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Time to Change: New Thoughts on Supporting Business Change Fast and Flexibly
To succeed in ever-changing market conditions, you must manage and navigate an information network of business partners. Though you may have long focused your

define supply change  is extremely difficult to define which data is old enough to be stored in a cheaper but less-accessible fashion. Without access to historical data when required, business managers find it hard to make decisions that are based on experiences and findings from the past. This problem is further aggravated by the typical short tenure of managers in their positions along their career paths. An aging workforce that takes experience worth billions into retirement also depletes the corporate knowledge base.

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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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Optimize Internal Supply Chain


The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line users in a simple and workable format is a new measure of information technology (IT) performance.

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Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk


As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is gaining prominence in boardrooms, many companies do not yet fully comprehend the risks they face. But understanding risk is the first step to managing it—and using the right IT tools can help. Learn what steps you can take to better address your supply chain risks.

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Supply Chain Portfolio 2004


Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

define supply change  The 2002 Portfolio, we define planning to be more strategic: setting up of supply chains, strategic sourcing, etc.—basically designing chains, trade lanes, selecting outsource partners, etc.—optimizing the pipeline. These efforts have actually taken on more prominence since the push to outsourcing. More and more, though, there is a process blur between a more tactical planning exercise (monthly weekly daily) and executional processes. From the planning view, since firms produce and schedule Read More

Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of catching up to do—and very little time to do it.

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Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know


Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed visibility into their supply chain, as well as software solutions, to help give them a competitive edge.

define supply change  Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know The reality of today’s global economy is such that manufacturing firms everywhere face stiff competition as a result of outsourcing to countries where cheaper labor is readily available. Because of this, new methods of manufacturing and delivery have been created, and out of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors Read More

Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty


Technology has advanced supply chain visibility beyond mere track and trace functions. Visibility can be used to manage supply chain uncertainty, thereby preemptively troubleshooting problematic areas and reallocating resources to better meet the demands of an enterprise.

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Supply Chain Execution Suite


RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions help ensure flawless execution, visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to enable the consistent flow of goods from raw materials to finished products in the hands of buyers. The comprehensive and collaborative portfolio of RedPrairie supply chain and retail solution lines includes Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Enterprise Workforce Management, Enterprise Store Operations, All-Channel Commerce, and Visibility & Performance Management.  

define supply change  Chain Execution Suite RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions put commerce in motion for many of the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions help ensure flawless execution, visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to enable the consistent flow of goods from raw materials to finished products in the hands of buyers. The Read More

Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report


Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

define supply change  Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

define supply change  three-part note. Part One defined the Challenge faced by wholesale distributors. This part discusses the Critical Objectives in meeting this challenge. Part Three covers meeting the objectives with Supply Chain Management Software. The Critical Objectives    As anyone in the wholesale distribution business knows, there are some objectives that are critical to removing time and money from operations and enhancing competitive advantage. They include: Optimizing inventory investment Ensuring service Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother's supply chain news—we try to bring you some news, scoops, and tidbits that we think you may not have caught up with elsewhere. This week: news from Steelwedge, HighJump, TERADATA, Terra Technology, SAP, Camstar, Composite Apps, and, even the "Top 5 e

define supply change  Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013 Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother's supply chain news—we try to bring you some news, scoops, and tidbits that we think you may not have caught up with elsewhere. This week: news from Steelwedge, HighJump, TERADATA, Terra Technology, SAP, Camstar, Composite Apps, and, even the Top 5 e-Commerce Concerns of Carriers. (Warning: We are no David Read More

Capitalizing on Change


Change management is an inherent part of software implementation. Ideally, you want new business processes and the software to support them. However, companies still often compromise, due to their implementation approach and technology limitations—resulting in needless expense. There is a more rapid approach to implementation and change management, with reduced risk, greater value, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service.

define supply change  Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More

Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability


This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and highlights the dramatic value proposition available to companies that deploy advanced service strategies and decision-support tools to address these challenges. Brief case studies from leading service organizations Cisco and KLA-Tencor show examples of successful deployments of service supply chain strategies.

define supply change  objectives and resource levels defined in the strategic plan. This includes generation of orders for service parts allocation (from a central to field location in the network), replenishment (from the network to external sources of supply for repair and new buy), and transshipment (across parallel nodes in the network). Figure 2. Interactive Decision Hierarchy It is important to note that all of the resource decisions described in Budget Planning, Strategy Planning, and Tactics Planning must be made Read More

Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains


Click Commerce recognizes that the SCM playing field is highly competitive and fragmented. However, it believes it will remain competitive because its composite applications will create business process solutions that follow the current trend toward integrated suites of best-of-breed applications.

define supply change  Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains Background The early years for Click Commerce (founded in 1996) centered on extranet enablement, and in particular, on demand chain solutions for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) e-commerce. Click Commerce's early channel management software allowed manual and dynamic creation of relationship hierarchies and online communities within a distribution channel, through the use of membership rules. The intent of this Read More