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Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

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Case Study: Heineken USA


Heineken USA imports, markets, sells, and distributes its premium beer products through its network of 650 beer distributors. This supply chain requires precise forecasts and meticulous planning—and an easy-to-understand forecasting tool that provides greater transparency in the collaborative forecasting process. Discover more about the benefits of the forecasting solution on Heineken’s sales and operations planning.

demand chain sfa  zones. Prior to implementing Demand Solutions, the HUSA supply chain staff had to manually map the forecasts built for the demand centers onto the sales zones in order to have a basis for discussions with the sales force. “Now we map the sales region to the demand centers automatically, and we can view the data from the point of view of the network structure or the sales organization,” says Setnes. “That is a huge advantage, especially in rolling out new products or supporting promotional programs. Read More

On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

demand chain sfa  by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine; he has written numerous white papers including “Trading Partner Integration Centers – The SaaS Model for EDI;” and he is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. TEC : Can you please elaborate on any particular capabilities that SPS (and no one else) provides (that solve what pain points)? JF : SPS Commerce’s vision is that outsourcing is not only a viable alternative to in-house managed business to business (B2B) software applications, Read More

Attaining Real Time, On-demand Information Data: Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization, enterprise information integration, and corporate performance management are among the proposed solutions, but do they really deliver real time information?

demand chain sfa  things are happening. The demand for instant, on-demand access to dispersed information has grown as the need to close the gap between the operational data and strategic objectives has become more pressing. As a result, a category of products called real-time BI applications have emerged. These can provide users, who need to know (virtually in real-time) about changes in data or the availability of relevant reports, alerts, and notifications regarding events and emerging trends in Web, e-mail, or instant Read More

B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results


For decades, solution-selling and marketing methodologies have used the principle of identifying pains associated with business processes, in order to create urgency and demand for products and services. With the foundational premise that marketers need to drive more revenue while optimizing marketing investments, successful business-to-business (B2B) companies have focused on four critical pillars needed to optimize the lead-to-sale process.

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Supply Chain Management 101


I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to Newsletter archives), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including

demand chain sfa  get the skinny on demand management, supplier relationship management (SRM), supply chain event management, supply chain optimization, transportation management systems, and warehouse management systems (WMS). Don''t forget--you can request other tutorials by leaving comments below. Running out of space for your words? Consider signing on as a Featured Author for TEC News (circulation over half a million worldwide to date). Read More

Supply Chain Portfolio 2004


Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue. OK, enough of that.

demand chain sfa  still want to get Demand right. Investments in supply cost a lot! End-users endeavor to try new ways to solve some of these basic problems, even if it takes a sliver off, solving 10% of the problem. Iteratively, smart companies keep at it and keep improving. I recently read some advice in a magazine that told users to dust off their old ROI model'' and use them. Balderdash! Studies have shown that we move through the technology adoption to legacy in 7-10 year cycles. APS and ERP emerged in the ''93 to ''94 Read More

Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

demand chain sfa  Supplier relationship management (SRM) Demand management Supply chain analytics Order management Service parts planning Product technology These categories correspond to a high-level functional breakdown of software features. In this reference guide, we give a short explanation of how each category impacts your supply chain management processes. If you would like more information about full listings of enterprise software functions and features (SCM, ERP, and other enterprise software categories), please Read More

Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS, to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating supply chain management criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of i2 Technologies, Manugistics, Aspen Technology, Logility, and Adexa.

demand chain sfa  CPFR specifically. Although it demands a high level of organizational commitment to succeed, CPFR can bring bottom line benefits to companies that sign onto the challenge. We expect CPFR to gain broader acceptance as the novelty of online trading exchanges supporting indirect material procurement wears off and users seek more structured methods to control relationships between customers and suppliers. User Impact For all its potential and the extensive blueprints developed by VICS and others, CPFR is Read More

Supply Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite.

demand chain sfa  customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More

New Era of on-Demand Business Intelligence Solutions


* In the On-Demand Business Intelligence Solutions report, you ll learn about the market trends reshaping business today,the steady growth in popu...

demand chain sfa  Era of on-Demand Business Intelligence Solutions It’s tough out there if you’re a small to midsized business (SMB). A weak economy, fierce competition, and rapid technological change have SMBs searching for ways to compete—and succeed. Many are finding that SaaS-based business intelligence (BI) solutions provide a powerful answer.* In the On-Demand Business Intelligence Solutions report, you’ll learn about the market trends reshaping business today, the steady growth in popularity of SaaS-based Read More

Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite.

demand chain sfa  customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More

WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new venture capital, the company intends to make its presence known.

demand chain sfa  Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals S. McVey - January 8, 2001 Vendor Genesis WAM Systems develops and markets Internet-enabled Supply Chain Planning (SCP) solutions exclusively to the worldwide chemical industry. CEO Jack Weiss founded the company in 1987 as a developer of custom solutions to support complex planning and scheduling requirements of polymer manufacturers. Weiss and others observed Read More

Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

demand chain sfa  An error in the demand plan published to Nike ''s suppliers cost Nike an estimated $100 million (USD) in lost sales, and a 20 percent drop in its stock price. On the other hand, this did not derail Nike''s supply chain system implementation. Over the next four years, they made significant progress in reducing production lead times from nine months to six months. Nike believes that its supply chain strategy is a vital link in maintaining its leading position in the industry, and has stuck with the project Read More