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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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strategy issues  for an RFID Architecture Strategy that will enable flexibility while not compromising on performance. Key to success in both of them is the architecture for integrating data from the RFID hardware layer with a multitude of Enterprise Systems. Limitations and constraints in control of Readers and other Automation Systems are also preventing Early Adopters from gaining process improvements while throwing into question assumptions behind achieving those potential improvements. Given the lack of standards Read More

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strategy issues  Your Product Strategy Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi-annual or even annual meetings. However, this often raises balance or alignment issues only after millions of dollars have been spent. What’s needed is real-time information that can be used to conduct continuous, automated assessment of portfolio status. Read More

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