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Oracle APS Makes Its Debut
Oracle Corporation officially released its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications recently amid the usual fanfare. Long in coming, APS still has

aps manugistics  APS Makes Its Debut Oracle APS Makes Its Debut S. McVey - May 1st, 2000 Event Summary Oracle Corporation officially released its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications recently with typical fanfare. The new addition to Oracle's e-business suite, Oracle Applications Release 11i, targets companies with extended supply chains that wish to collaborate with business partners via online trading marketplaces. The four modules, Oracle Demand Planning, Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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i2 Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story
i2 Technologies completes another stellar quarter. Does success ever become boring?

aps manugistics  bypasses SAP APO, Oracle APS, JD Edwards xtr@ and other ERP supply chain offerings that can only apply optimization as a point solution within the four walls of an enterprise. Rival SCM vendors must look on i2 with a mixture of envy and gratitude. As a high profile supply chain company that successfully transitioned into e-commerce and B2B, i2 legitimizes their own marketplace offerings. A notable example is Manugistics Group, which has secured large B2B network optimization deals with Amazon.com and Deer Read More...
Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season. Part 2: Market Impact, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Experience teaches us to be wary of the outcome of mergers and acquisitions as the market has witnessed both success and disaster stories. While we believe that

aps manugistics  the UK-based shop floor APS vendor STG Holdings in 2000, manufacturing has not been Manugistics' forte, having a history of building solutions for the distribution end of the supply chain, the recent development of shop-floor applications bundled with the pricing and revenue optimization applications, might enable the company to provide a holistic approach to enterprise optimization throughout design, source, buy, receive, make, move, store, price, promote, sell, and deliver phases. These can take place i Read More...
Oracle to Offer APS Package for Small Companies


aps manugistics  to Offer APS Package for Small Companies Oracle to Offer APS Package for Small Companies S. McVey - September 27th, 1999 Event Summary Seeking new avenues for growth, $8.8 billion Oracle Corporation will extend its reach into the small enterprise market. The suite includes Oracle's new APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) package announced near the end of June, which includes Demand Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Global Available to Promise, and Manufacturing Scheduling. Details of the small Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

aps manugistics  provide the fastest service. APS as Manufacturing Enterprise Glue? At long last, these days APS is finally being recognized for what it is – a key enabler for many manufacturing companies in becoming more agile, responsive, and efficient in dealing with variations in demand.  According to Preactor, there are still some lingering myths about APS , but some vindication has been coming to these long maligned solutions. Many of us might remember the late 1990’s when APS was hyped as a tool that would be Read More...
Integration of MES with Planning and Scheduling Solutions
To respond to an ever-changing environment, steel manufacturers are making investments to improve their systems. But over time, these modification dollars can

aps manugistics  advanced planning and schedule (APS) solution—manufacturers can realize considerable benefits without the added cost. Read More...
Manugistics and Agile Make it Official on Valentine’s Day
The new couple will combine strengths in enterprise profit optimization and product content management.

aps manugistics  demonstrate Talus' strengths and overlaps industries with Manugistics' own customers. Manugistics continues to experience strong demand for its electronics and high technology (EHT) solutions, having recently signed deals with Cisco Systems , Emerson , Juniper Networks , Lexmark , and NTT DoCoMo, Inc . Its success in EHT has not come at the expense of its hold over more traditional markets, however, such as apparel, footwear and textiles, chemicals, consumer packaged goods, transportation, and retail Read More...
Siebel Sees Farther on Shoulders of Giants
Siebel Systems announces two alliances that promise new relevance for its customer relationship management software.

aps manugistics  Sees Farther on Shoulders of Giants Siebel Sees Farther on Shoulders of Giants S. McVey - March 10th, 2000 Event Summary Siebel Systems recently announced joint marketing agreements with the top two supply chain management vendors, i2 and Manugistics. Both alliances will involve integration of Siebel's customer management interface applications with best-of-breed fulfillment capabilities to deliver improved customer satisfaction. i2 will use customer profile data captured in Siebel's call centers, Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

aps manugistics  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1 Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s,  Manhattan Associates  was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors.  The Long Trail of Excellence The company was founded in 1990 in Manhattan Beach, California, Read More...
The New Manugistics Faces A New Millennium
New executive management, Internet-savvy products, and aggressive promotion have rescued Manugistics Group from the brink of collapse, at least for the short

aps manugistics  New Manugistics Faces A New Millennium The New Manugistics Faces A New Millennium S. McVey - September 20, 2000 Vendor Genesis Formerly the supply chain planning (SCP) market leader, Manugistics was a pioneer in the advanced planning and scheduling market, arguably before such a market existed. Founded in 1969 as Scientific Time Sharing Corporation, a division of Continental Telecom, the company became independent under then CEO, William Gibson, through a leveraged buyout in 1986. Renamed Manugistics Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1
Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become

aps manugistics  these experts, ERP and APS systems force companies to make runners in  economic order quantities (EOQs) , and hence, the companies should not use them. Instead, these companies would be better served by implementing the abovementioned VPC concepts based on pull systems such as kanbans, combined with the company’s ability to make every part every interval (EPEI) in cyclical schedules (period batch control). The next part of this series will analyze whether the lean concepts are the answer for every Read More...
How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

aps manugistics  options). Capital-O Optimization in APS is about finding a mathematical optimum, typically minimum costs or maximum profits (in a boil the ocean manner). On the other hand, heuristic Response Management processes attempt to provide a solution to a problem that may or may not be optimal. Often, Search involves criteria other than cost or profit, such as rules and priorities. Both Capital-O Optimization and Search heuristics in SAP’s related products can respect material or capacity scheduling const Read More...
Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends
The evolution of ERP systems has been driven by the emergence of new business practices and information technologies. These have been supported by the growing

aps manugistics  of MRP logic and APS logic. MRP logic uses backward infinite scheduling to explode demands for make items through the bills and generate production schedules. It assumes infinite resource capacity and no material constraints, requiring manual adjustments to loads or available capacity during overloaded periods. With manufacturing orders, some ERP systems calculate a variable lead-time and operation due dates that reflect simplistic models of available capacity and scheduling rules. Using MRP logic Read More...
ERP & Co.: How Process Manufacturers Use Technology to Scale New Heights
In this blog post, I’ll examine how growth-oriented organizations will build their IT infrastructure around ERP, and then integrate systems in other related

aps manugistics  Advanced Planning Systems (APS) APS systems support planning activity within SCM by means of quantitative methods. APS extends the abilities of ERP by analyzing sales forecasts, demand patterns, and economic ordering patterns Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) WMS is a vital part of any SCM strategy, as its primary focus is to control the movement and storage of inventory within a warehouse and to process related transactions (including shipping, receiving, putting away, picking for sales order Read More...
Asprova
Headquartered in Tokyo (Japan), Asprova Corporation was founded in 1994 by Mr. Kuniyoshi Takahashi. Since its inception, Asprova has been developing and selling

aps manugistics  advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software for lean manufacturing initiatives worldwide. Asprova continues to invest in research and development (R&D). Read More...

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