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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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Case Study: Dean Shoes
sponsored by GT Nexus
CASE STUDY: Asian shoe manufacturer Dean shoes, was able to increase visibility, automate their transactions, and streamline their supply chain with one cloud based supply chain collaboration program. Discover how you could do the same.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

GT Nexus

2016: The Year We Network Our Supply Chains
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to reevaluate your vision of the supply chain. Discover why viewing your supply chain as a network of parties rather than a chain of individuals can lead to greater integration, visibility and data management for all involved.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Mar 2016

GT Nexus

8 Things Every Proactive Supply Chain Genius Knows
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Learn what it takes to run a smarter supply chain that optimizes order-to-cash processes, minimizes errors and their associated costs, and boosts your market competitiveness by downloading this white paper now. Plus, read on to get 8 things every effective supply chain manager should know.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 22 Mar 2016

Axway

Launch Your IoT Supply Chain Strategy Now
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: The exponential growth of Internet of Things technology will shake up traditional supply chain management. Here's advice on making the IoT supply chain work for you.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 11 Mar 2016

SearchManufacturingERP

ERP for Drilling Contractors
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Discover how an integrated value chain as part of your ERP software can give your drilling industry organization greater visibility, control, performance, and accountability.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IFS

Cyber Security Intelligence Index for Retail
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This security intelligence report examines the types of threats that retailers face and gives advice for staying safe. Access it now to learn how you can protect your retail organization from advanced attacks.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

IBM

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

IBM

Real, Measurable, and Credible: The Value of Visibility
sponsored by GT Nexus
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

Weak links – Strengthening the information supply chain
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

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

IFS

Supply Chain Integration Strategy: What's Best for your Business
sponsored by GT Nexus
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

GT Nexus

GT Nexus Insights: Jennifer Mcfarland - A&F
sponsored by GT Nexus
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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

Inventory Management: How the Right System Can Facilitate Dynamic Allocation with the Cloud
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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

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

GT Nexus

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

SearchSAP

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

GT Nexus
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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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