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Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

inventory forecasting scm  with millions of accompanying inventory asset recovery dollars slipping away annually as a consequence. The S&OP process is chartered with aggregating demand from all sources, translating that demand into a production plan, and ensuring that the sellable product is in the right place at the right time for the duration of its active life (see Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand ). In this process too, little time is afforded to the continuous assessment and Read More...
Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

inventory forecasting scm  on Advanced Inventory Management In today''s fast moving global marketplace, innovative companies are using their inventory to gain the competitive edge. Rather than manage inventory at the facility or company level, enterprising companies are using network-based inventory management software, which allows them to position their inventory where it is most needed and can provide the most profitability. By distributing inventory in its most advantageous positions, companies are able to achieve a Read More...
Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies
Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling

inventory forecasting scm  Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line. Understand how supply chain functions such as demand and inventory planning can positively impact your company. Read More...
Inventory Management Technology Strategies for Distribution
Inventory has been—and continues to be—the lifeblood of the distribution marketplace. While many companies are slow to adopt new strategies and technologies, a

inventory forecasting scm  technology areas are: a) Inventory optimization b) Forecasting system that supports some form of customer-level forecasting c) B2B collaboration platform Table 1. Technology Adoption Intentions of Distribution Companies Have Today or Budgeted Future Plans No Plans to Adopt B2B collaboration platform 21% 43% 36% Tool that optimizes inventory policies at SKU location level 27% 47% 27% Distributed order management system 31% 38% 31% Forecasting system that supports customer-level forecasting 33% 47% 20% Read More...
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

inventory forecasting scm  in lost sales, improved inventory mix, and payback improvements in promotions. Other ToolsGroup customers are using machine learning for NPIs to identify which new products will have significantly above average sales. Identifying those successful new products early on allows companies to determine the most advantageous way to allocate additional marketing, purchasing and replenishment resources to up and coming products.   For more background see TEC ’s previous blog post on ToolsGroup . 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

inventory forecasting scm  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 resource Read More...
Active RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking

inventory forecasting scm  for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking and inventory management in retail supply chain or manufacturing or service units depended heavily on manual scanning of bar code printed on each item at every strategic point. This white paper focuses on details of RFID technology and how you can automate asset tracking and inventory management of your Read More...
Adexa Collaborative Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planner
Business plans need to be built on a foundation of solid intelligence: knowing what’s coming means you can plan responses proactively. Thus, in order to build a

inventory forecasting scm  Collaborative Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planner Business plans need to be built on a foundation of solid intelligence: knowing what’s coming means you can plan responses proactively. Thus, in order to build a solid sales and operations plan, constraints through the entire supply chain need to be considered. Improving operational efficiency requires that you have the right inventory, in the right quantity, at the right time. Read More...
Accelerating the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results
Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from

inventory forecasting scm  the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find Read More...
Maple Leaf Farms Improves Inventory Control with WMS
As one of North America’s premier producers of duck products, Maple Leaf Farms knew the importance of delivering fresh, quality goods to its customers. But in

inventory forecasting scm  Leaf Farms Improves Inventory Control with WMS Maple Leaf Farms Improves Inventory Control with WMS If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. VAI is an award winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Founded in 1978, VAI is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with branch offices in Florida, California and Illinois. In conjunction with IBM, the company designs customer driven enterprise management 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

inventory forecasting scm  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...
Inventory Management: 3 Keys to Freeing Working Capital
In times of economic uncertainty, you need to actively seek out best practices in how to adopt practical working capital optimization to improve financial

inventory forecasting scm  working capital—primarily by optimizing inventory management. Read More...
The Case for a Specialised Sales Forecasting Software Solution
This white paper addresses the question “Why do you need a specialised sales forecasting software solution?” It makes the case for implementing a purpose-built

inventory forecasting scm  Case for a Specialised Sales Forecasting Software Solution This white paper addresses the question “Why do you need a specialised sales forecasting software solution?” It makes the case for implementing a purpose-built sales forecasting software tool, and provides a number of considerations and parameters that can be used to evaluate suitable solutions. Read More...
Fixed Asset Inventory: A Guide to Getting Started
Implementing a fixed asset inventory solution and performing proper accounting of assets can save time and money, reduce theft, improve planning and budgeting

inventory forecasting scm  Implementing a fixed asset inventory solution and performing proper accounting of assets can save time and money, reduce theft, improve planning and budgeting, eliminate “ghost assets,” and help an organization recover after a natural disaster. However, the importance of tracking and managing fixed assets such as land, buildings, transportation, and manufacturing equipment is often overlooked. This white paper discusses best practices for fixed asset inventory management and suggests tips for Read More...

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