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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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CRM & Manufacturing: Working Hand in Glove
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a Sales Transformation Pyramid (STP) model, a step-by-step methodology for effecting a positive transformation in your company's sales performance. Access this framework to learn how you can optimize your enterprise's sales performance and refine your internal processes, communication, and agility.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015


6 Key Security Transformations for Protecting Your Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the six areas of cybersecurity that most need to transform if your business is going to stay secure in today's threat environment.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015


The Digital Transformation Imperative
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WHITE PAPER: This tech roundup will prove to be a worthwhile and insightful resource, to help your business navigate this changing world. Access this resource now to get objective information on SAP and digital transformation, and uncover several key takeaways to help you strategize with confidence.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015


Market Guide for Integration Brokerage
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Access this resource to get an integration brokerage product market overview. Read on to learn more about the vendor landscape.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 18 Sep 2015


Real, Measurable, and Credible: The Value of Visibility
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PODCAST: In this exclusive podcast hear the value cases for a container utilization analysis that reduced the amount of air shipped and a postponement strategy that eliminated stockpiles of out-of-fashion apparel. Access this resource now to learn how your organization can uncover the value of visibility with real, measurable, and credible results.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Oct 21, 2015

GT Nexus

Reducing Cost and Thriving in the Omni-Supply Chain via Network Effect
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper readers will learn how to build a strong and assured supply chain network so that retailers and their supply chain partners can develop and manage a sustainable cost-to-serve model. Read on to uncover the main components in building a successful supply chain.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

GT Nexus

Elie Tahari Combines Fashion Savvy with Powerful Analytics
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how one major fashion label unified their data silos, allowing them to make better decisions on which products to ship to each store, which items to order from suppliers, and much more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


Creating World Class Supply Chain Commerce Platform to Connect and Collaborate
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Lenovo was acutely aware of an increasing demand for transparency and simplicity in the order process and sought to improve its supply chain. Discover how they were able to go beyond just simplifying their order process to align their entire supply chain and help ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2012


The Role of Reporting and Analytics in the B2B Supply Chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how your business can work in partnership with your value chain to gain clear and concise visibility into your entire B2B ecosystem. Read on to discover the role of analytics in the supply chain.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014


Transform Your B2B Community with Faster, Simpler Onboarding, Management and Collaboration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover how you can transform your B2B community with faster, simpler onboarding, management and collaboration. Read on to learn how a centralized point of control to manage and monitor your onboarding and ongoing interactions can change the way your business handles multi-enterprise relationships.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014


The Internet of Things: Securing the World of IoT
sponsored by Covisint
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to optimize each connected component of a product to create higher value for the final customer - and therefore the manufacturer. Discover details of an identity-centric approach to the Internet of Things.
Posted: 07 Oct 2015 | Published: 07 Oct 2015

P2P Automation: The Secret To Improving Supplier Relationships
sponsored by Esker Inc.
EBOOK: In this eBook your organization will discover how your business can improve supplier relationships with purchase-to-pay (P2P) automation. Read now to discover how streamlining accounts payable (AP) and purchasing can have a win-win effect on supplier satisfaction and company success.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

Esker Inc.

Worldwide Business-to-Business Integration Gateway Software Vendor Assessment
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This IDC MarketScape focuses on nine choices for business-to-business integration (B2Bi) gateway software vendors that have products or suites that support comprehensive trading partner collaboration. Discover which gateway could be the right solution for your organization.
Posted: 30 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


B2B Services Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover how analytics is emerging as a key differentiator for organizations to operate a high-performing value chain across thousands of suppliers, partners and customers at the speed and precision that today's markets demand.
Posted: 29 Sep 2015 | Published: 29 Sep 2015


The Industry Standards Mystery: Learn What Industry Standards Mean for Your Business
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Although industry standards were designed to make business communications simpler, the specific and complex nature of the standards themselves can seem intimidating. In this eBook, readers can gain a more in-depth understanding of industry standards.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2015


Avoiding the Pitfalls: A Guide to Expanding your IT Operations Globally
sponsored by Viadex
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you'll find out how avoiding certain snags will allow you to effectively expand your IT operations throughout the globe.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Published: 18 Sep 2015


Actionable Threat Intelligence to Manage Supply Chain Risk
sponsored by BrightPoint Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper tackles the issue of cybersecurity within the supply chain, suggesting a method of shared security and threat intelligence to prevent third-party vendors from putting you at risk.
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

BrightPoint Security

Supply Chain Analytics 101
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights strategies for optimizing supply chain operations by combining and visualizing all data sources. Access now to learn how this allows you to identify key trends earlier so you can make better decisions.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Weak links – Strengthening the information supply chain
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Bob Tarzey and Rob Bamforth argues the case for a systematic approach to securing the information supply chain.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2015

Modernize your Enterprise with Effective Big Data Analytics Strategies
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper invites you to explore innovative business models and use cases made possible by big data analytics and management.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

AbbVie builds a global pharmaceuticals company on new foundations with SAP and IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a look into how AbbVie, a global pharmaceuticals company, successfully adopted enterprise-wide standardized SAP-enabled processes. Read on to discover the benefits of AbbVie's transition, including enabling global strategy with integrated SAP applications.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015


Fill In the Missing Links in Your SAP Supply Chain
sponsored by SearchSAP
EBOOK: SAP supply chain tools have many useful features that are hiding in plain sight. Users must be more observant to get the most out of their investment.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015


The World’s Most Important Gathering of Supply Chain Leaders
sponsored by Gartner
BROCHURE: The following brochure details the analysts, networking opportunities, solutions, and schedules planned to take place at this year's Gartner Supply Chain Conference. Access now and learn how you can save €400 if you register by July 24.
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 | Published: 14 Jul 2015


5 Tips for Managing Food and Beverage Supply Chain
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: How can your organization devise a strategy to help them handle food and beverage supply chain more effectively? Discover how you can streamline your supply chain, maintain compliance with food safety guidelines, and improve productivity with 5 top tips.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Processing the Perfect Order: How Automation Keeps Your Supply Chain Error-Free
sponsored by Esker Inc.
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Access this exclusive webinar to discover how your organization can implement an automation system for your business that can achieve reduced error ratesDecreased cost per orderIncreased customer satisfactionImproved process transparencyAnd 2 more
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 10 Apr 2015

Esker Inc.
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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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