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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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Global Manufacturing Made Easy with a Unified View of the Supply Chain
sponsored by Sinequa
WHITE PAPER: As organizations build new products and service existing ones, they need cohesive and comprehensive visibility. Download this white paper to learn the steps you can take to establish a unified view of your supply chain.
Posted: 20 Sep 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Sinequa

Let's Be Practical: Consider "Here and Now" Uses for Blockchain in Health IT
sponsored by Optum
RESOURCE: This resource highlights how healthcare organizations should approach blockchain implementation, the role of the CIO, and realistic near-term uses for blockchain.
Posted: 11 Sep 2018 | Published: 11 Sep 2018

Optum

The Mission-Critical Digitization of SCM
sponsored by HULFT
RESOURCE CENTER: The average supply chain has a digitization level of 43%, according to McKinsey Research – the lowest of any area they studied. Download this article to learn about a tool designed to take isolated groups of incompatible data and normalize it for SCM.
Posted: 24 Aug 2018 | Published: 24 Aug 2018

HULFT

4 Challenges of Reverse Logistics
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: How organizations handle returned products is just as crucial as selling them in the first place. You need a way to deal with reverse logistics—the steps involved with taking products, parts and subcomponents back into inventory. Read this white paper to learn 4 challenges of reverse logistics, and how to handle them.
Posted: 01 Aug 2018 | Published: 01 Aug 2018

IFS

Where You Should Use Artificial Intelligence — and Why
sponsored by Microsoft
ANALYST REPORT: AI is trendy and cool — but do you actually know how to use it to drive business value? Download this Gartner research report to gain insights into various horizontal and vertical uses cases before commencing your own AI projects.
Posted: 18 Jul 2018 | Published: 03 Jul 2017

Microsoft

Which Link in Your Supply Chain Could be Stronger?
sponsored by IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: How much does local information – such as traffic, weather and local store inventories – inform your supply chain operations? Take this 4-question assessment to diagnose your supply chain management on 4 qualities that are crucial to your business.
Posted: 07 Jun 2018 | Published: 07 Jun 2018

IBM

How IT Drives Workplace Transformation Through Digital Procurement
sponsored by GEP
RESOURCE: In the rush to build a digital business, procurement is often overlooked. Download this resource to see the potential benefits of an optimized procurement system with standardized purchasing practices.
Posted: 09 Apr 2018 | Published: 09 Apr 2018

GEP

Advanced Mobile Barcode Scanning for Retail
sponsored by Scandit
WEBCAST: Watch this brief video to discover a technology that speeds up the scanning processes for retail and logistics, including search and find with augmented reality, batch barcode scanning for inventory management, and shipping and receiving.
Posted: 01 Mar 2018 | Premiered: Mar 1, 2018

Scandit

Artificial Intelligence and Procurement
sponsored by GEP
RESOURCE: Artificial intelligence (AI) could be the way to streamline and optimize source-to-pay operations and enable procurement teams to focus less on transactional processes and more on strategy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 | Published: 05 Feb 2018

GEP

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

Digital Procurement Transformation: Process
sponsored by GEP
RESOURCE: Discover 4 steps that can take your procurement department from outdated and exposed to modern and driving more business.
Posted: 31 Jan 2018 | Published: 31 Jan 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

Computer Weekly – 14 November 2017: How fashion is turning to tech to get closer to customers
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine how the fashion world and clothing retailers are using technology to better understand customers. Brexit continues to dominate conversation in the UK tech sector – we find out the hopes and fears of the industry. And we look at how to use OpenStack in a hyper-converged infrastructure. Read the issue now.
Posted: 10 Nov 2017 | Published: 10 Nov 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Understanding Supply Chain Risks
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: As trade policies continue to shift, do you know how evolving technologies like the internet of things (IoT), big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are impacting supply chains? Unlock the answers in your complementary expert guide: Modern Supply Chain Disruptors. Please take our survey for immediate access.
Posted: 03 Oct 2017 | Published: 03 Oct 2017

TechTarget

Ensuring Retail Order Fulfillment
sponsored by Axway
CASE STUDY: Explore how Monoprix found a supply chain management platform that could meet their needs – such as alerts when an order is blocked and data monitoring – and help them avoid potentially thousands of euros' worth of blocked orders per day.
Posted: 01 Jun 2018 | Published: 19 Apr 2017

Axway

Analyst Report: Benefits of a New Manufacturing ERP Platform
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
RESEARCH CONTENT: An upgrade to a modern ERP platform for manufacturing might be the right move, but business leaders will want to know exactly how they can benefit from a big investment. In this Forrester Research report, learn how 4 organizations benefitted from a new ERP platform.
Posted: 26 Feb 2018 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Sage (UK) Limited

Report: Upgrading Your ERP Solution for Cost Savings & Improved Workflow
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
RESEARCH CONTENT: In a study of 4 organizations that have used their ERP system for at least 3 years, Forrester Research found that on average, the business saved nearly $1.6 million. Tap into the report for more findings.
Posted: 26 Feb 2018 | Published: 30 Sep 2017

Sage (UK) Limited

Supply Chain Disruption Risk Planning
sponsored by Infor
EGUIDE: Disruption and the supply chain go hand-in-hand: It's a major challenge to overcome. In this expert e-guide, learn how the Presidency of Donald Trump is effecting supply chain disruption in the United States; and how you can combat that disruption. Plus, discover 3 misconceptions about supply chain disruption risks.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 13 Jun 2017

Infor
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