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Integrated Business Planning: Taking Strategic Planning to the Competitive Edge
Some managers have concluded that strategic planning is nothing more than an exercise in futility, to be taken out and dusted off at annual meetings. However

strategic planning  Business Planning: Taking Strategic Planning to the Competitive Edge Some managers have concluded that strategic planning is nothing more than an exercise in futility, to be taken out and dusted off at annual meetings. However, strategic planning can still help direct your company and improve earnings. The trick is strategizing well—which means having all the information you need, when you need it. Find out how to hone your competitive edge with integrated business planning capabilities. Read More
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Strategic Planning Applications for Better Decision Making
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes

strategic planning  Better Decision Making Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition—develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies. Read More
Strategic CFO and Supply Chain Planning
From being gatekeepers of financial and accounting operations, chief financial officers (CFOs) are now expected to have a holistic view of the organization that

strategic planning  CFO and Supply Chain Planning From being gatekeepers of financial and accounting operations, chief financial officers (CFOs) are now expected to have a holistic view of the organization that goes far beyond shareholder value. This white paper discusses how CFOs need to be actively involved in supply chain initiatives, supporting them with operational policies for better performance and business sustainability, and the role of analytics in driving this transformation. Read More
Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

strategic planning  Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick By partnering with operations on balanced scorecard initiatives, financial managers are helping their companies focus on critical business processes and gain consensus on the critical set of measures to help drive desired business results. In addition, with the explosion of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and e-Commerce systems, financial executives are leading the charge in going from theory to practice by developing a cascading Read More
Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

strategic planning  Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. 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

strategic planning  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
SAP BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation: Streamline Planning and Reduce Business Risk
Chief financial officers (CFOs) and other senior managers are under tremendous pressure to maximize profitability, reduce operational costs, minimize risk, and

strategic planning  BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation: Streamline Planning and Reduce Business Risk Chief financial officers (CFOs) and other senior managers are under tremendous pressure to maximize profitability, reduce operational costs, minimize risk, and improve stakeholder confidence. Read about an application that can help you streamline operations, instill confidence, and reduce risk. The solution provides planning, budgeting, and forecasting and supports financial consolidation and reporting Read More
Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon
Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to

strategic planning  Inventory into a Strategic Weapon Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how. Read More
The Customer as a Strategic Asset
Ask 500 CEOs to define the word “customer,” and you’ll come up with 500 different answers—with a few common denominators. It turns out these denominators are

strategic planning  Customer as a Strategic Asset Ask 500 CEOs to define the word “customer,” and you’ll come up with 500 different answers—with a few common denominators. It turns out these denominators are the same ones used to describe an organization’s long-term strategic assets. Yet for many organizations, customers aren’t considered assets at all; and yet they’re expected to constitute the lifeblood of the business itself. Read More
Can Java Perk Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning Systems?
Intentia has poured Java into its enterprise resource planning system, Movex, to meet the growing demand for functional enhancements and remote accessibility

strategic planning  Java Perk Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning Systems? Situational Analysis Before their merger, Lawson (NASDAQ: LWSN) and Intentia (XSSE:INT B) were actively trying to cater to both existing and prospective customers. Sweden-based Intentia redesigned and rewrote Movex in Java, its extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and US-based Lawson announced its Landmark technology development system. (For more information, see Intentia: Java Evolution From AS/400 ). Both are examples of how Read More
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC

strategic planning  as well as the strategic vendor evaluation criteria mentioned above. Only after a short list has been defined, do the most successful organizations reinsert the cost criteria into the decision, using relative cost differences between products for negotiating leverage during the final selection phases. This, bundled with a generic nature of the model in case, convinced us to omit the product costs criteria for this purpose. Now that we have given an overview of the requirements of a technology selection, 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

strategic planning  | S&OP Impacts | Strategic Initiative Plan | Effective Supply Chain Management | Implementing S&OP Process | S&OP Benefits | S&OP Software Vendors | S&OP Implementation | Re-planning Process | Set of Decision-making Processes | Annual Operations Plan | S&OP Initiatives | Integrating S&OP | Phased Approach S&OP | Sales and Operations Planning Advantages | S&OP Advantage | Sales and Operations Planning Vendors | Sales and Operations Planning Benefits | Supply Chain Planning | S&OP Provider | Demand Read More
Financial Planning: Mastering the Key Value Drivers
In business, planning plays a fundamental role in analyzing and forecasting key financial data. While forecasting future events is one benefit of planning, it

strategic planning  Planning: Mastering the Key Value Drivers In business, planning plays a fundamental role in analyzing and forecasting key financial data. While forecasting future events is one benefit of planning, it can also be used to achieve a series of objectives, including regulatory compliance. In order to achieve these objectives, companies should consider implementing a unified customer performance management (CPM) solution—one that takes compliance into consideration. Read More
Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning
In the white paper reduce the pain of ERP upgrades with better planning, you'll learn how to create a successful upgrade plan, with steps for impl...

strategic planning  the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning Face it: system upgrades are no fun. But to really make your ERP purchase worthwhile in the long term, maintenance is key to protecting its value and serving your evolving business needs. In fact, companies that don't upgrade miss out on the financial benefits of newer and more cost-effective technology. So how can you ensure the upgrade is a smooth transition ? In the white paper Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning , you'll learn how to Read More

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