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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 forecast accuracy scm  for both variables. Demand planning systems typically produce a baseline forecast based on shipment or order history. Once established, users can change the baseline to account for other data, including promotions, advertising inserts, seasonality, new sales outlets, and other factors. At the same time, demand planning software factors in potential constraints such as materials availability and plant capacity. You can set up the system to switch from a make to a buy approach for a certain part or comp 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

planning forecast accuracy scm  enable synchronization across all planning levels (see Figure 2). The initial release of S&OP is in the cloud, and integration will be via file import/export with on-premise applications   Figure 2 Owing to the scalability and flexibility of SAP HANA (see “ SAP HANA—One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond) ”)—which powers S&OP—in-memory computing enables propagation of large data volumes across complex supply networks. As for flexibility, dynamically created multidimensional views of data s Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

planning forecast accuracy scm  (S&OP)  or  integrated business planning (IBP) By quickly leveraging most of the above capabilities, retailers can hope for increases in sales and margins, reduction in inventory, improvement in forecast accuracy, improvement in asset utilization, reduction in freight costs, and so on and so forth. One of the key success factors is to ensure that these solutions, while loosely coupled, can still tie back into a broader SCM vision and platform that that enables changes to business processes and takes adv 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 forecast accuracy scm  benefits of using alternative planning approaches increase. In fact, the main flaw with MRP is that it is too deterministic. It is too rigid, as it does not allow for natural variations that occur in real life, such as people getting sick or going on strike, truck and shipment delays, machines malfunctioning, quality issues requiring scrap or rework, and customers not order according to forecasts. In other words, MRP is a static model of a stochastic reality, which happens to manufacturing all the time, a Read More...
SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM
SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand

planning forecast accuracy scm  with deepest multi-echelon inventory planning and optimization (MIPO) functionality. The MIPO algorithms and system functionality were built in an abstract, multi-industry fashion, which eliminates the need for customization. Smaller scale deployments can have short timelines, but because SmartOps products can operate at enterprise scale, it can take months to roll out across all global products, locations, supply chains, and business units for a large-scale customer. The offering does not offer strategic Read More...
Planning for Business Resilience
In the past, most businesses have operated more or less effectively with a certain level of downtime—whether required to maintain systems, applications, and

planning forecast accuracy scm  for Business Resilience In the past, most businesses have operated more or less effectively with a certain level of downtime—whether required to maintain systems, applications, and data, or to produce daily analysis reports. Unfortunately, today’s emphasis on ever-greater productivity and profitability means that downtime becomes an obstacle to improving perfor¬mance and delivering value—the two essential conditions that make your business competitive. Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
ERP software helps integrate management, staff, and equipment, combining all aspects of the business into one system in order to facilitate every element of the

planning forecast accuracy scm  Resource Planning (ERP) ERP software helps integrate management, staff, and equipment, combining all aspects of the business into one system in order to facilitate every element of the manufacturing process. ERP groups traditional company and management functions (such as accounting, human resources [HR], manufacturing management, and customer relationship management [CRM]) into a coherent whole. Manufacturing management also includes inventory, purchasing, and quality and sales management. Read More...
Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?
All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum

planning forecast accuracy scm  Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity? Transition of Value into Volume Business Model Enterprise resource planning: ERP . The three once-paranoid letters are emerging out of their value shell to reach out to the masses. All was fine, methodical, and elegant, until ERP vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum. With the advent of ERP for small to medium businesses (SMBs), the numbers are mind boggling. Product management researchers case-studying the Read More...
Oracle Financial Analyzer to Hyperion Planning Migration
This paper focuses on identifying the similarities and differences between Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA) and Hyperion Planning (HP). For users who are

planning forecast accuracy scm  Financial Analyzer to Hyperion Planning Migration This paper focuses on identifying the similarities and differences between Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA) and Hyperion Planning (HP). For users who are migrating, or thinking of migrating, to Hyperion Planning, strategies will be discussed to ensure their existing functionality can be replicated in HP. The paper is aimed at users who are familiar with OFA or similar multidimensional database applications. 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

planning forecast accuracy scm  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 Fresh Food Planner (FFP) , a new application for companies that 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 Read More...
A Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors do battle to win business and Epicor is leveraging Microsoft''s technology to deliver a mid-market solution to

planning forecast accuracy scm  Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services Although revenue for Microsoft Business Solutions hovers around the $1 billion (USD) mark (only 1/40 of Microsoft''s total revenue), Epicor has strategically carved out a significant niche in the Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) market. Epicor, a Microsoft BackOffice certified company, has built nearly a $400 million (USD) business by being early adopters of .NET technology and one of the first enterprise applications to have 1,000 customers Read More...
Why Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding
I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured,

planning forecast accuracy scm  Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured, what the heck … When you really think about it, selecting ERP software does have many similarities to planning a wedding—right down to the uncertainty of whether or not you’ve chosen the right solution or, in the case of your wedding, partner to spend a lifetime with. While 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 forecast accuracy scm  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...
Executive Sales and Operations Planning Maturity Levels and Key Solution Criterion
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization can leverage to achieve visibility and transformation

planning forecast accuracy scm  Sales and Operations Planning Maturity Levels and Key Solution Criterion Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization can leverage to achieve visibility and transformation across the entire organization and throughout the value chain. This white paper explores the current business challenges face by companies, the priority allocated to S&OP, the maturity levels associated with S&OP, and the role of technology enablers. Read More...

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