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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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Smith & Associates reacts faster to emerging opportunities gaining faster insight into supply chains and operations with IBM Cognos software
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access the following case study to reveal the BI and analytics solution that allowed Smith and Associates to gain rapid, real-time insight into inventory levels, pricing, and the supply chain, ultimately delivering the best products and services to their customers. See what this technology can do for you as well.
Posted: 24 Jan 2014 | Published: 24 Jan 2014

IBM

Accelerate time to actionable insight for supply chain procurement analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper today to learn how a packaged application helps procurement decision makers assess the performance of suppliers and gain greater insight into overall spend. Discover how to accelerate time to richer insight now!
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

IBM

The Benefits of Perpetual Perioperative Supply Chain
sponsored by GE
WEBCAST: In this webcast, hear from Brent Painter, Inside Sales Executive at GE Healthcare and Teresa Westfall, RN and Program Manager at Northridge Hospital as they discuss the need for perioperative OR supply chain management systems to reduce costs, as well as relieve clinician time spent in inventory for better patient care.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Premiered: Dec 11, 2013

GE

Perioperative Supply Costs
sponsored by GE
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the need for information technology to improve healthcare supply chain management accuracy and efficiency while keeping costs low.
Posted: 03 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

GE

Northridge Hospital Medical Center Projects Nearly $2 million in Benefits with Centricity Perioperative
sponsored by GE
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how the Northridge Hospital Medical Center deployed an automated supply chain management solution to reduce inventory costs and management to improve patient care delivery time.
Posted: 27 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

GE

Symmons Industries turns up the pressure on larger competitors with IBM Business Analytics software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this fascinating case study today to see how Symmons - a mid-sized, US-based manufacturer in the plumbing industry - implemented expert solutions that enabled production-line staff to adapt manufacturing schedules and meet demands in real time, and much more!
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013

IBM

How the New Mobile Supply Chain Impacts Field Sales and Field Service
sponsored by DSI
WHITE PAPER: This FAQ sheet provides answers to your pressing mobile supply chain questions, revealing how mobility is impacting field service and field sales, key benefits you can achieve, and more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2014 | Published: 03 Jan 2014

DSI

How the Cloud can Help with ERP, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management and More!
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: This expert e-book provides insight into the technical, organizational, and budgetary issues surrounding the use of cloud computing in manufacturing.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchManufacturingERP

How to: Establishing a baseline for manufacturing metrics
sponsored by IQMS
EGUIDE: Fore a look at mission-crticial metrics, this e-guide provides an overview of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics and the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, addressing the fundamental tenets and benefits of each.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Oct 2013

IQMS

SAP Global Available-To-Promise Check rapid-deployment solution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Your customers want access to timely information, and you need to confirm and process orders quickly and efficiently. What if you could do both - while also increasing customer satisfaction? Access this white paper to find out how that's possible using SAP Global Available-to-Promise check rapid-deployment technology.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Synchronizing your value chain of suppliers, partners and customers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore a smarter solution to buy, sell and market your products by integrating operations and enhancing interactions through community, collaboration, process and analytics. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

How Distributors Can Streamline Supply Chain Management
sponsored by Junction Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn how to optimize your entire value chain for increased cost control, streamlined supply chain processes, and more effective customer service.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Junction Solutions

Case Study: Peet's Coffee & Tea Sets Direction for Growth with Outstanding Quality
sponsored by Junction Solutions
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how Peet's Coffee & Tea leveraged a unified business management technology to overcome the challenges of a legacy business management system.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Junction Solutions

A Delicate Dance of Supply and Demand
sponsored by Junction Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore the various challenges facing many manufacturing companies (in particular the dairy industry) when it comes to supply chain management (SCM). Learn how these obstacles are key drivers for business process improvements in SCM, enterprise resource planning (ERP), order processing, and more.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

Junction Solutions

Supply Chain Management Strategies
sponsored by Aptean
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at SearchManufacturingERP.com, uncover essential strategies for creating an effective supply chain plan and learn how to drive supply chain management (SCM) success.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Aptean

Aberdeen Group: Today's Customer Data-Driven Supply Chain: Top Five Practices
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: In this informative e-book, you will learn about the impact of using customer data on key supply chain metrics. Access this paper today to get the analyst perspective on thorough research and insights regarding the connection between customer profile data and companies' supply chains.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

The Journey to Smarter Commerce
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: In this e-book, explore how you can deliver optimal experiences throughout the customer journey with the right buy, market, sell and service processes. Learn how a customer-focused approach can help you make smarter commerce decisions that improve customer loyalty and profitability.
Posted: 03 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Supply Chain Integration Strategy: What's Best For Your Business
sponsored by Adeptia
EGUIDE: There are a number of factors that come into play when constructing an organization's supply chain integration strategy. This E-guide offers information about how companies can utilize a hybrid approach to supply chain integration, melding in-house SCM techniques with outside manufacturing IT systems.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

Adeptia

Manufacturing Technology Trends in 2013
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: How are macro technology trends such as mobile and cloud affecting the manufacturing sector? What implications does the Dodd-Frank Act and an increasing numbers of Millennials in the global workforce have on supply chains? This E-Guide exposes trends to watch out for in 2013 and beyond
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

Sage Software

Tips For Streamlining a Global Supply Chain
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how you can simplify the challenges of enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration and increase efficiency through data consolidation, standardization, and supply chain visibility.
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

Sage Software

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2013
sponsored by Gartner
BROCHURE: Learn details about Gartner's upcoming Supply Chain Executive Conference in September and how it offers the objective guidance and expertise today's supply chain proficiency demands.
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 | Published: 18 Jul 2013

Gartner

Aberdeen Report: Understanding the Complexity of B2B Integration: Insights for Mid-Market Leaders“
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Coordinating with partners across multiple channels and sites isn't easy, however, gaps can lead to poor sales performance and lost business due to unhappy customers or suppliers. Explore this analyst report from the Aberdeen Group to learn how mid-market enterprises can improve collaboration with multi-channel and real-time data integration.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

How IBM helps midsize business thrive: Leveraging Smarter Commerce to improve the customer experience and increase ROI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, businesses must meet increased customer demands - and need to optimize service, sales, and supply chain management to do so. This resource offers advice for midsize businesses on how to achieve rapid ROI in a customer-focused world, while leveraging social media and mobile channels to better connect with customers.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Customer case Heineken Netherlands
sponsored by Every Angle
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study to learn how Heineken implemented an out-of-the-box self-service application to improve data analytics and business intelligence (BI) from SAP. Read on to discover how Heineken achieved easier access to stock overview data, service levels, lead times in the supply chain, and other benefits.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Every Angle

How to Navigate Today's Supply Chain Challenges
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are taking an increasingly prominent role in a variety of business activities. View this resource to find out more about how to modernize the user experience as mobile, analytics, social and the cloud.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 11 Jun 2013

Epicor Software Corporation
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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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