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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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Placing a Lens on Supply Chain Planning
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is becoming a necessity for successful supply chain execution.
Posted: 29 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

IBM Line of Business

SOA Blueprint for Supply Chain Visibility
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how improved supply chain visibility can be attained through use of an SOA.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

IBM Software Group

Intelligent Document Automation Increases Purchasing Process Efficiency with SAP Systems
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Purchasing is an essential business process that often remains bound to manual document delivery. Discover how document automation can help SAP users increase operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction and also improve supplier relationships.
Posted: 12 Sep 2007 | Published: 10 Sep 2007

Esker Inc.

Linking the Global Supply Chain
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: IP networks and applications help with all-around responsiveness and removing uncertainty from the supply chain. Read this white paper to find out how your organization can benefit from this type of technology
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 10 Sep 2007

AT&T Corp

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions for Small to Midsize Businesses: How the right enterprise manufacturing software can help SMBs reduce costs and pave the way for growth
sponsored by Glovia Services, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how small to midsize businesses (SMBs) can use enterprise manufacturing software to streamline their operations, reduce costs, improve their overall efficiency and succeed even as large companies continue to flood the global landscape.
Posted: 13 Aug 2007 | Published: 13 Aug 2007


Shrinking the Supply Chain Expands the Return: The ROI of RFID in the Supply Chain
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There are many business benefits of implementing RFID within your organization. Read this white paper for an in-depth look at the business case for implementing RFID technology within your supply line and what ROI results can be expected from this ...
Posted: 05 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Motorola, Inc.

RFID Asset Management Solutions
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: RFID technology is helping to revolutionize asset management -from small packages to high dollar assets such as shipping containers or expensive IT equipment. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Mobile RFID Readers: Read Points That Move with Your Assets
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Tracking inventory with RFID just got easier. Read this white paper to see how mobile RFID read points are helping increase visibility for company inventory and other assets, regardless of where it is in the supply chain.
Posted: 05 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Motorola, Inc.

The ERP in Manufacturing Benchmark Report
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are struggling to derive more and better business value from their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations. Read this paper to learn how to evaluate your ERP landscapes to better align IT with business goals.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Infor

Globalization: Gaining Leverage from Size and Scope
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn key considerations a company should review before embarking on a globalization initiative that will assist in minimizing costs, maximizing new revenue opportunities and increasing competitiveness.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

E2open

Maximizing Value from SAP with Supply Chain Collaboration in Software as a Service Model
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights some of the risks and challenges associated with establishing collaborative, shared supply chain processes across all trading partners.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

E2open

A Practical Approach to Grid Computing
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Various methods have been used to achieve high availability, efficient resource utilization, and improved business flexibility. Learn how enterprise grid computing leverages these methods to reduce cost and complexity in your Oracle database.
Posted: 09 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

NetApp

Implementation Study: Dell IT Scales Supply Chain Management with Oracle Database 10g and Real Application Clusters
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Dell IT made the transition from proprietary Unix-based servers to running mission critical supply chain management applications on standards-based servers to avoid significant expenditures, increase server uptime, and improve scalability.
Posted: 09 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Dell, Inc.

Achieving Lean Success - A Holistic Approach
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn what it means to be lean across all departmental functions, how an organization can position itself to achieve lean business practices supply chain wide, as well as critical elements each line manager needs to consider to support lean principles.
Posted: 26 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Infor

Which SAP Warehouse Management Application Is Right for You?
sponsored by Catalyst International, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A useful framework for understanding SAP's newer warehouse management application functionality and insight on how to choose which application is best for your organization when upgrading your SAP environment.
Posted: 19 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Catalyst International, Inc.

The Supply Chains Innovator's Technology Footprint
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Pressure is increasing to better manage supply chains to improve customer service, lower product costs and increase business process efficiency. Read this paper to learn about best practices for improving an organization's supply chain proces...
Posted: 10 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 May 2006

Infor

Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Supply chain-based organizations are under constant pressure to produce more value with fewer and fewer resources. Learn how organizations can eliminate production waste, allow for faster reaction to change and better manage their supply chains.
Posted: 08 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Infor

Technology Strategies for Integrated Business Planning Benchmark Report
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Traditional sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes are not sufficient in high-pressure business environments. Read this Aberdeen Group paper to learn how organizations can improve S&OP processes to better execute business strategies.
Posted: 08 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Infor

Data Collection and Process Automation in an SAP Environment: The Next Generation
sponsored by Acsis, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to address shop floor automation challenges and device integration to deliver more value within a SAP environment. Learn how to facilitate plant device and mobile user automation that works with SAP's Enterprise Service Architecture.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

Acsis, Inc.
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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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