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Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

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N-Tier Demand Management


The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This has led many to recommend an n-tier approach to demand management, where everyone gets visibility to the end-customer demand at the same time. In practice, very few companies have been able to actually realize this vision. There are some practical approaches that a few leading suppliers deep in the supply chain are have taken to successfully mitigate the bull-whip effect.

mrp forecast accuracy  they have in their MRP plans for individual parts. [1] Aggregating by customer is only worth effort for your top customers (e.g. the top 20% of customers comprising 80% of demand). Demand from smaller customers can be aggregated by channel. [2] Sell-through means knowing your channels'' sales data, in this case the actual sales of the OEM, rather than consumption into their production lines. Avoiding the Multi-Counting Trap Suppliers that are several layers removed from the end-customer in multi-tier suppl Read More

Zemeter


Zemeter Demand Planner helps planning, forecasting, sales, and operations arrive at a single set of numbers, so everyone is managing from the same set of data. Zemeter facilitates ease of use and minimizes the effort required to regularly contribute to a demand plan. Zemeter does the up-front work by providing a baseline forecast in views that are meaningful to the various users. The product provides both a reporting and performance engine, with online analytical processing (OLAP) functionality that helps draw the team’s attention to areas costing the company money due to lost sales and unprofitable decisions. Zemeter enhances the timeliness and accuracy of dynamic collaborative demand planning. In addition to Demand Planner, the product modules include Business Analyst, Inventory Planner, Supply Planner, Finite Scheduler, Network Optimizer, Knowledge Repository, and the prepackaged, streamlined Zemeter S&OP product for small to midsized manufacturers. Zemeter modules run on an easy-to-use Microsoft platform, and provide the same intuitive Outlook and Excel interfaces. SCC offices are located in Wilmington, Delaware (US) and Antwepen (Belgium).  

mrp forecast accuracy  Zemeter Demand Planner helps planning, forecasting, sales, and operations arrive at a single set of numbers, so everyone is managing from the same set of data. Zemeter facilitates ease of use and minimizes the effort required to regularly contribute to a demand plan. Zemeter does the up-front work by providing a baseline forecast in views that are meaningful to the various users. The product provides both a reporting and performance engine, with online analytical processing (OLAP) functionality that Read More

Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 2


Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain management (SCM) provider Logility. The blog post then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join. The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand

mrp forecast accuracy  of  material requirements planning (MRP) ,  enterprise resource planning (ERP) , and legacy enterprise applications, such as Microsoft Dynamics or SAP Business One . Other than on an individual opportunity basis, Optiant is not likely to provide major benefits to Demand Solutions customers, who are typically much smaller in size with simpler  supply chain networks . Leveraging a Two-brand Product Strategy I am not sure whether Demand Solutions has been a major growth engine within Logility, but it ce Read More

Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships


Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs) can help both sides leverage the supply chain to manage change. Find out about a solution that can help you create a successful collaboration strategy that optimizes your supply chain.

mrp forecast accuracy  partial sites into full MRP sites. Kinaxis has been very key in helping us here, because we don''t want to lose any of the functionality we have in our current model, Sforza says. Lucent is also planning to migrate into the RapidResponse web environment, which will enhance its ability to collaborate with partners and enable users to access the application from multiple sites worldwide. Currently, Lucent has three production environments with the following data sources: the global supply planning server, Read More

Sage Fixed Assets


A trusted name in fixed asset management for 30 years, Sage Fixed Assets solutions help eliminate redundant data entry, increase accuracy, and reduce costs while guarding against regulatory noncompliance. By combining numerous tax and accounting rules, as well as more than 50 depreciation methods and an intuitive interface, Sage Fixed Assets delivers the most complete fixed asset management solution available. With comprehensive depreciation calculations for financial and tax reporting, asset inventory tracking and reconciliation, construction-in-progress management, and customized reporting, companies can effectively manage every step of the fixed asset lifecycle—from acquisition to disposal.

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Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions


In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to support their product-specific Lean value-streams. Technology is a key element in the success of Lean manufacturing, and should be selected with an eye to the entire value-stream. Infor examines all elements of a Lean value-stream in this must-read white paper.

mrp forecast accuracy  the elimination of the MRP process, an element of ERP systems, as a planning and scheduling tool. This, unfortunately, often is perceived as a statement that ERP systems have no place in Lean. In truth, MRP processes can be utilized as strategic elements in Lean manufacturing and are integral components of strong ERP systems. ERP systems should be selected with an eye to the entire value stream not just the supply chain… Lean and ERP: Perfect Together In a perfect world, prior to product manufacture, a Read More

Made2Manage Systems, Inc.: M2M From A2Z For SMEs?


