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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 overtu 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, vertical 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 comp Read More

A Possible Remedy for Non-responsive Supply Chains


Because the supply chains of most manufacturers have become complex, global networks, managing these systems requires enterprise applications that enable collaboration, visibility, demand-sensing, and quick response to unplanned and unexpected events. But from where will such solutions come?

apics cscp persuing  enable collaboration. According to APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Learning System; Module 4: Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management (2007) and Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision , full-fledged SCEM systems provide active and actionable visibility, including the following functions: Monitoring Real-time information on customer demand, shipments, orders, production, fulfillment, and inventory is collected and distributed to each nod 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 co Read More

Standardizing on One ERP System in a Multi-division Enterprise


In an enterprise with multiple operating divisions, should the enterprise standardize on a single set of software? Recent broadening of major ERP products’ scope and the advent of Web-based product architecture may tempt corporations to consider deploying this concept. Although the enterprise can generate many benefits from standardization, they may also create other issues that often result in disruptions.

apics cscp persuing  resources management (CIRM) by APICS. Read More

Sales and Operations Planning Part Two: Common Scenarios


The nature of an S&OP game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand and the item's primary source of supply. Consideration of these factors can be illustrated with four common scenarios. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

apics cscp persuing  He previously co-authored the APICS CIRM textbook on How Information Systems Impact Organizational Strategy and recently authored Maximizing Your ERP System. Scott 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

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

Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing


Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This can result in improved profitability throughout the entire supply chain and add value to the final product or service.

apics cscp persuing  as defined by the APICS Dictionary (11th edition), is as an extreme change in the supply position upstream, generated by a small change in demand downstream in the supply chain. When this happens, inventory can quickly move from being backordered to being excess. This is caused by the serial nature of communicating orders up the chain with the inherent transportation delays of moving product down the chain. This coordination of work and purchasing plans by supply chain partners also results in improved Read More

User Recommendations for Pricing Management


Price management might improve revenue (by a few percent) and gross margin (even by an umpteen percent), but the truly amazing benefits should only come when price management is integrated with appropriate cost information and demand management.

apics cscp persuing  resources management (CIRM) by APICS. Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners . He has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More

The Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation


A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation, has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its sole market – food manufacturers who sell to the foodservice and vending markets.

apics cscp persuing  resources management (CIRM) by APICS.     Olin Thompson , a principal of Process ERP Partners , has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry with the last 17 in process industry related ERP, SCP, and e-business related segments. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More

Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part One: Trends and Definition


The metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic goals of the company beyond customarily expected cost savings, such as improved plant output, performance predictability, product quality, customer service, safety, environmental control, etc.

apics cscp persuing  deducted from analyzing several APICS Dictionary (the 11th Edition) definitions. Namely, the 1960s and 1970s were characterized by the Fix it when broken approach of merely reacting to unplanned and unwanted breakdowns. Associated with breakdowns is also a bad word, downtime , which is the time when a resource is scheduled for operation but is not producing for reasons such as maintenance , repair, and overhaul (MRO), or setup. In the case of a repair, this typically consists of lost times to report Read More

APICS 2009 Preview Series, Session 1-Time Management and Master Scheduling: Built from the Same Cloth


I listened to a webinar organized by The Association for Operations Management (APICS) for their upcoming International Conference and Expo,which will be hosted in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) from October 4th to 6th 2009. This is the first webcast in the series, and its title really got my attention: “Time Management and Master Scheduling: Built from the Same Cloth.” The speaker for this webcast was

apics cscp persuing  in detail at the APICS convention. For me, the most interesting part of the webinar was how he explained that there has to be accountability for master scheduling within all departments of the organization. He even outlined that performance review of master scheduling needs to happen on a weekly basis to identify actions by process owners and use standardized reporting methods to capture trends and changes in master scheduling. In my past experience, many organizations who failed to understand the trends Read More

Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM


While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.

apics cscp persuing  and Inventory Control Society, APICS 2003, in Las Vegas, October 6-8, and at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2003 in New Orleans, October 9-11. Market Impact It appears that both vendors have put some prior thought into this alliance expansion. For one, the partnership should mutually fill functional voids within their current product offerings and should enlarge both vendors'' opportunities, while the products'' technologies are sufficiently compatible so that product interfacing will not be Read More