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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 planning  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
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Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works
Organizations today realize that although strategies focusing on outsourcing transportation, e-business and new distribution models are important, these are all

inventory planning  Two: How It Works Inventory Planning & Optimization Solutions Inventory optimization software is the most recent addition to the suite of Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions. Software companies like JustEnough and i2 have emerged as leaders in this space. These solutions establish the optimal mix between inventory investment and service levels for each inventory item at each location within an organization. Inventory Planning and Optimization solutions do not process transactions. Rather, they use the 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

inventory planning  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 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
Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply

inventory planning  the reduction of dead inventory Improving forecast accuracy for better planning Calculating safety stock appropriate to risk/service required Makes the company more effi cient Increasing automated ordering usage facilitates customer service and effi ciency Increasing inventory turns to improve profitability Allowing fewer expedites will keep costs in check Identifying service risk items before stock outs occur Improving supplier management lowers expedite costs, product holding costs and shortages with fe Read More
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

inventory planning  specialized functionality such as Inventory Planning and Optimization. Often there is a misconception that Inventory Planning & Optimization software performs the same functions as the MRP (material requirements planning) module, the Item Master modules and ordering module of an ERP system. Some of these differences between an ERP and the value of Inventory Planning and Optimization Solutions are explained in this document. A good way to introduce Inventory Planning and Optimization (Inventory management) Read More
Line Planning: It's Much More than Planning Your Line
Line planning is vital for the development of each season’s fashion collection. Both retailers and brands must closely manage the development of their lines to

inventory planning  Planning: It's Much More than Planning Your Line Line planning is vital for the development of each season’s fashion collection. Both retailers and brands must closely manage the development of their lines to ensure tight focus on the right products, key deadlines, and cost and profit margins. But many companies only scratch the surface of line planning’s true potential. Line planning is much more than you may have thought—and it's for retailers and brands of all shapes and sizes. Read More
Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

inventory planning  Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. Read More
4 Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning
So you’ve determined that you need to develop a succession planning strategy in anticipation of the retirement of key personnel. Now what? How do you identify

inventory planning  Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning To effectively undertake a succession planning initiative at your organization, you must first identify your company’s long-term goals. Often companies know what they would “like” to see happen over the next three to five years, but don’t necessarily know how to put their ideas into practice. As a company grows and its business strategy evolves, its leadership needs can change significantly. To meet these needs, companies must adjust their talent Read More
Why Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding
I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured,

inventory planning  Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured, what the heck … When you really think about it, selecting ERP software does have many similarities to planning a wedding—right down to the uncertainty of whether or not you’ve chosen the right solution or, in the case of your wedding, partner to spend a lifetime with. While I� Read More
Adaptive Planning
Adaptive Planning provides world-class security and uptime. We partner with an IT services firm for datacenter operations, including infrastructure services

inventory planning  Planning Adaptive Planning provides world-class security and uptime. We partner with an IT services firm for datacenter operations, including infrastructure services, physical security, and backup and disaster recovery services. Additionally, the Adaptive Planning solution features the strongest encryption protocols; user IDs, passwords, and granular user access controls; and a multi-tenant architecture that keeps every company’s data separate from others. Many customers comment that because we Read More
Logistics Planning Associates
Logistics Planning Associates, LLC is a supply chain software and consulting business offering solutions to complex planning problems. The company's primary

inventory planning  Planning Associates Logistics Planning Associates, LLC is a supply chain software and consulting business offering solutions to complex planning problems. The company's primary product, PSI Planner, was designed to offer manufacturers and distributors a solution for supply chain planning that is not high-cost. Logistics Planning Associates is based in New Jersey, USA. Read More
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

inventory planning  that lead to reduced inventory throughout the supply chain, shorter lead times, and faster cycle times, all enabling improved response to customer demands. Consequently, many vendors have bolstered their commitment to lean manufacturing practices with functionality designed to promote rapid response to customer orders based on demand pull . This includes kanban and mixed-mode manufacturing, which makes several different parts or products in varying lot sizes, so a factory will produce close to the same Read More
Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon
Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to

inventory planning  Inventory into a Strategic Weapon Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how. Read More
A Practical Framework for Business Intelligence and Planning in Midsize Companies
Every company needs a clear set of goals and objectives to achieve maximum benefits from its business intelligence (BI) and planning projects. But a company

inventory planning  Practical Framework for Business Intelligence and Planning in Midsize Companies Every company needs a clear set of goals and objectives to achieve maximum benefits from its business intelligence (BI) and planning projects. But a company must do more than state its goals to achieve its BI and planning objectives. It needs a working framework that provides a blueprint for success. Learn how a software solution can provide essential BI and planning functions while setting the stage for future growth. Read More
RockySoft Inventory Management Suite
RockySoft's Web-based inventoy management modules for distribution and manufacturing include Active Inventory Manager, Demand Management, Demand

inventory planning  Inventory Management Suite RockySoft's Web-based inventoy management modules for distribution and manufacturing include Active Inventory Manager, Demand Management, Demand Collaboration Portal, Economic Order Manager, Requirements Planner, Capable to Promise, Supplier Portal, and Vendor Managed Inventory. Read More

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