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Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management


Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make rapid response to changing markets—and increasing competition—difficult, if not impossible? Discover how you can replace tedious annual planning cycles with regular business performance reviews and rolling forecasts, for more informed and accurate decision making.

economic forecasting scm  as a proportion of economic activity (now less than 20 percent of total activity in most Western countries), the business environment is far less predictable. Companies must now simultaneously compete and cooperate with each other. Entry-level costs into the markets of the information economy are low, and new competitors can spring from anywhere at any time with new business models that take incumbents by surprise. The steady, continuous change of the industrial age is giving way to the unpredictable, Read More

Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

economic forecasting scm  , Econometric Forecasting , Economic Forecasting , Forecasting Adjustment . Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. Although its first pumps were used to irrigate orange groves in California, its pumps today are used for a wide spectrum of applications across the globe. Some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world rely on Peerless Pump for fire protection including the Taipei 101 in Taiwan (currently the tallest at 1,667 feet), the Sears Tower in Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact


The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking market opportunities. The combined vendors should now a have solid foothold against SAP and Oracle, particularly because one better-performing side could, if necessary, cover up for the underachieving one.

economic forecasting scm  the outset of difficult economic times, and their respective poor performances in some stages. With Craig Conway at the helm, however, PeopleSoft aptly managed to avoid the early stages of the high-tech downturn, with its shares peaking above fifty dollars in early 2001. However, PeopleSoft might have become the victim of its own success during 2002 (see Figures 2 and 3 ), since 2001 was an exceptional year for its financial performance. This included a record total revenue, record profit, and more than Read More

APICS 2009 from the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 1


While my colleagues Khudsiya Quadri and Gabriel Georghiu diligently attended numerous conference sessions and reported their impressions of each convention day (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4), my much shorter attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October revolved mainly around exploring the expo floor and talking to the

economic forecasting scm  anticipated (and yearned for)  economic recovery  wave first. Why Much More S&OP These Days? Indeed, S&OP, inventory optimization (IO), and forecasting were the demand management-related themes of the APICS conference’s expo floor. The most visible vendors there were the following:  JDA Software ,  Oracle Value Chain Planning (in great part based on the Demantra acquisition) ,  Logility Voyager ,  Demand Solutions ,  Demand Works ,  Smart Software ,  Forecast Pro Software ,  HighJump Software Read More

TEC Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up


With 2009 behind us, Technology Evaluation Center’s (TEC’s) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest vendors to join its research roster. Pronto Navigator SAP Lombardi Spectrum HR Demand SolutionsEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions – Aleksey OsintsevProntoPronto Software Pty. Ltd. is mostly recognized in Australia (the country where it is

economic forecasting scm  in spite of the economic downturn. Founded in 2000, Lombardi provides BPM software and services to its customers and partners around the world. A recent product certification for Lombardi Teamworks 7.0 convinced me that this solution delivers comprehensive functionality with high usability. We also noticed that while providing explicit and intuitive business process design and execution capabilities for regular users, this product supports advanced users with enriched tools in more complicated tasks such 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 management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

economic forecasting scm  uncertainty, be it an economic, political, meteorological, or other uncertainty. The solution can perform fast order-based operational re-planning to adjust for changes to demand and supply as well as what-if simulation and analysis to resolve real and hypothetical challenges. To that end, finite materials and capacity in a multitier network are taken into consideration. Generally speaking, the key capabilities that are required for so-called response management offerings are multi-user input and Read More

The Competitive Advantage of Business Intelligence Forecasting and Predictive Analysis


Technology and new business intelligence solutions have made it possible for the average enterprise to leverage complex predictive analysis using simple, intuitive tools. Predictive analysis is key to the competitive success of an organization, and the enterprise that is privy to clear and concise product, customer, sales, and market predictions will always have the competitive advantage in its market of choice. Find out how.

economic forecasting scm  Competitive Advantage of Business Intelligence Forecasting and Predictive Analysis Technology and new business intelligence solutions have made it possible for the average enterprise to leverage complex predictive analysis using simple, intuitive tools. Predictive analysis is key to the competitive success of an organization, and the enterprise that is privy to clear and concise product, customer, sales, and market predictions will always have the competitive advantage in its market of choice. Find out 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 of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. The

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The Case for Spreadsheet Automation: A High ROI Alternative to Traditional Budgeting, Forecasting, and Management Reporting


How can a budget administrator, burdened with the task of gathering data from hundreds of spreadsheets from all over the organization, manage this monumental undertaking? Additionally, how to avoid using a costly packaged budget application that doesn’t take the organization’s business rules into consideration? The solution: a spreadsheet automation tool that easily adapts to the organization’s unique corporate processes.

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Three Steps to Increasing Profit in the Economic Downturn with Help from a Warehouse Management System


This may be a challenging economic period, but smart companies will use it as an opportunity to examine operational efficiency and best practices to reap benefits once the market improves. Your warehouse management system (WMS), a vital component of the supply chain execution suite, should be a key contributor in the search for cost-saving efficiencies—as well as the integration of your global supply chains. Learn more.

economic forecasting scm  Increasing Profit in the Economic Downturn with Help from a Warehouse Management System The HighJump TM Warehouse Advantage solution offers advanced warehouse management functionality to manage even the most complex distribution environments. This powerful WMS helps to ensure fast, accurate fulfillment through directed, optimized workflow, utilizing the most advanced wireless and bar code technologies, including RFID. Source: HighJump Software Resources Related to Increasing Profit in the Economic Read More

Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand


An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable amount of expediting, and improved customer service. Several guidelines are suggested to improve a firm's sales and operations planning process and the effectiveness of each product's game plan. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

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Success in the New Economic Reality


In today’s challenging economic environment, no company can afford to be rash. But can the “do nothing” approach really pass as sound business strategy? As in the best of times, companies need to understand the nature of the pressures they face and take clear action to address them head-on. Discover how to see clearly, think clearly, and act clearly—focus your energy on developing clarity and transparency in your company.

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