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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

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

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

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
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.

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

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
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

economic forecasting scm  Software.  The current tough economic environment has created an urgent call to action at virtually every enterprise. To that end, long-standing previously tolerated inefficiencies must now be addressed without any further delay, and  capital budgeting  is being diverted from stores (in terms of expanding real estate) to properly harnessing IT in the retail sector. Retailers’ survival and readiness to take advantage of market opportunities depends on their ability to adapt to leveraging reduced Read More
How PPM Provides Direction in Uncertain Economic Times
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a process to obtain project management information of all resources, time, budget, and labor skills in order to align

economic forecasting scm  Provides Direction in Uncertain Economic Times Project portfolio management (PPM) is a process to obtain project management information of all resources, time, budget, and labor skills in order to align, manage, and review these elements--and to ensure deliverables are being met in terms of project milestones, in accordance with the work breakdown schedule. In a time of economic and business uncertainty, PPM may be the prescription to obtain successful IT project management results. However, IT Read More
The Total Economic Impact of Advanced Systems Concepts: ActiveBatch Job Scheduling and IT Workload Application
In December 2008, Advanced Systems Concepts commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that companies may realize by

economic forecasting scm  Total Economic Impact of Advanced Systems Concepts: ActiveBatch Job Scheduling and IT Workload Application In December 2008, Advanced Systems Concepts commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that companies may realize by deploying ActiveBatch, an IT job scheduling and management solution. Learn about the financial impact in a midsized financial services company with global operations, in which ActiveBatch is used to manage its mission-critical job Read More
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

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Avercast Forecasting & Demand Planning Software
The Avercast product line includes: Avercast Business Forecasting for analyzing historical product demand, forecasting future demand, and adjusting

economic forecasting scm  Forecasting & Demand Planning Software The Avercast product line includes: Avercast Business Forecasting for analyzing historical product demand, forecasting future demand, and adjusting forecasts at the individual item or summary level Avercast Supply Planning for time-phased inventory planning in monthly, weekly, or daily time periods Avercast Supplier Connection for providing Web-enabled information to suppliers Avercast Trolling For Dollars for warehouse management reporting and for providing Read More
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

economic forecasting scm  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. Read More
The Total Economic Impact of Conformiq Tool Suite
When Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact of Conformiq Tool Suite (CTS) for one large-scale user, the results were clear: a risk-adjusted 396

economic forecasting scm  Total Economic Impact of Conformiq Tool Suite When Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact of Conformiq Tool Suite (CTS) for one large-scale user, the results were clear: a risk-adjusted 396% return on investment and 3.5-month payback period. With a new single framework for software testing, the user also improved test suite maintenance efficiency and gained agility in test model creation and modification. Learn more about the benefits CTS could bring to your company. Read More
Grupo Karim’s Selects NGC’s Fashion PLM and SCM Solution
NGC Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control

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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part III
Part I of this series analyzed the opportunity as well as the related attached strings stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA

economic forecasting scm  Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part III Part I of this series  analyzed the opportunity as well as the related attached strings 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 and interest by convening a separate “track” that was entitled  “Stimulus & Beyond (Navigating the Read More
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

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

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