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Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part One: Event Summary
According to the early signs, it appears that key elements of Webplan's business plan are producing results with dividends. These elements involve positioning

bob planning  a manufacturing industry veteran, Bob Dolan, was appointed vice president of North American sales, while Randy Littleson, joined Webplan as the vice president of marketing. Today, a few dozen of the leading Fortune 500 manufacturing companies reportedly use Webplan software at over 200 of their manufacturing sites and is used by about 50,000 users (total), to make crucial manufacturing decisions. In 2003, Webplan indeed added market-leading manufacturing companies across several key verticals to its

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Talent Management

Talent management solutions encompass all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees from the point of hire to the point of retire. This talent management model includes functionality for recruitment and staffing management, personnel management, career development, succession planning, learning management, performance and compensation management, and workforce management and planning. 

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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence


Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come down to overall IT strategy. If it is already segmented, it makes sense to add best-of-breed applications for specific operational areas. However, if a more rationalized common operating platform is the strategy, there are compelling arguments for supply chain ERP.

bob planning  Chain Solutions SCOR | BOB Best-of-breed | BOB Supply Chain | BOB Supply Chain Management | BOB Supply Chain Arrows | BOB Supply Chain Modeling Efforts | BOB Build Teams Supply Chain | BOB Supply Chain Modeling | BOB Masters Supply Chain Management | BOB Supply Chain Create | BOB Resource for Supply Chain | BOB Supply Chain Risk Management | BOB Supply Chain Definition | BOB Supply Chain Presentation | BOB Supply Chain Model | BOB Supply Chain Example | BOB Value Chain | BOB Logistics | BOB Supply Chain Read More

Kinaxis’ Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance


Kinaxis has always been known as a vendor with a solid value proposition around responding to demand changes that happen between planning cycles with a ’what-if’ simulation capability. As Kinaxis likes to say, no forecast is ever right, and so the ability to react quickly to changes is paramount. This is perhaps even more important in today’s business climate as an accelerating pace of business

bob planning  as the work that Bob Moffat did at IBM centralizing and rationalizing supply chain spending using, in part, regional control towers. This was followed in relatively short order by Stu Reed’s work at Motorola, where, seven years ago this week, that company announced its $60 million initiative around control towers . Most of the buzz around control towers has, it seems to me, been around ‘they are coming’. Supply chains are, undeniably, getting more complex. Enterprises are, irrefutably, seeking Read More

TEC's Bob Eastman on Technology Trends at Epicor Insights 2013


Senior supply chain analyst Bob Eastman was at the Epicor Customer Conference, Insights 2013, in Nashville last week. Epicor invited Bob to share his insight into current technology trends in the supply chain space. Check out that conversation on YouTube. In this almost 9-minute video, Bob talks about the acceleration of the business cycle and some of the enabling trends (such as cloud and

bob planning  s Bob Eastman on Technology Trends at Epicor Insights 2013 Senior supply chain analyst Bob Eastman was at the Epicor Customer Conference, Insights 2013, in Nashville last week. Epicor invited Bob to share his insight into current technology trends in the supply chain space. Check out that conversation on YouTube . In this almost 9-minute video , Bob talks about the acceleration of the business cycle and some of the enabling trends (such as cloud and mobility) that address the challenges the speed of Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of December 13, 2013


Bob Eastman, senior SCM analyst, brings you a round-up of news from Syspro, American Software, and SERUS.

bob planning  Chain Shorts for the Week of December 13, 2013 A round-up of news from Syspro, American Software, and SERUS. SYSPRO I had the pleasure this week of seeing SYSPRO . While Joey Benedetti and Harold Katz always bring some terrific insights with them, this week SYSPRO’s Scott McMaster, who is national sales manager, came prepared to talk about the SMB food space like an analyst. Of course, we have always known about SYSPRO takes a passionate approach to small-to-midsize manufacturing. This coming year Read More

Can Java Perk Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning Systems?


