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ALSO CALLED: Suply Chains
DEFINITION: Networks of facilities and distribution options that perform the functions of procurement of materials; transformation of these materials into intermediate and finished products; and distribution of these finished products to customers.
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Smarter quality management: The fast track to competitive advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: A practical approach to quality management (QM) that helps reduce time to market without sacrificing quality in the outcome.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

IBM

City University London Policy Challenge Report: Removing barriers to government using SME IT suppliers
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: The present need to radically cut public expenditure provides a once in a generation opportunity to transform the efficiency of the public sector. In order to achieve this, the public sector needs to radically change its current business processes to achieve greater efficiency.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

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

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

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

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

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.

Managing Spend in a Distribution Environment
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for best practices on how to integrate supplier relationship management (SRM) into your overall distribution enterprise strategy.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Oct 2011

Epicor Software Corporation

Real-world ROI: Optimize your supply chain with native SAP packing and shipping
sponsored by CDC Global Services - Catalyst
WHITE PAPER: Many SAP companies face significant cost and resource commitments that make deploying an integrated small parcel/LTL packing and shipping solution challenging. Read this white paper for a comparison of various approaches to integration, and learn how you can leverage your SAP investment to optimize your supply chain for efficient operations.
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 | Published: 17 Aug 2011

CDC Global Services - Catalyst

Protect Your Brand By Improving Quality And Compliance
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Today's businesses need to make their brand unique-- but with all the challenges they face regarding supply chain management, what is the solution?
Posted: 13 May 2011 | Published: 13 May 2011

Apriso Corporation

Client Case Study: LAENDmarKS Enables Targeted Recalls With Traceability Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: KEIPER, a large automotive industry supplier, pulled together a consortium of German automakers, suppliers, software companies and academia and spearheaded their collective efforts in a project known as LAENDmarKS.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

IBM

Building a World-Class Supply Chain – New Insights from Chemical & Petroleum Producers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn what leading companies do differently to outperform their peers. From strategy decisions to investment in information technology and performance measurement systems, MPI’s latest research explains how your company can realize tangible returns though greater flexibility and improved delivery performance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

IBM

Seven Reports Every Supply Chain Executive Needs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Cognos solutions can harness data from multiple systems, wrapping the critical information into easy-to-understand reports that help you identify and respond to trends as they are happening. Download this white paper now and see examples of seven essential supply chain reports designed to answer your most pressing questions.
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

IBM

New Rules for a New Decade: A Vision for Smarter Supply Chain Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report demonstrates the benefits of building smarter supply chains and highlights three new rules for optimizing performance given today’s often-daunting challenges. Find out if your supply chain organization is an ‘Operator’, ‘Planner’ or ‘Visionary’, and the strategic capabilities required at each level to advance supply chain performance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

IBM

Business Analytics for Manufacturing – Three Ways to Win
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains three ways performance management and analytics are used to create competitive advantage: building smarter supply chains, driving operational efficiency and enabling reliable financial planning.  
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

IBM

Item-level RFID Tagging and the Intelligent Apparel Supply Chain
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of item-level radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging in the apparel supply chain. It explains the evolution of RFID technology and details key benefits when utilized by retailers, distribution and logistics providers, and manufacturers.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

Motorola, Inc.

7 Success Factors for Today's Supply Chain Projects
sponsored by Kinaxis
WHITE PAPER: In today’s economic climate, no manufacturer can afford to fund any supply chain management (SCM) project that fails to deliver results. This white paper describes seven success factors for today’s SCM projects, which have been identified by seasoned executives with decades of experience in the field.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Kinaxis

In Dynamic Market, Consumer Goods Companies Rely on Manufacturing Operations Management Systems
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, consumer goods manufacturers need to pay attention to several areas including operational excellence, compliance, and supply chain synchronization. Learn how today’s powerful and cost-effective solutions, such as Apriso’s MOM offering, can provide companies with benefits in each of these areas.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

Apriso Corporation

SAP® Railcar Management Component: Improve Transportation Visibility and Control Costs
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This product brief describes how the SAP® Railcar Management Component software gives you this visibility – helping you exert greater control over outbound and inbound logistics processes. Read on to learn the business benefits of SAP Railcar Management Component and learn of the success of three railcar companies that employed the software.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

The Smarter Supply Chain of the Future - Chief Supply Chain Officer Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With so many challenges facing supply chain executives worldwide today, how do they cope? Read this study to discover how the Smarter Supply Chain of the Future can give your business the edge.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 15 Oct 2009

IBM

Export Compliance Management: Best Practices for Managing Export Compliance to Support Globalization and Reduce Your Risk Profile
sponsored by Management Dynamics
WHITE PAPER: Before escalating their overseas sales, companies must gauge their exporting best practices to see what can be gained from improving compliance process. This Report profiles export compliance programs in various industries to reveal key challenges companies face in managing these programs and determine how software is used in the process.
Posted: 26 May 2010 | Published: 26 May 2010

Management Dynamics

Ensuring Reliable Inbound Supply Integration
sponsored by Sterling Commerce, An IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will enumerate the critical business challenges, as well as specific opportunities and benefits of working aggressively to achieve inbound supply integration.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Sterling Commerce, An IBM Company

Improve Business Performance and Customer Loyalty in 5 Steps
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Maintaining strong business performance and customer loyalty require continual vigilance and assessment and performance tools. Read this paper to learn five steps to improve business performance and increase customer loyalty.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Infor
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