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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 example  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
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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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The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and

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

scm example  (GTS) and Crossgate? SAP SCM : As the  press release pointed out, SAP acquired Crossgate to “Instantly Connect SAP Customers and Their Business Partners for Networking at Enterprise Level; Will Link Enterprises for Smoother Interoperability, Faster Information Flows, More Productivity, Smarter Decisions.”   As a leading provider of hosted business to business (B2B) integration services, Crossgate enables companies to fully integrate and network with trading partners, clients, and suppliers, 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 example  Zooming in on SAP SCM SAP has evolved considerably since the early SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (SAP APO) days in the late 1990s. SAP APO is still a critical piece of the SAP SCM suite, but SAP now has a much more comprehensive offering and capabilities for supply chain executives, spanning collaborative demand and supply planning; manufacturing network planning and execution; integrated logistics and fulfillment; and supply network traceability. For those companies where the after sales market is Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

scm example  back into a broader SCM vision and platform that that enables changes to business processes and takes advantage of changes. What’s behind JDA’s Renaissance? This brings us to JDA Software , which posted a record year in 2008, had record quarters in 2009, and continues to invest in integrating its portfolio of solutions. JDA has been around since the 1970s, and, prior to the mega-merger with Manugistics in 2006, had been acquiring a number of smaller firms in the retail space over the past decade, Read More
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 example  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 Read More
Jesta I.S.
Jesta I.S. has been a provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions for apparel and footwear retailers, manufacturers, and importers for more than 30

scm example  of supply chain management (SCM) solutions for apparel and footwear retailers, manufacturers, and importers for more than 30 years. Its clients include Perry Ellis International, Genesco Inc., Town Shoes Limited, and London Fog. The company’s headoffice is located in Verdun, Quebec (Canada). Read More
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

scm example  make use of advanced SCM solutions have higher inventory turns than their industry competition. Leader - Inventory Turns Laggard Inventory Turns CPG Suppliers Procter & Gamble - 6.43 Johnson & Johnson - 3.07 Technology Dell - 64.34 Compaq/HP - 14.84 Contract Manufacturers Flextronics - 8.86 Solectron - 4.92 Retailer Wal-Mart - 7.29 K-Mart - 4.39 Sources: Zacks investment Services and Forrester Research Figure 1 Inventory Turns widely Differ in Industries Since 1998, Retailers, Distributors and 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 example  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
Zionex
Founded in 2000, Zionex is a supply chain management (SCM) solutions and services company. In particular, the company focuses its business on providing supply

scm example  a supply chain management (SCM) solutions and services company. In particular, the company focuses its business on providing supply chain planning (SCP) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solutions to manufacturing and distribution companies around the world. Zionex is headquartered in Seoul (Korea), with offices in Tokyo (Japan). 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 example  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
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 example  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
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

scm example  of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1 Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s,  Manhattan Associates  was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors.  The Long Trail of Excellence The company was founded in 1990 in Manhattan Beach, California, Read More
SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances
TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for

scm example  changing circumstances. TEC’s 2012 SCM Buyer’s Guide will discuss the issues that will continue to challenge supply chains, specifically in regard to managing complexity, achieving insight into the chain, and managing collaboration within the chain. Here is a short synopsis of items I’ll be covering in the guide. Managing Supply Chain Complexity Businesses have been increasingly decentralizing their activities (e.g., outsourcing, or creating subsidiaries) in an effort to focus on their core Read More
Grupo Karim’s Selects NGC’s Fashion PLM and SCM Solution
NGC Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control

scm example  NGC’s Fashion PLM and SCM Solution NGC Software , a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control software and services for brands, retailers, and consumer products companies, has announced that Grupo Karim’s , a diversified global company with core businesses that include private-label apparel manufacturing, has  selected NGC’s fashion PLM and SCM solution . Grupo Karim’s specializes in providing its Read More

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