Supply Chain Management White Papers

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A Premium on Efficiency: Midsize Manufacturers Confront the Obstacles to Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How do best-in-class midsize manufacturers continue to grow in a tough economy? This research report, conducted by EIU, outlines measures manufacturers implement to continue expanding even while coping with the strains of softening demand in key markets, rising input costs, and downward pressure on prices.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Reverse Logistics Management-- An Effective Strategy for Revenue Maximization in CPG Industry
sponsored by Wipro
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents an overview and introduction to reverse logistics and how to manage reverse logistics in the CPG industry in an efficient manner.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 06 Apr 2009

Wipro

Painting the CPG Supply Chain GREEN
sponsored by Wipro
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers a solution for businesses to achieve balance between profitability and sustainability by leveraging the platform of packaged implementations.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

Wipro

Overall Labor Effectiveness (OLE): Achieving a Highly Effective Workforce
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: A sound measurement framework is something every manufacturer would like to have. Yet today, most measurement systems focus on machinery effectiveness or production output.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated

Breaking the Supply Chain Barrier: Dynamic Demand-Supply Networks for Today's Virtual Enterprises
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: Few business objectives have been so ill-served as the notion of equilibrium between demand and supply. This report is intended as a "call to arms" for companies currently managing their supply chains as though they were still horizontally-integrated, linear systems.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

E2open

Maximizing the Power of Your Desktop Database: Top business advantages of moving your data online
sponsored by Intuit QuickBase
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations that rely on desktop solutions to house data are frustrated with their lack of flexibility and scalability. This paper shows how online databases are an alternative to desktop products, combining speed and ease of use with the collaborative functions required to power organizations' unique business processes and performance.
Posted: 24 Feb 2009 | Published: 24 Feb 2009

Intuit QuickBase

Create the Optimal Architecture for Your Critical Applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM has the vision, expertise, experience and product offerings that enable you to build an optimal architecture for application performance that drives business success.
Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

IBM

How to Assure ERP Success: Taking Ownership
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: CarSound CFO Steve Ragow encourages you to take ownership of and master your ERP system to assure your success.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

IFS

Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Here are four common mistakes an implementation leader and team can make, and suggestions on how to avoid them.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

IFS

How Successful Manufacturing ERP Selections Are Made: The Top Things to Look for, Look at, and Look beyond When Evaluating an ERP Purchase
sponsored by IQMS
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the major considerations manufacturers looking to add, upgrade of replace Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software should be aware of. By being cognizant of these aspects you'll ensure that you'll be able to select a solution that best fits your needs, both now and in the future.
Posted: 24 Dec 2008 | Published: 24 Dec 2008

IQMS

Size DOES Matter - When Choosing the Right ERP Solution
sponsored by Xperia
WHITE PAPER: In regards to Enterprise Resource Planning, customer-supplier relationships are more important for small-to-medium manufacturers than large ones, because small-to-medium manufacturers tend to have few IT resources, and rely more on the software supplier.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 30 May 2006

Xperia

Getting Value from Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). This SAP Executive Insight examines how the adoption of industry best practices can add value to your organization.
Posted: 18 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP AG

Retail Fashion Market RFID Solutions
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) provides real-time inventory visibility so you can react quickly to inventory demand and stocking levels, helping ensure that the right product is available for your customers at the right
Posted: 22 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Automating Complete PO Document Packages
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Esker DeliveryWare offers a comprehensive solution that streamlines document processes by eliminating inefficient steps, automating information exchange regardless of source or delivery type.
Posted: 03 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Esker Inc.

Enable Project-Centric Manufacturing with Business Software
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Project-centric manufacturing business models that involve outsourcing and short product lifecycles expose manufacturers to a number of risks they were not vulnerable to previously.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

IFS

The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Management for Document Processes, Q3 2007
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To see how the vendors stack up, Forrester evaluated eight business process management suite (BPMS) suppliers best suited and most experienced for document-intensive processes across approximately 150 criteria.
Posted: 16 Jun 2008 | Published: 09 Jul 2007

EMC Corporation

The Evolution of Asset Management
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss key perspectives and strategies for new asset management programs within the most capital intensive and revenue producing area of today's businesses.
Posted: 16 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

IBM Line of Business

REACH Compliance: How the Business Process Expert Community Helps The Chemicals Industry
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn compliance challenges posed by new legislation and how to break down its complexity into actionable requirements at the business process level. Access and share compliance best practices, tools and methodologies using a collaborative platform.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Business Activity Monitoring: Process Control for the Enterprise
sponsored by SL Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses how lessons can be taken from traditional process monitoring applications and applied in today's more complex multi-dimensional environments.
Posted: 19 May 2008 | Published: 12 Feb 2008

SL Corporation

Mastering Carbon Management: Balancing Trade-offs to Optimize Supply Chain Efficiencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Taking into account traditional concerns about quality, service and cost, a comprehensive carbon-management strategy can build a base for sustaining growth -- enabling companies to maintain competitive differentiation.
Posted: 14 May 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

IBM

Strategies for Profitable Growth - Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Examine the comprehensive strategies, solutions, and best practices for the aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry based on technical and business expertise. Learn best practices and strategies for profitable growth in your business.
Posted: 21 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

SAP AG

Leveraging the Talent Supply Chain for a Competitive Advantage
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This paper identifies the market trends driving the need for an integrated talent supply chain and describes the internal inefficiencies professional services firms must overcome to optimize their talent supply chains.
Posted: 02 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP AG

Using Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Discover how implementing an integrated talent supply chain management environment can help professional services providers enhance revenues by improving delivery performance and speeding client response.
Posted: 01 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP AG

Placing a Lens on Supply Chain Planning
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is becoming a necessity for successful supply chain execution.
Posted: 29 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

IBM Line of Business

SOA Blueprint for Supply Chain Visibility
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how improved supply chain visibility can be attained through use of an SOA.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

IBM Software Group