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How to Improve the Accuracy of Your Forecasts
Increased competition, lower margins, and more customer demands mean that distributors have to provide better product availability and more services with fewer

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How Inventory Optimization Can Increase Your Profitability
One of the largest expenses for distributors and wholesalers is stock. Many have difficulty finding the perfect balance between ensuring products are available

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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,

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Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

forecast accuracy calculations  mentioned before, calculating the forecast is the most critical part of inventory optimization, and therefore the data must be as accurate as possible. Quality of data is one of the greatest benefits of having an inventory optimization system that is built on the same base as the rest of the ERP solution. The same level of accuracy can never be achieved with an integrated third party ''best-of-breed'' solution, which usually looks at only delivery history. A true demand planning solution, such as IBS Read More...
Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing
TradeStone recently announced the commercial availability of its Unified Buying Engine, a technology platform that should enable user companies to streamline

forecast accuracy calculations  product data management (PDM), forecasting, order entry, warehousing, and finance. This design enables it to enhance existing systems reasonably quickly with expanded functionality, while converting disparate islands of information into truly collaborative nodes, resulting in a single, unified buying process. As mentioned many times before, buyers and sellers in a typical supply chain must access multiple internal and external systems to view data, create transactions, and somehow collaborate to update Read More...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies
The lack of effective game plans is typically cited as a leading cause of poor system implementation. The following guidelines provide suggestions for improving

forecast accuracy calculations  as the coverage and forecast time fences. Reviewing and Updating Game Plans . The process for reviewing and updating each game plan should be embedded into the firm''s regularly scheduled management meetings focusing on demands and supply chain activities. An agreed-upon game plan reflects a balance of conflicting objectives related to various functional areas, such as sales, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and accounting. Periodic revisions to game plans should be reflected in updated forecasts. Read More...
Yes, We Have No Bananas: Consumer Goods Manufacturers Serve Demanding Customers
Consumer packaged goods manufacturers have to measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full. To accomplish this requires

forecast accuracy calculations  a standard price. The forecast may expect 10 million units of this product to be sold over 3 weeks. But the true demand is actually determined by the success of the promotion. Perhaps the true demand is not 10 million units, but 3 million (in the case of poor promotion), or 14 million (for a good promotion). The manufacturer needs to be able to quickly detect the success of the promotion, alter the forecast, and adjust production to eliminate over- or under-production. These systems should also allow the Read More...
Apriso Launches Global Packaging Solution
Apriso, a provider of global manufacturing software solutions, has introduced a Packaging Solution for Global Manufacturers to better manage complex packaging

forecast accuracy calculations  Launches Global Packaging Solution Apriso , a provider of global manufacturing software solutions, has introduced a Packaging Solution for Global Manufacturers to better manage complex packaging operations and conversion processes. Manufacturers in the consumer goods, food and beverage, and consumer electronics industries who implement this solution should have up-to-the-minute visibility into and control over plant floor systems, processes, and performance to enable better informed decisions and Read More...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a manufacturing or distribution

forecast accuracy calculations  the combination of sales forecast and sales orders defines demand for the saleable item. A second approach involves an order-point replenishment method where the minimum quantity point represents forecasted demand over the item''s lead-time. Sales Order Demand A sales order line defines an actual demand for an item, expressed as a quantity, delivery date and ship-from warehouse. Another type of sales order—a subscription sales order for a recurring sale—also defines actual demand. In addition, a Read More...
Standards for Financial Plans
Large companies can afford to develop their own budget and forecast systems, but for small businesses, there’s only one choice—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheet

forecast accuracy calculations  their own budget and forecast systems, but for small businesses, there’s only one choice—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheet financial plans are all over the map—no rules, no procedures, no consistent formatting, and minimal GAAP accounting. This white paper proposes standards that can help entrepreneurs and small business owners create, format,and manage financial plans. Read More...
Order Forecast Collaboration: Benefits for the Entire Demand Chain
When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available

forecast accuracy calculations  partners. Benefits of Order Forecast Accuracy Improving the accuracy of order forecasts and sharing the information throughout the demand chain increases sales, removes unnecessary inventory and increases planning time. Accurate order forecasts enable raw materials suppliers and manufacturers to better meet the needs of the end consumer. Production plans can reflect the anticipated order flow and fill rates will increase. When the retailer is able to procure the product needed to meet the end consumer Read More...
The Why of Data Collection
Data collection systems work; however, they require a investment in technology. Before the investment can be justified, we need to understand why a data

forecast accuracy calculations  Why of Data Collection Introduction Data collection systems work. However, they mean an investment in technology. Before we can justify that investment, we need to understand why we may want to use a data collection system in place of people with clipboards. What is data collection? In a general sense, it is the manual or automated acquisition of data. That definition has evolved to mean various automated methods of data acquisition. Examples of data collection include time and attendance devices, bar Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning Part Two: Common Scenarios
The nature of an S&OP game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand and the item''s primary source of supply. Consideration of

forecast accuracy calculations  Sales orders consume sales forecast and drive shipping activities, and the combination of forecasts and sales orders drive the item''s master schedule comprised of production orders. Production and procurement activities are driven by existing production orders and by suggestions for new production orders. Planning calculations help formulate a realistic game plan by identifying potential material and capacity constraints. A planning worksheet identifies potential material constraints related to the 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

forecast accuracy calculations  the combination of sales forecast and sales orders defines demand for the saleable item. A second approach involves an order-point replenishment method, where the reorder point represents forecasted demand over the item''s lead-time. A make-to-order manufactured item may be built from stocked components. One approach to stocking components in advance of sales orders involves a component forecast, and the combination of component forecast and dependent demand defines demand for the component. A second Read More...

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