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Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand


An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable amount of expediting, and improved customer service. Several guidelines are suggested to improve a firm's sales and operations planning process and the effectiveness of each product's game plan. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

mrp market forecasting  replenishment method based on MRP logic. Other Sources of Demand Visibility of all demands is critical to formulating an effective S&OP game plan. Surprise demands can cause shortages that impact customer service or production and result in expediting. Some sources of demand may need interpretation or alternative ways to express the demand, as illustrated in the following examples. Customer Schedules . Customer schedules represent a combination of sales orders (in the near-term) and forecast (in the Read More

A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

mrp market forecasting  costing, etc. Manufacturing —enabling MRP, MPS, capacity requirements planning (CRP), shop floor control (SFC), labor entry, material variances, etc. Purchasing and accounts payable (A/P) —enabling segmented requisitions and purchase orders, accounting controls, vendor performance reports, etc. Sales, customer relationship management (CRM) and accounts receivable (A/R) —enabling 360-degree customer views, sales quotes, multidimensional pricing schedules, sales contacts, incidents, to-do lists, Read More

SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies


Packaged solutions for the chemicals industry are available from SAP and selected partners. Still, given a number of other viable solutions, prospective users will have to decide whether SAP would indeed be the best solution without the packaged option.

mrp market forecasting  and material requirements planning [MRP]), and then going through product development (recipe management, customer collaboration, and quality management [QM]), procurement, manufacturing, and sales and distribution. The process loop closes with financials and controlling (the flagship SAP FI/CO module, which features product cost controlling, profitability analysis, and overhead cost controlling). About the Authors Predrag Jakovljevic is a principal analyst with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), with Read More

ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary


Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific functionality with the flexibility to accommodate each company's unique processes goes a long way toward improving the functional fit and the speed of implementation.

mrp market forecasting  JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP . Still, while some tout that regardless of the industry, type of manufacturing environment, or product volumes, flow manufacturing principles can be implemented successfully, the concept has not been all things to all people so far. It is still challenging or even unsuitable to deploy in a jobbing shop that does highly configure-to-order (CTO) or unique engineer-to-order (ETO) products having high setup times and long lead times, although it has been occasionally deployed Read More

Mid-Market Strategy: International Enterprise Solutions


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mrp market forecasting  manufacturing resource planning II (MRP II) solution for mid-market manufacturers and their international subsidiaries, GSI Transcomm , a US provider of distribution and financial applications called TOLAS , and the Geode product from Geodis Logistics , a European WMS solution. Consequently, Adonix started rewriting its solution in 1997 after the Prodstar''s acquisition and released the first version of Adonix X3 in 1999. However, the combined Adonix legacy applications are installed in over 4,000 sites, Read More

Enterprise Incentive Management Leader Responds to Market Demands


The market for enterprise incentive management (EIM) products is in its early stages and is rapidly evolving. Callidus Software is the EIM vendor of choice for some of the largest companies in the world.

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Enterprise Software Product Outsourcing: A Fresh Perspective for Mid-market Vendors


Creating outsourcing centers is a viable option for companies under pressure to develop quality products with tight time and budget restraints. Mid-market companies, however, often do not have this option, but can still benefit from partnering with an outsourcing provider.

mrp market forecasting  Software Product Outsourcing: A Fresh Perspective for Mid-market Vendors Introduction Software development and implementation outsourcing, and business process outsourcing has been big buzzwords for the past five years, and everyone seems to want to get on the outsourcing bandwagon . Some large vendors have even gone ahead to set up their own development centers in outsourcing countries such as India and Russia. But what about mid-sized vendors that currently develop their enterprise-level Read More

Inventory Management Report: Driving the Fastest ROI for the Mid-market


Large enterprises have different warehouse management and inventory management needs than do small and mid-market companies. Find out about the key factors to success for mid-market companies, identify big-picture trends and needs that can help you overcome barriers to enjoy inventory management as a true strategic advantage—and learn about an inventory management solution specially designed for the mid-market.

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PC Market Figures Show Compaq, Dell, and HP Lead


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mrp market forecasting  Market Figures Show Compaq, Dell, and HP Lead PC Market Figures Show Compaq, Dell, and HP Lead R. Krause - August 23, 2000 Event Summary Recent figures compiled by IDC show that Compaq Computer Corporation maintains a slim lead over Dell Computer Corporation in worldwide (WW) PC shipments, while Dell extends its lead in the US PC market. Jumping into third place in both US and WW market shares is Hewlett-Packard, whose year-over-year growth rates led all of the major PC manufacturers by a significant Read More

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The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors


We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human resources that would make them more responsive to any future challenges such as sudden market trends and/or technology paradigm shifts.

mrp market forecasting  ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond Part 3: Rating The Vendors P.J. Jakovljevic - October 9, 2001 Executive Summary  Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrated software solutions have become synonymous with competitiveness, particularly throughout the 1990''s. ERP systems replace islands of information with a single, packaged software solution that integrates all traditional enterprise management functions (transactions) like financials, human Read More

The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS


The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software at the group and headquarters level, wanting to lower costs and quicken implementation in their subsidiaries.

mrp market forecasting  cost. Demand-Driven versus Traditional MRP Planning Traditional material requirements planning (MRP) processes are often at ends with the pressure to increase productivity while driving down costs. Traditional MPR lacks the agility and responsiveness required for today''s competitive market because it applies a high degree of precision to something that is imprecise: demand. Add to this the natural variations that occur in real life such as strikes, delayed shipments etc, further add variation. Making Read More

A Veteran Mid-market ERP Vendor with a Pragmatic Vision Chimes In


Joining our growing list of vendors willing to provide their opinions and commentary on our thought-provoking questions on market trends, SYSPRO takes part in our ongoing question-and-answer series, where the vendor responds from the viewpoint of a mid-market veteran.

mrp market forecasting  Veteran Mid-market ERP Vendor with a Pragmatic Vision Chimes In Originally Published - September 12, 2008 Continuing our popular question-and-answer (Q&A) series, in which we ask vendors to comment on our observations on market trends (see previous articles Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends, A Partner-friendly Platform Provider Discusses Market Trends , and Open Platform Provider Answers Questions about the State of the Market ), another market player that has voiced its opinions is SYSPRO . Read More