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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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Supply Chain Management Reports
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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

Solution Overview: Visibility Redefined
sponsored by GT Nexus
VIDEO: Hear directly from supply chain executives as to how they are utilizing visibility in the cloud to manage both the physical and financial supply chain.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 23 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

Solution Overview: Supply Chain Visibility
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: In this concise resource learn more about supply chain visibility and how you can gain a clear view of inventory and supply chain activity to create an agile global supply chain.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

SCM Essentials: How Supply Chain Collaboration Can Reduce Variability
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: In this concise white paper learn more about supply collaboration and how you can share demand and supply forecasts with customers and suppliers to reduce supply chain variability.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

Transportation Procurement Benchmark Study The Benefits of Global Procurement Integration
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this sixth annual transportation procurement benchmark report manufacturing and supply experts surveyed roughly 230 transportation buyers on procurement practices, processes, technologies and trends. The resulting report is a detailed portrait of the transportation landscape, which can help you to stay current.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

GT Nexus

When Disaster Strikes: 5 Ways to Plan for and React to Supply Chain Disruptions
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get 5 ways to plan for and react to supply chain disruptions with cloud technology.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

Solution Overview: Supply Chain Finance
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: In this concise resource learn more about supply chain finance and how you can provide visibility into transactions in the world of complicated global supply chains with many partner and financial institutions.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

What is supply chain intelligence?
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESOURCE: With supply chain intelligence data, organizations can easily see where performance is weak and where it's strong, allowing executives to make smart strategic decisions. Learn how this could benefit your business.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

5 Steps to Reaching New Levels of  Supply Chain Agility by Enhancing Your ERP Software with Cloud Technology
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper get 5 steps to reach new levels of supply chain agility by enhancing your ERP software with cloud technology.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance & Collaboration: A Retailer’s Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper get solutions and strategies for supply chain assurance and collaboration, and learn more about how you can realize your need for a unified buying cycle.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

GT Nexus

The New Era of the Agile Supply Chain
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper learn more about how you can move forward by looking backward by creating an agile supply chian with end-to-end visibility.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

GT Nexus

Cloud IT: The Impact of Cloud Supply Chain Platforms on the Role of IT
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper learn more about the impact of cloud supply chain platforms on the role of IT and how you can better prepare your team for the challenges they may face.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

The Internet of Things Supply Chain: Data-driven, Agile, Real-time
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the new technology driving the IoT. Read on to find out how you can provide immediate substantial benefits and create a strong foundation for your business in an environment where all parties, goods, assets, and sensors connect and communicate through the internet of things.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

GT Nexus

Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out how one industry-leading vendor is helping organizations increase operational efficiency in areas such as customer relationship management, supply chain management and enterprise performance management.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 14 Jan 2015

Epicor Software Corporation

How to Pick the Right ERP for Your Organization
sponsored by Avalara
RESOURCE: Selecting the right ERP for your business needs is much more than a software decision; find out what you should consider when moving to ERP.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

Avalara

Avoid Audits: 3 Sales Tax Collection Mistakes to Avoid
sponsored by Avalara
WHITE PAPER: Whether you sell goods—or services—uncover the 3 basic rules help you determine whether or not you need to collect sales tax.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

Avalara

IFS Blogs on Technology, Innovation & Creativity
sponsored by IFS
RESOURCE: Gain access to multiple articles on ERP so you can make sure you're up to date on the latest technologies and innovations.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

IFS

Survival of the Fittest: Why Business Agility is Crucial to Staying Relevant
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Find out just how important business agility is to your organization's success, as well as systems such as ERP and the supply chain.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

IFS

BP Turns to Fujitsu for Technology Upgrade
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
VIDEO: Find which vendor BP selected to ensure a seamless transition to their new operating system.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 11 Feb 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

Building Smarter Manufacturing with the Internet of Things (IoT)
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to examine the importance of being able to leverage the Internet of Things when it comes to gaining true insights and actionable insights within the manufacturing environment. Learn about the value it can bring to your business, how it improves productivity, and much more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Enterprise Labeling a Supply Chain Strategic Imperative
sponsored by Loftware
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth white paper to discover how to implement integrated, data-driven labeling in your supply chain management strategy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

Loftware

IBM Multi-Enterprise Relationship Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for an in-depth look at one platform that provides a modern system of engagement when it comes to supplier relations and supply chain management. Access now to see how ongoing activity monitoring can reshape how your operations function.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

IBM

Multi-Enterprise Relationship
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Access these brief videos for a quick demonstration of one platform that addresses multi-enterprise relationship management. See demonstrations that include activity rollout, activity monitoring, and activity creation and customization.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2015

IBM

Make Way for Mobile ERP Applications
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: Mobile ERP is changing the face of warehouse applications and hardware -- and it offers up a host of tricky hardware, security and software-design issues.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

SearchManufacturingERP

5 Best Practice Steps for B2B and B2C Convergence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this Aberdeen research report to find out how customer requirements and cross-channel logistics flow, grow, and coverage – and what that means for your supply chain strategy.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

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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