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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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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability
sponsored by Anaplan
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can create a leaner and more cost-effective supply chain by achieving true collaboration with finance across data, people, and plans.
Posted: 14 Feb 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Anaplan

Connected Supply Chain Planning
sponsored by Anaplan
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to spend less time aggregating and more time analyzing your supply chain data so that you can enable better, faster decision-making for supply chain planning and management.
Posted: 13 Feb 2018 | Published: 13 Feb 2018

Anaplan

Digital Procurement Transformation: Harness the Full Power
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your procurement department can embrace a digital transformation that encompasses strategy, managed services and software, and can improve your business' overall performance.
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

GEP

Digital Procurement Transformation: People
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: In Part 1 of this series on digital procurement transformation, get into the mindset of a digital-first procurement officer by thinking holistically about 3 elements: process, people and technology.
Posted: 02 Feb 2018 | Published: 02 Feb 2018

GEP

Rethinking Procurement for the Digital World
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Forrester divides businesses into predators and prey, depending on how much they have embraced the digital world. For procurement leaders, they need to be a predator to survive against their competitors. But how can you get there?
Posted: 02 Feb 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

GEP

The Procure-To-Pay Automation Playbook
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: A unified, cloud-based platform can eliminate support costs and spiraling infrastructure in procurement. Explore how several companies in various industries turned to a procure-to-pay platform to become more efficient.
Posted: 02 Feb 2018 | Published: 02 Feb 2018

GEP

Unified Procurement Solutions
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Explore how a unified procurement solution can help you reduce operating costs and improve compliance.
Posted: 01 Feb 2018 | Published: 01 Feb 2018

GEP

The Impact of the Most Important Trends in Global Business and Technology
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: What will be the next big disruptor in procurement and supply chain operations? Explore this report to help refine your business strategy for 2018 and beyond.
Posted: 31 Jan 2018 | Published: 31 Jan 2018

GEP

Procurement Transformation: Technology and Capability
sponsored by GEP
WHITE PAPER: Delve into this white paper to see seasoned procurement veterans answer several critical questions that can help you plan your own procurement transformation.
Posted: 30 Jan 2018 | Published: 30 Jan 2018

GEP

Intelligent Demand Planning for the Food and Beverage Industry
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: With more innovative ERP systems, it's possible to get that full view of your supply chain and incorporate intelligent demand planning into your business.
Posted: 18 Jan 2018 | Published: 30 Jun 2017

IFS

Enterprise Software Usability and Digital Transformation
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This report produced by IFS and CFE Media explores how ERP software usability is closely linked to a business' perceived readiness for digital transformation.
Posted: 17 Jan 2018 | Published: 31 Oct 2017

IFS

Supply Chain Management & IoT: Just Another Evolution?
sponsored by Vitria Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How are big data and IoT impacting supply chain management and ERP? Find out how to harness the power of these two trends to optimize supply chains with data lakes, real-time streaming analytics, predictive insights, and more.
Posted: 06 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Vitria Technology, Inc.

7 Ways To Improve Inventory Management
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: For many businesses, inventory management is mission critical. Ensuring stock levels without tying up excessive capital might sound easy. But with a myriad of potential problems, it can be a major challenge. Discover 7 ways to improve your inventory management using business management technology.
Posted: 06 Apr 2017 | Published: 06 Apr 2017

Sage Software

Connecting Field Service Management to the IoT
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Field service management teams aim to keep costs down while improving customer service relationships. This is hard for organizations though – often, reducing costs hurts customer relationships. But the IoT allows field service organizations to achieve this goal. Discover 4 ways to leverage the IoT to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Microsoft

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

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

Transform Insights, Improve Operational Excellence, and Delight Customers with Extended ECM
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Explore the concept of extended ECM and how it enables you to integrate business content with business apps – including CRM, ERP, supply chain management, and HR management. Discover how to contextualize content management, improve critical customer interactions, and enhance financial decision-making.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

OpenText

Indus Motor Company Shifts Quality Control into Top Gear to Win Sales, Nurture Loyalty and Overtake the Competition
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Indus Motor Company decided to build on its SAP environment by seamlessly integrating its entire value chain using SAP S/4HANA. Learn what they achieved.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

IBM

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

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

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
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