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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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Security Trends 2014
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, find out what you need to know about security trends in 2014.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

Global Knowledge

Manage your information: HP Information Management & Analytics in freight and logistics
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource today to learn how information management and analytics (IM&A) can enable logistics providers to gain insight into customer behaviors, improve operational efficiency and performance, achieve end-to-end visibility of supply chain logistics, and more.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: This standard is aimed at enhancing the integrity of commercial off the shelf ICT products and helping customers to manage sourcing risk.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Data Quality Management
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out how data quality can lead to a well-oiled supply chain and successful transportation and logistics projects.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

Protecting Mission-Critical Manufacturing Data with an ERP Firewall
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find how an ERP Firewall can capture business process and data quality errors, so outsourcing data doesn't create mayhem within your company.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

SYSPRO Espresso - Mobile Solution
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a mobile application platform that gives you the power to manage your business at any time, from any location, and on any popular mobile device.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


B2B integration tools for a streamlined value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that while 73% of executives say B2B integration is key to business success, only 17% believe they've actually achieved this goal? If you're struggling to manage a complex value chain of partners, suppliers, customers, and distributers, the right B2B integration tools may be the answer to your woes.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


Implementing product mix optimization that works
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This guide offers insight to help you optimize your product mix and maximize profits.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014


3 Smart Moves That Slash Intermodal Costs
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: Even with near limitless intermodal options, planners typically fall back on familiar routes and patterns – regardless of whether or not there's a better way to operate. Fortunately, this resource lays out three smart moves that slash intermodal costs while delivering real planning transparency.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014


Is GMO Product Information on Your Radar?
sponsored by LANSA
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores the need for food manufacturers to disclose GMO information before the upcoming Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is introduced, and describes how the right product information management and data aggregation systems can help you get there.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014


SAP Procurement Savings eBook
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many of today's companies have third-party costs that equal up to 70% of revenue. To remain competitive, it is essential to use procurement applications to identify and accelerate savings and contribute to the bottom line. Access this eBook to learn how to close the loop between spend analysis, sourcing, and contract management.
Posted: 15 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Accelerate time to actionable insight for supply chain procurement analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper today to learn how a packaged application helps procurement decision makers assess the performance of suppliers and gain greater insight into overall spend. Discover how to accelerate time to richer insight now!
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2011


How the New Mobile Supply Chain Impacts Field Sales and Field Service
sponsored by DSI
WHITE PAPER: This FAQ sheet provides answers to your pressing mobile supply chain questions, revealing how mobility is impacting field service and field sales, key benefits you can achieve, and more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2014 | Published: 03 Jan 2014


Symmons Industries turns up the pressure on larger competitors with IBM Business Analytics software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this fascinating case study today to see how Symmons - a mid-sized, US-based manufacturer in the plumbing industry - implemented expert solutions that enabled production-line staff to adapt manufacturing schedules and meet demands in real time, and much more!
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013


SAP Global Available-To-Promise Check rapid-deployment solution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Your customers want access to timely information, and you need to confirm and process orders quickly and efficiently. What if you could do both - while also increasing customer satisfaction? Access this white paper to find out how that's possible using SAP Global Available-to-Promise check rapid-deployment technology.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Synchronizing your value chain of suppliers, partners and customers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore a smarter solution to buy, sell and market your products by integrating operations and enhancing interactions through community, collaboration, process and analytics. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


How Distributors Can Streamline Supply Chain Management
sponsored by Junction Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn how to optimize your entire value chain for increased cost control, streamlined supply chain processes, and more effective customer service.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Junction Solutions

A Delicate Dance of Supply and Demand
sponsored by Junction Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore the various challenges facing many manufacturing companies (in particular the dairy industry) when it comes to supply chain management (SCM). Learn how these obstacles are key drivers for business process improvements in SCM, enterprise resource planning (ERP), order processing, and more.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

Junction Solutions

Aberdeen Report: Understanding the Complexity of B2B Integration: Insights for Mid-Market Leaders“
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Coordinating with partners across multiple channels and sites isn't easy, however, gaps can lead to poor sales performance and lost business due to unhappy customers or suppliers. Explore this analyst report from the Aberdeen Group to learn how mid-market enterprises can improve collaboration with multi-channel and real-time data integration.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012


How IBM helps midsize business thrive: Leveraging Smarter Commerce to improve the customer experience and increase ROI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, businesses must meet increased customer demands - and need to optimize service, sales, and supply chain management to do so. This resource offers advice for midsize businesses on how to achieve rapid ROI in a customer-focused world, while leveraging social media and mobile channels to better connect with customers.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


How to Navigate Today's Supply Chain Challenges
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are taking an increasingly prominent role in a variety of business activities. View this resource to find out more about how to modernize the user experience as mobile, analytics, social and the cloud.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 11 Jun 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

LaSalle Solutions Achieves a 60% Reduction in Development Time Using Adeptia’s BPI Platform
sponsored by Adeptia
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper introduces a new approach that is enabling early adopters to support faster and more effective supply chain improvements by using a business process integration (BPI) approach. Discover how early adopters are realizing savings greater than 50% when compared to traditional techniques.
Posted: 11 Jun 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2012


How enabling Supply Chain visibility can improve the bottom line
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes how enabling supply chain visibility can help you eliminate disruptions and improve your bottom line. Learn how you can get started by reading on today.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012


IBM Sterling Supply Chain Visibility - Optimize your supply chain network through real-time, end-to-end visibility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this resource to learn how greater visibility into the supply chain can help you effectively combat efficiency and performance challenges and pave the way for business success.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2011


Managing Volatility Through Smart Inventory Planning
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the key trends shaping the consumer products sector, and details how you can use smart inventory optimization tools to drive critical savings across the entire supply chain. See if these tools can solve your manufacturing troubles by reading on now.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

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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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