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Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market
Changing business requirements have forced supply chain execution (SCE) vendors to expand via add-on modules. Seeing this upward push from the SCE vendors

supply and chain market  tying into the entire supply chain and its collaborative aspects. Trading partners (and now logistic companies) are coming together with manufacturers to unite services, products, and customer experience. Demand management and SRM are intricate parts of SCE, and tier one vendors like HighJump, RedPrairie, and Manhattan Associates have now included very detailed iterations of this module. Since detailed information is required, most tier one WMS vendors, and even the smaller vendors ( ASI , Radio Beacon ,

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS, to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating supply chain management criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of i2 Technologies, Manugistics, Aspen Technology, Logility, and Adexa.

supply and chain market  like Andersen Consulting. Several supply chain management and ERP vendors have recognized the potential for CPFR and are building standard protocols and features into their collaboration products to support it. A good example is Logility, which was an early champion of collaborative planning. Its Voyager XPS and XES products are the culmination of several years of CPFR-compliant architecture development. According to a 1999 study by Consumer Goods Magazine, more than half of the 224 executives surveyed Read More

How to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market


Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market demands such as globalization and a more sophisticated client base means human resources departments need a complete and integrated process of talent management. But hiring and keeping top talent can also help you increase revenues and increase client loyalty. Find out how.

supply and chain market  are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market demands such as globalization and a more sophisticated client base means human resources departments need a complete and integrated process of talent management. But hiring and keeping top talent can also help you increase revenues and increase client loyalty. Find out how. Read More

How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market


Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply chain management (SCM) and electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality on top of their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, they can profit from improved productivity and lower labor costs. Find out how.

supply and chain market  benefits of an enterprise-class supply chain platform to meet the needs of both complex and simple supply chains. A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Delivers the Dream of Fast, Accurate Fulfillment and Inventory Tracking Fulfillment is the cornerstone of customer retention and growth. Having the stock in the right quantity, at the right time has a significant impact on the bottom line. Inventory, once a mid-market company's biggest question, is no longer an unknown. Typically, it has been difficult for Read More

PeopleSoft Supply Chain Is Music To Mid Market Ears


PeopleSoft has once again proven the naysayers wrong about its ability to sell supply chain management. Its Accelerated Supply Chain Management offering bundles core e-business functionality into a scaled down package for the mid market, a segment that not even SCM market leader i2 has conquered.

supply and chain market  hotly contested in the supply chain management space and may prove to be an uphill battle. User Recommendations Among the more alluring selling points of Accelerated SCM is the guarantee of on-time and under budget delivery, something that PeopleSoft implies can be accomplished in as little as 12 weeks. We generally frown on bold promises of speedy, trouble-free implementations and recommend that users conduct detailed interviews with PeopleSoft and ask for sample timelines and references from past Read More

Market Report: Mobile HCM


TEC recently asked end users all about their mobile HCM needs, usage, and challenges, and then asked vendors about their mobile HCM offerings and target markets. We discovered that while most participants in our survey either currently use mobile HCM technology or are considering doing so in the future, end users seem to be taking advantage of HCM mobile capabilities to complete well-known routines rather than explore new possibilities such as HR analytics. Read TEC's mobile HCM market report to find out more results of the survey and get HCM analyst Raluca Druta's take on mobile employees and how mobility fits in with HR practices.

supply and chain market  Report: Mobile HCM TEC recently asked end users all about their mobile HCM needs, usage, and challenges, and then asked vendors about their mobile HCM offerings and target markets. We discovered that while most participants in our survey either currently use mobile HCM technology or are considering doing so in the future, end users seem to be taking advantage of HCM mobile capabilities to complete well-known routines rather than explore new possibilities such as HR analytics. Read TEC's mobile HCM Read More

Is Enterprise Market Consolidating? Exactly!


After seemingly the successful acquisition of Macola last year, Exact Software continues to build its SME market share by acquiring Kewill ERP.

supply and chain market  a UK-based provider of supply chain management (SCM) software for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). This, only 15 months since it acquired Macola Software , formerly a privately held mid-market ERP vendor based in Marion, OH, adds to an ongoing enterprise applications market consolidation. Exact will pay $19 million cash for the division, according to Bert Groenewegen, Exact's CFO and president of Exact Software's North American division. The sale is contingent on approval of such at a June Read More

Supply Chain Management (SCM)


Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers.

supply and chain market  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. Read More

Improving Business Integration for a Competitive Advantage in the Mid-market


Mid-market companies can level the competitive playing field by using business integration technology. Integrated processes reduce costs by decreasing data entry errors, improving supply chain responsiveness, and increasing inventory accuracy—not to mention eliminating document processing fees and customer charge-backs. But how can mid-market companies leverage the capabilities of "high-end" integration solutions?

