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system supported optimization  satisfaction. A statistical forecasting system detects repeatable demand patterns from the same time each year and can determine trends. The calculations are carried out more or less automatically, but they can be less accurate if, there is no accessible demand history or if the demand history is highly irregular. In addition, statistical forecasting does not take consideration of sales and marketing activities, which are key drivers in the demand planning numbers. Demand planning Demand arises when Read More

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system supported optimization  effort if the replenishment system has a copy item type function. By removing the major shortcoming of replenishment solutions - the initial item setup - the positives become even more prevalent. Long lifecycle items - Extend the lifecycle of an item and the gains realized each period from the forecasting and replenishment between introduction and exit are extended as well. Transitioning from One Solution to the Other Not every item always shows clear signs as being best addressed by only one solution. Read More

Welcome to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi


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system supported optimization  enterprise resource planning (ERP) system than the other two solutions. This is evidenced by its comparatively poor showing in back office functionality (a major part of what constitutes an ERP solution), and its relative strength in international logistics and transportation. Also noteworthy is that JDA specializes in the high and middle end of the mid-market (as shown in Chart 2 above), deriving a full 50 percent of its revenues from companies in the $501 to $1 billion (USD) range, and a full 40 Read More

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Future Compatible


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system supported optimization  Upgrading an existing ERP system for the sole purpose of remaining on a supported version may not be strategically prudent, particularly if the new version does not enable an organization to embrace ERP II deployment strategies in the future. In this situation a user organization may be better served by evaluating the most up-to-date version of their chosen vendor''s product to identify whether or not they have any possibility for an upgrade path that will enable them to attain ERP II capabilities. If Read More

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Inventory Optimization: A Technique for Improving Operational Inventory Targets


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