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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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How to Approach Your Organization About Visibility
sponsored by Project44
WHITE PAPER: Open this guide to learn how you can future-proof your supply chain by providing better visibility into the buying process, allowing you to meet the needs of the 70% of consumers who want to track shipments or the 50% of consumers that want an accurate delivery date estimate.
Posted: 26 Jul 2021 | Published: 26 Jul 2021

Project44

Innovation In Distribution
sponsored by Sage
WHITE PAPER: How can distributors ensure they’re adapting successfully to a lean, direct-to-consumer (DTC) landscape? Access this guide to explore best practices for continuous optimization, tips to help distributors see success in the new DTC market, and the components required for a DTC strategy.
Posted: 12 Apr 2021 | Published: 12 Apr 2021

Sage

Connecting To The Supply Chain Future
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Read through this white paper to learn how a holistic method of extracting actionable information from data can improve not only your supply chain resilience, but also result in operational and competitive advantages.
Posted: 12 Apr 2021 | Published: 12 Apr 2021

GEP

Warehouse Maturity Model Phase Two: Achieve Greater Team Productivity And Workflow Conformity
sponsored by Zebra Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Not all warehouse operators will begin their transformation at the same time or from the same place. Every warehouse serves a different purpose, leverages different processes and relies on different technologies. However, there is a shared goal: visibility, data utilization, and orchestration. See where you should start your transformation here.
Posted: 01 Dec 2020 | Published: 01 Dec 2020

Zebra Technologies

The Warehouse Industry Is Changing
sponsored by Zebra Technologies
WHITE PAPER: As the holiday season takes place online more than ever this year, e-commerce must find ways to keep up with the traffic. According to Zebra Technologies’ research, 89% of executives agree e-commerce is driving the need for faster delivery. Learn how to turn your downtime into uptime in this quick guide to accelerating e-commerce fulfillment.
Posted: 01 Dec 2020 | Published: 01 Dec 2020

Zebra Technologies

7 PRACTICAL REASONS TO UPGRADE TO A CLOUD PLATFORM
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Cloud is a much more effective and efficient IT model for procurement and supply chain than legacy on-premises infrastructure. Explore 7 ways cloud computing can transform procurement and supply chain management in this white paper.
Posted: 20 Nov 2020 | Published: 20 Nov 2020

GEP

DIGITAL ESSENTIALS FOR BUILDING A RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about the digital essentials for building a resilient supply chain using integration, automation, and analytics, including 7 considerations to keep in mind when shopping for a platform.
Posted: 20 Nov 2020 | Published: 23 Nov 2020

GEP

DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Examine the results of this Market Pulse survey to learn where business are succeeding when it comes to supply chain digitization, and what they are hoping to improve on—including improved data accessibility, improved compliance and risk management, and better integration of AI and other next-gen technologies.
Posted: 18 Nov 2020 | Published: 18 Nov 2020

GEP

What the Ideal Supply Chain Control Tower Looks Like— And Why You Need It
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the 10 capabilities to prioritize when evaluating a supply chain control tower and discover an AI-powered solution from GEP.
Posted: 18 Nov 2020 | Published: 18 Nov 2020

GEP

For Supply Chain and Procurement: The Business Case for Using a Cloud-Native Architecture
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the 6 business benefits and diverse use cases of a cloud-native procurement and supply chain application and learn how to evaluate potential solutions.
Posted: 23 Sep 2020 | Published: 23 Sep 2020

GEP

7 Ways Cloud Computing Can Transform Procurement and Supply Chain Management
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Access this custom white paper to learn 7 ways cloud computing can transform procurement and supply chain management.
Posted: 23 Sep 2020 | Published: 23 Sep 2020

GEP

A web of weak spots: Securing your supply chain with NDR and Collective Defense
sponsored by IronNet
WHITE PAPER: Today’s supply chain is an extended enterprise with many back doors. Indirect attacks against weak links in the supply chain now account for 40% of security breaches. How can you better protect your data? Dig into this white paper to learn the 5 most common attacks and how network detection & response can help prevent them.
Posted: 03 Sep 2020 | Published: 03 Sep 2020

IronNet

The Future of Wholesale Distribution Summary
sponsored by Sage
WHITE PAPER: Learn about Sage X3 and how it can help you stand up to current distribution challenges in this white paper.
Posted: 20 Jul 2020 | Published: 20 Jul 2020

Sage

WHY SUPPLY CHAIN IS KEY TO DRIVING INNOVATION IN
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to see how telecommunications, media and technology companies are adapting to disruption with digital supply chain transformation, and how you can get started on your own journey today.
Posted: 25 Jun 2020 | Published: 24 Jun 2020

GEP

The changed game for revenue growth management in CPG
sponsored by Fractal
WHITE PAPER: Consumer packaged goods companies (CPG) need to understand the levers of consumer demand continuously and create linkages to growth opportunities. But how exactly do organizations do that? Find out in this white paper, which delves into how revenue growth management can help CPGs adapt to a continuously changing environment.
Posted: 04 Jun 2020 | Published: 04 Jun 2020

Fractal

Rapid Response
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Disruptions to supply chains—like the current COVID-19 crisis and previous recessions—are not new, and yet, it can feel impossible to be fully prepared. Download this white paper to explore 3 actions you can take right now to help mitigate supply risks and disruptions.
Posted: 03 Apr 2020 | Published: 03 Apr 2020

GEP

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

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 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 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
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