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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis
By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become

forecasting analysis scm  by Irwin. Refine Your Forecasting    By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become more accurate. You can make an assumption on how much improvement might be possible. Then, hypothetically, reduce the schedule changes due to forecast errors by that amount. Research average WIP and reduce that by the same factor. Put a procedure in place to track premium shipments that are paid by your company Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

forecasting analysis scm  to include Planning and Forecasting, and Inventory Optimization (IO) modules. While the best-of-breed IO vendors like  SmartOps ,  Optiant , and  ILOG LogicTools  (now part of IBM ) do not compete with Manhattan for the same business, these same vendors, at least in my observation, have a somewhat different view of the IO world than Manhattan does. Namely, all of the above named companies are manufacturing-process-centric. They provide bolt-on optimization engines essentially for  enterprise Read More...
Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious Part Two: Analysis Continued
To continue to be healthy, an enterprise software vendor either needs a defendable niche or a large market share. For the latter, acquisitions are often

forecasting analysis scm  pricing & promotions, demand forecasting, engineering project management (EPM), work breakdown structure (WBS), cross-docking, dual unit of measure (UOM), configuration management, product variants, to name only some. Even a vendor like PeopleSoft, which had seemed all but invincible until a few days ago (see PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch ), might end up in a predicament literally overnight. What chances do a number of smaller players then have? One exit strategy would be Read More...
SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM
SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand

forecasting analysis scm  of traditional time-series based forecasting systems that focus on historical information but ignore current demand signals. With embedded analytics and scenario analysis capabilities of EDS, companies can increase supply chain agility with fact-based demand response strategies and assess effectiveness of product promotion and launch activities. SmartOps believes that the EDS approach for blending multiple internal and external signals into a demand opinion that can be used by SmartOps products for Read More...
Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)
Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their

forecasting analysis scm  for: Demand planning and forecasting: Provides built-in planning, execution, and analysis with forecast and supply data for detailed production schedules, for supporting lean manufacturing methodologies, and for streamlining the procurement process of sourcing and buying throughout the entire supply chain network. Also provides global visibility at all levels of the supply chain. Procurement : Streamlines all activities associated with supplier sourcing, price negotiation (at the component level or by Read More...
Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting
The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like

forecasting analysis scm  Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like to say they focus on it. Few vendors make it as singular a focus as Massachusetts-based  Smart Software . Principals  Charles Smart ,  Nelson Hartunian (Ph.D.) , and  Thomas Willemain(Ph.D.)  have been studying the issue for almost 30 years, have perfected their own proprietary forecasting method Read More...
Business Process Analysis versus Business Process Management
Business process analysis (BPA) vendors are trying to enter the business process management (BPM) market by marketing themselves as BPM solutions. This article

forecasting analysis scm  Process Analysis versus Business Process Management Talking to end users reveals that there is confusion in the market regarding business process analysis (BPA) and business process management (BPM) suites. Vendors use the term BPM in a very broad way, but what are really the differences between BPA and BPM, and where does BPM come from? BPM in the Early Stages In the 1980s, organizations used business process redesign (BPR) to improve productivity, quality of service, and cost effectiveness by Read More...
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report
This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and

forecasting analysis scm  Cognos Business Intelligence: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to Read More...
Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report
This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and

forecasting analysis scm  Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everyt Read More...
Tableau Software: Visual Analysis for Everyone


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SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances
TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for

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BI360: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report
This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and

forecasting analysis scm  Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to analytics, querying, reporting, Read More...
Unified Business Performance Management: How to Streamline Budgeting, Reporting, Analysis, and Forecasting
Why aren’t most companies able to achieve exceptional performance given that they have standard budgeting, analysis, and forecasting processes in place? It is

forecasting analysis scm  Budgeting, Reporting, Analysis, and Forecasting Why aren’t most companies able to achieve exceptional performance given that they have standard budgeting, analysis, and forecasting processes in place? It is because they don’t have a unified, integrated financial management process. Discover the benefits of a unified approach and the technologies that enable companies to adopt business performance management (BPM) best practices in just days or weeks, at an affordable price. Read More...
Business Intelligence Portal (BI Portal) : Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report
This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and

forecasting analysis scm  Intelligence Portal (BI Portal) : Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining Read More...

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