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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

“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

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

Enterprise Software Conferences: Why Bother?


If you did not get the chance to read the article about the 2009 APICS Conference, I thought I should share with you some of the things we (Khudsiya and I) did or learned there. I thought I would start by imagining a conversation about imaginary analysts, between two imaginary people, in an imaginary kitchen of an imaginary company: Imaginary man (IM): “Where did G the analyst go

apics cscp persuing  article about the 2009 APICS Conference , I thought I should share with you some of the things we (Khudsiya and I) did or learned there. I thought I would start by imagining a conversation about imaginary analysts, between two imaginary people, in an imaginary kitchen of an imaginary company: Imaginary man (IM): “Where did G the analyst go? I haven’t seen him around for at least a couple of days!” Imaginary woman (IW): “Oh, he’s gone to a conference in Toronto. I wonder what they do there.” Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part One: 1960s--Pre-Computer Era


Knowing the history and evolution of enterprise applications is essential to understanding their current use and future developments. Each step in the evolution of the software is built on the fundamentals and principles developed within the previous one, which holds true for the contemporary phase of the 2000s as well.

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

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Six: Looking to the Future


Unless all the functional modules have access to and use the same data in near real-time, unless all processes are fully integrated (so that, for example a mobile sales rep can see the live inventory data for order promising), and unless users can seamlessly move from one module to another, we are not talking about coherency but rather about the hodgepodge of disconnected (or very loosely connected, in the best scenario) islands of information.

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

The Oracle/PeopleSoft Reality Check


While customers may be bemused if not concerned about the Oracle/PeopleSoft merger, they are from a traditionally risk-adverse market. Despite the lush deals offered by the competition, realistically, the only way Oracle will lose customers is through self-inflicted wounds.

apics cscp persuing  resources management (CIRM) by APICS. 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

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Three: 2000s--Back to the Future


A typical ERP system indeed now offers broad functional coverage nearing the best-of-breed capabilities; vertical industry extensions; a strong technical architecture; training, documentation, implementation and process design tools; product enhancements; global support; and an extensive list of software, services and technology partners. While it is not a system-in-a-box yet, the gap between its desired and actual features is becoming smaller every day.

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

Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. 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

Lean Manufacturing: A Primer


Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.

apics cscp persuing  Manufacturing? According to the APICS Dictionary , the philosophy of lean manufacturing is to emphasize the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. This involves identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities in design, production, supply chain management (SCM), and dealing with the customers. Lean producers employ teams of multi-skilled workers at all levels of the organization, and use highly flexible, increasingly Read More