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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 5
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended few education

close out meeting templates  information  JDA currently has close to 300 S&OP customers. At the end of the last quarter, JDA had closed multiple contracts on the JDA Workbench. Customers are in multiple stages of deployment and JDA is planning on sharing referenceable customers when the implementations are complete. More Differentiating Traits To further differentiate its offering from the S&OP pack, JDA points out the following capabilities below: The ability to model a global S&OP process where independent regions and business

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