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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

typical scm modules  order lead-time variability. Other typical performance improvements include reduced inventory and working capital as well as inventory carrying and obsolescence costs. Improved planner productivity comes from reductions in time used in expediting and time spent on manual inventory planning processes. Finally, reduced production and distribution costs should come from the reduction in property, plant, and equipment (PP&E) and depreciation due to excess storage facilities. Celestica and Arla Foods are two Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Bridging the Reality Gap Between Planning and Execution Part One: The Problem
At sites where both planning and execution modules are stand-alone implementations, neither deliver enough benefit because there are almost always manual

typical scm modules  required to fulfill them. Typical SCP modules include network planning, capacity planning, demand planning, advanced planning and scheduling (APS), and distribution and deployment planning. These modules enable the following planned programs: sales and operations planning (SOP), outsourcing decisions, inventory reduction programs, new product introductions (NPIs), setting manufacturing planning policies, transitioning to new business model, and so on. For more info on some SCP capabilities, see Advanced Read More...
The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information

typical scm modules  an example of a typical process flow in a steel manufacturing plant: A customer order is entered in the ERP module, which communicates with the supply chain management (SCM) module to figure out which orders can be met by on-hand inventory or by creating a production plan. This information is fed back and forth between levels 4 and 5 on one hand, and levels 3, 2, and 1 on the other, so that a promise date can be sent back on customer orders. The supply chain application provides a rough-cut planning from Read More...
Oracle APS Makes Its Debut
Oracle Corporation officially released its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications recently amid the usual fanfare. Long in coming, APS still has

typical scm modules  (APS) applications recently with typical fanfare. The new addition to Oracle's e-business suite, Oracle Applications Release 11i, targets companies with extended supply chains that wish to collaborate with business partners via online trading marketplaces. The four modules, Oracle Demand Planning, Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Oracle Global Available To Promise (ATP) Server, and Oracle Manufacturing Scheduling are a response to competition from SAP's Advanced Planner and Optimizer supply chain Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements
Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D

typical scm modules  not added on (as typical by a vast majority of peer products), but has always been an integral, core built-in module. The vendor has thus carefully devised its product to address a broad gamut of manufacturing processes for project- or ETO-based companies of all sizes—from small job shops to the Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Lockheed Martin or Solectron ). Consequently, Relevant capabilities can handle multifaceted, multi-facility and multicompany project or non project-based requirements of prospective Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

typical scm modules  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 performance on this important upstream supply chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are direct components of the products and 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

typical scm modules  there and for what typical use cases? SAP SCM : SAP AII (Auto ID Infrastructure) and SAP OER (Object Event Repository) are being used in a broad range of industries. We are seeing a significant amount of interest in item traceability scenarios. We have broad interest in industries such as life sciences, food/beverage, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, and retail. PJ : Given JDA Software and RedPrairie ’s success in marrying upstream consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers’ supply chains with Read More...
Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor
Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face

typical scm modules  in addition to the typical price, quality of service, and customer reference decision-making factors in the industry segment. The principal competitive factors affecting the market include speed of implementation; price; knowledge of the industry and its related distribution channels; core technology; an ability to integrate and interoperate with existing technology; and the financial capacity of the respective vendors. Competition is Notable—And Diverse The market for such products is intensely Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

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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

typical scm modules  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 Associates was the epitome of an impeccable  supply chain management (SCM)  software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product 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...
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to

typical scm modules  Chain Management 101 I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter ( go to Newsletter archives ), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade Read More...
Beware Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!)
Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida.The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share

typical scm modules  Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!) Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida . The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share experiences to eliminate business pains faced either due to lack of technology or business processes. MS Excel, was proudly mentioned in many of the conversations I had with supply chain professionals. It felt like SCM professionals were married to Excel, and their supply chain and operational Read More...
ERP Modules for Different Business Types
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a mature segment of the software market. Most features are standard across solutions, and you can expect vendors to offer

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'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

typical scm modules  Be aware, though, that typically, the shear bugginess of newly-introduced Oracle software makes support costs high compared to many other possible solutions. Also, locking yourself in to one vendor's solution from front to back and top to bottom means dependency on their processes, bug fixes, product enhancements, product architecture, and costing structure. Finally, Oracle's Not Invented Here syndrome stands a close second to their Thou Shalt Not Touch Our Code rhetoric. Spend the big bucks on the Read More...
Satisfied with Your Supply Chain Management? Tell Us in this Brief Survey!
As I’m in the process of developing the 2012 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Buyer’s Guide, which will be discussing the challenges that businesses face with

typical scm modules  with Your Supply Chain Management? Tell Us in this Brief Survey! As I’m in the process of developing the 2012 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Buyer’s Guide, which will be discussing the challenges that businesses face with managing their supply chains and the role of software in mitigating those challenges, I thought it would be worthwhile to conduct a short survey and see how companies today are faring with some important SCM issues. This survey will shed light on the areas often eluding Read More...

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