Enhance-visibilitySupply chain visibility is of paramount importance to all the players who rely on it, says Ken Jones, director of Executive Education at Western Michigan University’s Center for Integrated Supply Management and an instructor on supply chain matters.

outsource managed servicesAs Supply Chain Management (SCM) grows, so does the electronic commerce interface that is required. After all, you cannot run Supply Chain Control Tower unless all the pieces of the puzzle are present. Let's discuss specifically suppliers.

perfectIn a business environment that’s ever-increasingly dependent on and driven by metrics, the perfect order seems like, well, a perfect metric. R. Wang of Constellation Research originally conceived and developed the perfect order as a as a tool for retailers to monitor supplier performance.

order to cashSupply Chain Management's biggest contribution to the corporaton's bottom line is to improve the order to cash process. It is so important that order to cash improvement should be the first line in SCM's mission statement.

This paper will present a clear, simple path to successful implementation of a highly productive and profitable EDI initiative in your company. If you're about to bring EDI into your processes, this brief will help you avoid the potential pitfalls encountered when approaching it without this guidance. If you’ve attempted to implement EDI already, you’ll likely recognize at least some of the problems we describe, and gain from our explanations on how to avoid them.

3keys3001This paper will present the key components of a successful automated integration solution for ERP and EDI without customizations. After reading this paper you'll learn how to gain a competitive advantage with this approach to EDI and ERP integration and how purchasing tools which force customizations to your ERP system can leave you responsible for costly and time consuming modifications to the systems.

omnichannel retailOne of the biggest business changes wrought by the rise of the Internet is omnichannel retailing – the ability for consumers to make purchases at any time in any place, and then have the product directly delivered to any address in the world.

Software-Integration-Services“If you are a retailer without logistics and delivery capability, you have to decide what omnichannel means to you,” says Ram Ganeshan, a professor of business at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.

secrets-of-strengthThere are so many little secrets. Frankly, I think there are things the Providers don’t know that only their VAN knows.

EDM-ImageThe first one is a bit silly. 95% of all EDI users are spokes and they use what their hubs tell them to use. So the only companies that this can possibly apply to are Hubs. But perhaps there is a little bit more. The one that specifically comes to mind is the 820 Remittance Advice. It can be used to both inform your trading partner that they are getting paid and it can instruct the bank to make the payment (SWIFT or ACH).