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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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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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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

what does mean scm  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 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

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template

Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logist... Get this template

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Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 1


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what does mean scm  9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 1 Undoubtedly, the recent major event at Epicor Software  (despite concurrent unfortunate occasional and distracting shareholder power struggles, takeover bids, and CEO departures ) was the launch of the next-generation Epicor 9 product suite  in late 2008. Epicor hails Epicor 9 as an entirely new generation of business application that redefines how enterprise systems are both built and used. For one, Epicor 9’s functional Read More

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The systems dealing with manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and customer order management systems are among the systems that often prove to be the hardest to acquire due to the unique issues of the process enterprise.

what does mean scm  customers listed are process? What industries does the company say it serves? When it talks about specific customers, does it mention companies that are in your business? If the vendor does have process customers, what did these customers install from that vendor? Perhaps a vendor has many process companies, but most or all of them installed financials. Few, if any, have installed the vendor's software for operational functions. This may mean that the vendor is an excellent financials vendor, but can it Read More

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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

what does mean scm  focus), and if not, what does that mean? Certainly, JDA cannot become a $1 billion company organically, i.e., without other major acquisitions. As for the abandoned JDA and i2 merger, I was one of the people who was skeptical about the deal for at least two reasons. One,  i2 was quite overpriced , and second, i2 did not really bring anything significant to the table that JDA did not already have (even if in a different flavor). In fact, i2’s strength in many  struggling discrete manufacturing sectors Read More

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what does mean scm  is the easy part. What is less obvious is how your business handles its growth. Will it be an organic one, such as adding a new warehouse, or growth by absorbing a competitor through mergers and acquisitions (M&A)? Organic growth tends to be easier, as it is a natural extension of your current activities. M&A are far trickier, as they are very disruptive to the acquired entity and to a certain degree to the acquiring company, as the latter will have to integrate it, manage it, and ensure it generates Read More

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The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


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