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Planning at the Business Unit Level
Planning at the business unit level is most commonly done in spreadsheets, with cost center inputs gathered using workbook templates that are difficult to

life planning  at the Business Unit Level Planning at the business unit level is most commonly done in spreadsheets, with cost center inputs gathered using workbook templates that are difficult to format and consolidate. While business units can’t escape from “spreadsheet hell” using a corporate business performance management (BPM) system, they can streamline planning and analysis processes with the right software solution. Find out how. Read More...
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

life planning  driven Planning in Manufacturing Push versus Pull In traditional manufacturing, the time and cost of changeover to produce different products is high, as are the costs of inventory, planning, and expediting. Thus, goods are pushed through production at levels determined by often inaccurate scheduling and forecasting tools common in material resource planning (MRP II) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. These levels often exceed demand, resulting in building excess finished inventory, whil Read More...
Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning
Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing

life planning  With ever shorter product life cycles in fashion due to shifts in buying trends and marketers attempting to best guess what fickle consumers will desire from season to season, the supply chain cannot afford items that sit on shelves (tying up capital and facing obsolescence). Whether these items are finished products, components, or subassemblies becomes irrelevant in this scenario. Therefore, there is a real need to reduce inventory throughout the supply chain nodes. For example, carmakers tend to see Read More...
Infor M3 to Handle Fresh Food Planning
Infor has announce plans to deliver a range of enhancements to Infor M3 (formerly Intentia Movex). The enhancements will include the development of Infor M3

life planning  produce ultra-fresh food (counting shelf-life in days rather than weeks and months). Infor M3 FFP is designed to deliver a new way of planning fresh food production, as these manufacturers are continually caught between being out of stock and having stock that is past its shelf-life. The new concept of “forecast pacing” will provide detailed insight into current and historical flow of orders—down to the hourly level. This should helps manufacturers refine forecasts within the tool and reduce costly Read More...
ERP Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company
What makes your enterprise resource planning (ERP) requirements difficult for most vendors to satisfy? As a life sciences company, you have operational

life planning  Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) ERP Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company Life Sciences is also known as : Life Science Companies , Life Sciences Industry , Life Sciences Trade Network , Life Sciences Community , Life Sciences Definition , Life Sciences Research , Life Sciences Library , Life Sciences Database , Life Science Skills , Life Sciences , Life Science Companies , Life Sciences Industry , Life Sciences Trade Network , Life Read More...
How to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System
The features available in today’s sales and operations planning (SOP) systems make these systems indispensable assets for an organization. Reporting tools and

life planning  to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System Sales and operations planning (SOP) is one of the more critical functions an organization must undertake, as its effects span across various departments, and have the potential to directly influence the organization’s profits. A successful SOP department harmonizes the different beats of each division into an agreeable melody. It is definitely a challenge to find an effective tool that can merge the data from different systems to create a coherent Read More...
Taking Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans

life planning  Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans. However, one critical success factor that can easily get overlooked is that the “quality” of the entire S&OP process is only as good as the data and the detailed demand and supply plans that support it. Read More...
Thriving and Surviving in a Turbulent World Part Two: Planning and Its Results
This article outlines the planning and results of an adaptive management process for manufacturing executives, who employ demand and supply chain planning

life planning  the loss of a life. The same goes for a business taking a ride through troubled times. Some would claim that there is so much uncertainty that there is no need for planning. Others believe that maintaining their deterministic forecasts and plans will be sufficient if coupled with basic what-if scenarios. Both attitudes are dangerous. For example, Figure 3 shows the demand expectations for a product. The company is now at Week 1. It first shows that the level of bookings is around 200 units per week (for t Read More...
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

life planning  Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success. Source : Microsoft Dynamics Resources Read More...
The Banking Industry: Planning the Road Ahead
Effective planning is integral to the success of a bank. It helps define and ensure the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Understanding and

life planning  Banking Industry: Planning the Road Ahead Effective planning is integral to the success of a bank. It helps define and ensure the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Understanding and implementing the planning cycle, which leverages forecasting, operational metrics, and multidimensional analyses can help management determine the feasibility of a strategy. An enterprise-wide, integrated planning and forecasting environment that reaches business units, products, customer segments, and Read More...
How-to Guide: Justify a Supply Chain Planning System
Have you come to the conclusion that your company needs a supply chain planning system? Do you need to provide management and other key decision makers with

life planning  to Guide: Justify a Supply Chain Planning System Have you come to the conclusion that your company needs a supply chain planning system? Do you need to provide management and other key decision makers with reasons why you need a supply chain planning system? One way that a supply chain planning system can help you is by enforcing best practices and processes. Get more details on this and 10 other reasons why you should implement a supply chain system that works for you. Read More...
BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Find out about this business process management (BPM) product''s strengths and challenges, and gain analyst

life planning  Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Founded in 1972 and currently based in Waldorf (Germany), SAP AG is well known for developing one of the most popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, the SAP ERP system.   In 2007, SAP acquired France-based BusinessObjects, at the time one of the leaders in the business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) spaces. With this acquisition, SAP gained entrance to the BI space as a bona fide Read More...
Collaborative Demand Planning
In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and

life planning  Demand Planning In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results. Read More...
Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit - September 23/24, Mexico
Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit – September 23/24, Mexico. Don''t miss out onrevolutionary trends shaping your industry at the Financial For...

life planning  Forecasting & Planning Summit - September 23/24, Mexico Don''t miss out on revolutionary trends shaping your industry at the Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit . At this exciting, one-of-a-kind summit, you''ll learn how to positively engage senior leadership around financial forecasts and reviews, use the financial forecast as the vehicle to drive accountability for results, optimize the role of Financial Forecasting & Planning in your company, and develop an approach to a single repeatable 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

life planning  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 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 Read More...

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