Intentia has poured Java into its enterprise resource planning system, Movex, to meet the growing demand for functional enhancements and remote accessibility, without ripping and replacing legacy systems. However, are users willing to make the transition?

bob planning  Java Perk Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning Systems? Situational Analysis Before their merger, Lawson (NASDAQ: LWSN) and Intentia (XSSE:INT B) were actively trying to cater to both existing and prospective customers. Sweden-based Intentia redesigned and rewrote Movex in Java, its extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and US-based Lawson announced its Landmark technology development system. (For more information, see Intentia: Java Evolution From AS/400 ). Both are examples of how Read More

Simple Route Planning vs. Schedule Optimization


Field service organizations understand that efficient route planning is essential to being successful; smart routing is efficient and enables service technicians to become more productive. However, they may be overlooking the added benefits of schedule optimization as an intrinsic part of the solution. Learn how organizations can benefit from planning software to simplify scheduling, manage workflows, and improve the bottom line.

bob planning  Route Planning vs. Schedule Optimization Field service organizations understand that efficient route planning is essential to being successful; smart routing is efficient and enables service technicians to become more productive. However, they may be overlooking the added benefits of schedule optimization as an intrinsic part of the solution. Learn how organizations can benefit from planning software to simplify scheduling, manage workflows, and improve the bottom line. Read More

Sodebo Selects DynaSys Demand Planning Solution


About a year ago, QAD made the wise and relatively inexpensive acquisition of DynaSys in France for sales and operations planning (S@OP), procurement planning, production planning, distribution planning, demand planning, strategic network planning, and inventory optimization capabilities. Strasbourg is now a supply chain management (SCM) competence center for QAD, as DynaSys has 27 years of

bob planning  Selects DynaSys Demand Planning Solution About a year ago, QAD made the wise and relatively inexpensive acquisition of DynaSy s in France for sales and operations planning (S&OP), procurement planning, production planning, distribution planning, demand planning, strategic network planning, and inventory optimization capabilities. Strasbourg is now a supply chain management (SCM) competence center for QAD, as DynaSys has 27 years of experience and several million (USD) in revenues. About 20 percent Read More

A Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors do battle to win business and Epicor is leveraging Microsoft's technology to deliver a mid-market solution to services industries. Despite Microsoft's competing ERP offering, Epicor continues to build a Microsoft-centric solution with its partners' support.

bob planning  Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services Although revenue for Microsoft Business Solutions hovers around the $1 billion (USD) mark (only 1/40 of Microsoft's total revenue), Epicor has strategically carved out a significant niche in the Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) market. Epicor, a Microsoft BackOffice certified company, has built nearly a $400 million (USD) business by being early adopters of .NET technology and one of the first enterprise applications to have 1,000 Read More

Maintenance Planning... Getting Back to Basics


Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning.

bob planning  Planning... Getting Back to Basics Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning. Read More

Sales & Operations Planning Summit - September 9/10, Boston MA


Sales & Operations Planning Summit – September 9/10, Boston MA. Don t miss out on the revolutionary ideas sparking innovation in your industry at the.

bob planning  & Operations Planning Summit - September 9/10, Boston MA Don’t miss out on the revolutionary ideas sparking innovation in your industry at the Sales & Operations Planning Summit . At this exciting, one-of-a-kind summit, you’ll learn how to create S&OP excellence with optimal communication, collaboration, and co-ordination; align business objectives by creating a tighter and more unified forecast; ensure effective communications between forecasting, planning, and the supply chain; develop an Read More

Managing Risk through Better Planning


There are many business pressures urging organizations to improve their planning processes. However, in many organizations, the achievement of delivering the annual plan is so onerous that little business benefit is derived from it. That’s why organizations should look for a planning solution capable of delivering flexible business models—models which are mapped to their unique business requirements.

bob planning  Risk through Better Planning There are many business pressures urging organizations to improve their planning processes. However, in many organizations, the achievement of delivering the annual plan is so onerous that little business benefit is derived from it. That’s why organizations should look for a planning solution capable of delivering flexible business models—models which are mapped to their unique business requirements. Read More

Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning


Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments.

bob planning  driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning The Realities of Manufacturing Today Nowadays, manufacturers are increasingly subject to massive pressures to drive down costs and increase efficiency. However, these pressures often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch-based manufacturing planning and product costing approaches. Moreover, companies struggling to serve their customers using purely traditional MRP methodology are often unable to meet the Read More

Succession Planning: Rise of the Talent Ecosystem


Succession planning is not a silo. To take advantage of new opportunities, avoid the looming talent crisis, and mitigate the risk of untimely departures, companies must extend succession planning across their organizations and fully integrate it into their broader talent ecosystems. Know how this can best be achieved by leveraging a single talent management platform coupled with a strong focus on process and strategy.

bob planning  Planning: Rise of the Talent Ecosystem Succession planning is not a silo. To take advantage of new opportunities, avoid the looming talent crisis, and mitigate the risk of untimely departures, companies must extend succession planning across their organizations and fully integrate it into their broader talent ecosystems. Know how this can best be achieved by leveraging a single talent management platform coupled with a strong focus on process and strategy. Read More

Global Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins?


Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches.

bob planning  Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins? Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches. Read More