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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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The Automated Supply Chain Advantage
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Tune into this brief video and uncover ways supply chain execution tools can help you figure out the fastest, most economical routing for every shipment, putting you steps ahead of the competition.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Infor

Key Market Trends in Food and Beverage Manufacturing
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you'll learn about ERP technologies that are disrupting the food and beverage industry. You'll also uncover impressive statistics on how manufacturers are leveraging these tools and the benefits they've experienced.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Infor

Reduce Your Markdowns: 7 Ways to Maintain Your Margins by Aligning Supply and Demand
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights seven ways to step off the high-volume, low-price treadmill and reduce the need for costly markdowns. Learn how to increase profits by delivering the right products to the right people at the right time -- and in the right quantity.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Infor

Deliver Quality Products, Drive Efficiency, and Achieve Profitable Growth
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights ways meat manufacturers are accelerating speed to market. Read on and you'll also uncover technologies that are changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Infor

Efficiently Plan your Business with Innovative Functionality and Industry-Specific Tools
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Your customers rely on you, and their success depends on your ability to deliver the exact product as ordered. Access this white paper and learn ways to satisfy customers with confidence by changing the way information is published and consumed across the enterprise.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Infor

IDC Report: The Modern Supply Chain Present and Future
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: As manufacturing supply chains are asked to be faster and more responsive, the use of real-time data becomes more important. Discover how analytics collaboration, planning, and supply chain design can allow you to unlock hidden insights which can result in better decision making and drive improvements in your operational processes.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

Qlik

Manage and Deliver Customer Orders On Time, All the Time
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how manufacturers can leverage a suite of enterprise tools to execute and control complex manufacturing processes, manage a global supply chain, capture product data, and more.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Infor

Supply-Chain Optimization Evolves
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about effective supply-chain optimization and discover seven tips on how to optimize your own supply-chain strategy.
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 | Published: 05 Jan 2016

Infor

Infographic: Supply-Chain Optimization
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today's organizations find success not just by managing supply chains, but also by optimizing them. Access this concise infographic to find a seven-step process towards total supply chain optimization (SCO), allowing you to realize four core benefits.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

Infor

Embracing Innovation in Third Party Logistics
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help 3PL service providers adapt to, and take advantage of, the rapidly changing business landscape. Take a look to learn how you can embrace new supply chain strategies and drive innovation in your 3PL company.
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Infor

CRM & Manufacturing: Working Hand in Glove
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a Sales Transformation Pyramid (STP) model, a step-by-step methodology for effecting a positive transformation in your company's sales performance. Access this framework to learn how you can optimize your enterprise's sales performance and refine your internal processes, communication, and agility.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

Microsoft

The Digital Transformation Imperative
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This tech roundup will prove to be a worthwhile and insightful resource, to help your business navigate this changing world. Access this resource now to get objective information on SAP and digital transformation, and uncover several key takeaways to help you strategize with confidence.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

OpenText

Creating World Class Supply Chain Commerce Platform to Connect and Collaborate
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Lenovo was acutely aware of an increasing demand for transparency and simplicity in the order process and sought to improve its supply chain. Discover how they were able to go beyond just simplifying their order process to align their entire supply chain and help ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

IBM

The Role of Reporting and Analytics in the B2B Supply Chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how your business can work in partnership with your value chain to gain clear and concise visibility into your entire B2B ecosystem. Discover how supply chain analytics can help you drive smarter decisions, optimize time to revenue, and more.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

Transform Your B2B Community with Faster, Simpler Onboarding, Management and Collaboration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover how you can transform your B2B community with faster, simpler onboarding, management and collaboration. Read on to learn how a centralized point of control to manage and monitor your onboarding and ongoing interactions can change the way your business handles multi-enterprise relationships.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

B2B Services Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover how analytics is emerging as a key differentiator for organizations to operate a high-performing value chain across thousands of suppliers, partners and customers at the speed and precision that today's markets demand.
Posted: 29 Sep 2015 | Published: 29 Sep 2015

IBM

Supply Chain Intelligence: Descriptive, Prescriptive, and Predictive Optimization
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses how business decision makers are using their data to develop predictive and prescriptive analytical strategies to the supply chain. Read on to discover how organizations are transforming raw data into supply chain efficiency and smarter operational decisions, and how you can do the same.
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Qlik

How Data Can Help You Build the Sustainable Supply Chain
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can use enterprise data to easily find points of waste or inefficiency in your supply chain and discern ways to become more sustainable.
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 | Published: 12 Aug 2015

Qlik

How Data Analysis Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how the right data analysis tools can simplify supply chain management by revealing exactly where efficiency is being lost.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Qlik

5 Tips for Managing Food and Beverage Supply Chain
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: How can your organization devise a strategy to help them handle food and beverage supply chain more effectively? Discover how you can streamline your supply chain, maintain compliance with food safety guidelines, and improve productivity with 5 top tips.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IFS

IBM Multi-Enterprise Relationship Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for an in-depth look at one platform that provides a modern system of engagement when it comes to supplier relations and supply chain management. Access now to see how ongoing activity monitoring can reshape how your operations function.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

IBM

5 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 5 power generation ERP lessons from the manufacturing industry.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

IFS

Enterprise Labeling a Supply Chain Strategic Imperative
sponsored by Loftware
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth white paper to discover how to implement integrated, data-driven labeling in your supply chain management strategy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

Loftware

5 Best Practice Steps for B2B and B2C Convergence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this Aberdeen research report to find out how customer requirements and cross-channel logistics flow, grow, and coverage – and what that means for your supply chain strategy.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

IBM

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
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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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