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ALSO CALLED: Supply-Chain Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Supply Chain Planning, SCM, Managing Supply Chain, Supply Chain Logistics
DEFINITION: Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. Supply chain management involves coordinating and integrating these flows both within and among companies. It is said that the ultimate goal of any effective supply chain management system is to reduce inventory (with  … 
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Desigual - Worldwide Business Intelligence with BOARD
sponsored by Board International
WHITE PAPER: This case study tells how a clothing brand found and implemented a business intelligence tool that delivered improved sales intelligence, supply chain monitoring and more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Board International

Overcome Transportation Challenges with Enterprise Asset Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an enterprise asset management technology that can manage all the elements of a single- or multi-modal transportation infrastructure in a single system. Explore the capabilities and key benefits of enterprise asset management for transportation.
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Proving the Value of Integrated Process and Content Management
sponsored by Perceptive Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out how gaps in automation undermine overall business process efficiency, quality, control, consistency and visibility.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Perceptive Software

B2B integration software to synchronize your extended business partner communities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces B2B integration software that can help you synchronize virtually every aspect of your value chain, automate business processes, and get the visibility you need to successfully collaborate with partners.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

Flexible cloud technology to optimize your B2B process automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a suite of cloud services for B2B process automation that helps you overcome the barriers to collaboration -- such as incompatible systems and standards -- without the drain on IT resources.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

IBM

B2B Collaboration: No Longer Optional
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this report from the Aberdeen Group, get an in-depth look at why B2B collaboration is such a priority, as well as what actions business leaders are taking, the challenges they face, and their plans to execute B2B collaboration strategies.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

The Future of Business-to-Business Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC report, explore how organizations are evolving their B2B integration capabilities to adapt to new business and technology trends, as well as achieve operational and customer excellence.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

IBM

B2B Cloud Integration: A strategic approach to optimizing your value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, get an overview of the B2B integration landscape, including challenges, opportunities, and successful approaches of developing electronic data interchange (EDI) strategies.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Data Quality Management
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out how data quality can lead to a well-oiled supply chain and successful transportation and logistics projects.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

Automotive Supply Chains Need a Makeover
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out how a cloud-based B2B solution can help automotive manufacturing companies optimize their supply chain.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

OpenText GXS

High Tech Industry Turning to Cloud-Based B2B Integration Solutions for Help
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out why so many companies in the high-tech industry are turning to cloud-based B2B integration solutions to optimize their supply chains.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

OpenText GXS

Protecting Mission-Critical Manufacturing Data with an ERP Firewall
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find how an ERP Firewall can capture business process and data quality errors, so outsourcing data doesn't create mayhem within your company.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

Cloud-Driven Collaboration will Fuel Business Effectiveness
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: Find out how cloud-driven collaboration has become a favorite among many organizations for its ability to fuel business effectiveness and value.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NEC Corporation of America

SYSPRO Espresso - Mobile Solution
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a mobile application platform that gives you the power to manage your business at any time, from any location, and on any popular mobile device.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

Inventory Optimization for Better Supply Chain Management
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces an inventory optimization strategy that sets the stage for supply chain management success.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

SYSPRO

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Success: Tools for SMBs
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a family of products designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the manufacturing and supply chain industries.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

B2B integration tools for a streamlined value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that while 73% of executives say B2B integration is key to business success, only 17% believe they've actually achieved this goal? If you're struggling to manage a complex value chain of partners, suppliers, customers, and distributers, the right B2B integration tools may be the answer to your woes.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Security Trends 2014
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, find out what you need to know about security trends in 2014.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

Global Knowledge

Accelerate time to actionable insight for supply chain procurement analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper today to learn how a packaged application helps procurement decision makers assess the performance of suppliers and gain greater insight into overall spend. Discover how to accelerate time to richer insight now!
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

IBM

Perioperative Supply Costs
sponsored by GE
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the need for information technology to improve healthcare supply chain management accuracy and efficiency while keeping costs low.
Posted: 03 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

GE

Implementing product mix optimization that works
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This guide offers insight to help you optimize your product mix and maximize profits.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Quintiq

3 Smart Moves That Slash Intermodal Costs
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: Even with near limitless intermodal options, planners typically fall back on familiar routes and patterns – regardless of whether or not there's a better way to operate. Fortunately, this resource lays out three smart moves that slash intermodal costs while delivering real planning transparency.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Quintiq

Is GMO Product Information on Your Radar?
sponsored by LANSA
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores the need for food manufacturers to disclose GMO information before the upcoming Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is introduced, and describes how the right product information management and data aggregation systems can help you get there.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

LANSA

SAP Procurement Savings eBook
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many of today's companies have third-party costs that equal up to 70% of revenue. To remain competitive, it is essential to use procurement applications to identify and accelerate savings and contribute to the bottom line. Access this eBook to learn how to close the loop between spend analysis, sourcing, and contract management.
Posted: 15 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2012

SAP America, Inc.

How the New Mobile Supply Chain Impacts Field Sales and Field Service
sponsored by DSI
WHITE PAPER: This FAQ sheet provides answers to your pressing mobile supply chain questions, revealing how mobility is impacting field service and field sales, key benefits you can achieve, and more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2014 | Published: 03 Jan 2014

DSI
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  the assumption that products are available when needed). As a solution for successful supply chain management, sophisticated software systems with Web interfaces are competing with Web-based application service providers (ASP) who promise to provide part or all of the SCM service for companies who rent their service.Supply chain management flows can be divided into three main flows:The product flowThe information flowThe finances flowThe product flow includes the movement of goods from a supplier to a customer, as well as any customer returns or service needs. The information flow involves transmitting … 
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