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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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Challenges Facing the Global Oil & Gas Industry and How Individual Companies Can Thrive
sponsored by Infor
RESOURCE: Learn more about challenges facing the global oil and gas industry in this infographic. Learn how to ensure the safety of workers, investments, and the environment, as well as how enterprise asset management can enable you to capture real-time, accurate performance maintenance data at the point of occurrence, and more.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 Jul 2016

Infor

5 Ways to Prepare for Increased Transit Ridership
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Transit ridership is steadily increasing: In the US, citizens took 10.8 billion trips on public transportation in 2014; In the EU, there are nearly 60 billion passenger journeys on public transport each year. Prepare your assets for increased ridership by focusing on the 5 methods outlined in this paper.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Infor

Drager Service MVS Gains Operational Visibility and Increases Service Delivery Levels with Infor EAM
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Gain insights on adopting an integration strategy that can allow your financial organization to meet the challenges of digital transformation in in an agile and cost-effective way. Learn use cases, best practices, and more.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Infor

Des Moines WRA Cuts Energy Consumption by 20% with Enterprise Asset Management
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the path Des Moines WRA took to overhaul the way it used energy. Learn how they gained improved visibility into energy consumption, achieved efficient control, fine-tuned processes, and cut costs by 20% using enterprise asset management tools. Discover how you can mimic their success at your own organization.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Infor

Manufacturing and the Search for More Intelligence
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Big data analytics are bringing factory production to new heights, and self-manufacturing goods are just one interesting side effect. Discover how advanced analytics and sensor data are improving yield, processes and supply chains.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 22 Jun 2016

Oracle Corporation

Seven Ways to Improve Inventory Management
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: With an effective business management strategy, you can streamline operations across your supply chain. Explore seven ways to improve inventory management without tying up excessive capital in stock.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

Sage Software

Grow Profits With Supply Chain Analytics
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: This guide tells how supply chain analytics unlocks profitability, gives you critical information on IoT sensors and shares how to choose technology.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 05 May 2016

SearchManufacturingERP

Supply Chain Insights: Keith Jacobson of Columbia
sponsored by GT Nexus
VIDEO: In this video, Keith Jacobson, Senior Director of Supply Chain at Columbia sportswear shares insights into their supply chain collaboration strategies. Connecting with suppliers in a cloud-based network allows Columbia to remove time and costs from the production lifecycle by empowering factories and suppliers to perform at a strategic level.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 06 Apr 2016

GT Nexus

GT Nexus Insights: Scott Hadwiger of Crocs
sponsored by GT Nexus
VIDEO: Scott Hadwiger of Crocs has helped eliminate paper and manual tasks from the PO, invoice, and settlement process. Greater collaboration continues to bolster Crocs' relationships with suppliers. In this short video listen as he describes the process of shifting Croc's supply chain process to a paperless one.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 05 Apr 2016

GT Nexus

The Network Approach to Inventory Management
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover how the sharing of accurate inventory information across your supply chain can help your organization streamline your processes and tackle common issues.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

GT Nexus

Retail Supply Chain Execution: New Requirements To Meet New Demand
sponsored by GT Nexus
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this white paper you will learn how your supply chain can keep up with escalating customer demands to boost customer experiences. Download now to discover how you tackle fundamental supply chain challenges and more.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

GT Nexus

Going Live: Supply Chain Execution Gets Strategic With Real-Time, Contextual Data
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are slowly transitioning to a "live" supply chain. Discover how you can make the shift with real-time contextual data.
Posted: 31 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

GT Nexus

Lenovo’s Supply Chain Reboot
sponsored by GT Nexus
CASE STUDY: Discover how top PC retailer Lenovo was able to revamp its supply chain in order to grow in a competitive market.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

GT Nexus

State of the Global Supply Chain: A Research Report on the Top Issues Facing Industry Executives for 2016 and Beyond
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In a recent study, a leading supply chain vendor sought to discover the top supply chain issues facing manufacturers for 2016 and beyond. Download the full report now to get the results of the study.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Mar 2016

GT Nexus

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

The Factory of the Future: Where Information Technology and Operational Technology Converge
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details five IT forces driving the modernization of manufacturing. From cloud computing to the Internet of Things, uncover ways you can harness several IT capabilities to fully benefit from the tools set to transform manufacturing.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Infor

Expand Your Business with an ERP Platform for Growth
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to determine if your organization requires a redesign to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve quality of service. Uncover questions to ask to help you get started.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

Infor

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

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

How the Internet of Things Will Reshape Enterprise Operations and Consumer Applications
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: How will the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) influence the workplace and the consumer sphere? This two-part e-guide explains how the IoT will impact supply chain management in the near future and explores how IoT devices will transform enterprise and consumer applications alike.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 06 May 2016

IBM

Benefits of Predictive Analytics for the Manufacturing Industry
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: The manufacturing industry has not yet taken full advantage of the ways predictive analytics can improve the supply chain. This expert e-guide dives into the benefits that manufacturers can experience with predictive analytics, especially when used in combination with sensor data from the Internet of Things.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 06 May 2016

IBM

Case Study: Achieve Unprecedented Visibility of B2B Processes
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
CASE STUDY: eBuilder, a company that helps organizations streamline their business processes, needed to enable their clients to quickly analyze large amounts of information and make critical decisions. This case study reveals the strategy that allowed the company's clients to achieve greater visibility of B2B processes, boost efficiency, and reduce costs.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

TIBCO Software Inc.
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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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