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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

benefits scm  SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement 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 performance on this important

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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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Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


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benefits scm  Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration PTC is all about helping discrete manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives in product development. As one of the world's largest and fastest-growing software companies, we deliver a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management solutions to over 50,000 customers in the Industrial, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer, and Medical Device industries. Source: PTC Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System


Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results. Benefits have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

benefits scm  in figure 3.1. Annual benefits totaling $475,000 in this example almost equals the current pretax income of $500,000. Figure 3.2 Summarized income statement for a typical $10 million firm   Current Typical Improvement Benefit Sales $10,000,000 10% Cost of sales 7,500,000   Material 4,500,000 60% Labor  1,000,000 13% Overhead 2,000,000 27% 5% $225,000 10% $100,000   Administrative expenses 2,000,000   $150,000 Pretax income $ 500,000   $475,000 ERP Impact on Key Financial Ratios Ration analysis Read More

Infor SCM


Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems.    

benefits scm  SCM Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems. Read More

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 management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

benefits scm  aims to deliver ongoing benefits through a sustainable process of dynamically capturing, quantifying, and responding to supply chain variability and suggesting time-phased inventory targets across all items and multi-echelon locations (supply chain nodes). Supply chain variability can come from multiple sources, starting with demand intelligence (i.e., forecast error, forecast bias, and intermittency). On the side of supply chain intelligence, there are the mean lead-time, in-transit inventory, order Read More

The Benefits of PSA-Revenue Acceleration and Improved Efficiency


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benefits scm  Benefits of PSA-Revenue Acceleration and Improved Efficiency Technology changes have allowed an alternative to the client-server model to emerge, specifically the application service provider (ASP), in which the vendor hosts the software on its server and charges a monthly or annual fee per user. The growing acceptance of ASPs has accelerated the growth of professional services automation. This paper compares the client-server and ASP models and outline ths benefits that companies are realizing from Read More

Real-time BPM Benefits Operational Execution


As business performance management (BPM) and corporate performance management (CPM) extend beyond finance to line-of-business managers and operational decision makers, it meets face-to-face with the urgency to support more real-time scenario modeling and decision making. Learn how fast, scalable performance management solutions are key to enabling real-time operational responses to actual results.

benefits scm  time BPM Benefits Operational Execution As business performance management (BPM) and corporate performance management (CPM) extend beyond finance to line-of-business managers and operational decision makers, it meets face-to-face with the urgency to support more real-time scenario modeling and decision making. Learn how fast, scalable performance management solutions are key to enabling real-time operational responses to actual results. Read More

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 one that fits a company’s business model. What should companies do to ensure they are well prepared for choosing the best-fit SCM solution? TEC SCM research analyst Phil Reney offers three critical considerations to help companies in search for an SCM solution.

benefits scm  Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution Supply chain management (SCM) software selection is certainly tricky and painful on the good days, even for those that have been down the road a few times. Why? Despite the number of vendors offering a plethora of solutions, of different qualities, there are just more business models that need to find a fit (or as close as it gets) than are available solutions that fit those models. In addition, decision makers need to invest significant time and Read More

Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits


Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process’ problem. Critical success factors for the effective use for the CMMS involves clear support from management and measurable drivers involving time, quality, and cost.

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The Hidden Benefits of VoIP Revealed


The appeal of VoIP is straightforward: By converging voice and data into a single, unified network, businesses can lower costs and increase productivity, as the scaled-down VoIP infrastructure is easier and less expensive to maintain. Read this white paper to gain a competitive advantage with VoIP’s four “secret weapons”: rich media, mobility, unified communications, and virtual workplaces.

benefits scm  Hidden Benefits of VoIP Revealed The appeal of VoIP is straightforward: By converging voice and data into a single, unified network, businesses can lower costs and increase productivity, as the scaled-down VoIP infrastructure is easier and less expensive to maintain. Read this white paper to gain a competitive advantage with VoIP’s four “secret weapons”: rich media, mobility, unified communications, and virtual workplaces. Read More

Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


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Automated Operations: Five Benefits for Your Organization


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