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APICS 2009 from the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 1


While my colleagues Khudsiya Quadri and Gabriel Georghiu diligently attended numerous conference sessions and reported their impressions of each convention day (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4), my much shorter attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October revolved mainly around exploring the expo floor and talking to the

apics cscp persuing  shorter  attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October revolved mainly around exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors . My overwhelming impression from the conference''s expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the flavors of  demand management . This was not too terribly surprising, given that the past two years have dispelled any doubts about the advantages of managing demand effectively. First, as an Read More

Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges


Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure their supply chains, align business processes, define and establish company-supplier relationships, and integrate information systems to share information with suppliers.

apics cscp persuing  the past president of APICS Toronto chapter, a subject matter expert of APICS CSCP program, and a frequent guest speaker at organizations. He can be reached at abukey@abcoeng.com . Read More

EAM versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company


This article looks at where computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) end and enterprise asset management (EAM) takes over, focusing on features and functionality of EAM software. It also compares CMMS and EAM software and explores the two key differentiators.

apics cscp persuing  Association for Operations Management (APICS). Joseph J. Strub has extensive experience as a senior project manager and consultant for the planning and execution of ERP projects for manufacturing and distribution systems, and for small to medium size companies in the retail, food and beverage, chemical, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) process industries. He has developed marketing and communication programs for IT organizations, and consulted on offshore, outsourcing opportunities for multinational Read More

A Couple of "Five Procurement Commandments" in a Down Economy


As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the "latest-and-greatest" product capabilities (and other marketing "fluff") to tastefully asserting competence and educating the market about specific issues. One example of the latter would be Emptoris' April 2008 PR on the findings  of a panel of financial and procurement experts that have

apics cscp persuing  year while pursuing my APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) title (yes, I am showing off a bit). Namely, the Module Three of the APICS CSCP Learning System , entitled Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships teaches that strategic sourcing has made the task of purchasing (procurement) more complex. What had been sporadic transactions in the past are now recurring relationships that must be planned, monitored, and measured for their impact on business goals. The best supplier may not be Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the

apics cscp persuing  my  attendance of the  APICS 2009 International Conference  in Toronto, Canada in early October.  I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference''s expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the various flavors of  demand management , most notably  sales and operations planning (S&OP).  This made me think about the reasons for the Read More

Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 3: Conclusion


There remains no shortage of experts and solutions that purport to have the keys to improving your supply chain. However, executives who bear bottom line responsibility for the performance of the enterprise would do well to evaluate every potential new program from the perspective outlined here.

apics cscp persuing  his CPIM certification from APICS since 1989. He holds an MBA from Drexel University where he has also taught operations management and operations research. He currently works for Oracle Corporation, focusing on tools for the supply chain decision maker. Mr. Wells can be reached at mark.wells@oracle.com . 4 Identifying the ROI of an Application for Supply Chain Management , Mark Wells, TechnologyEvaluation.com, July 2001. Read More

Managing Demand: Considerations for the Chemicals Industry


Enterprise systems have brought many benefits to chemical environments, but for individual enterprises, gaining these benefits requires selecting a solution that can deal with the unique needs of the business.

apics cscp persuing  resources management (CIRM) by APICS. Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners . He has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive in the software industry, and has been called the father of process ERP. He is a frequent author and award-winning speaker on topics such as gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . 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 education sessions, and my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main value proposition this year revolved around the

apics cscp persuing  my attendance of the  APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October . I attended only a few education sessions, and my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference''s expo floor was that its main  value proposition  this year revolved around the various flavors of  demand management , most notably  Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) . Part 2  analyzed the traditional shortcomings Read More

Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features


This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you determine which ERP features are a high priority for your organization, and which features are a lower priority.

apics cscp persuing  manufacturing requirements (according to APICS: “the production of distinct items such as automobiles, appliances, or computers” [APICS Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2005]). The goal of discrete ERP systems is to fully integrate organizational management and resources. Discrete ERP manages all aspects of production, inventory, purchasing, etc., within a manufacturing environment, as well as other enterprise management modules. Other modules (quality, sales management, and product technology) can be Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP


The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative purposes, the discussion will focus on the benefits for accounting, product and process design, production, sales, and management information system MIS functions. From the overall company standpoint, ERP provides a framework for working effectively together and providing a consistent plan for action. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

apics cscp persuing  He previously co-authored the APICS CIRM textbook on How Information Systems Impact Organizational Strategy and recently authored Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision. Dr. Hamilton is currently working closely with Microsoft partners involved with manufacturing and distribution, and can be reached at ScottHamiltonPhD@aol.com or 612-963-1163. Read More

Lucrative but "Risky" Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM


The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and replacement parts.

apics cscp persuing  to developing world-class products, APICS Dictionary (the 11th Edition) defines service parts (synonymous with repair parts and spare parts) as those modules, components, and elements that are planned to be used, without modification, to replace an original part. They differ from replacement parts , which are parts that can be used in place of original parts, after some physical modification (e.g., boring, cutting, grinding, or drilling). Likewise, replacement parts differ from interchangeable service Read More

Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part Two: Just-in-Time to Extensible Markup Language


As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

apics cscp persuing  Readings in ERP ; APICS Complex Industries SIG, 1999 Maximizing Your ERP System: A Practical Guide for Managers ; Dr. Scott Hamilton; McGraw-Hill Trade, 2002 APICS Dictionary ; 10th Edition Read More

Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


Even if Agile continues to deliver superior products, its competition against single-vendor, pre-integrated ERP suite products will force Agile to aggressively differentiate the depth of their PLM expertise and further drive industry specialization.

apics cscp persuing  resources management (CIRM) by APICS. Jim Brown has over fifteen years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad experience in applying enterprise applications such as Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Management, ERP and CRM to improve business performance. Jim is a frequent author and speaker on applying software technology to achieve tangible business Read More

“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1


In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some particular industry and market segment), but not that much vertical integration per se. My beliefs were recently confirmed by what I learned while pursuing my APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) title. Namely, Module One of the

apics cscp persuing  learned while pursuing my APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) title. Namely, Module One of the APICS CSCP Learning System , entitled “Supply Chain Management Fundamentals” teaches that companies have generally pursued one of the following two types of supply chain management (SCM ): either vertical or lateral (also known as horizontal) integration. Vertical (supply chain) integration refers to the practice of bringing the entire supply chain inside a single organization. In fact, Read More