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How Oil Industry Supply Chains Drive Gas Pump Prices

It's the petroleum supply chain that gets your gas to the pumps. Like any supply chain, it has the same source, create and deliver model. But unlike others, the petroleum business involves huge amounts of liquid of varying grades that must be contained and transported to highly involved and interdep...

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Supply Chains with Staying Power

Supply chain management (SCM) is not just another acronym in the alphabet soup of the IT space. It is vital to the corporate bottom line and has myriad practical applications. However, this is not the type of software a company can install and then neglect, particularly if it intends to grow its bus...

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J.D. Edwards Unveils Demand Forecasting Tool

J.D. Edwards is one step closer to offering a fully collaborative supply chain application for midmarket customers with the launch of its demand-forecasting module. The first component of the company's upcoming Supply Chain Management 9.0, the new tool analyzes historical data and applies advanced a...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Tech Stocks for the Long Haul

Wall Street has battered tech stocks for more than a year, so one might think the Nasdaq would be littered with bargains. But recent gains in the tech sector have wiped away many of the best opportunities. "Few [stocks] are undervalued. We had that huge snapback, and now they're all grossly overvalu...

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iBaan Supply Chain Management

The concept of demand chain management is taking hold with supply chain software vendors, according to Jeff Brown, SCM product marketing manager with Baan, a division of London-based Invensys. His company has combined its CRM and SCM business units, for example, and is currently developing customer...

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Manugistics 7 Supplier Relationship Management

Manugistics senior vice president of strategy Lori Mitchell-Keller believes that supplier relationships come before supply chain automation. That is why her company considers the processes and data from its supplier relationship management suite to be "feeders" into its supply chain management appli...

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MySAP Supply Chain Management

With the current version of its MySAP Supply Chain Management suite, SAP is applying what officials there call a holistic approach to a relatively new area for the company. The suite is designed to leverage the company's longtime experience in other phases of enterprise management and to let users d...

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Manugistics Supply Chain Management

Manugistics is one of the top vendors to beat in the supply chain automation space, according to many industry experts, including Deloitte Consulting's Mark Peacock, who told CRM Buyer that Manugistics has remained true to its original client base. "They've got good traction with baseline manufactur...

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Toshiba Links Sales to Supply Chain with i2

Toshiba has implemented the i2 demand chain management application to link its sales configuration processes with its order and supply chain planning and execution functions. The application lets Toshiba author and publish parts and material descriptions online, and manage pricing details. In this w...

E-Commerce Software Sector Hits a Financial Glitch

Hard times have come to the e-commerce software industry -- and they've come with a vengeance. "Everyone's suffering right now," Aberdeen Group analyst David Alschuler told the E-Commerce Times. "It's affecting every vendor. But really the ones with smaller market shares and less liquidity are go...

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