Supply chain management software selection for manufacturers

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  • supply chain (SC)

    A supply chain (SC) is the network of all the individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technology involved in the creation of a product from source materials and its eventual delivery to the end user. 

  • SCEM (supply chain event management)

    Supply chain event management (SCEM) refers to software that is used to manage events that occur within and between organizations or supply chain partners. 

  • vendor-managed inventory (VMI)

    Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) is an inventory management technique in which a supplier of goods, usually the manufacturer, is responsible for optimizing the inventory held by a distributor. 

  • work in progress (WIP)

    Work in progress (WIP), also called work in process, is inventory that has begun the manufacturing process and is no longer included in raw materials inventory but is not yet a completed product. 

  • advanced shipping notice (ASN)

    Advanced shipping notice (ASN) is a document that provides detailed information about a pending delivery. The purpose of an ASN is to notify the customer when shipping will occur and provide physical characteristics about the shipment so the customer... 

  • supply chain sustainability

    Supply chain sustainability is based on the principle that socially responsible products and practices are not only good for the environment, but are important for long-term profitability. 

  • supply chain management (SCM)

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. Supply chain management involves coordinating and integrating these ... 

  • 3PL (third-party logistics)

    In business, 3PL has a broad meaning that can be applied to any service contract that involves storing or shipping things. 

  • warehouse management system (WMS)

    A warehouse management system (WMS) is a software application that supports the day-to-day operations in a warehouse. WMS programs enable centralized management of tasks such as tracking inventory levels and stock locations. 

  • demand flow scheduling system

    A demand flow scheduling system is a software product designed to optimize demand-based manufacturing practices. (Continued) 

About Supply chain management software selection for manufacturers

Find out how to compare supply chain management (SCM) software capabilities from ERP software providers to best-of-breed SCM software. Also learn how ERP buying decisions impact warehouse management systems (WMS), transportation management systems (TMS), supply chain planning and production management.