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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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What are the Key Challenges Facing Process Manufacturers?
sponsored by Sage Software
RESOURCE: Uncover the key challenges facing process manufacturers and 6 components you need to look for when looking for flexible cost-effective business management solutions.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Sage Software

Curing Your Inventory Management Headache
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines legacy ERP systems and their inability to keep up with many of today's inventory and resource planning challenges. Discover an approach to inventory management that helps modernize your business processes, create flexibility, and generate key insights by enabling real-time visibility across supply chains.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Sage Software

Cloud-Based Facilities Management: Enhancing Productivity, Operational Efficiency, and Performance
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a look at some of the trends effecting facilities management today and how you can become more efficient and dynamic in the face of new challenges. Learn how a cloud solution for facilities management can enable you to collaborate beyond boundaries securely, pull insights from chaotic data, and more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

Infor

4 best practices for agile inventory management
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can improve decision-making and cost-efficiency with 4 best practices for agile inventory management, including: taking advantage of real-time analysis, challenge assumptions with data science, and 2 more.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

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

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

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

Key Strategies and Technologies for Modern Supply Chain Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: Digital transformation and traceability are two major considerations for modern supply chain management, and each has their own challenges that need to be addressed. Learn about the technologies and strategies you can use to improve your supply chain's abilities and allow you to make more informed decisions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Oracle Corporation

ChainLink Research: Which Supply Chain Issues are Key for Process Manufacturing?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: Process manufacturers face some unique challenges, and therefore require unique strategies and techniques for supply chain management. Learn 7 key issues to consider for process manufacturers today.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

Oracle Corporation

What Supply Chain Hurdles Most Worry Discrete Manufacturers?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: Discrete manufacturers—as diverse as this category can be—have shared challenges. In this expert e-guide, learn about 4 of the most common supply chain management challenges faced by these manufacturers, and what can be done to help overcome them.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

Oracle Corporation

Optimize Supply Chain Management with an In-Memory Data Platform
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Legacy supply chains can suffer from issues like data latency, data fragmentation, and a lack of scalability, which can hold businesses back in an increasingly fast-paced, data-driven world. Find out how to empower supply chain management teams with agility, real-time business intelligence, and predictive analytics capabilities.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Intel Corporation

SAP Provides the Visibility Modern Businesses Need
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In this expert e-guide, find out how two SAP offerings provide visibility in an increasingly complex digital world. First, discover how SAP Lumira can support 4 critical supply chain KPIs, then learn about SAP Digital Consumer Insight, a data-as-a-service tool designed to provide brick-and-mortar stores with digital data about their customers.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 05 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

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

Grow Profits With Supply Chain Analytics
sponsored by SearchERP
EBOOK: The transformation of supply chain management is happening now. Learn how companies, such as The Bouqs Company, are using supply chain analytics to grow profits and avert costly mistakes, why and how IoT sensor technology is changing supply chain management forever, and how to navigate the complex supply chain analytics product landscape.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 05 May 2016

SearchERP

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.

Launch Your IoT Supply Chain Strategy Now
sponsored by SearchERP
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

SearchERP

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

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 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 SearchERP
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

SearchERP

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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