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Preactor: Predict and React on the Shop Floor
Many best-of-breed advanced planning and scheduling (APS) vendors have come and gone since the late 90s, when APS was hyped as a tool that would be a key

adexa preactor  etc. Others, such as Adexa , Asprova , Taylor Scheduling , AspenTech , Logility , Demand Solutions , WAM Systems , etc., have been doing fine. Even the aforementioned former companies and their value propositions seem to have lately been reborn within their new parent companies, such as JDA Software , Oracle , SAP , and Infor . Why have many of these APS best-of-breed companies failed in their first market attempt? Well, for various reasons, starting with their mismanagement and the SAP APO newcomer

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Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. Every sensible enterprise is on a quest to deliver on time and as quickly as necessary, with minimum inventory (and working capital), and the highest necessary

adexa preactor  The others, such as Adexa, Asprova, Ortems, Preactor, Taylor Scheduling, AspenTech, Logility, Demand Solutions, Planetogether, WAM Systems , etc. have been doing fine, by end large. Even the abovementioned former companies and their value propositions seem to have lately been reborn within their new parent companies, who include JDA Software, Oracle, SAP , and Infor . Why did many of those best-of-breed APS companies fail in their first market attempt? Well, for many reasons, starting with Read More

How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2


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adexa preactor  Infor Advanced Scheduler products), Adexa , Oracle, AspenTech , Preactor , WAM Systems , etc. The traditional problem for users has been to understand the business logic of each rule (algorithm), and how it affects the other functions in the enterprise, not to mention the correlation between all of these modules and their rules when they are implemented concurrently. Thus, the system is typically unable to alert users in other functions that there is an issue that is important to them or to solicit their Read More

The Rapid Response Solution Continues to Improve


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adexa preactor  current movements and trends. Adexa and Preactor have some interesting value propositions with regard to intelligent planning and operations-scheduling under constraints and disturbance factors. And the likes of Exostar , E2Open , and Mitrix have their on-demand software as a service (SaaS) offerings that help supply networks’ visibility and execution. In terms of inventory liability capability, Optiant , SmartOps , ToolsGroup , MCA Solutions , and LogicTools all have inventory optimization solutions Read More

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adexa preactor  The Adexa Enterprise Global Planning System (eGPS) is a suite of eleven integrated solutions. It delivers an enterprise business planning solution encompassing supply chain planning, event and enterprise performance management, and intelligent collaboration. Adexa gives a local and global view of supply and demand requirements and constraints, and provides insights for optimization. Event management capabilities issues alerts about issues through KPI reports, alerts, and messages. eGPS business Read More

After Strong Game, Logility Suffers Fourth Quarter Loss


Despite a strong year in which Logility restored its license revenue, the company expects to close out the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 with a net loss.

adexa preactor  on different industry verticals: Adexa for semiconductor and electronics and Logility for process manufacturing, with the only real overlap being in apparel and soft goods. User Recommendations Its fourth quarter stumble notwithstanding, users should look favorably on Logility's performance in fiscal 2000. It remained profitable despite the Y2K-induced market slump, restored its license revenues, and significantly improved its liquidity. Users with relatively uncomplicated business processes in process Read More

A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I


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adexa preactor  (including former Manugistics ), Adexa , Invistics , Smart Software and Logility . In AMR's opinion, the solutions like Retail Solutions (formerly T3Ci ) and True Demand for retail outlet sensing, and Market6   and Prescient to build inventory strategies from point-of-sale (POS) data in direct store delivery (DSD) environments, can also help. Concurrently with these, companies should implement agility strategies, like postponement, flexible manufacturing strategies, and agile supply to improve the Read More

Adexa Collaborative Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planner


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adexa preactor  Collaborative Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planner Business plans need to be built on a foundation of solid intelligence: knowing what’s coming means you can plan responses proactively. Thus, in order to build a solid sales and operations plan, constraints through the entire supply chain need to be considered. Improving operational efficiency requires that you have the right inventory, in the right quantity, at the right time. Read More

Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing.

adexa preactor  material procurement planning, though Adexa finishes a close second. Among the remaining vendors, only i2 may be the biggest surprise given its acquisition of Aspect Development and SupplyBase, though one should remember two things: these acquisitions are fairly recent and i2 has yet to demonstrate a competent, fully integrated application   product catalog integration is but one of many functional sub-criteria If it can realize its vision for one-stop design, configuration, and procurement planning, i2 Read More

Commerce One: Everything but Profits


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adexa preactor  see below) and with Adexa (see TEC note: What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? ) Another is in the area of auctions; its Commerce One Auction Services product, based on technology acquired with its merger with Commerce Bid, can be sold as a standalone product or integrated with a marketplace solution. The overall direction of the company is to be a provider of enterprise portal solutions that are leveraged thought the Global Trading Web. ANALYSIS: Vendor Strengths Commerce One's hierarchical network Read More

Will QAD Finally Get The Break (-Even)?


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adexa preactor  partners ( IBM , Adexa , Robocom , Access Commerce , etc.) might provide QAD with a product set also suitable for larger, multinational corporations. Although QAD's reliance on a number of partnerships to deliver extended-ERP functionality may not be the preferable option for its target market - medium sized manufacturing organizations that still prefer a single source provider and single data model and solution architecture. The conundrum, for penetrating the higher-end of the market though, could also Read More

SynQuest Teams With InterWorld for Internet Sales and Fulfillment


SynQuest, Inc. has paired with InterWorld in a joint marketing alliance aimed at manufacturers with extended distribution networks. Their pact reflects a trend among vendors of customer-facing applications and back-end fulfillment products to expand their solutions.

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Cirrus Aircraft Selects iBASEt’s Solumina


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Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


One is only to hope that the Geac’s renewed interest in alliances and acquisition will be to the point of effectively enhancing prosperous product lines as required by its large installed base.

adexa preactor  Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - September 18, 2002 Event Summary Lately, Geac Computer Corporation Limited (TSX: GAC), a large and until recently struggling Canadian supplier of enterprise management software, has indicated it might have finally gotten its ducks in the row not only has it posted a few stable and profitable Read More