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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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SYSPRO Helps Toyota Tsusho Steel Centre Sustain Waste Elimination Philosophy
sponsored by SYSPRO
CASE STUDY: This brief case study reveals how the right financial, manufacturing, and distribution services enabled the automotive components manufacturer Toyota Tsusho Steel Centre Australia (TTSCA) to improve profitability, efficiency, and more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SYSPRO

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

SYSPRO

Inventory Optimization for Better Supply Chain Management
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces an inventory optimization strategy that sets the stage for supply chain management success.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

SYSPRO

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Success: Tools for SMBs
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a family of products designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the manufacturing and supply chain industries.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

Procurement Technology for Today's Manufacturers
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: E-sourcing and e-procurement technology have created new opportunities to save money, improve supplier performance -- even make better products.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

SearchManufacturingERP

One Size Shouldn't Fit All: Achieving Partner Engagement with Flexible B2B Integration
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

IBM

SYSPRO Customer Feedback Loop: Lee Spring Company
sponsored by SYSPRO
WEBCAST: This on-demand video case study reveals how a strategic ERP investment enabled Lee Spring Company – a manufacturer of custom and stock springs and wire forms – to achieve inventory control, global visibility, cost savings, and more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Jan 2, 2013

SYSPRO

Transavia Airlines Optimizes Maintenance Planning
sponsored by Quintiq
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how Transavia leveraged supply chain planning and optimization software in order to optimize their maintenance program as well as easily generate information related to short-term and long-term planning.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Quintiq

Loro Piana creates its own customized planning solution with Quintiq
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This case study reveals how a powerful and efficient customized planning strategy enabled luxury goods company Loro Piana to boost productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and more.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Quintiq

CARe Auto Body decreases lead times and employee stress with Quintiq
sponsored by Quintiq
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how a company-wide installation of an automated planning system allowed Dutch auto body shop chain CARe Autoschade (CARe Auto Body)  to improve service quality, optimize planning processes, and more.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Quintiq

Ten steps to Evaluating and Buying Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Software
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) strategy that goes beyond ERP and SCM to help you improve cash flow and cost savings. Read on to find 10 steps for evaluating and buying the right tool.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Quintiq

Customer Case Study: Why Kverneland Group Needed Analytics for SAP
sponsored by Every Angle
CASE STUDY: View this brief case study to learn how Kverneland Group found an out-of-the-box add-on for SAP that allowed them to run operational reports quickly and easily, as well as gain total visibility into their supply chain operations.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Every Angle

Efficient Parcel and Express Logistics Planning Solutions
sponsored by Quintiq
BROCHURE: How parcel and express companies are handling parcel volume fluctuations, complex business landscapes, increased competition, increasing demand for flex and fixed-time delivery schedules, and more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Quintiq

Achieve business goals with optimized steel scheduling
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a strategy that gives steel companies insight into the quality of their schedules and allows for optimized planning.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Quintiq

The Institute of Financial Operations: 2013 AP Automation Study
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
RESOURCE: Explore this in-depth resource to uncover the numerous options available to help eliminate paper across the financial supply chain, as well as the results of a study conducted to discover key trends in AP automation.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Kofax, Inc.

7 common challenges in the oil & gas industry
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This resource identifies seven critical challenges in the oil and gas industry and lays out six things that your planning system needs to be able to do in order to fuel success.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Quintiq

The mining supply chain suite
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a mining supply chain suite designed to optimize your organization's planning capability while providing the operational visibility and efficiency you need.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Quintiq

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

Quintiq

ERP 101 and Top Manufacturing Trends of 2014
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers a primer on enterprise resource planning (ERP), answering frequently asked ERP questions and exploring the top manufacturing trends of 2014.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Epicor Software Corporation

Is an ERP system always enough?
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: ERP systems were not designed for planning – but many organizations use them for this function, anyway. This white paper explores the risks of planning with ERP, and explains why a supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) strategy is the right way forward.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Quintiq

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

Quintiq

8 characteristics of highly effective food and beverage supply chains
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This resource lays out eight characteristics of a highly effective supply chain in specialized industries like the Food & Beverage industry.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Quintiq

Planning for uncertainties across all time horizons
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the cost of ineffective planning for industries like the Oil & Gas industry, and describes how an integrated supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) strategy can give you the power to prepare for every possible scenario.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

Quintiq

Horizontal planning – integrating across the oil & gas supply chain
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how organizations in the oil & gas industry and beyond can dramatically improve performance with full visibility and integration across the supply chain. Inside, learn the top reasons that companies resist integration and uncover the value of horizontal planning.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

Quintiq

How effective is your workforce planning and scheduling?
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource lays out seven questions that you need to ask in order to achieve best practice workforce scheduling.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

Quintiq
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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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