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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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Supply Assurance - Eliminating Capital-Related Risk to Prevent Supply Disruption
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth white paper to learn more about assurance of supply and how you can eliminate capital-risk to prevent supply disruption.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

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A Holistic Approach to Source-to-Pay
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how taking a holistic approach to supply chain procurement and accounts payable with source-to-pay platforms can enable business progress. Learn more about the mutually beneficial system and how you could shorten your supply cycle and optimize operations.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

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Supply Chain Integration Strategy: What's Best for your Business
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EGUIDE: Learn more about how you can build an individualized supply chain integration strategy for your business. Read on to discover how different integration factors can influence the deployment of SCM software.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

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Deliver Supply Chain Performance Analytics with Cloud Technology
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WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn more about the advantages of cloud-based tracking platforms in supply chain analytics. Discover how you could harness analytical insights from cloud technology to optimize your supply chain.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

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5 Trends Driving the Movement Toward Smart Manufacturing
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WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the top 5 trends leading the movement toward smart manufacturing and get a leg up on the newest technology-driven development in supply chain management.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

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Unifying Supplier, Customer Data for Manufacturing
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EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to learn how your manufacturing business can unify supplier and customer data for greater business intelligence insights. Read on to discover how blending manufacturing data management tools and best practices can result in top notch analytics.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 03 Mar 2015

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Cloud IT: The Impact of Cloud Supply Chain Platforms on the Role of IT
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WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper learn more about the impact of cloud supply chain platforms on the role of IT and how you can better prepare your team for the challenges they may face.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 03 Mar 2015

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Supply chain Integration Strategy - What’s best for Your business
sponsored by GT Nexus
EGUIDE: Explore this expert e-guide to learn more about supply chain integration, and gain insight into which strategy would be best for your business.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

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GT Nexus Insights: Jennifer Mcfarland - A&F
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VIDEO: Watch this exclusive video to hear from Jennifer McFarland about how Abercrombie was able to automate 86% of its invoice processes using cloud technology, and find out if this is a viable option for your business.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 27 Feb 2015

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Supply Chain Finance in the Cloud: a New Approach to Increasing Capital, Reducing Risk and Assuring Supply
sponsored by GT Nexus
VIDEO: Access this in depth video to hear from training programs administrator Terica Adams, and Founder and Chief Strategy officer Kurt Cavano of GT Nexus. Listen as they discuss the benefits cloud technology innovation can provide for your supply chain finances.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 27 Feb 2015

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Bloomberg Radio: Taking Stock With Greg Johnsen (podcast)
sponsored by GT Nexus
PODCAST: Listen to this exclusive Bloomberg podcast to hear from Co-founder and Chief marketing Officer, Greg Johnson, of GT Nexus, to learn how major companies are using cloud technology to streamline their global supply chains and gain end-to-end visibility.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 27, 2015

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Bridges Insights: Ulrich Marte of P&G
sponsored by GT Nexus
VIDEO: Watch this brief testimonial from Ulrich Marte, international trade/global program manager of P&G about how their organization were able to employ cloud-based control towers for end-to-end visibility in their global supply chain.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 26 Feb 2015

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Case Study: The World’s Most Efficient Pair of Jeans
sponsored by GT Nexus
CASE STUDY: Explore this informative case study to learn more about how Levi Strauss migrated to a paperless supply chain and how you can leverage automation to simplify your SCM.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2015

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Restoration Hardware: Adopting Cloud-Based Technology in the Retail Supply Chain
sponsored by GT Nexus
CASE STUDY: In this valuable case study learn more about Restoration Hardware's specific supply chain management needs and how they were able to meet those demands. Read on to learn how a cloud based system could help you better manage your supply chain.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

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Solution Overview: Inventory Management
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: In this brief solution overview learn more about how you can gain a complete picture of supply chain inventory by matching supply to demand and dynamically allocating inventory where it's needed the most.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

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Solution Overview: Transportation Management
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: In this brief solution overview learn more about how more effective transportation management can reduce transportation cost and increase delivery reliability through collaboration across all modes and providers.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 24 Feb 2015

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Solution Overview: Factory Management
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: Access this concise solution overview to learn more about how your factory management can establish visibility into outsourced production and improve factory compliance to increase supply certainty and enable advanced product flow directly from source to end customer.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 24 Feb 2015

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Solution Overview: Procure-to-Pay
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: In this concise solution overview learn more about how you can create collaboration, visibility, and automation between trading partners to increase agility, reduce costs, and minimize risk in your supply chain.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 24 Feb 2015

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Solution Overview: Visibility Redefined
sponsored by GT Nexus
VIDEO: Hear directly from supply chain executives as to how they are utilizing visibility in the cloud to manage both the physical and financial supply chain.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 23 Feb 2015

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Solution Overview: Supply Chain Visibility
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: In this concise resource learn more about supply chain visibility and how you can gain a clear view of inventory and supply chain activity to create an agile global supply chain.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

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SCM Essentials: How Supply Chain Collaboration Can Reduce Variability
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: In this concise white paper learn more about supply collaboration and how you can share demand and supply forecasts with customers and suppliers to reduce supply chain variability.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

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Transportation Procurement Benchmark Study The Benefits of Global Procurement Integration
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this sixth annual transportation procurement benchmark report manufacturing and supply experts surveyed roughly 230 transportation buyers on procurement practices, processes, technologies and trends. The resulting report is a detailed portrait of the transportation landscape, which can help you to stay current.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

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When Disaster Strikes: 5 Ways to Plan for and React to Supply Chain Disruptions
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get 5 ways to plan for and react to supply chain disruptions with cloud technology.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

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Bridges Insights: Scott Hadwiger of Crocs
sponsored by GT Nexus
VIDEO: Access this brief video to learn hear from croc's director of supply chain finance Scott Hardwiger, about the unique challenges that Crocs faced and how they were able to improve supplier relations through one cloud based platform.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 26 Feb 2015

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Jeans maker launches cheap financing for more ethical finances
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: Access this informative article from the Financial Times to learn more about Levi Strauss' move and how is affecting the supply chain management landscape.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

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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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