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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

apics forecast accuracy definition  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
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Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

apics forecast accuracy definition  start with carrying costs. APICS Dictionary (formerly standing for American Production and Inventory Control Society , but recently renamed the Association for Operations Management ) defines carrying cost as follows: The cost of holding inventory, usually defined as a percentage of the dollar value of inventory per unit of time (generally one year). Carrying cost depends mainly on the cost of capital invested as well as such costs of maintaining the inventory as taxes (based on the value of inventory on Read More
How to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1)


apics forecast accuracy definition  , and several Boston APICS Chapter professional development meetings, where a plethora of companies talked about their operational experiences of late, made me realize that “business as usual” practices no longer work. For one thing, while long-term planning remains an important exercise for senior executives’ strategic and visionary purposes (evaluating what-if scenario options and making long-term decisions), many recent events have caused serious paradigm shifts. Trying to make rocket Read More
Analytics Leader Voices Its Opinions on S&OP State of Affairs
Today’s retail companies are realizing the importance of creating an optimal balance between supply and demand, with a focus on sensing and shaping demand

apics forecast accuracy definition  posts on S&OP entitled APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? as well as a post entitled Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers and Manufacturers Sake): An Executive Panel Discussion , which received much interest and valuable feedback from the end user community. Moreover, TEC’s prolonged coverage of S&OP led to an offer from Kinaxis for TEC analysts to participate in a guest interview series on the Kinaxis blog on the same topic .   Vendors Do Have S&OP Experts The simple fact remains t Read More
Achieve a Complete Business Picture with a BI Dashboard
With the right business intelligence (BI) solution, any enterprise can improve performance, decrease time to market, analyze and forecast data, and achieve

apics forecast accuracy definition  a Complete Business Picture with a BI Dashboard With the right business intelligence (BI) solution, any enterprise can improve performance, decrease time to market, analyze and forecast data, and achieve competitive advantage. However, it is important to consider whether your BI provides timely, clear data and integrates data from every possible source within the organization. The enterprise must carefully consider its specific requirements and choose a solution that provides the right information Read More
Are Retailers Rational Players Stuck in an Irrational Game? Changing the High-stakes Game of Retail Technology
Continuous change in the retail industry is limiting retailers’ ability to plan, forecast, price, and replenish. Thus, many retailers are facing a dilemma: they

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Transportation Management System (TMS) RFI/RFP Template
System Definition and Implementation,Interface and Integration,Required Features and Functions, and Analysis

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APICS 2009 Convention: Day 4 (Last Day)
The last day of the conference is different in three ways: there is no general session today; we have plant tours in the afternoon; and the exhibitors are gone

apics forecast accuracy definition  (Vice President of Education, APICS Charlotte Chapter ), who talked about green IT in general, and from Glen Phillips (IT Operations Systems Analyst, Intel Corporation), who showed us how Intel manages sustainable IT. Intel’s 97 data centers are responsible for 69 percent of the company’s carbon emissions, and the company is working on reducing emissions by creating the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) measure to assess data center power usage. Also, in 2007, Intel and Google created the “Climate Read More
Informix XML’s Its Metadata Transport Layer
Informix® Corporation, has announced an XML Document Type Definition (DTD) for Extraction, Transformation, and Transport (ETT) of metadata. The DTD is designed

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APICS 2009 Convention: Day 3
Today’s general session showcased people from around the world (Mexico, China, Italy, South Africa, Poland, India, Egypt, US, etc.) and their stories about what

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APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

apics forecast accuracy definition  In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the privilege of attending the preview of “Lean for Materials Read More
Extending BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively
Business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics use different means but can be applied together to improve the decision process at all levels of an

apics forecast accuracy definition  BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively Business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics use different means but can be applied together to improve the decision process at all levels of an organization. By increasing the ability to monitor and analyze data and generate predictions, BI and predictive analytics can help an organization gain proactive control of its business. TEC analyst JorgeGarcía explains how. Read More
Do You Know What Are the
CRM, in its most straightforward definition, mandates that a company harmonize between a product/brand view of its business and the all-important customer view.

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Privacy Challenges for Data Providers
Ensuring the quality, accuracy, and security of customer data has never been more important than it is today. The growing potential for privacy breaches and

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