | SCM Supply Chain Analytics | SCM Supply Chain Automation | SCM Supply Chain Benchmarking | SCM Supply Chain Best Practices | SCM Supply Chain Careers | SCM Supply Chain Certification | SCM Supply Chain Collaboration | SCM Supply Chain Companies | SCM Supply Chain Conference | SCM Supply Chain Consultant | SCM Supply Chain Consulting | SCM Supply Chain Cost | SCM Supply Chain Council | SCM Supply Chain Definition | SCM Supply Chain Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

scm and jit  manufacturing, asset-intensive operations, and SCM have always been core competencies and thus, its purchase has already given PeopleSoft royal credibility—particularly with the company's unrelenting approach in continuing to promote all its combined product lines, as indicated earlier. Consequently, the manufacturing strategy will be driven be the Denver-based Enterprise One organization, led by Les Wyatt, VP and general manager of current PeopleSoft's Enterprise One division. He is a former J.D. Read More...
Human Capital Supply Chains: Book Review
“Goods are uniform and people are unique.” Too obvious? Maybe, but with the success that supply chain management (SCM) has brought to manufacturers, it’s time

scm and jit  was the application of SCM concepts and skills for the optimization of human capital—the single biggest money drain of an organization. With little written about the subject, however, organizations have been skeptical about adopting this approach to their workforce. Giehll and Moss go on to say that “there was a lot of resistance and discomfort involved in equating people with inventory, and just-in-time (JIT) talent sounded like an unachievable goal. During the mass layoff during the last recession Read More...
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

scm and jit  this vast disparity between SCM software spend and value, in light of the growing complexity of manufacturing operations worldwide, highlights the almost desperate need for a new look at how companies manage their supply chains. EAC believes that this new look involves a rethinking of the supply chain management problem in terms of delivering less complex tools that can solve fundamental problems without requiring the investment of millions of dollars in a multi-year implementation. As we shall see in Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact
The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking

scm and jit  within the realm of SCM and manufacturing, and the supply chain product modules can be combined in several ways for different sectors and their requirements. For example, a manufacturing suite with configurable product and process design suitable for repetitive and assemble-to-order (ATO) discrete manufacturing was developed (however, it had no functionality for complex discrete and process manufacturing, which is J.D. Edwards' forte), and a supply chain planning (SCP) suite (from Red Pepper acquisition, Read More...
Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?
Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other

scm and jit  organizations are looking towards SCM and APS applications in order to optimize and fine tune the plan, source, make, store, and deliver processes. Below is a visual description of how ERP links different business functions.   The Difference Between an APS, SCM, and ERP Application One of the critical problems organizations face today is that they are fully aware of the scope of ERP. It is obvious that an ERP system cannot always be used as a strategic decision-making application—only an APS or SCM Read More...
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1
While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to

scm and jit  of the most complex SCM products (i.e., inventory optimization and manufacturing scheduling/sequencing), both Manugistics and i2 have developed proprietary algorithms (oftentimes heuristic-based ones). BPM Is in Play Here, Duh! Software tools, rather than enterprise applications, are primary targets of IBM purchases. It is thus not a big revelation here that IBM has acquired ILOG primarily for its market-leading business rules generation capabilities. Business rules engines are at the core of any service 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

scm and jit  For more information about SCM features and functions, as well as functionality for other classes of enterprise software, please visit TEC’s RFP Templates page . For more information and to start your own custom solution evaluation of SCM software, including the ability to assess and prioritize the SCM functions and features that are important to your organization, please visit TEC’s SCM Software Evaluation Center . Compare SCM solutions now Read More...
Epicor ERP: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

scm and jit  your evaluation of an SCM suite. 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

scm and jit  your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting. 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

scm and jit  help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions. Key SCM Features The core purpose of any SCM solution is to create a flawless avenue for materials or products to be managed in the most efficient way possible, and moved at the fastest rate. This improves planning, execution, and collaboration with respect to material, information, financials, and workforce. SCM solutions have a comprehensive set of modules and features for front-to-back support on Read More...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

scm and jit  today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this industry, and the innovation and technology that are driving change. Read More...
Lucrative but
The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and

scm and jit  Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM The Business Challenge Growing pressure to improve customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of service management for spare and replacement parts. As competitive pressures push more products to a commodity-like business model, many manufacturing companies are increasingly relying on customer service to retain or establish a competitive advantage. Many manufacturers and distributors are also beginning to recognize that there are Read More...

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