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Case Study: A New Standard for Resource Planning in the Railway Business
Railion Nederland N.V. is an independent operating company of Railion Deutschland, the largest rail cargo transporting company in western Europe. The company

resource planning articles scm  A New Standard for Resource Planning in the Railway Business Case Study: A New Standard for Resource Planning in the Railway Business If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The Quintiq Planning & Scheduling software is unique in the sense that it comprises standard software creating an exact fit to the customer’s needs. The Quintiq software is applicable for strategic, tactical and operational planning and real time event Read More...
Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Two: Market Impact
Increasingly, every user company''s success is contingent upon its ability to make an almost immediate finished product or service delivery to customers. As

resource planning articles scm  have invested in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and many also have supply chain management (SCM) systems, most continue to use inopportune batch reports and pesky spreadsheets to manage their operations performance. These have proven to be inefficient and error-prone methods of supporting decision-making, resulting in reliance on educated guesswork rather than on accurate dynamic analysis to align decisions with strategic objectives. For a detailed discussion of supply chain Read More...
Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part One: Event Summary
According to the early signs, it appears that key elements of Webplan''s business plan are producing results with dividends. These elements involve positioning

resource planning articles scm  1984 providing fast-acting manufacturing resource planning (MRP) applications to midsized companies, was formerly called Enterprise Planning Systems and prior to that, Advanced Planning Systems . In 1998, Webplan not only changed its name, but started to reposition its product offerings towards a broader, collaborative SCP suite. In the most recent soul-searching exercise, during which it replaced and reshuffled much of its former leadership, the vendor has refocused on highly actionable response Read More...
RAJA Selects n.SKEP Retail Planning Solution
QAD Inc. continues to gain new customers via its relatively autonomous divisions, such as Precision Software for transportation management, and the recently

resource planning articles scm  sell to non-QAD enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers (in addition to  cross-selling to QAD ERP customers ). Most recently, DynaSys, a division that provides solutions for demand and supply chain planning, announced that the RAJA Group has implemented DynaSys n.SKEP Retail Planning  to help its growth strategy. The European distributor of packaging, business supplies, and consumables deployed DynaSys n.SKEP Retail Planning Ready To Plan (RTP) solution as part of its plan to upgrade its IT 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

resource planning articles scm  the attention that enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) or customer relationship management (CRM) have received in recent years. But that''s not to say it isn''t a sore spot for many in the manufacturing and distribution communities. When I speak in front of industry groups and ask how many people are happy with their sales forecasts, I don''t see any hands at all, says John Pavain, president of Norwalk, Connecticut''based MaxQ Technology, a developer of demand management systems and a Microsoft® Read More...
Unified Planning and Consolidation
Executive teams are under great pressure to maximize profitability, reduce costs, minimize risk, and improve stakeholder confidence. To be effective, they need

resource planning articles scm  business risk. Source: SAP Resources Related to Unified Planning and Consolidation : (Wikipedia) Unified Planning and Consolidation Unified Planning and Consolidation is also known as : Planning and Consolidation Solution , Business Planning , Accounting Software , Financial Audit , Planning and Consolidation Software , Planning and Consolidation Application , SAP Businessobjects Planning and Consolidation , Planning and Consolidation Processes , Consolidation-related Process , Financial Consolidation 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

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Global Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins?
Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices

resource planning articles scm  Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins? Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches. 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

resource planning articles scm  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, because spreadsheets are not suited to effectively managing large amounts of data. Among other things: Business rules (formulas) are mixed with data and prone to corruption. Files must be sent backwards and forwards. Presenting or analyzing data from different Read More...
A Practical Framework for Business Intelligence and Planning in Midsize Companies
Every company needs a clear set of goals and objectives to achieve maximum benefits from its business intelligence (BI) and planning projects. But a company

resource planning articles scm  Practical Framework for Business Intelligence and Planning in Midsize Companies Every company needs a clear set of goals and objectives to achieve maximum benefits from its business intelligence (BI) and planning projects. But a company must do more than state its goals to achieve its BI and planning objectives. It needs a working framework that provides a blueprint for success. Learn how a software solution can provide essential BI and planning functions while setting the stage for future growth. Read More...
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation
The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable

resource planning articles scm  BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation, and management reporting for the enterprise-which can improve budget cycle times, drive compliance with regulatory and financial standards, help reduce external audit costs, instill confidence, and 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

resource planning articles 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...
Adaptive Planning
Adaptive Planning provides world-class security and uptime. We partner with an IT services firm for datacenter operations, including infrastructure services

resource planning articles scm  Planning Adaptive Planning provides world-class security and uptime. We partner with an IT services firm for datacenter operations, including infrastructure services, physical security, and backup and disaster recovery services. Additionally, the Adaptive Planning solution features the strongest encryption protocols; user IDs, passwords, and granular user access controls; and a multi-tenant architecture that keeps every company’s data separate from others. Many customers comment that because we Read More...
Taking Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans

resource planning articles scm  Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans. However, one critical success factor that can easily get overlooked is that the “quality” of the entire S&OP process is only as good as the data and the detailed demand and supply plans that support it. Read More...
The CEO’s Guide to Succession Planning: Managing Risk & Ensuring Business Continuity
To effectively transform succession planning from a manual, paper-based process to one that is systematic and technology-enabled, CEOs must focus on laying a

resource planning articles scm  CEO’s Guide to Succession Planning: Managing Risk & Ensuring Business Continuity To effectively transform succession planning from a manual, paper-based process to one that is systematic and technology-enabled, CEOs must focus on laying a solid foundation supported by strong executive leadership. Read this CEO guide to get five key tips to jump-start your succession planning efforts to better manage risk and ensure business continuity and to know how a strong succession strategy can impact your Read More...

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