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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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SynQuest, Ford Deliver a Novel Application for Inbound Logistics


SynQuest’s joint development venture with Ford has produced a planning engine for inbound logistics that optimizes constraints along multiple dimensions –material, temporal, and spatial. Currently live at Ford, the application will soon be available to the market at large.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  Ford Deliver a Novel Application for Inbound Logistics SynQuest, Ford Deliver a Novel Application for Inbound Logistics S. McVey - May 8, 2000 Event Summary SynQuest, Inc. recently announced plans to commercialize a strategic tool for inbound logistics optimization. SynQuest Inbound Logistics Planning Engine is the product of a joint development venture with Ford Global Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. The planning engine is designed to help companies validate the Read More

Shall Bifurcated Tack Reverse J.D. Edwards’ Bad Spell?


By opting now for a “best of both worlds strategy,” J.D. Edwards might finally have a formula of getting out of the doldrums it has been in for some time. While maintaining product flexibility, it can now provide its own ‘must have’ applications (e.g. SCM and CRM), and offer, through partnerships, the secondarily important bolt-on’s.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  the traditional ERP and SCM offering, with manufacturing, logistics and financial modules as main pillars of an enterprise application. One should also bear in mind the company's expertise within some industries like automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG), electronics, manufacturing & distribution. Nonetheless, if CRM or e-Procurement are of a critical importance and immediate need, question the company's currently available offering and consider competitors' value propositions too. J.D. Edwards' Read More

International Trade Logistics Challenge Automated Global E-Trading


The Internet has enabled a networked world, a communication infrastructure, and emerging enterprise applications, which have opened the door for international trade in earnest. But not many applications really offer multi-enterprise services and software to automate the transportation and Internet-based logistics management needs of a global trading network.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  complex requirements, while the SCM functionality will have to continually enhance supply chain business relationships, transactions, and communication. Definition of a True ITL and GTM System As described in more detail in International Trade or ITL Adoption , ITL and GTM, which are execution systems designed to automate the import and export business process, and whose basic functional components are trade documentation generation and transmission, and regulatory compliance validation, would hence Read More

A New Model for Evaluating Third Party Logistics Providers: Enter Service Oriented Architecture


Third-party logistic (3PL) providers are under pressure to keep costs low, expand services and capitalize on evolving supply chain management technology. As customers are becoming more discerning, 3PLs can leverage service oriented architecture to meet customer needs.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  logistics service providers. Enterprise' SCM staffs are reassessing the value of 3PL providers and their ability to lower costs and maintain service levels. Logistics management within enterprises are also questioning 3PL providers' ability to be flexible, innovative, and to make use of newer, more efficient technology. But companies are being shortsighted if they are only looking to the outsourcing option for specific logistics functions aimed at simply reducing costs while maintaining existing service Read More

The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come.News item: Oracle

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010 In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion 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. Edwards this summer, and most recently, the acquisition of demand flow and lean manufacturing software solutions from JCIT, might indicate that PeopleSoft has finally gotten its manufacturing creed. Will these moves finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space?

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements Event Summary In our relatively recent article about the still ongoing consolidation in the market (see What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User? ), we mentioned that the market will not stop short at the eventual Big Few or so many leading largest vendors. Namely, we expect the market for application software to further segregate into two tiers. The first group will be a limited number of very large vendors, Read More

Adaptive Logistics and Transportation


Innovative companies improve efficiencies by integrating logistics and transportation functions with critical operating processes. By factoring transportation constraints into the planning and execution of warehousing, production and fulfillment, these companies are outperforming their competition.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  Logistics and Transportation Innovative companies improve efficiencies by integrating logistics and transportation functions with critical operating processes. By factoring transportation constraints into the planning and execution of warehousing, production and fulfillment, these companies are outperforming their competition. Read More

Autoliv Selects Dassault Systèmes for Lean Logistics


In an effort to maintain consistent processes across locations, Autoliv Europe recently announced that it has selected DELMIA Apriso to manage and improve manufacturing logistics operations across its enterprise. Now a part of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, Apriso solutions can help Autoliv Europe to cut waste by reducing idle inventory and enhancing operational agility.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  Selects Dassault Systèmes for Lean Logistics In an effort to maintain consistent processes across locations, Autoliv Europe, a leader in automotive safety systems since the 1950s, recently announced that it has selected DELMIA Apriso to manage and improve manufacturing logistics operations across its enterprise. Now a part of Dassault Systèmes ’ DELMIA brand, Apriso solutions can help Autoliv Europe to cut waste by reducing idle inventory and enhancing operational agility, as an extension to Read More

Simple SCM Document Exchange


Abrica.net is a "software-as-service" collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply "print" it to the Abrica printer.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  SCM Document Exchange Abrica.net is a software-as-service collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply print it to the Abrica printer. Read More

Collaborative Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2


IFS needs to bolster its brand awareness, and let the world know that they are, in fact, a real contender in the Collaborative Commerce space. Once companies get IFS in-house and get to touch and feel it - to really understand its user interface and ease of use advantages over many of its rivals - it often wins.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 R. Garland - October 24, 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

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 this was that the global business landscape has been battered significantly by a slew of economic, political, social and environmental events over the past five years. This has resulted in significant losses for businesses around the world.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  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

Best Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain


This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. It also discusses the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. It also discusses the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing. Read More

Best Practices in Transportation Management: Taming Global Supply Chain Profitably


Globalization, rising costs, and high customer expectations create serious challenges in supply chain management (SCM). Given these factors, transportation management now plays a key, strategic role in driving supply chain value. Learn how moving goods quickly and predictably through the global supply chain can help you achieve consistency and increase visibility—while supporting best practices across the enterprise.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  in supply chain management (SCM). Given these factors, transportation management now plays a key, strategic role in driving supply chain value. Learn how moving goods quickly and predictably through the global supply chain can help you achieve consistency and increase visibility—while supporting best practices across the enterprise. Read More

Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity


The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its success included its approach to relationships with carriers, its push for innovation, and its use of technology.

scm logistics transportation and reverse logistics  with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity Introduction Stories of innovation and success in dealing with the global transportation capacity crunch are rare. So when Kristyn Harkins—team leader for Sourcing and Supplier Performance within the Global Transportation Organization ( GTO ), a division of the Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics Company, LLC —presented its story at ChainLink 's annual conference Read More