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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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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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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 environments.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  customers using purely traditional MRP methodology are often unable to meet the demands for agility and responsiveness that consumers at the end of the supply chain are requesting. To make things worse, with product life cycles decreasing, it means that manufacturing and distribution are increasing in complexity. For the manufacturer, this translates into a need to better manage customer demands and expectations, and to respond accordingly. With ever shorter product life cycles in fashion due to shifts Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

mrp increase forecast accuracy  being a black-box rigid MRP system with infinite capacity, APO acts as an open MRP of sorts, where users can modify the MRP business logic via rules. To the best of our knowledge, the following are the core APO modules, all of which share the same data model, and in many cases the same or similar user interface (UI): DP—Demand Planning SNP—Supply Network Planning PP/DS—Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling SNC—Supply Network Collaboration GATP—Global ATP CIF—Common Interface Function, Read More

Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean


There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there are a few relatively simple steps that will help any enterprise make its supply chain lean. In this article, we will touch on these simple measures—measures that any company can take.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  operate with one single MRP process. Consider that company that manufactures in a make-to-stock (MTS) mode, whose executives feel that this single MTS enterprise system is adequate for their needs. This attitude is fine—if a manufacturer has a stable, predictable demand for all of its products. But in reality, few manufacturers have the luxury of flat demand. More often the rule of Pareto is applicable. This rule suggests that 20 percent of products have a stable demand, and you can manufacture 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 increase 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 Read More

Trends for 2011: Botnets and Dynamic Malware


Crimeware (malware related to computer crimes committed in order to gain financial profit) has proven its maturity by the increase in the number of malicious programs to which the term can be legitimately applied, as well as the increase in the proportion of this kind of malware to more traditional malicious code. This report reviews the main trends as regards malicious programs and antivirus security.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  for 2011: Botnets and Dynamic Malware Crimeware (malware related to computer crimes committed in order to gain financial profit) has proven its maturity by the increase in the number of malicious programs to which the term can be legitimately applied, as well as the increase in the proportion of this kind of malware to more traditional malicious code. This report reviews the main trends as regards malicious programs and antivirus security. Read More

Dundas BI Product Overview: Increase Efficiencies with Faster Performance to Visual Data Analytics, Dashboards & Reports


It’s more important than ever that each member of your organization’s analytics team has quick and easy access to data, from any location. But the ability to get the latest information is not enough—your team also has to have the ability to create meaningful visualizations and reports that can be easily modified as new data becomes available. Dundas Business Intelligence (BI) offers a powerful, fully customizable interactive dashboard tool developed specifically with the mobile device analytics team member in mind. Enterprise-ready with security controls in place, Dundas BI can be adopted easily by many users across a wide variety of device types, allowing all members of your analytics team to access real-time information from any location no matter where they are or what device they’re using. The intuitive design and multiple visualization options means interaction with data can occur as it becomes available in real time, allowing the performance of tasks to be based on the best information available.

The ability to respond to trend changes in real time is vital for the execution of meaningful analytics to occur. In this overview, you'll read about the key features and benefits provided by Dundas BI and learn how you can get analytics working even harder for your organization through the improvement of compliance and availability of a consistent user experience. By implementing Dundas BI, your company can develop best practices by increasing the depth and rapidity of insights and can empower your organization to reach goals faster, for better business success.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  BI Product Overview: Increase Efficiencies with Faster Performance to Visual Data Analytics, Dashboards & Reports It’s more important than ever that each member of your organization’s analytics team has quick and easy access to data, from any location. But the ability to get the latest information is not enough—your team also has to have the ability to create meaningful visualizations and reports that can be easily modified as new data becomes available. Dundas Business Intelligence (BI) Read More

Managing Change: Service-Oriented Component Architecture


Technology can be used to achieve competitive advantages, increase customer service and loyalty, and increase efficiency, but technology can also cause vendor lock-in and escalating costs. Learn how the object orientation, and service oriented architecture features in IFS Service-Oriented Component Architecture can help develop agile business software.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  Change: Service-Oriented Component Architecture Technology can be used to achieve competitive advantages, increase customer service and loyalty, and increase efficiency, but technology can also cause vendor lock-in and escalating costs. Learn how the object orientation, and service oriented architecture features in IFS Service-Oriented Component Architecture can help develop agile business software. Read More

Governance, Risk, and Compliance for Life Sciences Companies: Institutionalize Compliance to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity


Issues of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) affect nearly everything life sciences companies do. But you shouldn’t approach GRC in an ad hoc manner—implementing point solutions one after another in response to regulatory demands as they arise. This is inefficient and costly—and may result in non-compliance, due to lack of transparency. Learn how an enterprise-wide GRC approach to compliance management can help.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  Risk, and Compliance for Life Sciences Companies: Institutionalize Compliance to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity Governance, Risk, and Compliance for Life Sciences Companies: Institutionalize Compliance to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and developmen Read More

Increase Technology Rollout Service Efficiency


When companies have technology rollouts to deploy on a nationwide or global scale, service efficiency is critical. By understanding the details of the Rollout Services Model, they can avoid the potential nightmares of project implementation and increase the chances that projects are completed on time and within budget. Learn how to evaluate a technology rollout company effectively and ensure that you are getting the most efficient and cost-effective implementation system for your technology deployment projects.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  Technology Rollout Service Efficiency When companies have technology rollouts to deploy on a nationwide or global scale, service efficiency is critical. By understanding the details of the Rollout Services Model, they can avoid the potential nightmares of project implementation and increase the chances that projects are completed on time and within budget. Learn how to evaluate a technology rollout company effectively and ensure that you are getting the most efficient and cost-effective Read More

Case Study: CBH Group


Facing a projected 400 percent increase in transactional volumes for its key grain handling application, CBH Group needed to boost performance, resilience, and availability. Learn how the company’s new server consolidation and virtualization program helped it achieve a 400 percent increase in transaction volumes, cut costs, reduce power and cooling requirements, and enable rapid response to new business requirements.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  Study: CBH Group Facing a projected 400 percent increase in transactional volumes for its key grain handling application, CBH Group needed to boost performance, resilience, and availability. Learn how the company’s new server consolidation and virtualization program helped it achieve a 400 percent increase in transaction volumes, cut costs, reduce power and cooling requirements, and enable rapid response to new business requirements. Read More

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mrp increase forecast accuracy  Ways to Increase Efficiencies with SuccessFactors Employee Central Start by managing all of your core human resources (HR) data in the cloud, then open up a full 360-degree view of your employees with integration from talent management and third party-solutions. Follow these five recommendations to streamline processes and increase efficiencies for small to medium-size businesses. Read More

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 increase 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

Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial


Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the "quantity of one" (i.e., through the so-called mixed-model production), while keeping inventories to a minimum and shortening cycle times in order to quickly fill customer orders.

mrp increase forecast accuracy  JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial Flow Manufacturing The lean manufacturing support philosophy has recently received increased interest, potentially allowing it to break like a huge wave across industry. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s have been burdened with the liability of carrying on some well-publicized Material Requirements Planning (MRP) problems like complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows and unnecessary transactions, activities, and data Read More