SCM Focus Blog

Welcome to SCM Focus

  • SCM Focus performs independent analysis and research on a wide variety of supply chain planning software and IT decision making topics. We have over a 1400 articles in our portal on supply chain planning and IT implementation topics.
  • Many of the articles are quite detailed and cover anything from supply chain planning in SAP APO configuration to forecasting to how to manage consulting companies and how to see through vendor marketing hyperbole.
  • We provide enterprise software decision support. This is based on original research in the areas of ERP management, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Risk Management, Project Estimation, Managing Gartner and Software Selection. The methodologies for which are explained in our IT decision making series of books.
  • SCM Focus takes no advertising, does not solicit vendors for “advisement services” or otherwise incorporate conflicts of interest. We can do this because we both take no advertising and we are not paid by vendors. This is all described in our Writing Rules.
  • Find out about becoming a client and leveraging our innovative research for improved IT decisions.
  • We also have a publishing company — SCM Focus Press. If you like the articles, you will probably like our books.

Our Focus on IT Implementation

Our articles are written by those with experience in IT implementation who work with the software that they cover. We are one of the sites to describe the bad as well as the good to IT implementations.

We provide behind the scenes information on everything from how IT implementation companies operate to undermine IT implementation success, to the analysis of subcontractor agreements. The articles are focused on practical implement-ability. They must pass editorial standards regarding accuracy, level of detail covered, clarity and realism. Your can read more on this topic at About Us.

Getting Started: The Two Ways to Access the Articles on the Site

There are two options for how to navigate to the articles.

  1. Blog Listing: Select a specific blog from our extensive Blog Listing which categorizes the articles by topic. We currently have 20 topic areas.
  2. Portal Site Search: Use the Google enabled search box below to search the entire SCM Focus blog archive. This same site-wide search also exists on each page within the blog in the upper right hand corner.

Shaun Snapp

Independent SAP APO Consultant & Author at SCM Focus
Shaun Snapp is a long time supply chain planning software consultant, author & as well as the Managing Editor at SCM Focus. He focuses on both SAP APO as well as best of breed applications for demand, supply and production planning.

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