supply and chain market  respondents described their current supply chain processes as manual, spreadsheet-intensive and only partially automated. In a 2006 IDC survey when asked “How do you collaborate with your trading partners today?” participants responded as follows: 88% through e-mail 73% through fax 62% through telephone conversations 59% through direct mail So if the benefits of business integration are so great, why aren’t more mid-market businesses employing this technology? An understanding of the unique challeng Read More

Supply Chain Consultants (SCC)


Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) is a provider of supply chain planning software. The company was founded in 1993. SCC solutions address the areas of forecasting, demand management, collaborative planning, inventory management, production planning, scheduling, distribution planning, and sales and operations planning (S&OP). SCC products and solutions have been implemented at over 200 locations around the world.

supply and chain market  is a provider of supply chain planning software. The company was founded in 1993. SCC solutions address the areas of forecasting, demand management, collaborative planning, inventory management, production planning, scheduling, distribution planning, and sales and operations planning (S&OP). SCC products and solutions have been implemented at over 200 locations around the world. Read More

Intel Small Server Market


Who are the key players in the market segment of Intel small servers? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each, and when is one more appropriate than another?

supply and chain market  Small Server Market Intel Small Server Market R. Krause - May 31 , 2000 Market Overview The Intel-based Server (also known as PC Server ) marketplace is encompassing an increasingly broad range of uses, functionality, and performance. Within this large market there are a number of smaller markets or segments based on such things as applications (e.g., Web serving or messaging) and functionality of the server itself (general purpose server vs. server appliance). The most common way of segmenting the Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 4: Market Predictions


ERP will be redefined as a platform for enabling e-business globally. Originally focused on automating internal processes of an enterprise, ERP systems will include customer and supplier-centric processes as well. The conclusive evidence of this redefinition is the move of all major ERP players into CRM and SCM applications.

supply and chain market  lies in improving the supply chain and fostering better collaboration across multiple enterprises. Some ERP vendors have already started creating private trading exchanges (PTX) consisting of their large existing users and their trading partners, whereby ERP vendors provide all the necessary 'plumbing' work. The enhanced functionality offered by ERP vendors will increase the number of end users within the current customer base. Currently, ERP is used by less than 20% of a company's employees, on average. Read More

TAKE Supply Chain


TAKE Supply Chain, a division of TAKE Solutions, Inc., offers flexible, accessible, and mobile supply chain software solutions that deliver increased accuracy, visibility, and responsiveness inside an organization's four walls and with trading partners across the globe. TAKE software solutions offer a high level of configurability, integration, and deployment options. This helps to significantly reduce the historical compromises between time to value, total cost of ownership, and optimal supply chain functionality. TAKE offers robust supply chain collaboration and data collection solutions that leverage existing and emerging technology such as the cloud, mobility-enabled transactions, and business-configured instant communications with attachments and audit history to support the increased challenges of expanding global supplier networks. TAKE Supply Chain provides midmarket companies with software and consulting services focused on delivering rapid return on investment (ROI) from their supply chain operations. 

supply and chain market  functionality. TAKE offers robust supply chain collaboration and data collection solutions that leverage existing and emerging technology such as the cloud, mobility-enabled transactions, and business-configured instant communications with attachments and audit history to support the increased challenges of expanding global supplier networks. TAKE Supply Chain provides midmarket companies with software and consulting services focused on delivering rapid return on investment (ROI) from their supply chain Read More

n.Skep


The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the intranet or Internet, warning them if any changes are made by anyone, and allowing synchronization of all relevant data. By using Single Click Collaborative technology, each click by a user enables immediate recalculation of all parameters impacted at all supply chain levels, while minimizing the number of clicks helps make n.SKEP more user friendly.  

supply and chain market  decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the intranet or Internet, warning them if any changes are made by anyone, and allowing synchronization of all relevant data. By using Single Click Collaborative technology, each click by a user enables immediate Read More

Has Market Been Too Harsh On Great Plains?


On June 27, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading mid-market provider of back-office and e-business solutions, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended May 31, 2000. Despite continued growth and profitability, the market reacted to the company’s results that were below analysts’ expectations by almost halving its market capitalization in a day!

supply and chain market  order to strengthen its supply chain collaboration capabilities, which will bring another products integration need. Yet, the greatest challenge for Great Plains and its affiliate channel will be the management of dual flagship product lines. It will be difficult to support existing customers and existing products, while juggling competitive product lines. Since the product lines seem to remain separate for at least two more years, it will add additional development costs, as well as provide a challenge Read More