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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 major  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 organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll 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 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 major  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 the lack of my typical skepticism (and sometimes 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 major  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 Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

scm major  that much for any SCM vendor yet, and many customers aren’t necessarily asking for it. For instance, most of RedPrairie’s warehousing customers already have SCP systems from the major providers (like i2 or SAP) and would never consider swapping them out for a minor player like Manhattan (Evant). This situation raises the question as to whether any prospective company in need of SCM solutions would look for an all-in-one SCM solution (platform) per se , or would maybe start evaluating the service 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 major  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
ERP Buyer's Guide: Top Vendors Reviewed - 2012
This brief ERP buyer's guide gives an overview of the major features of ERP solutions, reviews some of the main vendors in 2012 in the three major tiers - the

scm major  Buyer's Guide: Top Vendors Reviewed - 2012 This brief ERP buyer's guide gives an overview of the major features of ERP solutions, reviews some of the main vendors in 2012 in the three major tiers - the enterprise, mid-market, and small market arenas, and lists important criteria to consider when selecting a vendor. Read More
E2open Buys icon-scm, Makes Waves in Supply Chain Space
E2open and icon-scm have just combined to create a collaborative planning and execution software stalwart, enabling brand owners and their trading partners to

scm major  on horizontal process enablement. SCM is a 'team sport', requiring different functions to work together to solve a problem. Some soccer teams have always had brilliant individual players, but these teams seldom do well on the world stage, because they play as individuals, not as a team (the Netherlands and my home countries, former Yugoslavia and now Serbia, being great examples). Germany and the current team from Spain, on the other hand, seldom have brilliant individual players, but they play very well Read More
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

scm major  Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie   Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series, while Part Two discussed how the merger might work and some points to consider when evaluating Read More
SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven
To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

scm major  dynamic adaptability for the SCM market. Solutions include Supply Chain Apptricity for SCM, Supplier Apptricity for supplier relationship management (SRM), and Employee Apptricity , to manage workforce assets. The company has several offices in the US, and is headquartered in Irving, Texas (US) and its solutions are being used in several different industries, including energy, financial services, health care, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics. Enterprise Apptricity for Energy automates 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 major  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
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

scm major  a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real Read More
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study
Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within

scm major  ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study R. Garland - September 13, 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 Commerce, Read More
The People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education
This article summarizes the findings from a study of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. Most SCM projects continue

scm major  Yet, to date, most SCM projects continue to focus much of their energy on technology implementations and simply pay lip service to end-user training and executive alignment. We are now a decade into the technology-enabled supply chain journey, and the lessons learned thus far dictate that this attitude must and will change for several reasons including the following: SCM technology has evolved to a point where users' ability to fully exploit its advances are considerably lagging. The vast majority of SCM 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 major  do. As ERP and SCM processes mature and solutions are upgraded, this new method should ensure customers are up-to-date without the worry about how one upgrade will impact the other. That’s to say, businesses can now focus on their strategic initiatives. The templates are specific to each ERP environment and are priced for each customer’s unique environment. Logility’s templates for the major ERP solutions (SAP, Oracle , and Infor ) will manage up to 90 percent of the integration work, whereby Read More

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