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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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IFS Blogs on Technology, Innovation & Creativity
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RESOURCE: Gain access to multiple articles on ERP so you can make sure you're up to date on the latest technologies and innovations.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

IFS

Why Business Agility Matters, Right Now
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WHITE PAPER: Find out just how important business agility is to your organization's success, as well as systems such as ERP and the supply chain.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

IFS

BP Turns to Fujitsu for Technology Upgrade
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VIDEO: Find which vendor BP selected to ensure a seamless transition to their new operating system.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 11 Feb 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

EDI: Workhorse of the Value Chain – A Closer Look at B2B Connectivity Benchmarks in the Extended Supply Chain
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Get the hard facts from this independent B2B study from Supply Chain Insights, focused on global best practices of EDI and XML solutions in procurement, logistics and finance. "In this study, we find that when companies successfully use EDI, there are REAL and meaningful business results.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

OpenText GXS

5 Tips to Secure Small Business Backdoors in the Enterprise Supply Chain
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the most common challenges associated with backdoor security in the midst of the data explosion and provides readers with the top 5 tips on how to secure small business backdoors within the supply chain.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

SurfWatch Labs

Implementing Global E-Invoicing with Guaranteed Legal Certainty
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business initiatives, and how leading global brands and governments are addressing this need.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

OpenText GXS

5 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
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WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 5 power generation ERP lessons from the manufacturing industry.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

IFS

IBM Rational Automotive Engineering Solution ekit
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RESOURCE: Uncover all the ins-and-outs of a supply-chain based software solution for the automotive industry.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

IBM

5 key areas for accelerating automotive innovation
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the challenges auto manufacturers face in creating more complex products -- made up of interconnected systems -- and how a holistic systems engineering approach can help overcome these difficulties.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Desigual - Worldwide Business Intelligence with BOARD
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WHITE PAPER: This case study tells how a clothing brand found and implemented a business intelligence tool that delivered improved sales intelligence, supply chain monitoring and more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Board International

Is Your Accounts Payable Department Suffering from Arrested Development?
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RESOURCE: Find out how you can profit from your accounts payable department.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Perceptive Software

Proving the Value of Integrated Process and Content Management
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WHITE PAPER: Find out how gaps in automation undermine overall business process efficiency, quality, control, consistency and visibility.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Perceptive Software

B2B Integration Services for Secure Connectivity and Collaboration
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to learn about B2B integration services that provide a lower TCO than in-house B2B technology. With a pay-as-you go service configured for your business, you'll get help managing, onboarding, and supporting your trading partners.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 16 Jan 2012

IBM

B2B integration software to synchronize your extended business partner communities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces B2B integration software that can help you synchronize virtually every aspect of your value chain, automate business processes, and get the visibility you need to successfully collaborate with partners.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

B2B Collaboration: No Longer Optional
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this report from the Aberdeen Group, get an in-depth look at why B2B collaboration is such a priority, as well as what actions business leaders are taking, the challenges they face, and their plans to execute B2B collaboration strategies.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

The Future of Business-to-Business Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC report, explore how organizations are evolving their B2B integration capabilities to adapt to new business and technology trends, as well as achieve operational and customer excellence.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

IBM

B2B Cloud Integration: A strategic approach to transforming EDIs and optimizing your value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, get an overview of the B2B integration landscape, including challenges, opportunities, and successful approaches of developing electronic data interchange (EDI) strategies.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

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

Automotive Supply Chains Need a Makeover
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out how a cloud-based B2B solution can help automotive manufacturing companies optimize their supply chain.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

OpenText GXS

High Tech Industry Turning to Cloud-Based B2B Integration Solutions for Help
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out why so many companies in the high-tech industry are turning to cloud-based B2B integration solutions to optimize their supply chains.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 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

Implementing Global E-Invoicing with Guaranteed Legal Certainty
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business initiatives, and how leading global brands and governments are addressing this need.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

OpenText GXS

Cloud-Driven Collaboration will Fuel Business Effectiveness
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: Find out how cloud-driven collaboration has become a favorite among many organizations for its ability to fuel business effectiveness and value.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NEC Corporation of America

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
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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
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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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