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Order Forecast Collaboration: Benefits for the Entire Demand Chain
When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available

acca materials  Benefits of Order Forecast Accuracy Improving the accuracy of order forecasts and sharing the information throughout the demand chain increases sales, removes unnecessary inventory and increases planning time. Accurate order forecasts enable raw materials suppliers and manufacturers to better meet the needs of the end consumer. Production plans can reflect the anticipated order flow and fill rates will increase. When the retailer is able to procure the product needed to meet the end consumer demand,

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Regulatory and Compliance

Regulatory compliance covers the requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. It covers regulatory and requirements needs, as well as product related components of environmental health and safety (EH&S). 

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Why ERP Fails at Enterprise Project Management


Because enterprise resource planning (ERP) came from the world of materials planning for repetitive manufacturing, these applications cannot address the more anecdotal, complex, and dynamic requirements of real-time enterprise project management. Even tier one ERP products cannot meet the needs of some companies—engineer-to-order manufacturers, engineering procurement and construction contractors, and even process manufacturers. Read this white paper to learn more.

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Given ever-shorter product life cycles and companies' ever-increasing reliance on third parties to increase customer satisfaction, the need for some form of supplier relationship management (SRM) category of software should not be questioned.

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Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM)


The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce inventory, increase the transaction speed by exchanging data in real time, and increase sales by implementing customer requirements more efficiently. Through the use of portals, Macola ERP SCM users can collaborate with customers and see a real-time view of activity across the organization. It starts with the ability to accurately forecast customer demands, and continues with effective planning and scheduling of the flow of materials through the enterprise, to assure on-time delivery and maximum discounts from suppliers. The vendor's solutions enable users to track orders from beginning to end, right out to the customer. And users can make changes on the fly. All corporate information is located in one database, saving employees valuable time when looking for information. Drill-down reporting and analysis is at your fingertips, keeping the process running smoothly. Users can manage customer expectations by providing realistic product delivery dates based on actual and planned material availability, current production capacity, and vendor lead times. Exact provides the tools to evaluate options for expediting materials or adding capacity to meet a requested date, or to propose alternate delivery options when it is not possible to meet the customer’s requested date. Out-of-stocks and excess inventory can be avoided through recommended job and purchase order processes. Users can purchase materials “just-in-time” relative to the live production schedule.  

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The Fatal Flaws for Process Manufacturers


Every piece of software you consider holds the potential for fatal flaws. Miss the fatal flaws and it is difficult to project what the future holds for you. Process manufacturers have greater odds of running into Fatal Flaws than other companies.

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