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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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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 the needs of customers in these industries. But these industries have some unique requirements which are discussed throughout this article. Supply chain management software which does planning and execution for manufacturing, transportation, distribution etc. for mills industry, needs to address these unique requirements.

scm machines  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

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle


There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and inter-application messaging protocols, or find a one-stop-shop with all the software, functionality, and interoperability one could ever ask for. Oracle insists the latter is the best way, and it is their way. But is it best for Collaborative-Commerce? Is their vision of C-Commerce and interoperability yours as well?

scm machines  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle ''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle R. Garland - November 22, 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 packages on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management packages on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now in 2001, the 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 management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

scm machines  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

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 developer J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently demand flow and lean manufacturing software solution from JCIT, might indicate some deep though process rather than a number of impulse initiatives from the past.

scm machines  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

SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use


In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a "management by exception" operations with no constraints or bottlenecks to worry about. But in reality manufacturing is all about managing constraints. A lot of constraints! This article discusses the impacts of constraints on manufacturing planning and execution and how a well implemented SCM software can help in overcoming these constraints.

scm machines  mission critical usage of SCM software (planning and execution software) in manufacturing, challenges, and solutions. Challenges Why is it that it is difficult to make realistic production planning? Why most of the planning software including many APO software from reputed vendors fail? The one profound reason is that the manufacturing environment is very complex and there are many factors which keep changing by the minute if not by the second. And even when factors are not changing fast, simulating the Read More

Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template


Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logistics (ITL),Order Management,Supply Chain Event Management,Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),Product Technology

scm machines  Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template The Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 2550 features and functions found in Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions. This Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supply Chain Management (SCM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template: Demand Management Read More

Boston Analyst Roadshow SYSPRO Update: New SCM Tracking Solution, and Surprising Results of Customer Survey


TEC's Aleksey Osintsev reports on SYSPRO’s new supply chain management solution and what the results of a recent SYSPRO survey show about the effectiveness of big data messaging, as well as new field service vendor Elysian Field Software, in this post about the recent JRocket Marketing analyst event in Boston.

scm machines  Roadshow SYSPRO Update: New SCM Tracking Solution, and Surprising Results of Customer Survey It’s already became a worthwhile annual tradition to check in with business software vendors that are clients of JRocket Marketing each December in Boston. This time analysts had a chance to see what’s new at SYSPRO and meet the top management of Elysian Field Software, a new company that will be officially launched in the near future. SYSPRO’s New Voyage and Container Tracking Solution SYSPRO’s big news Read More

J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now


On March 5, J.D. Edwards reported financial results for Q1 2001. Although the company posted a symbolic profit, the revenue decline begs the question why the company seems to be in a doldrums at the same time when its competitors seem to be upbeat.

scm machines  D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now P.J. Jakovljevic - March 30, 2001 Event Summary On March 5, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended January 31, 2001. Revenue for Q1 2001 was $217.7 million, a 6% decline compared to revenue of $231.7 million in Q1 2000. License fee revenue was $82.7 million, almost flat compared to $83.3 million in the same period last year. Net income from Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft


PeopleSoft has risen from its relatively humble origins in the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) arena, its sole focus as it begun life in 1987. Over the course of a decade or so, it added Supply Chain Management and Financials to its list of application offerings. In the last few years, in the face of slowing cash flows from its traditional strongholds, it has gone full bore toward Internet-based enterprise-wide - even cross-enterprise - solutions, trying to enter the game and be competitive with other top tier ERP-turned Collaborative Commerce vendors. Showing fiscal growth and, very-recently, notably-improved market acceptance, Peoplesoft may be the enterprise software turnaround story of the last decade.

scm machines  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft ''Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft R. Garland - November 26, 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, have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Collaborative Read More

Accellos and HighJump Merge, Create SMB SCE Leader


Accellos and HighJump Software, two leading providers of supply chain management (SCM) software and trading partner network technology for the SMB and enterprise markets have agreed to merge. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic's report and find out what each brings to the table and what the merged company promises to offer its clients.

scm machines  of supply chain management (SCM) software and trading partner network technology for the SMB and enterprise markets have agreed to merge. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic''s report and find out what each brings to the table and what the merged company promises to offer its clients. Read More

How to Roll Out an MRO System for Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse


When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) platform has almost no margin for error. Read this article for TEC analyst Phil Reney's recommendations on the best way of rolling out an MRO platform without completely trashing your supply chain.

scm machines  Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) platform has almost no margin for error. To put things in perspective, I’m not referring to small airlines operating a daytime schedule with a few planes. I’m talking about large operators with multiple fleets of aircraft, round-the-clock operations, and international Read More

ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon


In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running a sub 3:50 minute mile in track; and winning the Tour de France in cycling--all in the same year. How? By trying to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software at the same time. Read on why this is an ill-advised course of action with an extremely low probability of success.

scm machines  and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are typically very complex and all-encompassing software. Supply chain management (SCM) systems are no slouches when it comes to complexity and scope, either. So why would a company attempt to implement both systems at the same time? Some rationalize that their software is in such dire straits that they need to get in front of the system''s development curve, not just keep pace. Others rely Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

scm machines  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company''s cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More

ATM Machines Hacked in Moscow


Recently Moscow's ATMs have fallen victim to cyberfraud. How does ATM hacking take place? Has it happened in the United States? What can you do to safeguard against ATM hacking?

scm machines  Machines Hacked in Moscow Event Summary According to the Moscow Times, hundreds of ATM Pin codes have been stolen in the last few weeks from Moscow''s ATM network. These cybercriminals have then used these codes to empty bank accounts down to the last dollar or Deutschemark from other ATMs around the world. Russian and German law-enforcement agencies are in the midst of a joint investigation in what is believed to be a single crime ring. In confirmation to the Moscow Times, Marcel Hoffman, a spokesman Read More