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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

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

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

TEC Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up


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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

What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part I


According to the proverb “calamity is the touchstone of a brave mind,” in these tough times some supply chain management (SCM) vendors have been trying to take stock (no pun intended) of their offerings and how best to offer these to customers, to mutual benefit. In fact, I have recently seen some intriguing (if not bizarre) press releases (PRs), which read like some type of whitepapers or

economic forecasting scm  to reflect the current economic conditions, manufacturers will establish the foundation for making strategic, profitable changes to inventory policies, product mix, production plans and procurement plans. Every manufacturer is forecasting demand to some degree of accuracy today. The question has become: is your demand signal visibility sufficiently accurate, dynamic and comprehensive enough to manage every echelon in your extended supply chain?” My guess is that JDA is positioning here around Read More

How to Achieve More in the Current Economic Climate


The question constantly being asked by Microsoft® customers is, “How can Microsoft® help our company save money?” Customers want an integrated, adaptable business management solution that works well with, and is similar to, familiar Microsoft® software. Find out about the solutions Microsoft® believes are the best for helping its customers save money, to gain a competitive advantage and fuel business productivity.

economic forecasting scm  More in the Current Economic Climate The question constantly being asked by Microsoft® customers is, “How can Microsoft® help our company save money?” Customers want an integrated, adaptable business management solution that works well with, and is similar to, familiar Microsoft® software. Find out about the solutions Microsoft® believes are the best for helping its customers save money, to gain a competitive advantage and fuel business productivity. Read More

Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


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Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide


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Logility Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration


Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a template-based approach to reduce the cost and complexity associated with best-of-breed SCM to enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrations. Companies that turn to ERP providers for their SCM capabilities often find that they lack the depth and breadth of supply chain planning and

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