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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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10 Ways To Use ERP To Lean The Manufacturing Supply Chain
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives four tips to help you bring lean supply chain improvements to your manufacturing operation. Additionally, it discusses six technology tools that help automate these lean supply chain practices.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

IFS

Spend Performance Management - Maximize Savings, Reduce Supplier Risks
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management application provides full visibility into direct and indirect spend, and helps companies proactively identify cost savings opportunities and supply risks, reduce costs, maintain supply continuity, and increase spend under management.
Posted: 05 Nov 2009 | Published: 05 Nov 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Management Excellence: Leveraging Technology and Techniques
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: One in a series of white papers about management excellence, this white paper describes the techniques and technologies that organizations should master on their way to management excellence.
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2008

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

IBM Cognos Online Conference for Retailers and Manufactures
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: This 2-hour complimentary virtual seminar on performance management (PM) takes place on October 21 and continues on November 4th — Join us to learn how PM can help you improve visibility into your manufacturing business so you can reduce costs, speed delivery and efficiency, satisfy customers and create innovative new products.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 21 Oct 2009

IBM

How to Optimize Supply Chain Management in SAP Environments
sponsored by TAKE Supply Chain
EBOOK: It's getting more and more difficult for SAP customers to contain the costs of supply chain management. This eBook looks at the technologies and techniques that SAP customers are using to optimize their sourcing processes and to make their supply chains as efficient as possible.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 18 Sep 2009

TAKE Supply Chain

Ensuring Reliable Inbound Supply Integration
sponsored by Sterling Commerce, An IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will enumerate the critical business challenges, as well as specific opportunities and benefits of working aggressively to achieve inbound supply integration.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Sterling Commerce, An IBM Company

Do More with Less: The Five Strategies used by Successful SMB Manufacturers
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: A common issue facing small and medium-sized business (SMB) manufacturers today is how to increase revenue and grow their business without significantly adding staff. Read this paper to learn five strategies used by successful SMBs.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Infor

Streamlining Operations: Discrete Manufacturers Pursue Improved Efficiency
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out in this EIU study how discrete manufacturers are pursuing improved efficiency. Tightening inventories, reducing waste, and shortening cycle times are strategies that will help lay the foundation for renewed growth in better times.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Supply Network Collaboration in a Solution Provider Network
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: See how manufacturers are adding value to product offerings with a new business model. Using their ecosystems to build a solution provider network, they are enabling supply network collaboration with suppliers, engineers, and financial services organizations, as well as developing industry coalitions to drive more value to customers.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Tightening the Chain - Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Strategies
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Maintain operational efficiency while cutting supply chain costs with new approaches, technologies, and methodologies. Third party logistics providers, radio frequency identification rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can help you reduce supply chain costs and boost customer satisfaction.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

More Than a Vision: SAP's Perfect Plant in the Chemical Industry
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out what ARC has to say about SAP's progress towards turning the "perfect plant vision" into reality by leveraging the chemical industry value network. SAP is also well-aligned with ARC's thought leadership models related to collaborative manufacturing Management.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Implementable Best Practices Speed Chemical Industry SAP ERP Deployments
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read ARC's view on how SAP's best practices and SAP Business All-in-One solutions for chemicals ensure rapid deployment with low risk for small and midsize companies.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

A Premium on Efficiency: Midsize Manufacturers Confront the Obstacles to Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How do best-in-class midsize manufacturers continue to grow in a tough economy? This research report, conducted by EIU, outlines measures manufacturers implement to continue expanding even while coping with the strains of softening demand in key markets, rising input costs, and downward pressure on prices.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Reverse Logistics Management-- An Effective Strategy for Revenue Maximization in CPG Industry
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents an overview and introduction to reverse logistics and how to manage reverse logistics in the CPG industry in an efficient manner.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 06 Apr 2009

Wipro Technologies

Painting the CPG Supply Chain GREEN
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers a solution for businesses to achieve balance between profitability and sustainability by leveraging the platform of packaged implementations.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

Wipro Technologies

Which SAP® Warehouse Management Application is Right For You?
sponsored by CDC Global Services - Catalyst
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is designed to give warehouse operations managers and IT managers a useful framework for understanding SAP's newer Warehouse Management (WM) application functionality. It encompasses a look at both the core ERP Central Component (ECC) functionality in addition to the SCM Extended Warehouse Management product.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 16 Jun 2009

CDC Global Services - Catalyst

20 Steps To Delivering The Perfect Order
sponsored by Sterling Commerce, An IBM Company
ANALYST REPORT: How can business process and applications professionals lead the charge in optimizing the processes and systems to deliver the perfect order? How does a business process and applications professional know the key steps to supporting a perfect order? Forrester has developed a best practices checklist of 20 steps required to support a perfect order.
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Sterling Commerce, An IBM Company

SAP® Support of the Healthecare Supply Chain's Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research (formerly the HDMA Research & Education Foundation) recently published an important study concerning data management and data sharing in the healthcare supply chain. This whitepaper discusses the key conclusions of their study.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SAP AG

Presentation Transcript: Best Practices to Gain Visibility and Control of Your Demand Network
sponsored by E2open
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript of the "Best Practices to Gain visibility and Control of Your Demand Network" webcast E2open and AMR Research will discuss new demand network management trends and technologies that will enable multi-enterprise companies to maximize the potential of their demand networks by providing more visibility and control.
Posted: 03 Jun 2009 | Published: 03 Jun 2009

E2open

IT Briefing: Is JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Right for Your Business?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
IT BRIEFING: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a comprehensive and highly integrated suite of core business applications including things like financials, manufacturing, distribution, supply chain management, human capital management and so forth.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Published: 07 Jan 2009

Oracle Corporation

Presentation Transcript: On Implementation Trends and Lean Supply Chain Management (SCM)
sponsored by E2open
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript to learn what a lean supply chain is and how it can cut costs out of your supply chain, as well as make your supply chain as efficient as possible. Learn what steps a company must take to make its supply chain lean, and the top ten technology trends to implement a lean supply chain, and more.
Posted: 17 Apr 2009 | Published: 17 Apr 2009

E2open

Best Practices for Achieving Sustainable Supply Chains
sponsored by E2open
WEBCAST: Sustainable and green initiatives are becoming increasingly important in today's business climate, as companies restructure their supply chains to reduce their carbon footprint, while also improving their bottom line. This upcoming webinar sheds light on the move towards sustainable supply chain management.
Posted: 10 Apr 2009 | Premiered: Apr 9, 2009

E2open

Handling Demand Volatility: Creating Integrated Demand-Supply Networks
sponsored by E2open
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript gives advice on handling demand volatility, with creating an integrated demand-supply network being the key. You'll read details on the evolution of supply chains demand-supply networks and gather information on overcoming issues that can challenge your demand-supply network implementation.
Posted: 07 Apr 2009 | Published: 16 Mar 2009

E2open

Overall Labor Effectiveness (OLE): Achieving a Highly Effective Workforce
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: A sound measurement framework is something every manufacturer would like to have. Yet today, most measurement systems focus on machinery effectiveness or production output.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated

Overall Labor Effectiveness (OLE): The Business Case for Labor Productivity
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: Manufacturers have made great strides in optimizing materials usage by implementing powerful supply chain applications, but the labor side of the equation, which concerns a company's most vital and controllable resource, has been largely neglected.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated
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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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