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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement

bpics scm  all SCM Products Are Created Equal Overview Amid the hype that pervades vendor marketing campaigns and press announcements, it can be difficult for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities of a given supply chain management suite. In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory Read More...
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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

bpics scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds 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 Read More...
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

bpics scm  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 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 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

bpics scm  to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS). Decision makers can now leverage data vetted by our analysts to evaluate, compare, and Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain

bpics scm  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now 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 four very real Read More...
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): 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,

bpics scm  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): 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...
'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

bpics scm  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: J.D. Edwards 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: J.D. Edwards R. Garland - September 18, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now Read More...
SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio
SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture

bpics scm  Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio Background The stages of SSA Global 's continued success over the past five years are well documented by the media and analyst communities. With financial year (FY)2005 revenues of $712 million (USD), up 12 percent over FY2004, a net income of $8.9 million (USD), and 3,700 employees in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, SSA Global's recent performance is considered exemplary relative to the overall software Read More...
The People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education
This article summarizes the findings from a study of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. Most SCM projects continue

bpics scm  People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education Introduction In software implementations, we constantly talk about need to balance people, process, and technology . Yet, to date, most SCM projects continue to focus much of their energy on technology implementations and simply pay lip service to end-user training and executive alignment. We are now a decade into the technology-enabled supply chain journey, and the lessons learned thus far dictate that this attitude must and wil Read More...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

bpics scm  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

bpics scm  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More...
Epicor ERP: 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,

bpics scm  ERP: 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...
SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven
To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

bpics scm  in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven Introduction The current market is becoming more demand-driven and the need for real time decision support capabilities in the supply chain is inevitable. As a result, service oriented vendors are emerging. They are developing solutions through next generation applications with customization, workflow, extensible markup language (XML), and third-party integrated software that is embedded in their applications. These vendors have a greater, real time, Read More...
Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 1: Recent Announcements
While the ERP mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market merger & acquisition activity during 2001, it appears that 2002 will, for some more tenacious Tier 2

bpics scm  Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 1: Recent Announcements Event Summary Microsoft 's acquisition of Great Plains , MAPICS' acquisition of Pivotpoint, and the merger of former Navision Software and Damgaard in 2000, combined with the anxiety of the then only looming economic slowdown, triggered the spate of mergers & acquisitions throughout 2001 (see The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold ). As the ground seems to be settling down from quakes and tremors of these mergers, Read More...
TEC Vendor Challenge Panel Discussion Preview: Bob Eastman on Future Trends in Distribution
TEC's senior SCM analyst, Bob Eastman, is participating in a panel discussion on future trends in distribution at the TEC Vendor Challenge event, September 18

bpics scm  Vendor Challenge Panel Discussion Preview: Bob Eastman on Future Trends in Distribution TEC's senior SCM analyst, Bob Eastman, is participating in a panel discussion on future trends in distribution at the TEC Vendor Challenge event, September 18-19, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. In this sneak preview, Bob talks about disruption, disintermediation, and next-gen technologies that are helping distributors stay competitive. Read More...
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