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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...
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...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

about forecast accuracy scm  and was not forthcoming about its strategy with regards to tying together its diverse portfolio of solutions. Neither did the company have a plausible strategy for developing a scalable platform that would attract the largest global retailers. For more details, see TEC ’s six-part series from 2004, “JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry.” Well, what difference a few years and one good major acquisition can make. It strikes me that former Manugistics and JDA would be another combination of two 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...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

about forecast accuracy scm  (including recent layoffs of about 10 percent of its global workforce) and in spite of its continued hefty R&D expenditures. The company is almost done with  service-oriented architecture (SOA)-enabling its functional modules and putting them on the underlying  Java -based process platform. Namely, 22 out of 25 total modules can run on Manhattan Supply Chain Process Platform (SCPP) (the two mature IBM System i -based WMS products will not go on the platform anyway). The above-mentioned DOM capabilities Read More...
6 Reasons Why You Should Care About B2B Integration Technology
What does it matter if your IT department uses FTP, SOAP, REST, or AS/2? How does an ESB impact the business? What s all this talk about SOA? Even the most tech

about forecast accuracy scm  Why You Should Care About B2B Integration Technology What does it matter if your IT department uses FTP, SOAP, REST, or AS/2? How does an ESB impact the business? What s all this talk about SOA? Even the most tech-savvy of supply chain executives can be overwhelmed by the alphabet soup used to integrate business processes. So why should you care? Here’s six reasons. Read More...
Six Misconceptions about Data Migration
A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how

about forecast accuracy scm  Misconceptions about Data Migration Originally published February 4th, 2008 As organizations embark on a system implementation, one of the most important and riskiest activities is data migration—the movement of data from the old legacy system to the new system. While the selection, implementation, and operation of an enterprise application for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), or any other system certainly has technical elements, such systems require much more Read More...
Everything You Don’t Know about Desktop Search
Despite all the attention the newest breed of desktop search has received in the press, here’s what the media hasn’t told you: 1) today’s newcomers aren’t ready

about forecast accuracy scm  You Don’t Know about Desktop Search Despite all the attention the newest breed of desktop search has received in the press, here’s what the media hasn’t told you: 1) today’s newcomers aren’t ready for the enterprise; 2) desktop search is not new; and 3) you get what you pay for. Find out more—and get a 12-step checklist that will help you determine your needs, and evaluate and select the desktop search tool that’s right for you. Read More...
So, Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself
If you know nothing about a company, you should be able to figure out the bare essentials by visiting its About Us page, right?Turns out this is only true

about forecast accuracy scm  Me a Little Bit About Yourself If you know nothing about a company, you should be able to figure out the bare essentials by visiting its About Us page, right? Turns out this is only true sometimes. When visiting the Digg website, for example. The first line on Digg’s About page is this: Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. Neat, huh? One click and sixteen words after visiting the site, you know, in a nutshell, what they do. Read another fifty or so words Read More...
The Truth about Agent versus Agentless Monitoring
Monitoring servers, environments (physical and virtual), platforms (AIX, Solaris, Windows, VMware, HP/UX, Linux, Novell), applications (e-mail, Web, CRM, ERP, e

about forecast accuracy scm  Truth about Agent versus Agentless Monitoring Monitoring servers, environments (physical and virtual), platforms (AIX, Solaris, Windows, VMware, HP/UX, Linux, Novell), applications (e-mail, Web, CRM, ERP, e-commerce), and services (service level agreements) is critical for IT departments. But it can be a daunting task to find the right monitoring solution. This paper examines the differences between agent and agentless monitoring, to help you make the right decision. Read More...
Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 3


about forecast accuracy scm  Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 3 Part 1 of this series introduced Saba Software , a public provider of the Saba People Cloud , which constitutes a new class of business-critical software that combines enterprise learning management, talent management, and social and real-time collaboration technologies. My 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, the post discussed the need for Read More...
Workday 21—All about a New User Experience
Workday releases version 21 of its HR solution with a focus on a new user experience, and much more. Get the details in Raluca''s blog post.

about forecast accuracy scm  21—All about a New User Experience Workday has recently announced a new user experience as part of the 21st release of its solution. The new architectural and visual redesign complement other trendy technologies that the vendor has embraced—i.e., cloud and in-memory database. During the past 5 months, Workday—inspired by the consumer Internet—has worked on applying a minimalistic style to its user experience. In an analyst briefing with me, Joe Korngiebel, vice president of user experience Read More...
Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint
The complexities and fluidities of sales tax nexus can be overwhelming and require the constant attention of a tax expert to navigate, but most small to medium

about forecast accuracy scm  Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint The Sabrix Nexus Determination Services Include: Review of your sales tax nexus report with Sabrix tax experts to provide your organization with an understanding of the report findings. Source : Sabrix Resources Related to Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint : Sales tax (Wikipedia) Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint Sales Tax Nexus is also known as : Charge Sales Tax , General Sales Tax , Income Tax Rate , Nexus Sales Read More...
The Technology Is Great, Not So Sure About the Vendor
Evaluating software solutions usually starts out as an assessment of architecture, features and functionality, business processes and IT fit. This makes perfect

about forecast accuracy scm  Great, Not So Sure About the Vendor Evaluating software solutions usually starts out as an assessment of architecture, features and functionality, business processes and IT fit. This makes perfect sense—until business stakeholders begin assessing the vendor as a potential business partner. Learn about the risks of entering into an agreement with a vendor, and how to find out if that vendor can deliver solution that will deliver the expected results. Read More...

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