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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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Sales and Operation Planning: Integrate with Finance and Improve Revenue
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization (specifically the vice president of supply chain) can use

planning and finance  Revenue Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization (specifically the vice president of supply chain) can use to achieve visibility across the entire organization and the value chain. This white paper highlights the results of over 220 companies participating in a survey on S&OP initiatives, and compares the views of the supply chain and finance organizations. Read More
Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide
Enterprise planning@budgeting, forecasting, and reporting@is a crucial component of financial management that contributes to companies’ success. However

planning and finance  that squandering time on planning and forecasting mechanics by teams of accountants and financial planners may yield reams of data, but little mission-critical information.] Origins of Planning Challenges In recent years, companies have devoted considerable resources to implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Yet most planning is still performed using spreadsheets, electronic mail, and countless staff hours, an approach cheap in software terms, but ever-so-costly in the long term, Read More
Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps
A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade

planning and finance  and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning and management; and warehouse management. For more information about Logility, call 1-800-762-5207 or visit http://www.logility.com/ . Searches related to Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps : Sales and Operations Planning | S&OP Process Challenges | S&OP Solutions | Demand Sensing | Supply Chain Management | Sales and Operations Planning Software | Demand Shaping Activities | S&OP Definition | Read More
Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management
Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make

planning and finance  and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Budgeting, planning and forecasting software from Cognos can free the office of finance from the burden of spreadsheet-based processes. Cognos solutions offer specific strengths to meet the Read More
IBM Cognos 8 Planning
IBM Cognos 8 Planning is a business performance management (BPM) finance-managed solution that provides real-time visibility into resource requirements and

planning and finance  practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. Cognos 8 Planning helps finance organizations with even the most complex business models to build enterprise-wide plans, budgets, and forecasts. Multidimesional drill-down and break-back features helps users manage data visibility. The solution is part of an integrated but separable enterprise-wide performance management system that delivers planning, reporting, scorecarding, dashboards, analysis, and financial consolidation. Cognos 8 Read More
Advanced Planning Optimization and LeadTime Technology
While both the LeadTime Technology (LLT) and the advanced planning optimization (APO) modules from SAP are supply chain optimization tools, the scope of each is

planning and finance  Planning Optimization and LeadTime Technology While both the LeadTime Technology (LLT) and the advanced planning optimization (APO) modules from SAP are supply chain optimization tools, the scope of each is very different. APO optimizes the global supply chain based on costs and heuristics, while LLT looks at production resources and bases optimization on economic profit. Compare the differences between these two tools and see why LLT provides a distinct advantage. 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

planning and finance  the director of production planning and forecasting at a large packaged foods manufacturer. We want to know exactly the number of weeks we are above or below a certain accuracy level in our forecast. That way, we build up a consistent trend of error. Granted, this food manufacturer has a special business need to minimize the amount of product lost due to expiration at different warehouses. Adds this executive, The software we are using gives us the ability to look at the freshness level and inventory Read More
CAPTure Workforce Planning
CAPTure Workforce Planning software uses internal data, plus demographic, educational and other trends, to identify talent challenges. CAPTure uses

planning and finance  Workforce Planning CAPTure Workforce Planning software uses internal data, plus demographic, educational and other trends, to identify talent challenges. CAPTure uses information from a wide range of sources—human resources (HR) information systems, data warehouses, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, universities, best practices, and organizational expertise—from executive strategy and HR specialist insight to line manager understanding. Read More
The State of the Art in Finance
Thanks to recent accounting scandals and an increasingly competitive environment, many chief financial officers and the finance organizations they lead have

planning and finance  a more integrated process, planning and reporting cycle times are much reduced, providing data for critical decisions much sooner and enabling improved decision making by company executives. For example, looking at budget preparation cycle time or closing of monthly accounts, the APQC survey revealed that companies relying heavily on manual processes or spreadsheets took an average of 90 days to prepare their annual budgets, versus an average of 62 days for companies relying on an ERP system. The survey Read More
Building a Best-run Finance Organization: A New Role to Address Today’s Business Realities
One company executive has a growing influence in today’s boardroom@the chief financial officer (CFO). And the role of the finance organizations that these CFOs

planning and finance  expertise in strategy, IT planning, global deployments, and benchmarking. For more information, contact value.engineering@sap.com . The ASUG/SAP Benchmarking and best practices program can help organizations assess strengths, identify potential areas for improvement, and recognize best practices and IT strategies that enable companies to excel. Benchmarking and best practice reports are available for financials; shared services; and governance, risk, and compliance. Additional reports address other 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

planning and finance  Turbulent World Part Two: Planning and Its Results Introduction We can aspire to survive and even to thrive in a difficult environment if we are disciplined, bright enough and have the right tools such as a Demand and Supply Chain Planning suite to support and optimize our decisions. Enabled by such a Demand and Supply Chain Planning suite, manufacturing executives can engage in an adaptive management process such as described below: Recognize that we are in troubled waters; Decide what we want to become Read More
5 Tips to Effective Succession Planning
Succession planning systems manage business risk and ensure leadership and critical role continuity across all levels of an organization. This field guide will

planning and finance  Effective Succession Planning Succession planning systems manage business risk and ensure leadership and critical role continuity across all levels of an organization. This field guide will explore five critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your succession planning investments. 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

planning and finance  planning (MRP) batch-based manufacturing planning and product costing approaches. Moreover, companies struggling to serve their 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 Read More
Managing Risk through Better Planning
There are many business pressures urging organizations to improve their planning processes. However, in many organizations, the achievement of delivering the

planning and finance  Risk through Better Planning There are many business pressures urging organizations to improve their planning processes. However, in many organizations, the achievement of delivering the annual plan is so onerous that little business benefit is derived from it. That’s why organizations should look for a planning solution capable of delivering flexible business models—models which are mapped to their unique business requirements. 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...

planning and finance  a single repeatable financial planning cycle. And you’ll be in excellent company. Past speakers have included VPs, directors, and CFOs from these top companies: AT&T, Avon, Clorox, Novartis, Dell, Sony, Del Monte, Citigroup, Adobe Systems Warner Bros., Netflix, Showtime Networks, Coca-Cola, Walmart, and more. For more information or to register for the event, visit Summit Registration ; or call (310) 933-6017. A presentation of the IE Group For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM Read More

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