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Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management
Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more

what is supply chain management  well as making sure what controls and testing are performed to guarantee that these safeguards are working. Other examples of good SOD practices are to not allow an engineering manager to both select and pay suppliers, because some of these suppliers could, for instance, be family members or best buddies of the manager. Software developers should not perform quality testing on their own applications. Also, an invoicing system that is not integrated with shipping might allow a manager to improperly Read More
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Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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Mobile Supply Chain Management: The Dream Is Becoming a Reality
Mobile computing is changing the way companies manage their entire business. The development of ultra-portable computing devices is geared to support a slew of

what is supply chain management  broke through new boundaries. What tablet computers bring today is an entirely new format that marries the looks of a large smartphone with specs akin to netbooks. Apple made the case in point with its iPad . And, clearly, imitation is a sign of envy, as the slew of tablets looking to gain market entry in 2011 is tantamount to the gold rush of the olden days. Screen sizes range mostly from 5 to 12 inches. Wi-Fi is just about standard for all models, followed closely by Global Positioning System ( GPS ) Read More
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to

what is supply chain management  goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems 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 facilities, as well as the movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. SCM applications link people and organizations (and their activities) to information and resources. The ultimate goal Read More
TEC 2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software
This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software

what is supply chain management  SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these Read More
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

what is supply chain management  more limited focus on what the direct intermediate customer requires. Linear interactions will give way to interactions that occur in parallel. Slowly, businesses are evolving toward the concept of the lean supply chain , working together toward a common set of customer-driven goals, and acting as an ISN. SCM needs to become more about information exchange among the entire supply chain, and to expand beyond limited point-to-point integration with a select few partners. As manufacturing operations Read More
PTC Windchill 10 for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certification Report
PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a

what is supply chain management  Windchill 10 for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certification Report PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the 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, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated

what is supply chain management  and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated approach that incorporates hardware and software assets is a key foundation for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Find out how you can benefit from applications that enable continuous compliance with operational processes and tools—and reduce your business risk. Read More
Case Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital

what is supply chain management  Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital began to implement an intranet to provide information to employees, with an update in 2003 to provide visibility of corporate information. Learn how the company is integrating a content management system with portal tools to integrate processes and improve efficiency. Read More
Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

what is supply chain management  spending their time identifying what those patterns are). A credit card company may want to identify buying patterns and spending habits of customers, and an organization in the pharmaceuticals industry may choose to create a KPI to improve their manufacturing process and inventory control. Data mining can also be used to find patterns among multiple tables within relational databases. This is advantageous because data centralization (and having one view of corporate data) enables organizations to set Read More
Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management
This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all

what is supply chain management  individual in that job. What is competency management? Competency management is the process of using clearly defined competencies to keep all talent management activities aligned with the organization's strategic goals. Businesses benefit from the very process of defining these competencies. First, it disciplines them to understand the specific skills, knowledge and behaviors that make their top performers successful today. Second, developing a competency model also disciplines businesses to look ahead Read More
New Management at Manhattan Associates
ATLANTA, Georgia -- Manhattan Associates Inc. MANH, the global leader in best-of-breed warehouse and transportation management systems, announced the

what is supply chain management  Management at Manhattan Associates New Management at Manhattan Associates S. McVey - October 19th, 1999 Event Summary On October 18, Manhattan Associates, Inc. announced that Alan Dabbiere will abdicate his position as President and CEO of the Atlanta-based warehouse management system vendor. His replacement, Richard (Dick) M. Haddrill, joins Manhattan from Powerhouse Technologies, a diversified gaming technology company, where he occupied the chief executive position. Founder Dabbiere will continue in Read More
The Channel Management Shuffle
Executives and middle management are constantly faced with determining policy, process, and technology around managing one or multiple channels. What is

what is supply chain management  processes, as well as what is on the horizon of future plans and initiatives for these solutions. For these technologies and associated vendors, we will look at the delivery architecture options that are available, as well as key strategies that the vendors are employing to assure domain expertise throughout their technology or product lifecycle. Do the Hokey Pokey ... or emerging best practices—for skill development and organizational models to ensure success in channel management. All of these areas 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

what is supply chain management  They need to know what is selling and what is not, particularly when demand is prone to seasonal patterns, sudden spikes, or severe declines. They must, in essence, have deep visibility into all their warehouses. Excessive Costs —In today's difficult economic environment, distributors cannot bear the added costs of needless inventory. They are challenged to manage their limited working capital as effectively as possible. However, inventory is the most significant factor on their balance sheets. If they Read More
Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

what is supply chain management  just modeling the processes. What is BPMN? BPMN is a specification for a business process diagram (BPD). BPD is used to model business process operations graphically, in a readable and understandable way for non-technical users, even for complex processes. BPDs can map processes to business execution languages in order to automate these processes. Within the BPD, the user creates the business process model, which is represented by a network of graphical objects. These objects display activities and work Read More

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