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Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report


The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

demand chain  Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and Read More

The Demand-Driven Supply Chain and Demantra


Demand-driven supply chains focus on pulling demand and maximizing effectiveness and profitability while traditional supply chains push products and create efficiencies. This difference is the key to improving all supply chain processes and generating significant cost savings and growth.

demand chain  chain for the generated demand to be fulfilled. The Demand-Driven Supply Chain requires a single, consistent, demand-based plan that optimizes marketing, inventory and replenishment decisions. Demantra One vendor pursuing this concept is Demantra ( www.demantra.com ). The Demantra Suite claims collaborative 360 visibility into enterprise planning. The Demantra Spectrum Suite includes: Marketing Planning and Analytics, Demand Management and Inventory Planning and Optimization. The vendor claims documented Read More

Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

demand chain  Demand Supply Introduction If you''re in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton''s law of gravity stands Murphy''s other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to avoid its negative effects (don''t jump!). With demand and supply (D/S) Read More

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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Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

demand chain  planned for accordingly. Attribute-based Demand Planning The goal of a supply chain is to operate at the least possible dollar amount invested in inventory while maximizing efficiency and adaptability to changing customer demands. An approach to reducing the size of the chain is to reduce the amount of inventory within that chain. Reducing inventory can lead to recovered monies that can be applied to the bottom line. A method of doing this is attribute-based demand planning . This is a variation of the Read More

Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW


IBS may be the first vendor to fully integrate a supply chain operations reference model in its business intelligence solution. Customers receive more efficient measurements and benchmarking across their supply chain regardless of their supply chain and ERP software.

demand chain  management (SCM), customer service, demand-driven manufacturing, financial control and business intelligence (BI) functionality. This global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions also offers IBS Virtual Enterprise software , a collaborative commerce solution with the additional abilities of enterprise application integration (EAI) software, which is further enhanced through its utilization of business logic for coordinating cross-application business mo Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

demand chain  orders as they occur. Demand planning software provides mathematical forecasting techniques that deal with seasonal, intermittent, lumpy and trending demand. It can also facilitate different perspectives on forecasts, as well as historical data, at various levels within multiple dimensions such as product, geography, channel, and customer. Equally important functionality gathers inputs to the forecasting process from sales, operations and even customers, lending validity to the final result. This, in turn Read More

When it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture?


Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one (corporate users) or tier two members (retail sales team), then you don’t have the right architecture in place. And that means you don’t have the right demand intelligence (DI) solution. Read on to learn about what's important in a demand intelligence architecture strategy and how to choose the right DI architecture for your company.

demand chain  it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture? Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one (corporate users) or tier two members (retail sales team), then you don’t have the right architecture in place. And that means you don’t have the right demand intelligence (DI) solution. Read on to learn about what''s important in a demand Read More

Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision


Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using enterprise response management to manage events and responses as they occur and align results at the point-of-action.

demand chain  volatilities. Managing supply and demand must be viewed with the reality of inevitable and unpredictable supply chain volatility. Supply disruptions and delays, order changes, forecast changes, new capacity constraints, dynamic price changes, and many other real world variables can result in customer erosion, inventory build-ups or short falls, and even margin erosion if operations are unable to respond to immediate real world point-of-action stimuli. Unfortunately, these events cannot be built into any m Read More

Collaborative Demand Planning


In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results.

demand chain  Demand Planning In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results. Read More

Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

demand chain  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. Read More

Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition


To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks.

demand chain  Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to Read More

Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment


The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

demand chain  where SCP may predict demand for a product based on seasonal trends and customer-supplied estimates but gives the planner final responsibility for the consensus forecast. In both cases, SCP systems are the brains behind customer fulfillment. The potential benefits of SCP systems have been well documented and include reduced inventory levels, lower production costs, shorter order cycle times, and improved customer fulfillment. Before continuing, it is important to define terms. The supply chain is a group Read More

Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP


Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies. Years ago—when the pace of market change was slow—S&OP was a nice-to-have; today it’s a business imperative! But it doesn’t have to happen overnight. By taking a five-step approach, companies can implement S&OP at their own pace.

demand chain  X% from plan), the demand planner and supply planner together, say, may be empowered to collaborate informally with the other supply chain stakeholders and then change the operational plans. In such a case, they would also be obligated to inform all other supply chain participants '' sales, finance, inventory management, top management, etc., of the new plans. The details of the changes, their causes and outcomes, would be reviewed at the next S&OP meeting. Senior Management Decision Making/Approval The Read More

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  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