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Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

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Demand Management, Inc.-Supply Chain Planning for the SMB


Demand Management Inc. has been very busy as of late, with a recent flurry of new products and features. In a series of press releases, Demand Management has recently announced the availability of the Demand Solutions platform as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering; configurable workflows that provide alerts for exceptions and escalations; a new predictive lead time capability; and new

it demand chain  capability into the solution. It will be very interesting to see how these collaboration tools are adopted and used across Demand Management''s customer base. Demand Management is clearly asserting itself in the innovation area more seriously than it has for some time. Something tells us that this SMB-focused supply chain planning vendor will have a lot of interesting things to talk about at this year’s  DSCover Summit 2013 event . Recent Demand Management Press Releases: Demand Management Incorporates Read More

Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye


Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to adopt a way to gaining better visibility into their supply chain, they quickly realize that it’s not as simple as it seems. While achieving the right type of visibility is the first step, leveraging it to take quick and effective action is the key to its success.

it demand chain  and how they want it will win '' this requires an excessively responsive supply chain based on multi-enterprise visibility and coordination. In an outsourced environment a balance is required, where manufacturing operations are managed by contract manufacturers (CMs) and suppliers. However, brand owners actively coordinate activities across the virtual enterprise to ensure the desired outcome. This is necessary because despite transferring the manufacturing of a product, brand owners ultimately remain Read More

Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

it demand chain  primary company—which means that it has difficulty in tracking total units sold at a particular time. This causes further planning and procurement headaches, since information is not up to date. Demand planning, sales forecasting, and inventory replenishment are compromised as a result. This disadvantage is usually a determining factor that motivates many companies to keep their supply chains within the organization. RFID Outsourcing A volatile and constantly changing RFID market is opening the door to Read More

Order Forecast Collaboration: Benefits for the Entire Demand Chain


When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available. Successful order forecast collaboration requires all members to share risks if forecasts vary, and to discuss issues as they arise. Accurate order forecasts drive sales increases, inventory decreases, and better decisions. With so many benefits across the entire demand chain, shouldn’t you look into order forecast collaboration with your partners?

it demand chain  orders with little warning. It became clear that sharing information would benefit both suppliers and retailers. Initial collaborative efforts focused on sharing retail POS data with suppliers so they could more quickly read changes in consumer buying patterns. Key demand chain drivers such as future promotions or new store openings were not included when looking purely at sales history. The collaboration evolved into sharing demand forecasts, but this approach also had its struggles. Forecasting future Read More

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

it demand chain  same database, which makes it possible to maintain information needed by both the planning and execution at a single point. Though evident only in demonstration, the collaboration potential of the combined solution was impressive. New forecast requirements can be communicated to ASC, residing at the manufacturer, by retailers via a web browser interface. An alert is automatically generated and can get the attention of distribution planning personnel by a variety of modes, including an easy-to-understand Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

it demand chain  chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More

E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS


E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation, supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies.

it demand chain  stuff for the buyer, it must develop a new product, ramp up inventory, handle obsolete inventory, etc. SERUS adds cloud-based capabilities in collaboration and managing process intellectual property (IP), NPI, and engineering change orders (ECOs). The solution can track detailed semiconductor material flows and processing steps within manufacturing facilities (outsourced or owned) and provide near real-time visibility, operations performance, and test analytics.   SERUS’ supplier contract compliance Read More

Enterprise On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide


This guide provides a feature list comparison of 12 on-demand CRM products for businesses.

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Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

it demand chain  of control over performance. It also requires sharing supply chain strategies with a third party. Both of these factors may impact the ability to maintain a competitive advantage over the long term. SCP Applications Tend to Be Critical to Achieving Business Objectives Unless a manufacturer is in the enviable position of having no competition, or demand that far exceeds supply, its ability to deliver the right product at the right time and the right price will help separate it from the competition. That Read More

Demand Management Inc.


Founded in 1985, Demand Solutions provides supply and demand planning software to small and midsized enterprises. More than 2,000 customers in over 70 countries use Demand Solutions for demand planning and forecasting, inventory planning and replenishment, collaboration, sales and operations planning (S&OP), advanced planning and scheduling (APS), and point-of-sale (POS) management. The company is committed to helping customers solve problems such as excess inventory, low customer service levels, product seasonality, long lead times, and low inventory turns. Demand Solutions has offices in over 20 countries, and has seven major support centers worldwide.

it demand chain  management. The company is committed to helping customers solve problems such as excess inventory, low customer service levels, product seasonality, long lead times, and low inventory turns. Demand Solutions has offices in over 20 countries, and has seven major support centers worldwide. Read More

Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain


Global fashion supply chains face a “perfect storm” of risk factors, ranging from volatile materials prices and skyrocketing shipping costs, to uncertainty about the outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help.

it demand chain  outcome of legislative trade initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Download this white paper to find out how NGC’s Web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Global Sourcing system can help. Read More

IT Epidemic: Treating IT Client Relationship Breakdown


The frequency of breakdowns in the IT client relationship is reaching epidemic proportions. Indeed, an IT client breakdown is comparable to the onset of an illness. If caught early enough, treatment is often relatively painless. However, if left to advance to the later stages, or full maturity, the treatment will not only be invasive, but also require significant recovery time.

it demand chain  Epidemic: Treating IT Client Relationship Breakdown The frequency of breakdowns in the IT client relationship is reaching epidemic proportions. Indeed, an IT client breakdown is comparable to the onset of an illness. If caught early enough, treatment is often relatively painless. However, if left to advance to the later stages, or full maturity, the treatment will not only be invasive, but also require significant recovery time. Read More

Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain


Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning capabilities that have been given new relevance with the advent of B2B collaboration.

it demand chain  SyteLine ERP suite, although it maintains that the new product will also work with competitive systems. eSyte complements SyteLine APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling), software acquired from Pritsker Corporation in 1999 but was developed in-house by Frontstep, Symix''s independent subsidiary. Market Impact The advent of B2B collaboration has given new relevance to multi-site capacity and material planning. Though many APS vendors developed these types of applications years ago, they had only marginal Read More

Supply Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite.

it demand chain  Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More