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Continuous Improvement Case Study: Taking Baby Steps towards Tangible Benefits
To improve supply chain operations with a fresh look and new ideas, Harris Tea worked with a consulting firm, Supply Chain Consultants. The objective was to

forecast accuracy improvement  black teas depend upon forecast accuracy to drive the production schedule, while make-to-order specialty teas are driven by customer orders. The consultants recommended a series of business process improvements to tighten the supply chain, from forecasting through distribution planning. Many of the improvements for both types of teas dealt with improved procedures for procurement and inventory of specialized packaging materials (which would ensure that production was never limited by lack of packaging Read More...
The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 5
Part 1 of this series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series

forecast accuracy improvement  store-specific advertising messaging Improved forecast accuracy via a single version of consumer demand, which in turns reduces excess inventory while improving customer service levels Any Concrete Results and Metrics? In summary, by doing optimized item pricing, a retailer can gain visibility into the impact of a pricing decision on the supply chain and drive more profitable decisions related to store clustering, pricing rules, promotional opportunities, and cycle times. The following are JDA’s Read More...
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

forecast accuracy improvement  their peers to have: Forecast accuracy at the product family level of 71% or better Perfect order percentage of 91% or better Logistics costs as a % of sales of 6% or less To achieve these enormous advantages over their peers, they have taken radically differ- ent actions in organization structure and supply chain technology investment. As a result, Best in Class companies are much further ahead in closed-loop integration of supply chain planning and execution, in addition to data and process visibility Read More...
Quantum Retail: Challenging the
Every year-ending holiday season reminds us of the importance of consumer spending and the retail sector for the United States (US) and global economies

forecast accuracy improvement  is all about the forecast accuracy!” since for slow-moving items the value of the forecast is significantly diminished if not irrelevant. The ability to forecast has lately become a question of psychology (i.e., “Will customer A come in on Day X for product Z?”) rather than sociology (i.e., the likelihood of a general customer to come in for that product). Dealing With a Panoply of (Largely Static and Isolated) Systems Therefore, retailers need new models and thinking as better answers for their Read More...
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

forecast accuracy improvement  calculating the SKU/location end-demand forecast with the intent of improving buy accuracy and cutting significant inventory from the operation. Subsequent planned steps include: driving the demand forecast through allocation planning; reconciling incoming levels against distribution center capacity requirements and inventory histories and, eventually, applying the forecast to both labor and shipping requirements. The initiative is projected to reduce total inventory in the supply chain by 13% with Read More...
Sustainable Lean Six Sigma Transformation through Cordys
Business process management (BPM) and process improvement support the management and continuous improvement of business processes, both cross-departmental and

forecast accuracy improvement  Cordys,Cordys Business Operations Platform,BOP,lean manufacturing,lean manufacturing solution,six sigma,six sigma transformation,lean six sigma,keys to lean six sigma,business process management,BPM solution,BPM solutions,BPM software,BPM application,BPM applications Read More...
Achieve a Complete Business Picture with a BI Dashboard
With the right business intelligence (BI) solution, any enterprise can improve performance, decrease time to market, analyze and forecast data, and achieve

forecast accuracy improvement  to market, analyze and forecast data, and achieve competitive advantage. However, it is important to consider whether your BI provides timely, clear data and integrates data from every possible source within the organization. The enterprise must carefully consider its specific requirements and choose a solution that provides the right information to the right user at the right time. Download this report to learn more. Read More...
How to Solve Printed Packaging Workflow Issues
Keeping track of the accuracy of packaging components in the pharmaceutical industry can be very challenging. It is important that every company be completely

forecast accuracy improvement  to Solve Printed Packaging Workflow Issues Keeping track of the accuracy of packaging components in the pharmaceutical industry can be very challenging. It is important that every company be completely confident that printed packaging workflows are as efficient and effective as possible. Examine how automated proofreading has been proven to be an integral part of solidifying content integrity within a complex packaging workflow process. Read More...
Business Solutions Alliance
BSA Inc. marries sophisticated business and technical services with world-class enterprise suites for businesses. Focusing on business improvement through

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Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started
For manufacturers, barcoding carries with it numerous benefits, including increased accuracy, efficiency, and traceability, along with easier adherence to

forecast accuracy improvement  improved decision-making, more accurate forecasting, and reduced costs. The typical accuracy rate for human data entry is 1 error per 300 characters. With barcode scanners, the accuracy rate can be a good as 1 error in 36 trillion characters. For most manufacturers the goal is 100 percent accuracy, and barcoding is the best tool to achieve that. Improved Efficiency Barcoding enables users to work faster. Depending on the operation or application, there is significant time savings in using barcoding vs. Read More...
Mixing It Up with Insource, Outsource, and Offshore
Most research shows that offshoring and outsourcing are clearly the next wave of improvement initiatives for delivery of support services, but how do you decide

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BLM: Buzzword Life Cycle Management
The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU) and the buzzword consumers (BC). Buzzword life cycle

forecast accuracy improvement  buzzwords,marketing,buzzword life cycle management,IRCED2 cycle,buzzword inventory,buzzword leadership,buzzword followers Read More...
Trivalent Solutions Inc.
Trivalent Solutions is a process improvement consulting and technology firm that assists manufacturers, distributors and serviceorganizations improve their

forecast accuracy improvement  ERP, Lean, Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Quality, RFID, SFA, Six Sigma,CRM Read More...
BLM-Buzzword Lifecycle Management
The management of buzzwords represents a significant area for improvement, for both buzzword users (BU) and buzzword consumers (BC). Buzzword lifecycle

forecast accuracy improvement  BLM,Buzzword Lifecycle Management,buzzword consumers,Recognition,Compliance,Erosion,Derivations,BW superiority,William Sheppard Read More...

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