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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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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN WITH AN INTEGRATED ONLINE PORTAL
sponsored by SolarSoft
WHITE PAPER: By creating effective two-way communication with suppliers, food and beverage companies can flag imminent supply chain needs, pre-empt time-consuming invoice inquiries, drive down supplier costs, and ultimately improve order fulfillment. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

SolarSoft

The Ultimate Upgrade Experience for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1
sponsored by Fujitsu & Oracle
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast outlines new features and functionality in Oracle's E-Business Suite R-12.1, including support, and explains how to build the business case for upgrading. Find out how to ensure a ROI when you upgrade to R-12.1 using the strategic approach this webcast provides.
Posted: 30 Sep 2011 | Premiered: Sep 29, 2011

Fujitsu & Oracle

E-Book: Improving Supply Chain Visibility via Technology: Options, trends, and ROI-driven projects
sponsored by iMANY
EBOOK: Brush up on the latest technologies for supply chain visibility that will improve efficiency and get your company a higher ROI.
Posted: 20 Sep 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

iMANY

Warehouse management tips, techniques, and technologies
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: This eBook explains the benefits of warehouse management systems (WMSs) and how to boost their effectiveness through integration with related technologies, such as labor management systems (LMSs) and RFID.
Posted: 05 Sep 2011 | Published: 05 Sep 2011

IQMS

Getting Started with UHF RFID Solutions: The Technology, Applications and Benefits
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) can provide the supply chain and asset visibility required for business success through automated identification, location and tracking of your products and assets.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 31 Jul 2011

Motorola, Inc.

Keys to Improving Manufacturing Efficiency
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how to achieve enterprise-wide supply chain visibility, manufacturing synchronization, and control over efficiency through an integrated solution that directly addresses manufacturing competence.
Posted: 26 Aug 2011 | Published: 26 Aug 2011

Apriso Corporation

BPM Quarterly eZine: Process Governance: Where The Rubber Meets The Road
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: In this issue of ebizQ's BPM Quarterly, discover an expert overview of process governance, as well as industry-leading best practices and common pitfalls to avoid.
Posted: 18 Aug 2011 | Published: 18 Aug 2011

IBM

Which SAP® Warehouse Management Application is Right For You?
sponsored by CDC Global Services - Catalyst
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives a current, detailed review of what's available within SAP Warehouse Management (WM), including core SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) functionality and new features in SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM). Read it to learn what's right for your organization, regardless of your size or industry.
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 | Published: 17 Aug 2011

CDC Global Services - Catalyst

Real-world ROI: Optimize your supply chain with native SAP packing and shipping
sponsored by CDC Global Services - Catalyst
WHITE PAPER: Many SAP companies face significant cost and resource commitments that make deploying an integrated small parcel/LTL packing and shipping solution challenging. Read this white paper for a comparison of various approaches to integration, and learn how you can leverage your SAP investment to optimize your supply chain for efficient operations.
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 | Published: 17 Aug 2011

CDC Global Services - Catalyst

Newest techniques for using technology to enable the demand-driven supply chain
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: This eBook explains the latest demand planning software tools and strategies, provides an update on advanced demand-sensing technologies, and offers tips on handling BI challenges,
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 10 Aug 2011

IQMS

Amcor Injects Performance into Warehousing
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
CASE STUDY: Read this brief case study to learn how one of the top three packaging companies in the world leveraged an innovative, integrated approach to improve their product quality, execute Lean processes, manage their packaging operations, and improve their operations performance.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Apriso Corporation

Tips for improving supply chain management
sponsored by Kinaxis
EBOOK: An efficient supply chain is key to a successful organization. Read this e-book for expert advice on how to optimize your supply chain, using more efficient technology and best practices, and find out what the most successful supply chains have in common.
Posted: 27 Jul 2011 | Published: 26 Jul 2011

