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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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Indus Motor Company Shifts Quality Control into Top Gear to Win Sales, Nurture Loyalty and Overtake the Competition
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Indus Motor Company decided to build on its SAP environment by seamlessly integrating its entire value chain using SAP S/4HANA. Learn what they achieved.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

IBM

Process Manufacturing and ERP: Worldwide Customer Insight
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents best practice examples of how real manufacturers addressed buying and properly utilizing an ERP system. Learn what barriers you can overcome when looking to purchase ERP tools.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Sage Software

Connecting Field Service Management to the IoT
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Field service management teams aim to keep costs down while improving customer service relationships. This is hard for organizations though – often, reducing costs hurt customer relationships. But the IoT allows field service organizations to achieve this goal. Discover 4 ways to leverage the IoT to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Microsoft

Early IoT Adoption Benefits: Unlock Insights for Better Productivity and Service
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how early adopters of IoT are benefiting from the heightened connectivity and influx of data, helping them to drive revenue growth with faster development, achieve real-time analytics and insights, improve customer service with better data integration, maintain, optimize, and automate supply chains, and more.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Comcast

Case Study: How OLX Optimized Procurement, Met Efficiency, Compliance in a New Environment
sponsored by Coupa
CASE STUDY: OLX is the world's leading classifieds platform for emerging markets – and they had a problem. They needed a way to ensure that they could meet compliance and manage risk after moving from the US to the Netherlands. In this case study, discover how they managed to ensure efficiency, compliance and visibility in their new environment.
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Jan 2017

Coupa

Report: Procure-to-Pay Navigator
sponsored by Coupa
RESEARCH CONTENT: Uncover objective, quantifiable analysis of 15 Procure-to-Pay (P2P) platforms that assesses the software across 12 essential categories. Leverage metrics to help you identify and evaluate P2P providers' strengths more easily and efficiently.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

Coupa

Architecting a Digital Supply Chain
sponsored by Birst
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how Citrix was able to aggregate over 400 sources of data to build a digital supply chain that grants near real-time visibility into sales forecasts, bookings, backlog, shipments, inventory, material forecast, product reliability, and more.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Jul 2016

Birst

10 Ways to Use ERP and Best-of-Breed Spend Management
sponsored by Coupa
WHITE PAPER: Many companies find themselves in the debate between ERP and best-of-breed cloud app suites, not recognizing that – if given the right strategy – the two can work together. Uncover 10 of these strategies that help revitalize ERP, including surround ERP at a master data level, don't equate a single vendor with a single app suite, and 8 more.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

Coupa

Modernize your Supply Chain with Smart, Connected Analytics
sponsored by Birst
WHITE PAPER: Use this white paper to learn how supply chain analytics can help you increase internal visibility to create a highly orchestrated business network. Inside discover how you can connect all your data into one coherent view, the benefits of aligning supply chain and sales goals, plus much more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Jan 2017

Birst

How Supply Chain Partners can Enhance Analytics by Sharing Data
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, we examine how sharing data between supply chain partners radically increases their chances of success when predicting customer demand. Find out how to boost data management from logistics to capacity planning, uncover tips for gathering supplemental data, and discover how CRM tools can improve supply chain management.
Posted: 16 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

Sage Software

6 signs You're Ready for a New Supply Chain Execution Tool
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals six signs that you may be ready to expand your current supply chain system's capabilities or invest in a new supply chain execution solution to compete in our connected world. Access now for details on all six.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Sep 2016

Infor

Target Profitable Growth in the Fashion Industry with Cloud-Based ERP
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores ERP strategies designed specifically to meet the needs of fashion companies. Uncover capabilities that leverage key areas such as design and development, sourcing, supply chain visibility, manufacturing, and more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Sep 2016

Infor

Cloud-Based Facilities Management: Enhancing Productivity, Operational Efficiency, and Performance
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a look at some of the trends effecting facilities management today and how you can become more efficient and dynamic in the face of new challenges. Learn how a cloud solution for facilities management can enable you to collaborate beyond boundaries securely, pull insights from chaotic data, and more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Infor

