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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

principles of supply chain management  if a few basic principles are followed, some analytical work can provide an understanding of the potential for bottom line impact. It can also yield insight into the root causes of undesirable symptoms from which your business may be suffering. The reactions of some decision-makers to each of the four challenges that are listed above provide a convenient outline for exploring a more thoughtful and strategic approach to evaluating a potential investment in supply chain management software. About This Read More
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Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

principles of supply chain management  risk management functions. Use principles of continuous improvement with annual supply chain drills that test and scout for weaknesses, blind spots, and trouble areas in the extended supply chain. Informed companies are beginning to recognize both immediate and long-tem opportunities for competitive advantage in supply chain risk management. This is borne out by recent trends showing more and more attention being paid to this issue at the boardroom level. Technology Enables Risk Management As mentioned Read More
Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 1
Over the past several years I’ve repeatedly heard of a supply chain management (SCM) software and professional services company called ClearOrbit that was

principles of supply chain management  have been other guiding principles for TAKE’s SCM solutions to provide value for  small and medium enterprise (SME)  customers. Still, these solutions can scale with expanding organizations and become enterprise-class solutions, with support for multi-national customers. In fact, over half of TAKE Supply Chain customers have revenues greater than US$1 billion. Needless to say, TAKE’s products leverage the existing IT assets of their customers, especially the most widely used  enterprise resource Read More
Supply Chain Management Systems for Service and Replacement Parts: Players, Benefits, and User Recommendations
Improved service management boosts revenue from both service offerings and new product sales, while improved customer service and enhanced offerings increase

principles of supply chain management  be informed about optimization principles to be able to evaluate the fit of the optimization model used to solve the problem and produce the right data. They should also be knowledgeable enough to determine the fit of the tool to generate a logical answer to improve a decision. Rather than getting bogged down into vendors ramblings of their perfect algorithms, users should challenge contesting vendors to participate in proof-of-concept demos and pilot projects using users' data. Last but not least, the Read More
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

principles of supply chain management  counting costs. When lean principles are achieved, each section of the vertical can claim benefits. But there are challenges. The challenge of integrating lean concepts into purchasing, manufacturing, and sales holds promise. Within the enterprise, IT tends to pulls systems independently to exploit the objectives of cost, efficiency, and flexibility. Purchasing systems buy quantities for lowest price; manufacturing looks for speed with the fewest resources; and sales wants a lot size of one with zero lead Read More
Knowledge Management: The Core of Service Resolution Management
Businesses today need to demonstrate their value to customers by making information that is relevant to them accessible. Hence the need for knowledge management

principles of supply chain management  Management: The Core of Service Resolution Management Today's businesses are faced with the reality of customers expecting and demanding more multichannel information and better service from call centers than ever before. Integrating call center service resolution management (SRM) into customer relationship management (CRM) can help companies retain both their call center agents and their customers. For more background, please see Integrating Customer Relationship Management and Service Read More
SmartOrg Portfolio Navigator for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report
SmartOrg Portfolio Navigator is TEC Certified for online evaluation of product development and portfolio management (PD&PM) solutions in the Product Lifecycle

principles of supply chain management  Portfolio Navigator for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report SmartOrg Portfolio Navigator is TEC Certified for online evaluation of product development and portfolio management (PD&PM) solutions in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, and Read More
Unified Performance Management: The Key to Successful Performance Management
Managing performance requires that business and IT, working collaboratively, develop a vision of how to integrate information and technology to improve the

principles of supply chain management  Performance Management: The Key to Successful Performance Management Managing performance requires that business and IT, working collaboratively, develop a vision of how to integrate information and technology to improve the performance of the organization’s people and processes, and then act on that vision. Using common performance management (PM) tools and systems—designed to ensure the effective use of consistent information—is critical to the success of the business. Find out why. Read More
Performance Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises
Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business

principles of supply chain management  Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business performance achieved by mid-market companies compared with larger firms, as well as the differences in strategy, capabilities, and technologies used. Key recommendations are drawn for mid-market businesses to increase the value they derive from performance management. Read More
Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

principles of supply chain management  on Advanced Inventory Management In today's fast moving global marketplace, innovative companies are using their inventory to gain the competitive edge. Rather than manage inventory at the facility or company level, enterprising companies are using network-based inventory management software, which allows them to position their inventory where it is most needed and can provide the most profitability. By distributing inventory in its most advantageous positions, companies are able to achieve a Read More
IT Management and Development
The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order

principles of supply chain management  Management and Development The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order to help companies enhance their operational, tactical, and strategic capabilities. Tools for IT management and development can help companies control and measure the quality and effectiveness of their IT infrastructures, and manage software and hardware development tasks. Challenges related to IT management and Read More
Enter Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management
Companies with large sales forces, huge product portfolios, and complex incentive plans with many variables need to offer variable pay. This has created

principles of supply chain management  Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management Companies with large sales forces, huge product portfolios, and complex incentive plans with many variables need to offer variable pay based on individual or corporate performance. This need creates opportunities for a new enterprise software category called enterprise incentive management (EIM) or incentive compensation management (ICM), which should provide managers with decision support tools to model various compensation Read More
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

principles of supply chain management  non- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) net earnings, and expanding cash reserves. These results demonstrate the strong value proposition that the company brings to its customers in this service economy, enabling them to improve workforce productivity at a time when virtually everyone must find ways of doing more with less. ClickSoftware’s patented concept of “continuous planning and scheduling” to cover the entire service lifecycle management (SLM) realm incorporates customer demand Read More
Alfanar IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management
Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM

principles of supply chain management  IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to both government and private sectors—two sectors undergoing rapid automation and thus in need of ECM solutions in Saudi Arabia. Read this paper to see how alfanar IT plans to address these market needs and the improvements expected with OpenText. Read More
Systems Management Buyer's Guide
Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature

principles of supply chain management  Management Buyer's Guide Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature/function criteria along with less tangible characteristics in order to make an appropriately calibrated decision. Download this guide from Dell KACE for a comprehensive feature/function checklist, as well as additional considerations for evaluating systems management solutions. Read More

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