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How to Improve the Accuracy of Your Forecasts


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increase forecast accuracy scm  Demand Forecasting Activity , Increase Forecast Accuracy . Helping Distributors Maximize Business Potential Through Education and World-Class Technology From Microsoft Business Solutions Our goal is to help distributors reach their maximum business potential by delivering connected solutions designed to meet unique business processes through trusted partnerships and ongoing service. This report is the third in a series of white papers designed to help forward-thinking distributors increase efficiency, Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now


If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain management software should be postponed. If you do have some pain in one or more of these areas, then you can follow the concepts in this article to understand the potential of supply chain management software to fix the cause of the pain and improve your bottom line. This part discusses the challenge of limited time to perform analysis.

increase forecast accuracy scm  to reduce costs and increase the rate and quality of innovation through a collaborative design process within your enterprise, as well as among you, your suppliers, and your customers. Collaborative Forecasting and Planning    If you track the accuracy of your forecasts, then you have some idea whether or not your company anticipates marketplace requirements well. However, you must look beyond the aggregate annual revenue projection. To understand the impact of demand planning on operations, it must 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) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in

increase forecast accuracy scm  of demand patterns to increase forecast accuracy at the level of granularity required for supply chain planning and execution. EDS is designed to work with demand signals within the enterprise as well as external signals such as downstream point of sale (POS) data contained in Demand Signal Repositories (DSR). The offering helps improve performance of traditional time-series based forecasting systems that focus on historical information but ignore current demand signals. With embedded analytics and Read More

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 more accurate. You can make an assumption on how much improvement might be possible. This part discusses the challenge of performing the data analysis.

increase forecast accuracy scm  costing data that may increase the breadth and depth of decision support from a supply chain management application. This concludes part three of a four part note. Part One covered We need to know now! Part Two covered We are looking for the vendor to tell us! Part Four contains links to the prior parts. About the Author    MARK WELLS has extensive experience on many aspects of supply chain management from within the industry, as a supply chain consultant, and as part of a software development Read More

SAP Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing


SAP has announced the general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application, with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and business planning processes. The idea is to transform supply chains to become demand-driven or even market-driven, whereby supply chain professionals and their marketing counterparts can work more closely together. Capabilities within the

increase forecast accuracy scm  leading to an eventual increase in sales revenue and decrease in inventory costs. Demand sensing specialists such as Terra Technology and ToolsGroup  should be on alert. Read More

How Shared Services Can Increase Your Organization’s Efficiency and Productivity


By consolidating common functions so that fewer people and systems are supporting a broader group of business units, shared services can help your company leverage economies of scale in these areas. However, before you can successfully execute such a change, the people and systems of your organization need to be ready. This white paper discusses the steps that need to be considered when moving to a shared-services model.

increase forecast accuracy scm  Shared Services Can Increase Your Organization’s Efficiency and Productivity By consolidating common functions so that fewer people and systems are supporting a broader group of business units, shared services can help your company leverage economies of scale in these areas. However, before you can successfully execute such a change, the people and systems of your organization need to be ready. This white paper discusses the steps that need to be considered when moving to a shared-services model. Read More

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Technologies can streamline existing processes (which are often paper-based in small to medium-size businesses), making the process faster, reviews more effective, goals much clearer, and results easier to track. Leverage more efficient and effective performance and goal management processes in your small to medium-size business by following these five steps.

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The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


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SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances


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increase forecast accuracy scm  main drivers behind the increase in supply chain complexity for businesses of all sizes. We have come to the point where looking abroad  is no longer the sole prerogative of large organizations—small to medium businesses are also increasingly interested in outsourcing. In the guide, I’ll discuss approaches to handling multiple partners and agents, and the challenges of integrating them into your chain. Other points of discussion: the challenges of managing a large volume of communication, and the Read More

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