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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an impeccable supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain

economic forecasting scm  sales holistically. The current economic environment seems more friendly towards recognized best-of-breed point SCM solutions that are easy to implement and result in quick payback. Thus, I think that Manhattan has had only limited success with Evant in light of about 80 replenishment customers, especially due to only budding install bases in planning and forecasting.  One reason is the fact that former Evant was never a major SCP player and was not able to compete with the “big players” like  JDA 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

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

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

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

Simple SCM Document Exchange


Abrica.net is a "software-as-service" collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply "print" it to the Abrica printer.

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Driver-based Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data.

economic forecasting scm  based Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What''s missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data. Read More

Economic Value Validation: Riverbed Performance Management – Cascade


Organizations are rapidly transforming their data center environments to better handle the requirements of business in a global marketplace. A big part of this transformation involves consolidating data centers, increasing the use of virtualization technologies, and implementing private and public cloud environments. Find out how a performance management solution can help.

economic forecasting scm  Value Validation: Riverbed Performance Management – Cascade Organizations are rapidly transforming their data center environments to better handle the requirements of business in a global marketplace. A big part of this transformation involves consolidating data centers, increasing the use of virtualization technologies, and implementing private and public cloud environments. Find out how a performance management solution can help. Read More

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The World Economic Forum is an international not-for-profit organization founded in 1971. The Forum publishes reports on topics including the environment, specific industries, education, and technology.

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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

3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution


SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find one that fits a company’s business model. What should companies do to ensure they are well prepared for choosing the best-fit SCM solution? TEC SCM research analyst Phil Reney offers three critical considerations to help companies in search for an SCM solution.

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A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their

economic forecasting scm  Tell All Chat with SAP''s SCM Product Marketing Team My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity  analyzed SAP ’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC ’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their surprise at the quite positive tone of the article, Read More

Forecasting under Uncertainty Using Portfolio Navigator


The business models used to develop forecasts at the planning level can be relatively simple. Over time some of your products will exceed expectations, others will fail altogether. By assembling a portfolio of projects you can optimize the overall expected value of your product development process by balancing risk/reward. This white paper reviews some of the business models and analytic processes for better forecasting.

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Accelerating the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results


Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find out more.

economic forecasting scm  the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part II


Part I of this blog series tried to analyze not only the opportunity but also the many related strings attached stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May, where Deltek decided to fill a market need by convening a separate

economic forecasting scm  Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part II Part I of this blog series  tried to analyze not only the opportunity but also the many related strings attached stemming from  the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) , a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of  the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May , where Deltek decided to fill a market need by convening a  separate “track” that was entitled “Stimulus & Beyond Read More