Kinaxis

7 SUCCESS FACTORS FOR TODAY’S SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECTS
sponsored by Kinaxis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes seven success factors for today’s SCM projects. These factors correspond closely to the 10 success factors for IT projects identified by The Standish Group during 25 years of analysis, and can dramatically boost the chances of success for your SCM project.
Posted: 19 Jul 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Kinaxis

Building an integrated workflow for quality control and compliance
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
EBOOK: This eBook explains the technical and organizational issues involved in creating fully integrated quality control and data management systems for globalized manufacturers and distributors.
Posted: 24 Jun 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2011

Apriso Corporation

Protect Your Brand By Improving Quality And Compliance
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Today's businesses need to make their brand unique-- but with all the challenges they face regarding supply chain management, what is the solution?
Posted: 13 May 2011 | Published: 13 May 2011

Apriso Corporation

Zebra. We Tag It - E-Book
sponsored by Zebra Technologies
EBOOK: When you tag it, you can see it, measure it, and learn from it. Tagging gives visibility into business to make the right decisions, at the right time, with the right information. Zebra can tag it with everything from bar codes to badges to RFID. Get the right information to do it better. All you have to do is tag it.
Posted: 18 Apr 2011 | Published: 18 Apr 2011

Zebra Technologies

Case study:  INTTRA supports the global supply chain with a world-class IT infrastructure from IBM
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: To develop a multi-carrier e-commerce platform for a containerized shipping company, INTTRA leveraged a variety of hardware and software solutions from IBM® and VSS. The solutions delivered reliability, performance and scalability - all within the client’s space and budget. Read the case study to find out more.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

IBM

Client Case Study: LAENDmarKS Enables Targeted Recalls With Traceability Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: KEIPER, a large automotive industry supplier, pulled together a consortium of German automakers, suppliers, software companies and academia and spearheaded their collective efforts in a project known as LAENDmarKS.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

IBM

Priority Solutions International: SpringCM delivers cost savings and scalable business growth
sponsored by SpringCM
CASE STUDY: Priority Solutions International sought to implement an electronic document management system to manage PODs, automate the delivery verification process, and provide self-service accessibility to delivery information for clients. Learn how SpringCM’s d them to address their most critical ECM and BPM challenges.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

SpringCM

Inventory Management for a Global Supply Chain
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
EBOOK: To respond to the opportunities and challenges of globalization, manufacturers are looking to IT solutions that provide standardization and visibility into the materials that flow through production facilities. This e-book provides the buying tips and implementation advice manufacturers need to master inventory in the emerging global supply chain.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

Apriso Corporation

Presentation Transcript: The Assembly Plant of the Future: Restructuring manufacturing processes to meet the global challenge
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this webcast transcript, Joe Barkai, practice director at IDC Manufacturing Insights, presents IDC's vision of a "global plant floor" that standardizes production and supply chains by using integrated ERP, product lifecycle management (PLM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and other tools to reduce complexity and increase standardization.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

Apriso Corporation

Management Excellence: Leveraging Technology & Techniques
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a set of six management processes that lead organizations to become smarter, more agile, and better aligned—the key attributes of management excellence.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Oracle Corporation

A manufacturer’s guide to navigating the procurement and sourcing technology landscape
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: In this eBook, learn what the newest procurement tools can do and gain a better understanding of how to move beyond indirect spend management to the direct goods that impact the entire product lifecycle.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

IQMS

Building a World-Class Supply Chain – New Insights from Chemical & Petroleum Producers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn what leading companies do differently to outperform their peers. From strategy decisions to investment in information technology and performance measurement systems, MPI’s latest research explains how your company can realize tangible returns though greater flexibility and improved delivery performance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

IBM

Seven Reports Every Supply Chain Executive Needs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Cognos solutions can harness data from multiple systems, wrapping the critical information into easy-to-understand reports that help you identify and respond to trends as they are happening. Download this white paper now and see examples of seven essential supply chain reports designed to answer your most pressing questions.
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

IBM
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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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