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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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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

New Rules for a New Decade: A Vision for Smarter Supply Chain Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report demonstrates the benefits of building smarter supply chains and highlights three new rules for optimizing performance given today’s often-daunting challenges. Find out if your supply chain organization is an ‘Operator’, ‘Planner’ or ‘Visionary’, and the strategic capabilities required at each level to advance supply chain performance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

IBM

Business Analytics for Manufacturing – Three Ways to Win
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains three ways performance management and analytics are used to create competitive advantage: building smarter supply chains, driving operational efficiency and enabling reliable financial planning.  
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

IBM

7 Success Factors for Today's Supply Chain Projects
sponsored by Kinaxis
WHITE PAPER: In today’s economic climate, no manufacturer can afford to fund any supply chain management (SCM) project that fails to deliver results. This white paper describes seven success factors for today’s SCM projects, which have been identified by seasoned executives with decades of experience in the field.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Kinaxis

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Overview
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications are complete, prebuilt BI solutions that deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence for everyone in an organization - from front line employees to senior management - that enable better decisions, actions, and business processes.
Posted: 22 Jan 2011 | Published: 22 Jan 2011

Oracle Corporation

In Dynamic Market, Consumer Goods Companies Rely on Manufacturing Operations Management Systems
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, consumer goods manufacturers need to pay attention to several areas including operational excellence, compliance, and supply chain synchronization. Learn how today’s powerful and cost-effective solutions, such as Apriso’s MOM offering, can provide companies with benefits in each of these areas.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

Apriso Corporation

Maximizing the ROI of procurement technology
sponsored by Ariba, Inc.
EBOOK: Procurement technology brings buyers and sellers together in virtual marketplaces, letting manufacturers aggregate purchases of goods and services to earn volume discounts and negotiate better prices. In this E-Book, experts discuss techniques for managing supplier risk and gaining more control over direct spend on raw materials.
Posted: 13 Nov 2010 | Published: 12 Nov 2010

Ariba, Inc.

E-Guide: Ensuring Lean, Demand-Driven Manufacturing with the Right Technology
sponsored by Plex Systems
EGUIDE: Read this E-Guide and discover how lean software can boost your supply chain visibility. Uncover the importance of effective supply chain management visibility as well as 3 basic tasks that that aid in completing successful IT initiatives.
Posted: 12 Nov 2010 | Published: 12 Nov 2010

Plex Systems

ERP vs. Project Based Solutions - Which is Right for you?
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Project-based business practices are now being embraced and applied to a far greater spectrum of business ranging from manufacturing to service industries. Read on to learn the trends driving this change, what it means for industrial companies, and how PBS, a new type of ERP, can allow executives to intelligently navigate these uncertain waters.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

IFS

Podcast: Why SAP ERP As A Platform For Growth?
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
PODCAST: Midsized organizations are challenged to strike the right balance between reducing costs and making targeted investments for future success.  This session teaches you how to optimize the implementation of your ERP deployment for maximum gain.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2010

itelligence, Inc.

The Cloud-Connected Management Suite
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: CA implemented a strategy to help manage and exploit cloud computing as part of an existing infrastructure and help run IT as a supply chain. Continue reading to learn more about the CA Cloud-Connected Management Suite and how it will help manage and optimize the dynamic IT supply chain.
Posted: 29 Sep 2010 | Published: 03 May 2010

CA Technologies.

