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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

select scm plan  ramp-up stage for a select few early-adopter customers (first public release planned for Q2), SAP revealed to us the offering’s comprehensive supply network modeling via the following capabilities: Dynamic aggregation and disaggregation (planning families to individual items) Support for the full S&OP process, including demand and supply balancing Multisite capacity planning Bill of material (BOM) and critical component planning (the first release will have one-level BOMs, while multilevel BOMs will

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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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Sausage Producer Packs Out the Profit with Technology


Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. wanted to improve operations and customer service. Their ERP and SCM technology solution resulted in a fifteen-month project with a three-year payback period.

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Auto Parts Distributor Saves 50 percent on ERP Selection with TEC


Arias Motors, the Dominican Republic’s leading auto parts distributor, had clear objectives about its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection: a timely implementation, an affordable total cost of ownership (TCO), and a structured evaluation process to guarantee a best-fit selection. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the impartial advocate for the enterprise software purchaser, helped Arias Motors select a system integrating all functional areas, from back-end processes to supply chain management (SCM). The process was completed in far less time than projected and at a savings of 50 percent on its initial estimated investment for the project.

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J.D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation


By espousing its namesake 5th generation of products that preserves flexibility and provides much more of its own ‘must have’ collaborative applications (i.e. SCM and CRM), J.D. Edwards may start looking forward to the future with its new winning attitude.

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume


A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This part addresses the implications of using e-procurement to Leverage Volume, including leveraging volume through outsourcing.

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Achieving Sourcing Excellence: A Three-year Plan for Success


Globalization is one of the top issues affecting organizations’ supplier management strategies. True supplier collaboration can no longer be avoided: working closely with suppliers around the globe is the best way to streamline and reduce costs and increase value. With practical tips and techniques on how to achieve your vision statement, you can attain sourcing excellence while setting a pace that’s right for your company.

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TEC Helps Polychem Select a Single Mixed-mode ERP Solution to Replace Seven Outdated Systems


Polychem Corporation, a packaging manufacturer, was facing numerous business challenges primarily due to having multiple outdated systems operating across its departments. With the assistance of TEC’s selection services experts, Polychem undertook its first-ever enterprise resource planning (ERP) project and successfully selected a single ERP system to replace its seven legacy systems.

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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 manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more 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 materials through the enterprise, to assure on-time delivery and maximum discounts from suppliers. The vendor's solutions enable users to track orders from beginning to end, right out to the customer. And users can make changes on the fly. All corporate information is located in one database, saving employees valuable time when looking for information. Drill-down reporting and analysis is at your fingertips, keeping the process running smoothly. Users can manage customer expectations by providing realistic product delivery dates based on actual and planned material availability, current production capacity, and vendor lead times. Exact provides the tools to evaluate options for expediting materials or adding capacity to meet a requested date, or to propose alternate delivery options when it is not possible to meet the customer’s requested date. Out-of-stocks and excess inventory can be avoided through recommended job and purchase order processes. Users can purchase materials “just-in-time” relative to the live production schedule.  

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Small and Medium Businesses: The Threat Landscape and the Plan of Action


The threats faced by small to medium businesses (SMBs) are multidimensional and must be handled differently from big enterprises, given the smaller number of personnel dedicated to look after them. The ideal security software for SMBs looking to protect their information systems would be the combination of antivirus, antispam, and content security solutions, combined with a powerful network firewall. Find out why it works.

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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 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 customizations to vendor code.

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TEC Helps San Carlos Select New ERP Solution


San Carlos is one of the largest sugar cane plantations and sugar mills in Ecuador and has a number of sister companies, including a distillery, a paper mill, and a recycling plant. San Carlos needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform that could support all of these organizations. San Carlos turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for expert help with its ERP selection and with mapping its varied business processes.

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