Bentley University: Effective Space Planning with EAM Tools and CAD Drawings
sponsored by Infor
WEBCAST: In this webinar, learn how Bentley University tightly integrated EAM with AutoCAD space planning tools and added cloud connectivity benefits. Gain Shelby's perspective into how these technologies improved insight into asset data so she can plan the use of campus buildings more efficiently.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Aug 23, 2016

Infor

SAP Provides the Visibility Modern Businesses Need
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In this expert e-guide, find out how two SAP offerings provide visibility in an increasingly complex digital world. First, discover how SAP Lumira can support 4 critical supply chain KPIs, then learn about SAP Digital Consumer Insight, a data-as-a-service tool designed to provide brick-and-mortar stores with digital data about their customers.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 05 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

Top 3 Ways Enterprise Asset Management Can Decrease Your Operating Costs
sponsored by Infor
WEBCAST: There are many business drivers for enterprise asset management (EAM), including reducing production downtime and increasing labor productivity. But do you know what kind of EAM technology is best for your business? Learn how the latest EAM technologies can help you manage and decrease operating costs, while increasing your return on assets.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jul 20, 2016

Infor

Chico's Battles with Explosive Growth in Central Distribution Warehouse
sponsored by Infor
VIDEO: Tune into this video to discover how Chico's leveraged an enterprise asset management (EAM) platform to control its inventory, expand its distribution campus, and streamline its work orders—keeping pace with demand and accelerating business growth.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Premiered: 20 Jul 2016

Infor

First Transit Transforms the Backbone of Their Fleet with SCM
sponsored by Infor
VIDEO: Tune into this video to discover how to optimize resource and labor utilization, improve inventory and shipping accuracy, respond faster to changing market conditions with an open architecture SCM platform. Learn how to gain the visibility you need to deliver the perfect order every time.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Premiered: 20 Jul 2016

Infor

Enterprise Asset Management: Improving Risk Management, Compliance and Customer Satisfaction
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about asset management strategy, and how a highly configurable EAM tool can shore up your bottom line and prepare you for top-line growth.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Infor

How Enterprise Asset Management Can Help Companies Improve Profitability
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: In order to balance revenue with profitability, equipment-intensive companies need real-time information about their assets and facilities. Discover how real-time information and an effective enterprise asset management (EAM) system can help companies make strategic decisions that improve profitability, overcome rising equipment costs, and more.
Posted: 15 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 May 2016

Infor

Why Enterprise Asset Management is Important for Driving Value
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today are deploying new technologies to gain greater efficiencies and reduce costs. This analyst interview from IDC provides the biggest enterprise asset management (EAM) trends and disruptors using the gas and oil industry as an example explores how companies can address EAM gaps, and explains how you can use EAM tools to drive value.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Infor

Key Strategies and Technologies for Modern Supply Chain Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: Digital transformation and traceability are two major considerations for modern supply chain management, and each has their own challenges that need to be addressed. Learn about the technologies and strategies you can use to improve your supply chain's abilities and allow you to make more informed decisions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Oracle Corporation

ChainLink Research: Which Supply Chain Issues are Key for Process Manufacturing?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: Process manufacturers face some unique challenges, and therefore require unique strategies and techniques for supply chain management. Learn 7 key issues to consider for process manufacturers today.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

Oracle Corporation

What Supply Chain Hurdles Most Worry Discrete Manufacturers?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: Discrete manufacturers—as diverse as this category can be—have shared challenges. In this expert e-guide, learn about 4 of the most common supply chain management challenges faced by these manufacturers, and what can be done to help overcome them.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

Oracle Corporation

Optimize Supply Chain Management with an In-Memory Data Platform
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Legacy supply chains can suffer from issues like data latency, data fragmentation, and a lack of scalability, which can hold businesses back in an increasingly fast-paced, data-driven world. Find out how to empower supply chain management teams with agility, real-time business intelligence, and predictive analytics capabilities.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Intel Corporation
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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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