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My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components

scm article  All Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity  analyzed SAP ’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC ’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their surprise at the quite positive tone of the article, and at t Read More
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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement

scm article  all SCM Products Are Created Equal Overview Amid the hype that pervades vendor marketing campaigns and press announcements, it can be difficult for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities of a given supply chain management suite. In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory mana Read More
Logility Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration
Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a template-based approach to reduce the cost and

scm article  Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration Logility Inc. , a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a  template-based approach to reduce the cost and complexity associated with best-of-breed SCM to enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrations . Companies that turn to ERP providers for their SCM capabilities often find that they lack the depth and breadth of supply chain planning and optimization functionality required to outperform the competition in. Read More
SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

scm article  The third set of SCM processes, Manufacturing Network Planning & Execution (MNP&E) , is the major extension of SAP APO with the goal of responding to rapid changes in demand across a network of plants, outsourced manufacturers, and suppliers. To that end, the Manufacturing Network Planning capabilities determine and source production requirements across a network of internal and external sites as to satisfy demand with the minimum lead times and inventory across the manufacturing network. Production Plann Read More
SCM Software for Mills
Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to

scm article  Software for Mills Introduction Mills produce very different products than products which are made in a typical process or discrete manufacturing. Mill products contain order specific attributes like width, surface finish, length, chemical composition, physical and chemical tolerance limits, and standard product specification (either company specific or more common industry specific). Mill products can be in the form of coils, rolls, bundles etc., and finished mill products are made by operations Read More
Taking Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 1
What TEC’s recent in-depth article Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor hinted, my attendance of Inforum 2012 in late April confirmed. Namely, Infor started out as

scm article  Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 1 What TEC ’s recent in-depth article Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor  hinted, my attendance of Inforum 2012 in late April confirmed. Namely, Infor started out as a traditional acquirer and market consolidator, but that is old news now. The re-energized vendor has recently moved on to a new chapter of innovation and industry focus with Charles Phillips and his renewed management team at the helm. The main themes and highlights from the mult Read More
Integrated EAM for Hotels: An Overview
According to a recent NYT article, the hotel industry saw record revenue last year reaching $138 billion, growing $28 billion from the previous year. In

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Mitrix
Mitrix, Inc, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. (“Mitsui USA”), offers on-demand supply chain management (SCM) technology delivered via the Internet

scm article  market. Its flagship product, SCM Live, offers functionality previously unavailable to the SME market, enabling SMEs to dramatically improve the performance of their supply chains and create new revenue opportunities. Headquartered in Irvine, California (US), the company manages over $250 million in supply chain transactions across eight countries. Read More
Development of an Internet Payment Processing System
This article describes the author's experience with the development of the first Yugoslav Internet payment processing system. The system's architecture is very

scm article  of an Internet Payment Processing System Introduction Early in 1999, the author was asked by E-Bank ( http://www.e-bank.co.yu ), one of his clients, to develop the first Yugoslav Internet payment processing system. This client is a Yugoslav payment processing company that uses BankWorks software by RS2 Software Group ( http://www.rs2group.com ) to process transactions made at ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) and POS (Point Of Sale) terminals. Developing an internet payment processing system in Read More
Establishing Enterprise Architecture Governance
This article discusses the issues around implementing architecture governance, and what constitutes viable approaches to establishing effective governance

scm article  Enterprise Architecture Governance Introduction The intent of the Enterprise Architecture is to define how to build systems and capabilities for the greater good of the enterprise. Architecture governance is the process by which IT projects are reviewed in terms of their alignment with a defined architecture, and corrective changes made. John Zackman, in a recent article (DM Review, December 1999) called architecture a 'countercultural' activity. What he meant by this was that IT's attention Read More
Upside Software Remains on the Upside of the Contract Management Market
My recent article entitled “Why Should Enterprises Manage their Contracts Closely?” analyzed the importance of enterprise-wide contract lifecycle management

scm article  Software Remains on the Upside of the Contract Management Market My recent article entitled “Why Should Enterprises Manage their Contracts Closely?” analyzed the importance of enterprise-wide contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions and stated that many enterprises still use inappropriate makeshift tools to manage their important  contractual terms  and conditions. The article concluded with the fact that  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  systems handle transactional details of an Read More
Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment?
It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle

scm article  Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Featured Author - Joseph Strub - September 2, 2003 Introduction It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. Could it be because of availability? No defined role? Never been asked? No perceived benefits? This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle where the audit function should be involved and the deli Read More
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM)
The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That@s why so many

scm article  throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce inventory, increase the transaction speed by exchanging data in real time, and increase sales by implementing customer requirements more efficiently. Through the use of portals, Macola ERP SCM users can collaborate with customers and see a real-time view of activity across the organization. It starts with the ability to accurately forecast customer demands, and continues with effective planning and scheduling of the flow of Read More
The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I
C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part one of three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most

scm article  Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I The Lexicon of CRM Part 1: From A to I R. Garland - October 12, 2001 0 - A  360 degree view of the customer - A term used to describe the ability for virtually anyone in the company to know anything about the customer (products bought, support calls made, web site visits conducted, etc.). A complete, 306 degree view of customer information. 3G - Supposedly the ultimate wireless protocol technology that is already being used in areas outside of North America where Read More
Managing Vendor Code Customizations with AccuRev Stream-based SCM
Customizing third-party “vendor” source code is becoming increasingly common. But managing the incorporation of vendor application releases alongside

scm article  Customizations with AccuRev Stream-based SCM Customizing third-party “vendor” source code is becoming increasingly common. But managing the incorporation of vendor application releases alongside customizations requires an additional layer of software configuration management (SCM) to integrate subsequent vendor releases. Traditional branch-based SCM tools require an unnecessarily complex branch-and-merge process. However, there is a more intuitive and efficient parallel development model for managing Read More

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