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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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Best Practices in Complex Equipment Manufacturing, Sales, and Service
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives a brief overview of the SAP® solutions used by manufacturers of complex products and equipment to differentiate themselves from the competition through superior-value products and services against low-cost global providers.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Create the Optimal Architecture for Your Critical Applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM has the vision, expertise, experience and product offerings that enable you to build an optimal architecture for application performance that drives business success.
Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

IBM

Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Here are four common mistakes an implementation leader and team can make, and suggestions on how to avoid them.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

IFS

How to Assure ERP Success: Taking Ownership
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: CarSound CFO Steve Ragow encourages you to take ownership of and master your ERP system to assure your success.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

IFS

How Successful Manufacturing ERP Selections Are Made: The Top Things to Look for, Look at, and Look beyond When Evaluating an ERP Purchase
sponsored by IQMS
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the major considerations manufacturers looking to add, upgrade of replace Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software should be aware of. By being cognizant of these aspects you'll ensure that you'll be able to select a solution that best fits your needs, both now and in the future.
Posted: 24 Dec 2008 | Published: 24 Dec 2008

IQMS

MDM Journey: The Right and Wrong Master Data Management Strategies to Start Small and Grow Big
sponsored by Siperian, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: No master data management journey is the same. Read this paper to learn from the successes and failures of MDM early adopters, how to select a technology that doesn't limit MDM's evolution and to compare approaches based on industry-specific examples.
Posted: 19 Nov 2008 | Published: 19 Nov 2008

Siperian, Inc.

Size DOES Matter - When Choosing the Right ERP Solution
sponsored by Xperia
WHITE PAPER: In regards to Enterprise Resource Planning, customer-supplier relationships are more important for small-to-medium manufacturers than large ones, because small-to-medium manufacturers tend to have few IT resources, and rely more on the software supplier.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 30 May 2006

Xperia

Getting Value from Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). This SAP Executive Insight examines how the adoption of industry best practices can add value to your organization.
Posted: 18 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP AG

Stages of Transformation: The Demand-Driven Journey Begins with the End
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Report is intended to map the journey companies are making to build demand driven Value Chains. It includes a four-stage maturity model, and identifies the projects and appropriate technology components needed to transition through each stage.
Posted: 18 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Using Web Technology for Competitive Advantage: How Manufacturers Leverage the Web for Internal Efficiency, Enhanced Customer Service and Increased Sales
sponsored by Bowen & Groves
WHITE PAPER: More than simply serving a marketing role, a Web presence can boost internal efficiency, enhance customer service and increase sales.
Posted: 16 Sep 2008 | Published: 19 May 2008

Bowen & Groves

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential processes into adaptive supply chain networks.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP America, Inc.

The Unique Requirements of Product Data Quality
sponsored by Silver Creek Systems
WHITE PAPER: TDWI explores traditional approaches to data quality, which focus on well structured data, and shows why these do not work with less structured product data. Read about Product Data's unique requirements and how to address them.
Posted: 23 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Silver Creek Systems

Retail Fashion Market RFID Solutions
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) provides real-time inventory visibility so you can react quickly to inventory demand and stocking levels, helping ensure that the right product is available for your customers at the right
Posted: 22 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Automating Complete PO Document Packages
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Esker DeliveryWare offers a comprehensive solution that streamlines document processes by eliminating inefficient steps, automating information exchange regardless of source or delivery type.
Posted: 03 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Esker Inc.

Optimizing the Quality and Performance of SAP Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how HP and SAP can optimize the application lifecycle for our mutual customers.
Posted: 02 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enable Project-Centric Manufacturing with Business Software
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Project-centric manufacturing business models that involve outsourcing and short product lifecycles expose manufacturers to a number of risks they were not vulnerable to previously.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

IFS

The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Management for Document Processes, Q3 2007
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To see how the vendors stack up, Forrester evaluated eight business process management suite (BPMS) suppliers best suited and most experienced for document-intensive processes across approximately 150 criteria.
Posted: 16 Jun 2008 | Published: 09 Jul 2007

EMC Corporation

The Evolution of Asset Management
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss key perspectives and strategies for new asset management programs within the most capital intensive and revenue producing area of today's businesses.
Posted: 16 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

IBM Line of Business

Top 10 Supply Chain Technology Trends
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies the top 10 technology trends in mobile, industrial and supply chain operations environments and presents results from users who have adapted the technologies to improve their businesses.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Intermec

REACH Compliance: How the Business Process Expert Community Helps The Chemicals Industry
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn compliance challenges posed by new legislation and how to break down its complexity into actionable requirements at the business process level. Access and share compliance best practices, tools and methodologies using a collaborative platform.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Debunking the Top Eight Myths Surrounding Small-Business Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
sponsored by HighJump Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn why companies of all sizes are turning to best-of-breed warehouse management systems (WMS) in an effort to reduce costs and boost productivity in the face of increased globalization, regulation and competition.
Posted: 26 May 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

HighJump Software

Business Activity Monitoring: Process Control for the Enterprise
sponsored by SL Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses how lessons can be taken from traditional process monitoring applications and applied in today's more complex multi-dimensional environments.
Posted: 19 May 2008 | Published: 12 Feb 2008

SL Corporation

Mastering Carbon Management: Balancing Trade-offs to Optimize Supply Chain Efficiencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Taking into account traditional concerns about quality, service and cost, a comprehensive carbon-management strategy can build a base for sustaining growth -- enabling companies to maintain competitive differentiation.
Posted: 14 May 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

IBM

Managing a Bountiful Harvest: Blending Long-term Planning with Short-term Scheduling: Constraint Based Planning and Scheduling for Food Manufacturers
sponsored by Logility, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains strategies for effectively using existing manufacturing capacity with a constraint-based production planning and a scheduling method to predict and minimize the impacts of seasonal harvests on manufacturing.
Posted: 30 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Logility, Inc.

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk Using Collaborative Technology
sponsored by Infinity QS
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper addresses the trends surrounding Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) and the strategies that manufacturers are using to mitigate risk from their supply network. It contains a case study about how one manufacturer is viewing real-tim...
Posted: 30 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 May 2007

Infinity QS
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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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