Unformatted text preview: ergy effic ienc y mandates . W al-Mart's s uppliers would even have to attes t that their s uppliers rec eived
high ratings on environmental and s oc ial prac tic es .
W hat is s upply c hain management?
W hat does s upply c hain s oftware do?
W hat is the relations hip between ERP, CRM and SCM?
W hat is the goal of s upply c hain management s oftware?
W hat is s upply c hain c ollaboration?
W hat are the roadbloc k s to ins talling s upply c hain s oftware?
W hat is the ex tended s upply c hain?
W hat is the impac t of globaliz ation on the s upply c hain?
How has radio frequenc y identific ation (RFID) tec hnology affec ted the s upply c hain?
W hat is the impac t of res pons ible s ourc ing, environmental s us tainability and the "green"
movement on the s upply c hain?
W hat effec t are on-demand s oftware and s oftware-as -a-s ervic e (SaaS) produc t offerings having on
s upply c hain management? What e ffe ct are on-de mand software and software -as-a-se rv ice (SaaS) product
offe rings hav ing on supply chain manage me nt?
On-demand and SaaS s oftware offerings have gained mark ets hare in the c us tomer relations hip
management (CRM) produc t s pac e and are mak ing in-roads in the enterpris e res ourc e management
(ERP) arena. The reas ons why c ompanies are now purc has ing thos e SaaS s olutions rather than
traditional on-premis e s oftware s olutions (s uc h as fas ter implementations ) will be the s ame rationale as
to why c ompanies will purc has e on-demand/SaaS SCM s ervic es in the future. In fac t, many vendors
now offer mature SaaS SCM offerings bec aus e of their efforts with W eb-bas ed elec tronic trading
ex c hanges of the pas t; it's jus t a matter of time before c ompanies , their s upply c hain managers and IT
s taffers feel c omfortable with a SaaS pac k age. Jus t as with SaaS CRM and ERP, there are important
s ec urity , ROI, integration, and pric ing ques tions that the SaaS SCM vendors need to iron out before the
s oftware delivery mec hanis m tak es off.
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