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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

apics responsiveness kpi  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...
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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

apics responsiveness kpi  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 Read More...
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical

apics responsiveness kpi  Module One of the APICS CSCP Learning System , the appropriate supply chain for functional products should emphasize predictability and low cost with key performance indicators (KPIs ) such as the following: High average utilization  rate in manufacturing; Minimal necessary inventory with high inventory turns ; Short lead times (consistent with low cost); Suppliers chosen for cost and quality; and Product design that strives for maximum performance and minimal cost. Conversely, the supply chain for 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

apics responsiveness kpi  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...
Case Study: PepsiCo Beverages Italia
PepsiCo Italia needed an information management system to manage and track assets it loans at no cost to clients, such as coolers and fountains. It also sought

apics responsiveness kpi  asset management,investment management,asset management account,asset management advisors,asset management companies,asset management database,asset management definition,asset management funds Read More...
The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

apics responsiveness kpi  lean implementation program,lean manufacturing,lean initiatives,lean program management,lean manufacturing system,lean enterprise assessment program Read More...
The Role of ERP in Globalization
Globalizing your market reach presents technology and business challenges to profitable growth. Your supply chain strategy for globalization should include an

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Transportation Management System (TMS)
Transportation Management System (TMS): The ability to manage orders, optimize loads, select the best carriers, tender shipments, manifest parcel, track

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APICS 2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy
The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory

apics responsiveness kpi  Changing Economy The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory in a changing economy. As inventory is a challenging issue for all types of manufacturing organizations, regardless of industry. If an organization can manage its inventory without losing focus on demand and where its dollars are being spent, it may achieve its inventory objectives. Gary Gossard (president of IQR International) Read More...
Why Midsize Companies Need Business Intelligence Solutions in This Uncertain Economy
In today’s economy, executives face declining revenues and tough cost-cutting decisions. However, cost reductions alone are not enough to survive, especially

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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

apics responsiveness kpi  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...
Are “Best Practices” Dragging Your Organization Down?
When APICS invited me to be part of next October’s international conference on best practices for global supply chain and operations management, I started

apics responsiveness kpi  Your Organization Down? When APICS invited me to be part of next October’s international conference on best practices for global supply chain and operations management, I started exploring ideas revolving around best practices, including this deceptively simple question: What is a best practice, anyway? Many organizations fail to understand the true meaning of “best practice,” erroneously treating this term as synonymous with “staying ahead of the competition.”  In fact, these organizations Read More...
AIM Computer Solutions, Inc.
AIM Computer Solutions, Inc. is a provider of repetitive manufacturing solutions targeted specifically for small to medium-sized automotive suppliers

apics responsiveness kpi  Computer Solutions, Inc. AIM Computer Solutions, Inc. is a provider of repetitive manufacturing solutions targeted specifically for small to medium-sized automotive suppliers. Automotive suppliers require rapid responsiveness to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Tier 1 electronic data interchange (EDI) transaction, barcode label, and lot control requirements. AIM is committed to understanding, developing, and deploying these requirements. Read More...
Getting Back to Selling
Faced with longer sales cycles, declining sales productivity, and increasingly discerning customers, companies are being forced to streamline and automate how

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