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The Challenge of Fulfillment
Integrated multichannel retailing will inevitably become the norm. For retailers, the key to multichannel success lies in understanding the factors that drive

scm fulfillment  Challenge of Fulfillment Introduction Genuine, integrated multichannel retailing will inevitably become the norm, so that if a customer does not see the desired appliance model (for example) on the shelves, the next step will simply be to use an in-store Internet kiosk to order it from the store's web site. And at the store's customer service desk, it will be possible to return items bought online as easily as if the customer had bought them off the shelves. In an evolution from the early Internet Read More

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Infor SCM Warehouse Management Provia
Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and

scm fulfillment  Warehouse Management Provia Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and invoicing for Read More
Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment
The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

scm fulfillment  laid out by the SCM vendors, these same companies have the opportunity to move on and maintain their lead. Acquisition of or merger with SCP vendors remains the most expedient method for ERP and other vendors to add these capabilities to their suites. Although i2 and Manugistics could arguably be placed outside the best-of-breed category due to expansions of their product suites, such as e-procurement and CRM, their core expertise remains centered in SCP. Additions to their suites should be encouraged as Read More
Optum Unveils Tradestream For Collaborative Fulfillment
Supply chain execution vendor, Optum, Inc., recently released Tradestream, a new Internet application that is intended to provide customers and suppliers with

scm fulfillment  back when ERP and SCM systems began to appear, that these applications were somehow flawed in their conception, stingily barricading data within proprietary databases. Systems integrators and, later, EAI vendors emerged to address this apparent design flaw, but finally vendors are introducing intelligence into the integration of data from different systems. With TradeStream, Optum succeeds admirably in concept, but it is difficult to say whether it will win out among other vendors taking similar steps. Read More
One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications
For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration

scm fulfillment  months. Painstakingly Building a SCM Portfolio Through its 2004 acquisition of the once privately-held Tewksbury, Massachusetts, (US)-based supply chain fulfillment vendor, Yantra . Sterling has since leveraged this purchase to help Sterling's development of composite SCM applications, built with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology, and is considered an advanced SOA platform, which enables business collaboration beyond the four walls of the enterprise. Yantra's solution had long offered tools to Read More
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

scm fulfillment  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
SynQuest Teams With InterWorld for Internet Sales and Fulfillment
SynQuest, Inc. has paired with InterWorld in a joint marketing alliance aimed at manufacturers with extended distribution networks. Their pact reflects a trend

scm fulfillment  Teams With InterWorld for Internet Sales and Fulfillment SynQuest Teams With InterWorld for Internet Sales and Fulfillment S. McVey - May 5, 2000 Event Summary SynQuest, Inc. will team with e-commerce software solution provider, InterWorld Corporation in a strategic marketing and technology alliance designed to bring sales and fulfillment applications to joint customers. The exact form of the alliance is unclear, but SynQuest and InterWorld plans to sell jointly to native Internet businesses and 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.

scm fulfillment  dynamic adaptability for the SCM market. Solutions include Supply Chain Apptricity for SCM, Supplier Apptricity for supplier relationship management (SRM), and Employee Apptricity , to manage workforce assets. The company has several offices in the US, and is headquartered in Irving, Texas (US) and its solutions are being used in several different industries, including energy, financial services, health care, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics. Enterprise Apptricity for Energy automates Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact
The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking

scm fulfillment  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact This article analyzes whether the array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft's mega acquisition of J.D. Edwards since its Read More
Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment
The face of business is rapidly evolving from traditional brick-and-mortar facades to electronic ones. While web businesses spend considerable effort in

scm fulfillment  Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment S. McVey - December 10th, 1999 Drivers from E-Commerce The face of retail is rapidly evolving from traditional brick-and-mortar facades to electronic ones. While web businesses spend considerable effort in polishing Internet front ends with sophisticated graphics and animation, they must also give attention to back end fulfillment operations. Invisible to the 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

scm fulfillment  of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates engineering and sourcing information, manages changes associated with continuous improvement, and ensures supply-demand synchronization with demand pull techniques. The SCM system also defines product structure and costing information, provides the basis for financial information and reports, and provides a single source of the truth for decision making. Many have argued that traditional SCM/ERP Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

scm fulfillment  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement 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
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

scm fulfillment  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 will change for several reasons including the following: SCM technology has evolved to a point where users' ability to fully exploit its advances are considerably lagging. The vast majority of SCM Read More
Leveraging A Demand-Driven Manufacturing Model to Enhance Profitability
Successful demand-driven fulfillment manufacturing, include optimal channel and customer relationships, informed on-line buying and selling, order fulfillment

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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

scm fulfillment  its potential clients; large SCM and ERP vendors; infrastructure and platform providers; and various niche independent software vendors (ISVs). Given its recent expansion into several related markets, the vendor's competition has intensified, and now comes from many directions, as indicated in the table below: Solution Focus Competitors Demand channel management/partner relationship management Comergent, IBM, SAP, Oracle , Salesforce.com Supply chain management Manhattan Associates, RedPrairie , HighJump Read More

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