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Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain with the purpose to satisfy customer requirements as efficiently as possible. Supply chain management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption. The term supply chain management was coined by strategy consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in 1982.
Understanding and targeting customers is more important than ever before given the demand for individualized products, same-day or even one-hour delivery, and renting a service rather than buying a product.
Watch this recorded webinar to learn why retailers need to give price-sensitive web consumers stellar customer service and value through guaranteed landed costs and accurate delivery times and tracking.
Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. Unfortunately, many users have become frustrated at their inability to quickly access and analyze the information they require. This data typically includes a combination of personal and corporate data locked in various enterprise systems. It exists in different formats and can be hard to analyze, change or share — making it difficult for people to get fast answers to business questions.
Published By: Seamless
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
HP’s $8 billion write-down. A disappointing IPO from Facebook, Groupon’s famous flameout. These watershed moments have crystallized what we’ve known for a while: Fluff can no longer trump sound operations in terms of a company’s valuation.
Organizations must be built on an empirically firm foundation to flourish. And everyone – from investors on Wall Street to customers on Main Street to the SEC– is looking at companies with more scrupulous eyes.
AB World Foods has a highly complex supply chain, driven in part by the nature of its globally sourced and distributed products as well as by the demands of growth and acquisition. With Infor SCM Demand Planning, the company cut costs while also improving service levels.
Find out why manufacturers and distributors are rethinking warehouse management and why these best-in-class performers are investing in advanced warehouse management solutions to strengthen their competitive market positions.
Find out how discrete manufacturers are becoming truly customer-centric by pursuing or planning a variety of initiatives, including the improvement of customer service and the closer integration of customers into product design.The greatest impact is expected from plans to implement demand-driven manufacturing.
Find out how operations is a key driver to operational excellence. Operations executives are closest to the processes along the value chain, and as a result are best positioned to drive operational excellence initiatives. However, collaboration with other functions is essential. Data from IT, metrics and measurements from Finance and changing customer and market demand from Sales and Marketing are all drivers for operational excellence. But ultimately, it is the operations function that needs to be responsible for implementation.