Until recently, Supply Chain Management software dealt with execution efficiencies in the areas of procurement, inventory management and logistics. However, as SCM becomes increasingly strategic, the focus moves to demand driven, dynamically synchronized, global and more collaborative supply chain applications.
A supply chain management software selection critical success factor is to march the software selection team and company toward a predefined destination. If SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timebound) stakeholder objectives are not completed up front, the remaining project is likely to be aimless and without ability to accomplish forecast goals.
Forecast error correction algorithms and warehouse slotting optimization are but two examples of how Supply Chain Management applications with accompanying best practices can deliver bottom line impact. In this article, we look at demand management and additional operational planning best practices in order to drive both top line revenues and bottom line profits.
Making the decision to upgrade your supply chain management application should be based on a cost-value assessment that reaches a measurable payback and forecasted ROI. However, while costs are simple to measure, benefits are the drivers to better business execution. Here we examine the top 10 benefits for upgrading your SCM software.
Software implementers know they need a warehouse management system deployment approach to avoid risk and systemically reach a successful outcome, but they often don't know the issues that may pose the most significant challenges. Here we look at the often overlooked and underestimated critical success factors when implementing a warehouse management system.
Asking the right questions is the single best method to ensure informed decision making when it comes to creating the optimal supply chain management strategy and selecting the highest fit supporting software. And the best way to get the right answers which most impact supply chain strategy is to ask the right questions. Here we share ten questions that may most influence your SCM success.
Even with advances in IT solutions to simplify systems integration—using technologies such as APIs, SOA, XML web services, RESTful services and new forms of middleware—system integration remains one of the most time consuming, complex and costly IT challenges. Here we examine the business cases and integration points to begin a thoughtful system integration strategy.
Most Read Supply Chain Management Software Reviews
RedPrairie is supply chain management software leader, and a strong challenger to Manhattan Associates, especially in the areas of warehouse management systems and transportation management systems. In this supply chain software review, we examine the areas of distinction, strengths, weaknesses, best customer fit and alternative products to consider.
Manhattan Associates is a clear enterprise software leader in supply chain execution with strong solutions in Warehouse Management Systems and Transportation Management Systems. In this Manhattan software review, we evaluate the enterprise software to assess competitive strengths, weaknesses, limitations and costs of this supply chain leading solution.
Quintiq is a maker of advanced supply chain planning and scheduling software solutions for complex process industries such as food, forest, metals and textiles. The Quintiq advanced planning and scheduling system uses sophisticated business rules and operational constraints to optimize the planning for employees, resources and processes.
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