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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 techniques  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...
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ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting
ToolsGroup, a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a

forecasting techniques  was clear that conventional forecasting and modeling techniques could not scale to fully take advantage of this data. Therefore, the vendor developed and started deploying a machine learning engine (MLE) as an add-on to its standard product, and has since deployed about 10 implementations.   ToolsGroup has harnessed the power of machine learning to more accurately model demand in difficult forecasting scenarios such as trade promotions, new product introductions (NPIs), extreme seasonality, and product c Read More...
As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS

forecasting techniques  to the planning and forecasting cycles. Exposition Hall This year's APICS exhibition did not have many vendors, but those present were from diverse industry verticals. We already knew of some of the vendors, but others were new. The solution offerings ranged from inventory management, forecasting, advanced planning and scheduling (APS), transportation and warehouse management, inventory optimization, collaboration, etc. Every exhibitor showcased its solution based on its industry vertical or Read More...
How Better Inventory Planning Can Unlock New Profit Potential for Distributors
Distributors increasingly play a value-added role in the supply chain. To remain competitive, they must rapidly react to the slightest changes in demand. But

forecasting techniques  in demand. But current forecasting techniques and the tools most distributors use don’t allow the needed long-term visibility. Discover how new solutions for demand planning can address the challenges of forecasting, and reduce obsolescence and the cost of inventory investment. Read More...
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

forecasting techniques  and traditional scheduling and forecasting with process or product family-based production lines (often referred to as cells) designed to fill orders based on actual daily demand. The idea is to be flexible enough as to keep work-in-progress (WIP) moving smoothly and continuously, eliminating bottlenecks and underutilizing capacity. This particular flow derivative of the lean philosophy was developed and refined by John Costanza, who leveraged what he learned from his exposure to the Toyota Production Read More...
The Truth about Data Mining
It is now imperative that businesses be prudent. With rising volumes of data, traditional analytical techniques may not be able to discover valuable data

forecasting techniques  future values of entities, forecasting techniques need to be applied to data. For instance, by forecasting the demand for its products in the future, a retailer can plan production. Why Not OLAP or Statistics? Data mining includes advanced techniques for understanding data that far exceed the capabilities of online analytical processing (OLAP). OLAP tools provide the means to perform multidimensional analysis by using powerful algorithms for aggregating data. While OLAP can help look at the sales of a cer Read More...
Demand Commander
Demand Commander is a demand forecasting and planning solution designed for sales representatives, managers, planners, and c-level management. It can be used

forecasting techniques  Commander is a demand forecasting and planning solution designed for sales representatives, managers, planners, and c-level management. It can be used to manage customers; derive and execute sales plans; plan production, purchase, and deploy products; and present key business metrics. Demand Commander's functions include demand factor learning; model creation and competition; and consensus building. Read More...
Meet Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud
Sage recently announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor, a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise

forecasting techniques  , a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to provide companies with a daily diagnostic of inventory, reduce time spent on forecasts, and resolve the optimal investment required to achieve target fill rates. As a cloud-based subscription service, Sage Inventory Advisor should be fast to implement and accessible via a Web browser and on mobile devices. To help inform product design, Sage recently surveyed its customers to understand Read More...
Going from Good to Great
Creating a great Website depends on strategy, and the investment of time and energy in continuous improvement. Learn how techniques like search engine marketing

forecasting techniques  from Good to Great Search Engine Optimization, (SEO) is a magical word that everybody is spealing about in the online world. SEO can influence the search engine in order to show your links on the top positions for special keywords. Source : bwired Resources Related to Going from Good to Great : Search Engine Marketing (SEM) (Wikipedia) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (Wikipedia) Going from Good to Great Search Engines is also known as : Search Engine Optimisation , Search Engine Optimization Read More...
Social Engineering Can Thwart the Best Laid Security Plans
There are a lot of different social engineering techniques, but they all have the same basic idea. The trick behind social engineering is to get the user to

forecasting techniques  Engineering Can Thwart the Best Laid Security Plans Introduction    It's been my experience that a lot of IT professionals don't like to talk about social engineering. Perhaps they don't view it as a credible threat, or maybe they have a hard time accepting the idea that all of their hard work and countless hours spent securing the network could be so easily undone by the act of an end user answering an innocent question. What ever the reason, social engineering is a very real threat that needs Read More...
Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and

forecasting techniques   Read More...
Forecasting under Uncertainty Using Portfolio Navigator
The business models used to develop forecasts at the planning level can be relatively simple. Over time some of your products will exceed expectations, others

forecasting techniques  under Uncertainty Using Portfolio Navigator The business models used to develop forecasts at the planning level can be relatively simple. Over time some of your products will exceed expectations, others will fail altogether. By assembling a portfolio of projects you can optimize the overall expected value of your product development process by balancing risk/reward. This white paper reviews some of the business models and analytic processes for better forecasting. Read More...
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation
The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable

forecasting techniques  the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation, and management reporting for the enterprise-which can improve budget cycle times, drive compliance with regulatory and financial standards, help reduce external audit costs, instill confidence, and reduce business risk. With SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, functionality companies need to meet their bottom-up and top-down 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 techniques  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...
7 Practical Sales Tips
These days, nobody goes it alone. We all can use a few new techniques to help us close tough deals. This ebook outlines key sales strategies and gives you the

forecasting techniques  Practical Sales Tips These days, nobody goes it alone. We all can use a few new techniques to help us close tough deals. This ebook outlines key sales strategies and gives you the resources you need to put them into action. Some recommendations are simple; others require thoughtful business decisions. But all guarantee an immediate and long-lasting impact on your sales organization. Get a few quick sales tips you can use anywhere, anytime. Read More...

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