Made2Manage, grasping the requirements of its SME target market, has been completing its evolution from a vendor of traditional MRP software to a provider of holistic business applications, including integrated front office, back office, business intelligence and e-business capabilities. However, the company’s future is not without significant challenges.

mrp forecast accuracy  a vendor of traditional MRP software to a provider of holistic business applications, including integrated front office, back office, business intelligence and e-business capabilities for its target market - small-to-medium manufacturing enterprises (SME). Made2Manage has shown a good understanding of the needs of its customers, who typically wish to acquire most of their business applications from a single source while coping with very limited IT resources. To that end, Made2Manage still offers its core Read More

Case Study: Newman Technology


Newman Technology realized it needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for production accuracy and accountability. This case study looks at their results with software from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

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Extending BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively


Business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics use different means but can be applied together to improve the decision process at all levels of an organization. By increasing the ability to monitor and analyze data and generate predictions, BI and predictive analytics can help an organization gain proactive control of its business. TEC analyst JorgeGarcía explains how.

mrp forecast accuracy  BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively Business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics use different means but can be applied together to improve the decision process at all levels of an organization. By increasing the ability to monitor and analyze data and generate predictions, BI and predictive analytics can help an organization gain proactive control of its business. TEC analyst JorgeGarcía explains how. Read More

MRP II and the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance


The United States manufacturing industry is more productive than that in many countries, and jobs are growing. But for these trends to continue, U.S. manufacturers will have to keep their edge by investing in technologies that allow them to do what they do better, faster, and more efficiently. One of the key components of enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages is called manufacturing resource planning (MRP-II) or, as it is also known today, sales and operations planning (SOP). Download this paper to find out how MRP-II can help you manage change.

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Giving Service Companies a Fast Start: SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program


Whatever you offer as a service provider, success depends on how well you manage key accounts to ensure long-term relationships and the highest possible margins. But with today’s challenges, it’s difficult to maintain market share, let alone grow. SAP’s All-in-One fast-start program offers a solution that can help you maximize client and service-line profitability by supporting industry best practices. Learn more.

mrp forecast accuracy  SAP Business One , MRP Systems As a service provider, you need to provide value to your clients efficiently and cost-effectively. The SAP® Business All-in-One solution supports use of the best practices in the services industry, and the fast-start program helps you to implement it quickly. Whether you offer IT services or strategic consulting, your success depends on how well you manage your key accounts to ensure long-term relationships and the highest possible margins. In the current climate of intense Read More

Connect and Optimize: Microsoft Dynamics Solutions in Industrial Equipment Manufacturing


Leading industrial equipment manufacturers are using new technology strategies to improve accuracy in quotations and configurations, improve customer satisfaction, increase supply chain visibility, and grow service revenues. Learn how to connect and optimize operations and create amazing customer experiences, for agility, low total cost of ownership, and fast time to market.

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Exact MAX ERP


Exact MAX helps you unlock the power of MRP with top-notch manufacturing software for food processors, medical device manufacturers and electronics manufacturers.With powerful and flexible batch processing, part management, and production planning features, MAX is particularly well-adept at fulfilling the needs of contract service providers, but can also be successfully deployed in full-service manufacturing facilities. A user-friendly MRP manufacturing software solution that helps you manage business processes from order-entry to production planning and on through to fulfillment, MAX is designed to fit the way you do business.MAX MRP manufacturing software also maintains an open architecture that allows you to integrate with smart machines on the shop floor, which streamlines your man-machine interface and results in fewer human errors and real-time inventory updates that you can share with your customers and suppliers.

mrp forecast accuracy  unlock the power of MRP with top-notch manufacturing software for food processors, medical device manufacturers and electronics manufacturers.With powerful and flexible batch processing, part management, and production planning features, MAX is particularly well-adept at fulfilling the needs of contract service providers, but can also be successfully deployed in full-service manufacturing facilities. A user-friendly MRP manufacturing software solution that helps you manage business processes from order-en Read More