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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

statistical forecasting  set of forecasted demand. Statistical Forecasting and Demand Planning Forecasted demands can be based on many factors, such as management intuition, the current pipeline of prospects and quotes, and sales history. An item's sales history—typically reflecting posted shipments or item ledger entries about shipments—provides the basis for generating a statistical forecast in weekly or monthly increments. A sales forecast by location can be based on the best fit of various forecasting techniques. Projecte

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Business Intelligence (BI)


Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support.

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How Inventory Optimization Can Increase Your Profitability


One of the largest expenses for distributors and wholesalers is stock. Many have difficulty finding the perfect balance between ensuring products are available when they’re needed and not holding too much inventory. So, how is it possible to increase profitability while lowering inventory costs? By exploiting an inventory optimization system, businesses increase automation and collaboration—allowing greater profitability.

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ToolsGroup-Going Back to Its SCP Roots


What has ToolsGroup, the expert in demand-driven SCP, been doing to address demand and supply variability? Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how ToolsGroup has developed sophisticated software that analyzes demand history across multiple dimensions, enabling companies to obtain more accurate forecasts and inventory targets for driving outstanding customer-service levels with less global inventory in their supply chains.

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Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines


Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments, partial shipments, expediting efforts, and improvements in customer service. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

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Avercast


Headquartered in Rexburg, Idaho (US), Avercast, LLC provides inventory demand forecasting, distribution requirements planning (DRP) (including both DRP and material requirements planning [MRP] capabilities), and sales and operations planning software. Avercast software is designed to help companies increase inventory turns, improve customer service levels, and reduce overall inventory levels, planning time, stock-outs, and back orders. Avercast's Microsoft structured query language (SQL) database can be integrated into any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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Forecast Less and Get Better Results


Forecasting and planning conventions dictate that planning far into the future is a necessity. But is long-term planning really the most productive way to organize your business? No, not really. Detailed forecasts and plans are needed only inside the “planning time fence”—a critical period for acquiring specific components and building certain products—and for many companies, only four to eight weeks into the future.

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Spreadsheets: An Inadequate Solution for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting


Mid-size organizations have been conducting their budgeting and forecasting through a readily-available, inexpensive, and easy-to-use application—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheets fail to support complex planning processes, which involve multiple people, require real-time access to data, and demand comprehensive security. Discover how the Adaptive Planning budgeting and planning application can help you meet these needs.

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Terra Technology


Based in Norwalk, Connecticut (US), Terra Technology provides real-time forecasting solutions for consumer goods companies. Terra’s pattern recognition technology works in conjunction with traditional demand planning systems to monitor daily demand signals. Terra’s customers include Campbell Soup, Georgia-Pacific, McCain Foods, and Ventura Foods.

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The Case for Spreadsheet Automation: A High ROI Alternative to Traditional Budgeting, Forecasting, and Management Reporting


How can a budget administrator, burdened with the task of gathering data from hundreds of spreadsheets from all over the organization, manage this monumental undertaking? Additionally, how to avoid using a costly packaged budget application that doesn’t take the organization’s business rules into consideration? The solution: a spreadsheet automation tool that easily adapts to the organization’s unique corporate processes.

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BI360


Solver’s BI360 solution is a powerful, Microsoft-based suite of modules for ad-hoc reporting, financial reporting, consolidations, budgeting, forecasting, modeling, dashboards, collaboration, and data warehousing. Solver offers a feature-rich, action-based BI360 Insight collaboration portal to deliver complete insight into every facet of the enterprise. This collaboration portal integrates seamlessly with BI360's other BI modules as well as with third-party reporting solutions, giving your organization a single, Web-based user interface where information workers can view and discuss all reports and performance data, regardless of data source, and providing the ability to truly understand your data, make better decisions, and ultimately drive efficiency and performance across the business.  

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