SAP® Railcar Management Component: Improve Transportation Visibility and Control Costs
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This product brief describes how the SAP® Railcar Management Component software gives you this visibility – helping you exert greater control over outbound and inbound logistics processes. Read on to learn the business benefits of SAP Railcar Management Component and learn of the success of three railcar companies that employed the software.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

The Smarter Supply Chain of the Future - Chief Supply Chain Officer Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With so many challenges facing supply chain executives worldwide today, how do they cope? Read this study to discover how the Smarter Supply Chain of the Future can give your business the edge.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 15 Oct 2009

IBM

Making Your Portal and Mashup Decision: Advantage IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If your organization is considering deploying a new portal or migrating from one solution to another, IBM can help you make an educated and benefits-focused decision. This evaluation guide takes a scenario-based approach to help you navigate the portal decision criteria based on your current business priorities.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Published: 14 Apr 2010

IBM

Embedding Analytics into Processes
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In their latest book, Thomas Davenport, Jeanne Harris and Robert Morison show how companies apply analytics in their daily operations. We see examples of analytics at work within core processes in a variety of business areas. Read this white paper to learn how embedding analytics into your organization's processes can help you.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

SAS

The Rise of Collaboration in the Budgeting Process
sponsored by Tagetik Software
WEBCAST: Learn how companies can use social software in combination with Business Intelligence applications to improve decision-making in key business processes.Watch this webcast presented by Tagetik, Microsoft and featuring Gartner as new collaboration strategies and methodologies for budgeting and forecasting are introduced.
Posted: 11 Jun 2010 | Premiered: Jun 22, 2010, 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT)


E-Book: Lean Manufacturing and ERP: How to Leverage ERP to get Lean
sponsored by Infor WFM Workbrain
EBOOK: A manufacturing firm adopting the principles of lean manufacturing can effectively leverage the company’s ERP system during its transition to lean. This E-Book explains what part of the plant you should start with; the importance of simplifying the ERP system; how to balance the ERP system with lean principles; and what pitfalls to avoid.
Posted: 15 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2010

Infor WFM Workbrain

How to Get Lean with Automated Process Discovery - Live demonstration and case study presentation
sponsored by Fujitsu America, Inc.
WEBCAST: The biggest challenge to improving the efficiency of your business processes often lies in knowing how these processes really work in your organization. This webcast will teach you how to visualize and analyze your business processes from historical data, expose process waste and apply lean initiatives to achieve significant value.
Posted: 23 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 23, 2010

Fujitsu America, Inc.

Manufacturing Execution Systems Strategy Update: Trends and Tips for 2011
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
EBOOK: Read this e-book to learn about MES trends today, find advice and analysis from leading manufacturing experts, learn what top performers are doing with their MES systems, and get insight into creating or updating a successful strategy for MES at your organization.
Posted: 15 Mar 2010 | Published: 15 Mar 2010

Apriso Corporation

How Mobile Printers Drive Efficiency Throughout the Supply Chain
sponsored by Zebra Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how supplementing enterprise-printing operations with mobile printers eliminates bottlenecks and boosts accuracy, resulting in better overall performance of manufacturing, warehouse management, and supply chain operations.
Posted: 26 Feb 2010 | Published: 26 Feb 2010

Zebra Technologies

RFID in Apparel and Footwear: Store-Level Success Sets the Stage for Bigger Benefits
sponsored by Motorola RFID Solutions
WHITE PAPER: It's long been expected that the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology would have beneficial effects. RFID is indeed having a positive impact - but it's the retail store, rather than the supply chain, that is seeing the biggest benefits. Read this white paper to learn more about the benefits retailers are seeing from RFID.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2009

Motorola RFID Solutions

Birst Case Study: Citrix Systems: Citrix Improves Profitability with Supply Chain Insight Provided by Birst
sponsored by Birst
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how Fred Tiso and his team from Citrix Systems used Birst to optimize their Supply chain. Birst helped Citrix quickly digitize the entire Citrix supply chain, gain real-time visibility into sales forecasts, bookings, shipments, tracking numbers, backlog, product reliability, inventory, material forecast, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

Birst

Revenue Management: Exploiting existing data to generate increased revenue
sponsored by Datactics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the potential of exploiting existing data held by organizations in such a way that it can be used to generate increased revenue. It considers the issues facing organizations in terms of the quality of their master data, as well as making recommendations to achieve improved revenue management.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Datactics
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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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