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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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10 Ways To Use ERP To Lean The Manufacturing Supply Chain
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives four tips to help you bring lean supply chain improvements to your manufacturing operation. Additionally, it discusses six technology tools that help automate these lean supply chain practices.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

IFS

Do More with Less: The Five Strategies used by Successful SMB Manufacturers
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: A common issue facing small and medium-sized business (SMB) manufacturers today is how to increase revenue and grow their business without significantly adding staff. Read this paper to learn five strategies used by successful SMBs.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Infor

Streamlining Operations: Discrete Manufacturers Pursue Improved Efficiency
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out in this EIU study how discrete manufacturers are pursuing improved efficiency. Tightening inventories, reducing waste, and shortening cycle times are strategies that will help lay the foundation for renewed growth in better times.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Supply Network Collaboration in a Solution Provider Network
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: See how manufacturers are adding value to product offerings with a new business model. Using their ecosystems to build a solution provider network, they are enabling supply network collaboration with suppliers, engineers, and financial services organizations, as well as developing industry coalitions to drive more value to customers.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Tightening the Chain - Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Strategies
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Maintain operational efficiency while cutting supply chain costs with new approaches, technologies, and methodologies. Third party logistics providers, radio frequency identification rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can help you reduce supply chain costs and boost customer satisfaction.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

More Than a Vision: SAP's Perfect Plant in the Chemical Industry
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out what ARC has to say about SAP's progress towards turning the "perfect plant vision" into reality by leveraging the chemical industry value network. SAP is also well-aligned with ARC's thought leadership models related to collaborative manufacturing Management.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Implementable Best Practices Speed Chemical Industry SAP ERP Deployments
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read ARC's view on how SAP's best practices and SAP Business All-in-One solutions for chemicals ensure rapid deployment with low risk for small and midsize companies.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

A Premium on Efficiency: Midsize Manufacturers Confront the Obstacles to Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How do best-in-class midsize manufacturers continue to grow in a tough economy? This research report, conducted by EIU, outlines measures manufacturers implement to continue expanding even while coping with the strains of softening demand in key markets, rising input costs, and downward pressure on prices.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Reverse Logistics Management-- An Effective Strategy for Revenue Maximization in CPG Industry
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents an overview and introduction to reverse logistics and how to manage reverse logistics in the CPG industry in an efficient manner.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 06 Apr 2009

Wipro Technologies

Painting the CPG Supply Chain GREEN
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers a solution for businesses to achieve balance between profitability and sustainability by leveraging the platform of packaged implementations.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

Wipro Technologies

Which SAP® Warehouse Management Application is Right For You?
sponsored by CDC Global Services - Catalyst
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is designed to give warehouse operations managers and IT managers a useful framework for understanding SAP's newer Warehouse Management (WM) application functionality. It encompasses a look at both the core ERP Central Component (ECC) functionality in addition to the SCM Extended Warehouse Management product.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 16 Jun 2009

CDC Global Services - Catalyst

SAP® Support of the Healthecare Supply Chain's Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research (formerly the HDMA Research & Education Foundation) recently published an important study concerning data management and data sharing in the healthcare supply chain. This whitepaper discusses the key conclusions of their study.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SAP AG

Overall Labor Effectiveness (OLE): Achieving a Highly Effective Workforce
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: A sound measurement framework is something every manufacturer would like to have. Yet today, most measurement systems focus on machinery effectiveness or production output.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated

Overall Labor Effectiveness (OLE): The Business Case for Labor Productivity
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: Manufacturers have made great strides in optimizing materials usage by implementing powerful supply chain applications, but the labor side of the equation, which concerns a company's most vital and controllable resource, has been largely neglected.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated

Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits (BusinessWeek Research Services)
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper by BusinessWeek and SAP discusses how replacing manual and disjointed financial processes with an enterprise wide system cuts costs and improves operational performance. Automated financial value chains can reduce costs by up to 45 percent and improve productivity by up to 50 percent.
Posted: 17 Mar 2009 | Published: 16 Mar 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Breaking the Supply Chain Barrier: Dynamic Demand-Supply Networks for Today's Virtual Enterprises
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: Few business objectives have been so ill-served as the notion of equilibrium between demand and supply. This report is intended as a "call to arms" for companies currently managing their supply chains as though they were still horizontally-integrated, linear systems.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

E2open

ABCs of RFID: Understanding and Using Radio Frequency Identification
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of RFID technology and capabilities, describes the common frequencies and technologies used in business applications, identifies major standards, and introduces ways to take advantage of RFID to improve convenience, accuracy, safety and security.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

Automating Industrial Supply Chains
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn what total automation can do for an industrial/manufacturing enterprise, how it can dramatically improve operations by providing real-time data to all the interdependent parts of the supply chain.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

Do You Know Where Your Assets Are? Maximizing ROI With Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Asset Management
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines asset tracking with RFID technology by providing a brief overview of technologies available, an explanation of how passive UHF RFID can be used for asset tracking, an exploration of who's using RFID, a discussion on deciding what to track and making a business case for RFID, and a guide to choosing the right RFID partners.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

Beyond the Tag: Finding Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) Value in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will describe how companies have used internal RFID systems to reduce costs and improve efficiency, and explain how the lessons learned can be applied to a variety of industrial operations.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

RFID Basics for Retailers
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illuminates RFID by providing an overview of RFID technology; describing the current status of relevant RFID standards initiatives; illustrating how RFID can be integrated to enhance existing wireless LAN, bar code and mobile computing systems; and providing guidance for selecting and planning RFID pilots and implementations.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

Data Governance: 5 Questions for Sustainable SAP Data Quality Success
sponsored by BackOffice Associates
WHITE PAPER: With SAP Data Quality Experts, enthusiasts and Project Managers in mind, this paper is written specifically for companies interested in understanding how to best approach and plan for maintaining sustainable business-ready data in SAP. It discusses five key questions as a baseline from which an organization can begin planning for a data...
Posted: 27 Feb 2009 | Published: 27 Feb 2009

BackOffice Associates

Maximizing the Power of Your Desktop Database: Top business advantages of moving your data online
sponsored by Intuit QuickBase
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations that rely on desktop solutions to house data are frustrated with their lack of flexibility and scalability. This paper shows how online databases are an alternative to desktop products, combining speed and ease of use with the collaborative functions required to power organizations' unique business processes and performance.
Posted: 24 Feb 2009 | Published: 24 Feb 2009

Intuit QuickBase

Beyond the Security Breach: Protecting Sensitive Data Using Encryption & Key Management
sponsored by Linoma Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper identifies how organizations need to deploy new solutions to protect their information assets from theft and misuse, it also explores the landscape of legal liabilities and identifies the technical hurdle facing both management and IT.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

Linoma Software

Warehouse Management Today: Balancing Financial Pressures and Growing Demands
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why a warehouse management system (WMS) is one of the key technologies required to create a successful adaptive supply chain network. This system enables the extended warehouse to sense and respond to a variety of business requirements and meet complex and changing customer needs.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP AG
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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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