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Supply Chain Management Software

Supply Chain Management Software Overview

What is Supply Chain Management Software (SCMS)?

Supply chain management is a complex process that involves communication and collaboration between multiple parties - including trading partners, suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors.


SCMS is generally used to automate and optimize the range of activities required to plan, control and execute product flows. This encompasses:

  • Acquisition of raw materials

  • Production processes

  • Product distribution

  • Delivery to the final customer

The goal of SCMS is to coordinate the flow of products in the most efficient and cost-effective way. However, the degree of supply chain management required varies between companies. A number of variables can influence a company’s SCMS needs:

  • Size of operations

  • Number of suppliers involved

  • Type of industry

  • Product complexity

  • Length of the supply chain

This amounts to the SCMS product space being very fragmented. Accordingly, there is a range of products available - including large SCMS suites, ERP suites, industry-specific software, and point solutions.

Supply Chain Software vs. ERP Software

Supply chain management software manages data concerning incoming raw materials from external suppliers. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software, by contrast, is more internally focused. It manages administrative tasks by tying front office and back office operations together. This includes assisting with product planning and the physical production of finished goods.


However, supply chain capabilities are often included as a component of ERP suites.


The features provided by ERP suites are usually more generic than supply chain point solutions or industry-specific software. SCMS point solutions may focus more on individual modules such as operations planning or inventory management.

Supply Chain Management Features & Capabilities

SCMS products may specialize in one area or offer a range of features across areas. Here are the traditional modules and features that SCMS products may include:


Supply Chain Planning

  • Custom alerts

  • Scenario-based plans

  • Reorientation of supply network around demand needs

  • Optimization of resources

  • Supply forecasting

  • Capacity estimation

  • Optimization of materials and employee allocation

  • Supply network coordination

Procurement

  • Raw material sourcing

  • Supply market assessment

  • Cost Analysis

  • Expense Logging

Order Management

  • Order fulfillment optimization

  • Return services

  • Generating purchase orders

  • Tracking purchase orders

  • Scheduling supplier deliveries

  • Creating pricing and product configurations

Logistics and Transportation Management

  • Packaging

  • Delivery planning across transportation channels

  • Route optimization

  • Rate analysis

  • Shipping performance

  • Labor management

  • Fleet management

Warehouse & Inventory Management

  • Automation of warehouse operations

  • Inventory storage

  • Stock monitoring across warehouses

  • Inventory tracking (using barcodes, serial numbers, or RFIDs)

  • Asset management

  • Future inventory and price forecasting

Demand Management

  • Demand signal sensing

  • Demand forecasting

  • Customer analytics

  • Optimization of future inventory stock

  • Sales and operation planning

  • Pricing and promotion tracking (this may be used more by retailers)

Advanced features

Some vendors also include more complex features such as:

  • Supply chain analytics

  • Product lifecycle oversight

  • Internet of things (IoT)

Pricing Information

Supply chain management software is often sold as a module of large enterprise ERP or SCM suites. Standalone supply chain software products are cheaper, but pricing still varies greatly by overall sophistication and feature set.


Most vendors offer free trial versions of their software and will provide pricing information on request.

Open Source Supply Chain Management Software

An alternative option is open source supply chain management software. There are a number of free open source versions of SCMS. However, they are typically either broken up into modules or industry-specific solutions. For example, Odoo offers free versions of its manufacturing and inventory management software.


One drawback to open source software is that it may not include as many features as the paid versions do.

Supply Chain Management Products

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Bideg is web based software that allows companies to create online auctions.Manufacturers bid against each other in real time to offer the best price, which will then be supplied. Suppliers compete with each for their goods or services in order to win the business being offered by the companies.

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HighJump Warehouse Advantage is a warehouse management system that is foundational to HighJump's supply chain management (SCM) suite of applications, available via an on-premise or cloud delivered deployment. HighJump Warehouse Advantage Express edition is billed as a warehouse and supply managem...

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eLynxx cloud software for the marketing supply chain. It is built to source and manage direct mail, marketing, publications, packaging, and print. The vendor says users can reduce per-unit cost up to 40% and increase efficiency up to 53%. The solution works with ERPs such as SAP and Oracle as wel...

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BizSlate is a cloud-based business inventory and order management solution that is designed to enable small businesses (SMBs) to compete more effectively, reduce operational costs, and gain greater visibility into their supply chain. According to the vendor, this solution is built for complex pro...

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Uptake is a predictive analytics platform that allows industrial enterprises to manage their operating plans, equipment, supply chain, fuel use, etc. The vendor says these solutions can improve uptime, minimize failures, reduce fuel costs, and streamline operations.

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Shipedge offers a suite of cloud-based enterprise commerce solutions: 3PL Warehouse Management System – WMSOmni Channel Order Management System – OMSSupply Chain with Inventory Forecasting – ERPMultifunction Mobile Android Scanners (RFID & Barcodes)Returns & Exchanges (Self-service RMA)Mu...

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Mycroft Assistant is an automated supply chain management solution that is designed to help small and mid-sized businesses avoid inventory overstocks shortages, reduce waste, cut costs, and maximize profitability. Based on an accurate analysis of sales and current inventory levels, the solution c...

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Diligence Tracker is due diligence software and is provided by Berkman Solutions. The key features are described below. Generate Due Diligence Checklists The due diligence checklists are tailored for each kind of transaction, such as intellectual property licensing, business acquisitions, an...

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Procurify is a cloud-based purchase order approval workflow software. It is used by organizations of all sizes to track purchase orders from creation to final delivery.

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SupplyVue is a supply chain management analytics tool dedicated to insights and process optimization, from UK headquartered Concentra Analytics.

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ParagonERP is a full-feature, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that offers business a single platform from which to manage their day-to-day business operations. It allows business to operate the way they want to, with no massive upfront costs. With a focus on awesome user exp...

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Skyforge is an ERP / MRP solution for digital manufacturing. This solution is designed to make it easy use and manage digital resources. It provides a unified workflow so that users can access 3D printers and rapid prototyping tools effectively.

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Bellwether BPM is 100% web-based purchasing software. The software is designed to make the purchasing process more efficient and helps companies reduce supply costs, cut administrative costs, and shorten the length of the purchase cycle. Company defined approval levels help eliminate maverick pur...

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Vision Inventory Management is a supply chain management software solution offered by Aptean. It is built specifically for companies in the home entertainment, electronics, and publishing industries.

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OpenWMS is a warehouse management system and with light SCM capabilities from Advanced in the UK.

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Streamline is a global ERP CRM/TMS/WMS platform that is built on the Force.com platform. According to the vendor, Streamline enables businesses to manage their supply chain in a unified and consistent manner.

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Columbus is a inventory and multi warehouse management system. This solution provides users with real-time views of their inventory, product analytics, and secured access to suppliers. Additionally, this solution is designed to help users manage the entire workflow from order placing to dispatch ...

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I-Supply is a supply chain management software solution offered by Aptean. It is built as an integration for ERP systems, and it is built around features such as collaboration and a supply chain technology framework.

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FinancialForce SCM is a supply chain management software offering from FinancialForce.com. It includes capabilities to manage inventory, drive continuous improvements and complete inventory visibility.