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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

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the

economic forecasting scm  patterns driven by the economic downturn large cost reduction initiatives including a desire to reduce  inventory  and  working capital . Can IT Help S&OP? In his series of papers on S&OP, Dr. Larry Lapide of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics says that first and foremost, one needs to recognize that software tools are not very useful on their own unless one is able to improve a  business process . Often, however, without technology, a business process like S&OP is cumbersome and cannot 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

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

How Manufacturers Use Technology to Help Weather the Economic Downturn


Too often, manufacturers implement technology for financial reporting, but overlook efficiencies that can generate cash flow and reduce costs on the shop floor. While credit won’t cure the credit crunch manufacturers are facing, automated processes that improve cash flow and keep lenders in the loop can go a long way in convincing lenders that their risk is low. Find out more about how automated systems can help you.

economic forecasting scm  to Help Weather the Economic Downturn Document and records management is important for labs, engineering companies, attorneys, doctors, work in process documents in manufacturing - any company who needs to know the location of a file or document. Source : Dynamic Systems Resources Related to How Manufacturers Use Technology to Help Weather the Economic Downturn : Manufacturing (Wikipedia) How Manufacturers Use Technology to Help Weather the Economic Downturn Economic Downturn is also known as : Read More

A Mid-Winter's Nightmare: Economic Notes for the Winter Holiday Season


The US is the largest debtor nation in the world, with the largest per capita consumption of energy, and its currency is in decline. Does that mean a decline in America's wealth and super power status? This article makes some sobering observations, predictions, and recommendations.

economic forecasting scm  Mid-Winter''s Nightmare: Economic Notes for the Winter Holiday Season Introduction After the red, white, and blue confetti and balloons have fallen, it is back to work! It''s time to roll up our sleeves and deal with the real issues: The US is the largest debtor nation in the world. The US is the largest per capita consumer of energy. The US currency is in decline, assuring a decline in our way of life and our world super power status. There is a connection—and the bill is due. Well read Americans will 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

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

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

Financial Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology


Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the next month, quarter or year, and be able to respond quickly when the actuals vary significantly from the forecast. Forecasting may be equal parts art and science, but the most dialed-in enterprises report using a solid, collaborative process for generating accurate forecasts.

economic forecasting scm  Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the next month, quarter or year, and be able to respond quickly when the actuals vary significantly from the forecast. Forecasting may be equal parts art and science, but the most dialed-in enterprises report using a solid, collaborative process for generating accurate Read More

Sales Forecasting for Your Business Advantage


With Advanced Sales Forecasting software from NetSuite, you now have the ability to run accurate, up-to-the-second sales forecasts to address your most pressing business questions. As a result, you can manage your data and your business with greater accuracy, speed, and confidence.

economic forecasting scm  Forecasting for Your Business Advantage With Advanced Sales Forecasting software from NetSuite, you now have the ability to run accurate, up-to-the-second sales forecasts to address your most pressing business questions. As a result, you can manage your data and your business with greater accuracy, speed, and confidence. Read More

Financial Forecasting and Planning Summit, London UK, June 2-3, 2011


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Why PLM Couldn’t Help You During An Economic Downturn?


Shorter time-to-market, higher product development efficiency, better product quality, and lower product costs are often associated with the benefits of adopting product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. When there is an economic downturn, these benefits seem to be more desirable. However, a recent poll (CIMdata Online Polls, presented near the end of CIMdata PLM Industry Summary, 28 May 2010

economic forecasting scm  Help You During An Economic Downturn? Shorter time-to-market, higher product development efficiency, better product quality, and lower product costs are often associated with the benefits of adopting product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. When there is an economic downturn, these benefits seem to be more desirable. However, a recent poll (CIMdata Online Polls, presented near the end of CIMdata PLM Industry Summary, 28 May 2010 ) shows that ten percent of poll participants thought that PLM couldn’t Read More