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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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Predictive inventory management: Keeping your supply chain in balance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Innovations such as just-in-time manufacturing bar codes and RFID tags have revolutionized supply chain management. Unfortunately these innovations have brought with it staggering amounts of data to deal with. This white paper outlines some of the major factors affecting inventory and supply chain management.
Posted: 07 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Business Analytics: Ventana Research - Improving Retailing Performance Using Better Analytics: A Pragmatic Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Ventana Research paper reveals the results of a study examining how retailers use analytics across their company, including the marketing, supply chain, operations and finance. Read this now to learn more about the challenges these retail organizations face as well as the possibilities available to them through today's innovative technology.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

IBM

Smarter Commerce for Consumer Products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The connected customer is changing the way you must conduct business. In order to comply with your customers' demands, you must change the way your products are sourced, manufactured and distributed. Smarter commerce enables this, allowing you to transform how quickly you can manage and adapt your source, market, sell and service processes.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

IBM

Six Technology Tactics to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a new principle for manufacturers – corporate social responsibility (CSR). Learn how you can look to IT and software strategies to, not only exemplify good citizenship, but to achieve tangible financial benefits throughout your business and supply chain.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012

Epicor Software Corporation

Stay or Switch? How Switching Your Value-Added Network (VAN) can Payoff Beyond Just Price
sponsored by Liaison Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key capabilities needed in a value-added network (VAN) and what to look for in selecting your next VAN provider.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

Liaison Technology

Sell. Smarter. Redefining commerce in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover innovative commerce technologies designed to enable businesses to sell smarter and transform buyers into loyal, returning customers. Uncover the 6 key selling areas these strategies target, including cross-channel selling, payments and settlements, store solutions, distributed order management, and more.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

Inventory Optimization for the Consumer Products Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover an inventory optimization strategy that improves service levels and reduces working capital costs through improved inventory planning, adjusts inventory levels through tested planning methods, and facilitates coordinated inventory planning for the entire consumer products supply chain.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

SEEBURGER Supply Chain Management (SCM) Monitor for SAP Achieving Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility with New SAP Best Practices
sponsored by SEEBURGER
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how, centralizing and intelligently automating supply chain monitoring within SAP, you can extend real-time B2B supply chain insight and problem-solving beyond the IT department to your business departments.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 18 May 2012

SEEBURGER

IDC Whitepaper: SAP Customers Move to Managed Cloud Services to Cut Costs and Improve Efficiency of B2B Integration
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how SAP customers improved B2B integration by implementing a cloud-based solution - SAP Information Interchange OnDemand - and the reasons, challenges, and benefits behind doing so.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012

SAP America, Inc.

The Opportunities and Risks of Multi Tier Supply Chains
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore new thinking on how to manage the increasing complexity of today's supply chains – and how leading companies are evolving their approach to encompass multitier business networks enabled by electronic data exchange. They are jettisoning traditional EDI for simpler, more affordable automation techniques.
Posted: 27 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

SAP America, Inc.

The Case for Contract Management -- Why You Should Get Started Today
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How well-versed are you in the three key areas of contract lifecycle management (CLM) that will give you the visibility to control your contracts and comply with regulations? Take this quick quiz to determine your contract competency and understand whether a CLM solution would benefit your organization.
Posted: 27 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Reverse Auction Best Practices
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Reverse auctions are a key tool that sourcing organizations can use to bring about huge success if executed along with a well-defined sourcing process. Careful thought and planning must precede an auction event in order to achieve double-digit price compression.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Power Your Procurement Evolution with SAP Supplier Relationship Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are seeking to increase bottom-line cost savings through sourcing and procurement functions. To generate value, forward-looking organizations are strengthening supplier relationships and  making procurement a more strategic focus in the organization.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Extended Warehouse Management with SAP SCM
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how SAP supply chain management has been extended to provider more in-depth warehouse management support through SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) and how it supports higher process and stock visibility, better warehouse operations planning, and better efficiency.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

SAP America, Inc.

An On-Demand Sourcing Solution for Rapid and Sustainable Savings
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many procurement organizations struggle to meet savings goals with an overworked staff using time-consuming, manual processes or outdated systems. Read this paper to learn how to better collaborate with key stakeholders, qualify suppliers, ensure a competitive bidding process, and negotiate contract terms with suppliers.
Posted: 22 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 May 2011

SAP America, Inc.

American Shipper Best Practices in Intl Transportation Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report draws on American Shipper's benchmarking series and highlights actionable best practices for professionals involved in global supply chain management. This includes suggestions for improving processes, addressing technology, and ultimately delivering better results. 
Posted: 22 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

SAP America, Inc.

The Strategic Supplier Mandate: Three Principles to Deliver Transparency Across the Supply Base
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this article to discover the three supplier management initiatives that have helped market-leading procurement organizations drive innovation, increase productivity and mitigate risk.
Posted: 21 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Procurement Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn (SAP Insider Article)
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to discover the top four tactics employed by best-in-class companies of varied sizes and industries to elevate procurement proficiencies in today's recalcitrant economy, along with the metrics they use to measure their success.
Posted: 21 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

SAP America, Inc.

CPO Rising 2011 -- The State of Spend Analysis
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Companies that can move high percentages of their spend into managed scenarios will reap much larger returns. This article discusses the importance of visibility in bringing more spend under management, and the types of outcomes one can expect from a strong spend analysis program.
Posted: 21 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Reengineering the Foundation for B2B Information Exchange in the Supply Chain
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: Cloud platforms represent a radical shift in how companies exchange information with one another across global supply chain networks. Read this white paper to learn how the cloud is enabling manufacturers and suppliers to become agile and more efficient than ever.
Posted: 27 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

GT Nexus

3 Questions to Ensure You’re Collaborating Effectively Across Your Supply Chain
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To drive market share, sales, product adoption and greater efficiency, many businesses are strategically partnering with suppliers and other supply chain participants to collaborate and share information. In this white paper, find answers to three of the top concerns for organizations developing these collaborative supply chain networks.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Usability and Compliance: The Carrots and Sticks that Drive E-Procurement Success
sponsored by Simplifying-IT
WHITE PAPER: Enhancing usability is the key to getting beyond tacit user acceptance of an e-Procurement system to the full adoption and compliance that yields cost reduction and full ROI. Read this paper to learn the full compliance strategies that best-in-class organizations are using for their e-Procurement implementations.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Published: 06 Jan 2012


How to Choose a Distribution System
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices for selecting the best distribution strategy and accompanying enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for your organization.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Sage Software

Collaborative Sourcing: The Keys to Unlocking Greater Value
sponsored by Ariba, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report looks at how a collaborative sourcing approach can help sourcing teams deliver greater value to the enterprise.
Posted: 27 Dec 2011 | Published: 22 Dec 2011

Ariba, Inc.

Executive Brief Digital Transformation: Creating New Business Models Where Digital Meets Physical
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As businesses embrace the digital revolution, they're rethinking what customers value most and creating operating models that take advantage of what’s newly possible for competitive differentiation. This report is designed to provide senior executives with analysis and insight on how fast and how far to go on the path to digital transformation.
Posted: 17 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

IBM
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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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