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How to Improve the Accuracy of Your Forecasts
Increased competition, lower margins, and more customer demands mean that distributors have to provide better product availability and more services with fewer

about forecast accuracy scm  a weighted average of about 134 pieces. A forecast of 134 pieces appears to be better than the previous estimate of 117 pieces, but it will probably still fall short of July''s actual usage. But remember that past usage is just one element of a comprehensive forecast. Trends No average of past usage can result in a forecast that is greater (or less) than the largest (or smallest) usage quantity included in the calculation. If usage is either consistently increasing or decreasing over time, a trend Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain

about forecast accuracy scm  Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real challenges make such perfect information elusive. Commonly, executives meet these challenges with responses that are not carefully considered. The challenges and the corresponding reactionary refrains are as follows: Limited time exists Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis
By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become

about forecast accuracy scm  Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real challenges make such perfect information elusive. Commonly, executives meet these challenges with responses that are not carefully considered. The challenges and the corresponding reactionary refrains are as follows: Limited time exists Read More...
SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

about forecast accuracy scm  The approach is all about optimizing processes and compressing time to improve productivity. The Visual Enterprise provides visual navigation and query of product information and graphical animation of procedures (see Figure 1), the idea being to reduce information and process complexity, increase comprehension, enable a faster learning curve, and ensure accurate quality operations execution with reduced ambiguity. SAP is not the only game in town here, as Siemens is soon to release its Active Workspace Read More...
Infor Joins the S&OP Fray
With the release of Infor S&OP 1.0, Infor dispels rumors that it’s not an aggressive product innovator. Learn about the features and functions of Infor S&OP 1.0

about forecast accuracy scm  have a champion passionate about the process that drives adoption and adherence. What happens is that person goes or does not exist? Strong executive leadership will always be needed to underpin a successful process, but some of the pressure can be taken away if the adherence to the agreed-upon process is executed and measured by technology. TEC: Can the S&OP process be carried out without technology? Does this relate to the S&OP maturity model? Infor: Yes. You can run a business without ERP, but at some Read More...
Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 2
Part 1 of this series introduced Saba Software, a public provider of what it calls “People Cloud,” which constitutes a new class of business-critical software

about forecast accuracy scm  Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 2 Part 1 of this series introduced Saba Software , a public provider of what it calls “People Cloud,” which constitutes a new class of business-critical software that combines enterprise learning, talent management, and collaboration technologies. The post first described the vendor’s slew of industry rewards and accolades at the recent 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston and related events. Then, I discussed the need for the “People Cloud” that Read More...
The Lesser-Known (Social) Facts about Microsoft Dynamics CRM
With the continued success of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, one wonders how the company can continue to provide innovative products and dominate the CRM market? TEC

about forecast accuracy scm  Lesser-Known (Social) Facts about Microsoft Dynamics CRM In TEC ’s 2010 blog series on Microsoft Dynamics CRM , I discussed the ongoing upbeat state of affairs of the Microsoft product, and described it as one of the best-performing products within the entire Microsoft Corporation as of late. In a nutshell, in 2009, the customer relationship management (CRM) product, then at its fourth major release, grew notably and surpassed 1 million licensed users. In 2011, the product crossed the “2 million Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes

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IFS Has A Magic Growth Formula; But What About Profitability?
In November, IFS, a business applications vendor with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, reported results for Q3 2000. IFS will enter 2001 with a new product

about forecast accuracy scm  Growth Formula; But What About Profitability? IFS Has A Magic Growth Formula; But What About Profitability? P.J. Jakovljevic - December 19, 2000 Event Summary In November, IFS Industrial & Financial Systems , a business applications vendor with main headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, reported results for Q3 2000 (See Figure 1). IFS'' net sales for the first nine months increased by 22%, to $161.7 million, compared with $133.1 million for the corresponding period in 1999. License sales rose by 92% to $64.4 Read More...
''Collaborative Commerce'': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys
Baan is now iBaan, fully focused on the Internet via Portals and web technologies, across CRM, ERP, and SCM spaces.

about forecast accuracy scm  Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan . Mr. Jakovljevic particularly noted Baan''s acquisition of Aurum, and suggested that if it wanted to survive as an independent ERP and e-Business force, or if it were to position itself for a takeover, it would be best to, among other things, divest itself of Aurum and its holdings (only at that stage when they did not have an imminent buyer!). With both the CEO and CFO of Baan gone in abrupt resignations, it seemed that Baan had some critical strategic thinking and Read More...
3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution
SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find

about forecast accuracy scm  easy to think strictly about current business processes when selecting SCM software, there are more important considerations, such as creating your business objectives or strategies, your business model, and finally your business roadmap. Going back much? Yes, and you need to, unless you don’t mind the extra costs of wrestling your day-to-day out of your system as opposed to focusing on your revenue-generating activities. 1. Developing and Understanding Your Business Objectives or Strategies Most Read More...
Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 1
The 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference’s expo floor in Boston in late June featured many of the “usual suspects,” such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Adobe

about forecast accuracy scm  Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 1 The 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference’s expo floor in Boston in late June featured many of the “usual suspects,” such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Adobe, SuccessFactors, Jive Software, SocialText , OpenText , Yammer , and Cisco Systems , to name only a few well-established providers (in addition to the plethora of innovative startup companies that one could encounter there). There were also some notable absentees, such as SAP ( StreamWork ), salesforce.com Read More...
About SalesFirst
SalesFirst is the sales force and marketing automation component of the CustomerFirst Enterprise Suite. SalesFirst provides functionality that manages the

about forecast accuracy scm  you to track information about your prospects and gives a complete 360-degree view of each potential and existing client. Read More...

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