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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 amount of expediting, and improved customer service. Several guidelines are suggested to improve a firm's sales and operations planning process and the effectiveness of each product's game plan. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

forecasting examples  Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 11, 2003 Introduction A firm''s sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm''s goods and services. It formulates game plans that drive supply chain activities to meet those demands. Hence, an effective S&OP game plan requires consideration of both demands and supplies. The nature of Read More

Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits?


Due to their limitations, using spreadsheets to manage mission-critical business functions is an unacceptable risk. The requirements for finding the right inventory in the right place at the right time are being hampered by spreadsheet forecasts based on inappropriate source data. Packaged software with inventory management and collaborative capabilities will give your supply chain a competitive advantage. Learn how.

forecasting examples  The use of collaborative forecasting in spreadsheet environments serves as a notable example. Accuracy can be increased significantly through the use of collaborative efforts within the supply chain. Forecasts that are created within a single organization are often built with the limited facts or input available from within the operation. Wilson (2001) provided examples of negative results from a lack of collaboration. He described how, at the end of a product lifecycle, incorrect forecasts can lead to Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Three: Made2Manage Market Impact and User Recommendations


Smaller manufacturing enterprises are often more comfortable dealing with a vendor of a size and corporate culture similar to theirs. Examples of these markets can be e.g., fresh meats, dairy producers, Tier 2/3 automotive suppliers, etc. Some of these thriving Boutique Vendors will actually be conglomerates of smaller divisions or vendors with a common owner. These might even be a current mid-range vendor who specializes in a series of smaller markets or even a sub-segment of a Big Five vendor

forecasting examples  management (SCM) (i.e., real-time forecasting, demand planning, infinite and finite capacity planning and scheduling), CRM, and BI. In addition, Made2Manage offers business collaboration tools, all of which are running on the Microsoft .NET platform, including an enterprise portal ( M2M VIP ) and an integration layer ( M2M Link ) that enables automated data exchange between disparate systems via XML and Web services technology. Wireless and mobile technology and Web-based training and support have also Read More

Case Study: Terumo


Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, global manufacturer and distributor of medical products, has more than 1,500 finished goods, many of which are assembled in one factory and sterilized in another. With so many products and steps in the supply chain, supply and demand planning abilities are key to smooth operations. Find out how the company saved $1 million (USD) with forecast management and requirements planning solutions.

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Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 1


My recent article on Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and RedPrairie Corporation stated that these two vendors continue to duke it out at almost every large-scale selection deal for a warehouse management system (WMS), distribution labor management system (LMS), and/or transportation management system (TMS) solution. But over the last few years they have also pursued

forecasting examples  Management, Labor Management, Labor Forecasting and Scheduling, Slotting Optimization, Billing Management, Supplier Enablement, Hub Management,  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)  solutions. Transportation Lifecycle Management has also long been Manhattan’s forte after the 2000 acquisition of Logistics.com . The suite optimizes all aspects of transporting product through supply chains by improving multiple product delivery dimensions, such as speed, accuracy, and cost. The suite covers the Read More

Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM vendors recognize the need for integration and have addressed the need in their toolkits. The additional work comes from integrating the concepts and semantics of one system to the next, if this business level integration has not already been provided between the two systems. This can be a big challenge for best of breed vendors, who may need to rely on systems integrators for much of this conceptual and semantic integration.

forecasting examples  ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations Are ERP and PLM Speaking the Same Language? Costs are an excellent example of semantic confusion. Accountants know that cost is a not a single characteristic of an item but a category of characteristics. Without answering a series of questions about the cost, the meaning of it is vague. Is the cost the procurement cost from the supplier? Does it include shipping? Does it include tax and duty? Does it include internal overhead, or is it just direct Read More

Best Practices for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting


Corporate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting presents a formidable challenge to most companies, regardless of size or industry. Companies that are able to address budgeting obstacles and improve their process will not only be rewarded with more accurate budgets, more timely re-forecasts, and improved decision-making, but also foster a disciplined financial management culture that will deliver a true competitive advantage

forecasting examples  Practices for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting Corporate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting presents a formidable challenge to most companies, regardless of size or industry. Companies that are able to address budgeting obstacles and improve their process will not only be rewarded with more accurate budgets, more timely re-forecasts, and improved decision-making, but also foster a disciplined financial management culture that will deliver a true competitive advantage Read More

Responding to Warehouse Management Needs


The area of warehouse management systems and supply chain execution might be the best examples of Adonix' commitment to provide small and large businesses with the building blocks for supply chain management.

forecasting examples  to Warehouse Management Needs Adonix'' Warehouse Management System Response Modern warehouses have complex requirements. Fast product cycles, the need to decrease inventory and increase the flow of goods through the supply chain means that warehouses cannot remain static. Virtual real time data must match the supply to demand. Furthermore, many light manufacturing operations, such as final assembly, customized packing, labeling, and engraving, have been moved from shop floors to warehouses and Read More

Replacing Base-level Forecasting with Sense and Respond Demand Management


Significant changes are occurring in the global landscape that require a fresh look at one of the most important business processes in the supply chain—demand management. Companies that more accurately predict product demand and integrate a single view of demand into operational planning are poised to win in today’s competitive landscape. Read this white paper and gain strategic insights for accurate demand planning.

forecasting examples  Base-level Forecasting with Sense and Respond Demand Management Significant changes are occurring in the global landscape that require a fresh look at one of the most important business processes in the supply chain—demand management. Companies that more accurately predict product demand and integrate a single view of demand into operational planning are poised to win in today’s competitive landscape. Read this white paper and gain strategic insights for accurate demand planning. Read More

LumiData


LumiData is a demand intelligence specialist for companies within the consumer products industry. LumiData's demand planning and forecasting solutions are applied to sales and marketing strategies to help increase revenue and strengthen market positions.

forecasting examples  LumiData''s demand planning and forecasting solutions are applied to sales and marketing strategies to help increase revenue and strengthen market positions. Read More

Budgeting: Beyond Spreadsheets


Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can be an endless and arid process for business professionals. Spreadsheet-based planning can prove to be confusing and unorganized, which only costs the company more time and money. IBM's Cognos software can help not only reduce the time spent on planning processes, but also build complex business models and perform ‘what if’ scenarios, enhancing strategic decision making.

forecasting examples  Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can be an endless and arid process for business professionals. Spreadsheet-based planning can prove to be confusing and unorganized, which only costs the company more time and money. IBM''s Cognos software can help not only reduce the time spent on planning processes, but also build complex business models and perform ‘what if’ scenarios, enhancing strategic decision making. Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact


The most recent merger looks initially like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Agilisys further enlarges a foothold in the discrete automotive manufacturing (which it has recently started with BRAIN) and solid SCE product modules that it might embed into its own SCM suite and possibly cross-sell into many industries (yet to be scrutinized, though).

forecasting examples  Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact Market Impact While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors is certainly limited to only a selected few dozen. Amid ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with only a few choices, such as going (or remaining) private albeit under a wealthy financial backer''s wing that is also committed to Read More

Harvest Solutions


We help companies address business issues related to sales forecasting, opportunity management, marketing automation, contact and activity management, customer service, and management reporting. We a certified consultants for Microsoft CRM, SalesLogix, GoldMine, ACT!, and Crystal Decisions.

forecasting examples  issues related to sales forecasting, opportunity management, marketing automation, contact and activity management, customer service, and management reporting. We a certified consultants for Microsoft CRM, SalesLogix, GoldMine, ACT!, and Crystal Decisions. Read More