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S&OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise
Today’s businesses must be able to swiftly respond to the constant changes emerging across their global global supply chains and fulfillment networks to improve

5 steps to s op  plan as far as 5 years out, whereas others plan only 18 months out, as their product development horizon does not extend much beyond that. I do not believe that a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to the S&OP process. Instead, I believe that some characteristics define how well S&OP is being carried out or the level of maturity of the S&OP process. Larry Lapide, research affiliate at MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics , captured these characteristics very well in a three-part series Read More...
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Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP
Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and

5 steps to s op  companies typically run with 50-80% lower inventories than the median, while providing 15% higher on-time deliveries and 40-64% shorter cash-to-cash cycle times. Sunsweet Growers, the world's largest producer of dried fruit, reduced its production overruns from 30% to 12% after implementing a full S&OP solution. In addition, they eliminated costly overtime, improved schedule stability, and decreased changeovers. Perhaps more importantly, S&OP is now being seen as a way to increase the top line as well as Read More...
APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 4
Part 1 of this series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a few

5 steps to s op  to a project.  Part 5 will conclude the series by analyzing the S&OP solution from JDA Software as another product that arguably deserves the Top 5 S&OP title. The article will also recap the potential S&OP benefits. Your views, comments, opinions, etc. about S&OP and about the overall demand management software category per se are welcome in the meantime. We would also be interested in hearing about your experiences with this software category (if you are an existing user) or your general interest in 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

5 steps to s op  within known constraints. Step 5 – Executive Business Review The ultimate objective of the S&OP process is to leave the meeting with an operational plan that best achieves the company's objectives within known constraints. The deliverable from the executive business review is a list of actions that implement the decisions and plans agreed upon. Besides reviewing best case and alternative demand and supply scenarios, it is imperative that executives assess risks to their supply chain. Risks include: Read More...
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

5 steps to s op  ranked in the top 5 for new areas of supply chain technology investment by respondents. Deploy supply chain optimization software Because there are so many variables involved with process industry supply chains, only specialized software applications can furnish the intelligence to weigh the tradeoffs between manufacturing and distribution (including account- ing for unique process industry constraints and opportunities such as co-product and by-product management, tank farm management, product wheel Read More...
Five Steps to Better Sales Performance: How to Coach Your Sales Team to Higher Performance
A giant gap exists in most organizations between the highest performing sales reps and everyone else. Much depends on the critical role of sales managers. This

5 steps to s op  Steps to Better Sales Performance: How to Coach Your Sales Team to Higher Performance A giant gap exists in most organizations between the highest performing sales reps and everyone else. Much depends on the critical role of sales managers. This paper reveals the proven methods the best sales managers rely on to close the sales performance gap between average performers and all-stars. Read more about the key sales performance behaviors you can put into practice to transform your sales teams. Read More...
Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them
Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software

5 steps to s op  Labège Cedex France +33 5 61 39 78 78 www.access-commerce.com Searches related to Top Ten Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them : Project Team | Configurable Product | Product Models | Product Modeling | Modeling Effort | Risk Number | Product Configuration | Risk Number | Build-to-order Product | New Processes | Product Modeling Effort | Configurable Product Models | Product Families Models | Project Management Software Configurable Product | Project Management Configurable Product | Read More...
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

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How to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy
Daniel Burrus examines how using technology can not only help organizations lower costs and become more efficient, but also redefine today’s economy. Learn the

5 steps to s op  and includes many Fortune 500 companies such as GE, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, DuPont, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, American Express, Northwestern Mutual, ExxonMobil, and Sara Lee. He has been the featured subject of a PBS Special, has appeared on programs such as Larry King, CNN, and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including USA Today, Fortune, and Industry Week. Read More...
Epicor HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality
Epicor HCM Express is an interesting option for small businesses that are taking their first steps toward adopting a human resources information system (HRIS

5 steps to s op  HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality In addition to Epicor HCM, which is designed mostly for small and medium enterprises, Epicor offers HCM Express, which is an entry-level option that is available via Web-based access. It is meant to be the entry point into a human resources information system (HRIS). The application is actually a reduced and very simplified version of Epicor HCM, for the purpose of facilitating user and hence organization adoption. It has also Read More...
Product Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset
Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and other products have typically followed a linear, sequential path. But the

5 steps to s op  capabilities are important, and 75 percent said that integrating these capabilities with hardware-oriented PLM is equally important. Final thoughts Industry is riding a new technology and business wave that will be significantly different than previous norms. Every business is a digital business, and product development is going digital from end to end. Broader use of PLM can play a critical role in achieving high performance. Product developers increasingly will want to think about their product Read More...
GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

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How to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance
The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early

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Pay, Performance, and Productivity: How to Use Compensation to Motivate and Make a Difference
Compensation has consistently remained one of the top five job-satisfaction factors considered most important to employees. A well-designed compensation

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