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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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Supply Chain Intelligence: Descriptive, Prescriptive, and Predictive Optimization
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses how business decision makers are using their data to develop predictive and prescriptive analytical strategies to the supply chain. Read on to discover how organizations are transforming raw data into supply chain efficiency and smarter operational decisions, and how you can do the same.
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Qlik

How Data Can Help You Build the Sustainable Supply Chain
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can use enterprise data to easily find points of waste or inefficiency in your supply chain and discern ways to become more sustainable.
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 | Published: 12 Aug 2015

Qlik

How Data Analysis Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how the right data analysis tools can simplify supply chain management by revealing exactly where efficiency is being lost.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Qlik

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

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

5 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 5 power generation ERP lessons from the manufacturing industry.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

IFS

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

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

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

B2B Integration Services for Secure Connectivity and Collaboration
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to learn about B2B integration services that provide a lower TCO than in-house B2B technology. With a pay-as-you go service configured for your business, you'll get help managing, onboarding, and supporting your trading partners.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 16 Jan 2012

IBM

B2B integration software to synchronize your extended business partner communities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces B2B integration software that can help you synchronize virtually every aspect of your value chain, automate business processes, and get the visibility you need to successfully collaborate with partners.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

B2B Collaboration: No Longer Optional
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this report from the Aberdeen Group, get an in-depth look at why B2B collaboration is such a priority, as well as what actions business leaders are taking, the challenges they face, and their plans to execute B2B collaboration strategies.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

The Future of Business-to-Business Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC report, explore how organizations are evolving their B2B integration capabilities to adapt to new business and technology trends, as well as achieve operational and customer excellence.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

IBM

B2B Cloud Integration: A strategic approach to transforming EDIs and optimizing your value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, get an overview of the B2B integration landscape, including challenges, opportunities, and successful approaches of developing electronic data interchange (EDI) strategies.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Data Quality Management
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out how data quality can lead to a well-oiled supply chain and successful transportation and logistics projects.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

Protecting Mission-Critical Manufacturing Data with an ERP Firewall
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find how an ERP Firewall can capture business process and data quality errors, so outsourcing data doesn't create mayhem within your company.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

SYSPRO Helps Toyota Tsusho Steel Centre Sustain Waste Elimination Philosophy
sponsored by SYSPRO
CASE STUDY: This brief case study reveals how the right financial, manufacturing, and distribution services enabled the automotive components manufacturer Toyota Tsusho Steel Centre Australia (TTSCA) to improve profitability, efficiency, and more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SYSPRO

SYSPRO Espresso - Mobile Solution
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a mobile application platform that gives you the power to manage your business at any time, from any location, and on any popular mobile device.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

Procurement Technology for Today's Manufacturers
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: E-sourcing and e-procurement technology have created new opportunities to save money, improve supplier performance -- even make better products.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

SearchManufacturingERP

B2B integration tools for a streamlined value chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that while 73% of executives say B2B integration is key to business success, only 17% believe they've actually achieved this goal? If you're struggling to manage a complex value chain of partners, suppliers, customers, and distributers, the right B2B integration tools may be the answer to your woes.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Implementing product mix optimization that works
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: This guide offers insight to help you optimize your product mix and maximize profits.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Quintiq

Experts Reveal Top Manufacturing Trends of 2014
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers a primer on enterprise resource planning (ERP), answering frequently asked ERP questions and exploring the top manufacturing trends of 2014.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Epicor Software Corporation

3 Smart Moves That Slash Intermodal Costs
sponsored by Quintiq
WHITE PAPER: Even with near limitless intermodal options, planners typically fall back on familiar routes and patterns – regardless of whether or not there's a better way to operate. Fortunately, this resource lays out three smart moves that slash intermodal costs while delivering real planning transparency.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Quintiq
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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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