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3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution
SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find

tangible scm  are associated with less tangible or quantifiable upfront ROI value. Companies want to see a quick return, but not if it means that they lose in the long term. Having been in the forefront of implementations, I can attest that these considerations has played a critical role in the failure of businesses to leverage the target ROI of their project. Needless to say, vendors have indeed amassed significant expertise in certain industries, and they can offer your business valuable advice. After all, their

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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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Aspen’s Step Backward in the First Quarter Part of Familiar Dance


First quarter results tend to be Aspen Technologies’ weakest of the year and 1Q 2001 is no exception. There are signs that suggest the process manufacturing enterprise software vendor is taking pains to break the cycle.

tangible scm  too soon to expect tangible results from Aspen's B2B marketplace initiatives. All companies that transition from traditional license revenue models to recurring revenue models experience a plateau or decline in growth as the number of new licenses drops off and transaction volume builds. In addition, Aspen is a relative newcomer to the digital marketplace industry and launched its first offering, PetroVantage, a marketplace for petroleum refiners and retail partners based partly on technology acquired fro Read More

How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market


Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply chain management (SCM) and electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality on top of their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, they can profit from improved productivity and lower labor costs. Find out how.

tangible scm  chain execution solutions provide tangible beneits, such as increasing workforce productivity, elevating inventory accuracy, and impacting the velocity of goods in and out of the warehouse. Mid-market organizations can offer a broad base of products without investing in excess inventory, but at the same time, have enough inventory on hand to fulill orders and deliver on promises. Thus, rather than letting inventory be a cost center, best-of-breed WMSs transform inventory into a revenue center by having Read More

License Revenue Up At The New Manugistics


Manugistics’ recent rise in license revenues can be attributed to the company’s aggressive sales and marketing initiatives implemented by CEO Greg Owens and his new management team.

tangible scm  Manugistics will have obtained tangible evidence of the viability of its products. Manugistics will need all the marketing help it can muster if it is to survive as an independent company alongside formidable competitors like i2, SAP, and now Oracle. User Recommendations Users evaluating supply chain management vendors should remember that the core competencies of Manugistics' NetWORKS suite remain in process manufacturing for consumer goods, but it has captured significant wins in other verticals like Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: J.D. Edwards


J.D. Edwards believes in the possibilities (both in terms of technology and sell-ability) of Collaborative Commerce. How far have they gotten in that vision? Are they a good bet if you also have visions of C-Commerce dancing in your head?

tangible scm  least show the world tangible, Front-Office to Back-Office efficiencies, and; 3) slowed down on other integration while refining its vision of integrated application objects , it may very well lead us into the Promised Land. If not, the blur of technologies at J.D. Edwards may very well hold it back from realizing its dreams. Look for future articles in this series on Baan, SAP, IFS, Oracle, and PeopleSoft. Read More

IBS-Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race


IBS, a conservative Swedish enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, seems to be making right moves to remain the leader within its selected segments. However, the road to becoming uniformly globally recognized player will not be smooth.

tangible scm  Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race Event Summary International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B) is a Sweden-based global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) industry-specific software solutions and other accompanying services for companies embracing IBM -based technologies. Since the early 1990s, IBS has achieved some success in transitioning from mainly being a Scandinavia-based solutions provider to a player in the broader Read More

Service Productization


Productization of services is accomplished by associating tangible features with intangible service offerings. Tangible features may take the form of personnel, collateral, methodologies, pricing, facilities, or other attributes. Automation tools like enterprise service automation, database, and project management tools serve as enablers to service productization. By associating tangible features with intangible services, the professional services firm can build client confidence.

tangible scm  attempting to attach more tangible features and benefits to their offerings. In so doing, they can put the prospective client more at ease during the buying process: physically holding a brochure seems to make the service more real ; establishing a fixed price reduces the risk of runaway costs; identifying the actual names of people who will do the work adds credibility that the supplier will actually meet its obligations. These are all ways of productizing professional services - resulting in Read More

Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

tangible scm  Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions This SCM reference guide provides insight into the supply chain management (SCM) features and functions currently accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you understand which features are essential for your organization and which are not. You can also download a comprehensive guide in Excel format, with all of the nearly 2,600 SCM functions and features, at TEC’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFP Template page . Read More

A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


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

tangible scm  Tell All Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team 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, Read More

Lucrative but "Risky" Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM


The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and replacement parts.

tangible scm  but Risky Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM The Business Challenge Growing pressure to improve customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of service management for spare and replacement parts. As competitive pressures push more products to a commodity-like business model, many manufacturing companies are increasingly relying on customer service to retain or establish a competitive advantage. Many manufacturers and distributors are also Read More

Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?


Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other applications. Organizations are looking for solutions which can fix problems and make business processes more cost-effective. What are these solutions?

tangible scm  Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP? In today’s business world, operations have moved globally, which has added more complexity into the equation. In other words, an organization has to rely on more than one application to support its business processes. When an organization starts buying software without understanding how it will resolve problems, it creates a conflict within the business structure. Each system used by the organization needs to be integrated with other Read More

Epicor ERP 10: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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.

tangible scm  ERP 10: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to 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. 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 was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the

tangible scm  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 was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But 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 uninformed decision. This part discusses what to do when business analysis skills are lacking.

tangible scm  the ROI of 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 Read More