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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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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

Helping CRM Serve Its Purpose: How to Reduce the Increasingly Complex Risks That Threaten ROI
sponsored by OnDemand Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly highlights CRM's recent evolution, examines the risks that accompany those developments and most important identifies the capabilities contained in an effective synchronized content development platform.
Posted: 08 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

OnDemand Software

Collaboration One of the Fundamental Engines of Lean Initiatives - Avoiding the Eighth Deadly Waste
sponsored by TANDBERG, now part of Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details best practices for implementing video communication into an organization and highlights a number of companies that have successfully done so.
Posted: 14 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

TANDBERG, now part of Cisco

Meeting the Challenges of Supply Chain Management
sponsored by Modus Link
WHITE PAPER: As brand owners accelerate new product introductions globally and strive to promote customer brand loyalty, the challenge to optimize the supply chain becomes increasingly more complex.
Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | Published: 27 Feb 2008

Modus Link

Strategies for Profitable Growth - Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Examine the comprehensive strategies, solutions, and best practices for the aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry based on technical and business expertise. Learn best practices and strategies for profitable growth in your business.
Posted: 21 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

SAP AG

Leveraging the Talent Supply Chain for a Competitive Advantage
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This paper identifies the market trends driving the need for an integrated talent supply chain and describes the internal inefficiencies professional services firms must overcome to optimize their talent supply chains.
Posted: 02 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP AG

Using Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Discover how implementing an integrated talent supply chain management environment can help professional services providers enhance revenues by improving delivery performance and speeding client response.
Posted: 01 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP AG

Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper and explore new thinking on potential risk to global supply chains and how companies are adopting the statistical methods more commonly associated with finance and insurance. Learn how identifying and profiling risk variables, quantifying risk and using IT solutions can create higher resilience for supply chain management.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

SAP America, Inc.

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


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.

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.

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

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

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

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
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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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