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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a manufacturing or distribution

backlog order  the latter case, the backlog of sales orders drives the near-term production of make-to-order items while the combination of sales forecasts and sales orders drive the procurement and production of long lead-time items. A forecast period can be daily or yearly rather than monthly. For example, a daily forecast period might be used in conjunction with a daily repeating pattern, and a sales order line item only consumes a day's forecast. Statistical Forecasting and Demand Planner The Demand Planner

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

backlog order  MTO Customer lead time Backlog days Ship to target lead time % MTS Finished goods DSI Back order Days fill rate % Step 2. Develop a predictive process and tool—We've got ways of finding you, Murphy! The value of good planning systems resides in their capability to predict supply imbalances in the future and make recommendations for supply-side action based on a user-managed set of rules. As stated earlier, they fall short, however, in not further translating that picture of the future into a common Read More

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces


A CMMS is an excellent business opportunity whose implementation can significantly improve operations, reduce equipment downtime, increase accountability of the maintenance functions, and produce substantial financial savings. Read on to learn how this can be accomplished.

backlog order  getting done via a backlog report. Accordingly, you can adjust and reset priorities. In a paperless CMMS environment, when you encounter a problem with a piece of equipment, you don't have to go hunting through file cabinets and dog-eared stacks of paper to find such things as warranty information. Instead, the warranty information becomes part of the equipment database, possibly eliminating or reducing vendor charges. A CMMS allows you to evaluate the effectiveness of your preventive maintenance Read More

Compaq Wins Supercomputer Contract, But Is It Enough?


Compaq recently was awarded a contract for the world’s largest supercomputer, which will use its Alpha processors. But what’s happening with their standard high-end machines?

backlog order  discount some of the backlog because Wildfire was over a year late, resulting in more pent-up demand.) Unless these systems sell for an average of $2.5 Million (we think this unlikely), the sales force will need to redouble their efforts in order to reach $1 Billion. What mystifies us is the persistent lack of enterprise-focused performance data from Compaq - we commented on this two months ago, and have seen little change. Perhaps Alpha Marketing feels benchmarks are unimportant to customers? The short Read More

The Retail Industry: Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Through Vendor Compliance - An Andersen Point Of View


The arrival of the new economy has brought significant changes to the existing business landscape. In particular, the retail industry is quickly learning the value of developing strategic working relationships with vendor partners to improve supply chain efficiency.

backlog order  potential to create a backlog and disrupt the receipt-planning schedule for the day. Understanding Events Of Vendor Non-Compliance    In conjunction with understanding events of vendor non-compliance, retailers need to identify when the violation is a result of an internal error. For example, if a retailer agrees with a vendor's request to make a substitution, but the retailer fails to update the purchase order, the vendor will be incorrectly assessed an expense-offset penalty for shipping unordered Read More

American Software Has Been Starving While Delivering Innovations


American Software seems to have grasped the requirements of its potential customers that need both order capturing and ERP backbone order fulfillment functionality within a single source. And, it did this while coping with a Y2K-caused financial pinch.

backlog order  Software Has Been Starving While Delivering Innovations American Software Has Been Starving While Delivering Innovations P.J. Jakovljevic - September 18, 2000 Event Summary In August, American Software, Inc, one of the leading mid-market enterprise applications vendors, reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2001, ended July 31, 2000. Total revenues for the quarter were $22.0 million, a 22% decrease from the same quarter last year. Software license fees were $2.5 million, a 60% Read More

Accellos One WMS


AccellosOne Warehouse Management System acts as the hub of your supply chain solution, integrating accounting/order and shipping software systems, electronic data interchange (EDI) systems, Crystal Reports software, radio frequency and barcode hardware, and warehouse automation equipment.

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Case Study: Increased Sales Efficiency and Configuring Standard Components to Order


GE Healthcare’s sales process for large-scale chromatography systems took several months and a large portion of the company’s products had to be engineered-to-order. GE Healthcare selected Tacton to deliver and implement a robust configurator solution that GE Healthcare’s global sales force now uses. Read the case study.

backlog order  Study: Increased Sales Efficiency and Configuring Standard Components to Order GE Healthcare’s sales process for large-scale chromatography systems took several months and a large portion of the company’s products had to be engineered-to-order. GE Healthcare selected Tacton to deliver and implement a robust configurator solution that GE Healthcare’s global sales force now uses. Read the case study. Read More

Optimizing the Lead-to-order Process


A superior lead-to-order (LTO) process is essential in today's environment of mass customization. Companies striving to build and maintain market share require an LTO process supported by robust IT and product configuration capabilities. Learn how optimizing your LTO process can help you implement a successful mass customization strategy, and how the benefits of an optimized LTO process relate to lean manufacturing.

backlog order  the Lead-to-order Process Optimizing the Lead-to-Order (LTO) Process If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Access Commerce is an international provider of Multichannel Commerce & Configurator Software that simplify the sale of complex and configurable products and services. Source : Access Commerce Resources Related to Lead to Order (LTO) process: Lead Management (Wikipedia) Lead Generation (Wikipedia) Lead Read More

Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?


In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and products. A greater concern is their inability to "decipher" product specifications from part numbers—that is, in reverse.

backlog order  We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products? Previous articles have clearly defined the concepts and features of product configurators, such as product options' selection rules, procedures, constraints, variants, and so on (see Product Configurators Pave the Way for Mass Customization and CRM for Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software ). However, there is one feature that is sorely needed by some industries and businesses that has hardly been Read More

Yankee Group: Tying Order Management Is Critical to CRM Success


This executive whitepaper explores the importance of the order management component in your CRM system and how you can enhance and expedite the customer experience within your organization.

backlog order  Group: Tying Order Management Is Critical to CRM Success This executive whitepaper explores the importance of the order management component in your CRM system and how you can enhance and expedite the customer experience within your organization. Read More

Lilly Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour' Part Two: Market Impact


Lilly continues to invest uncompromisingly in R&D, and consequently espouses a convincing broad but compact product portfolio for its target market.

backlog order  Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour' Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact In the final quarter of 2002, Lilly Software Associates Inc. ( LSA ) ( www.lillysoftware.com ), a privately held enterprise applications provider for small and medium sized manufacturing and distribution enterprises, made a number of announcements of enhancements to its product line. The details are covered in Part One of this note. This part discusses the Market Impact of those announcements. Having Read More

Case Study: Kyocera


Aside from geographic challenges, Kyocera—distributor of document management devices—also grapples with three-month lead times, purchase-order constraints, and stocking commitments. Forecasting accuracy is critical to a company that has to manage frequent model changes and short life-cycle products. Find out about the demand and forecast management solution the company uses to ensure consistent and accurate reporting.

backlog order  Study: Kyocera Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Case Study: Kyocera : Forecasting (Wikipedia) Purchase Order (PO) (Wikipedia) Case Study: Kyocera Purchase Order is also known as : Purchase Order Accounting , Purchase Order Agreements , Purchase Order Approval , Purchase Order Change , Read More