Key to Improved Supply-Chain Visibility and Efficiency

December 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2001, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p6
Trade Publication
The AMR Research Inc., in its report titled 'Supply-Chain Event Management Enables Companies to Take Control of Extended Supply-Chains, urges companies to supply chain responsiveness by implementing comprehensive supply-chain event management (SCEM) extended supply-chains. The report concludes that these implementations help to cut supply chain costs through increased process efficiency and help companies gain return on investment. The report urges end-user companies to adopt coordinated strategy for SCEM and assign a senior-level manager to identify and enhance extended-enterprise SCEM. They also need to implement SCEM in steps, starting with departmental and internal events, before moving outside each local sphere of control. They also need to insist on viewing each vendor's implementation methodology carefully. Finally, they have to be aware of service costs which can exceed four times the license and may be open ended.


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