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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.

demand elasticity  Predictive Demand Supply Predictive Demand Supply Lonnie Childs - December 23, 2004 Read Comments Introduction 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. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to Read More...

Collaborative Demand Planning
In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results.

demand elasticity  Collaborative Demand Planning Collaborative Demand Planning Source: Adexa, Inc. Document Type: White Paper Description: In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before Read More...
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On-Premise vs. On-Demand CRM
When looking to acquire an initial customer relationship management (CRM) solution or replace an existing deployment, a host of considerations must be made, not the least of which is choosing between an on-demand or on-premise solution. Both the on-demand and on-premise models have pros and cons, as well as risks and rewards. Download this white paper and know what you need to consider before making a final decision.

demand elasticity  On-Premise vs. On-Demand CRM On-Premise vs. On-Demand CRM Source: CompareBusinessProducts.com Document Type: White Paper Description: When looking to acquire an initial customer relationship management (CRM) solution or replace an existing deployment, a host of considerations must be made, not the least of which is choosing between an on-demand or on-premise solution. Both the on-demand and on-premise models have pros and cons, as well as risks and rewards. Download this white paper and know what you need Read More...
Progress-ing Towards ERP On-Demand
While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Google, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, OpSource, etc., the name Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) rarely comes to mind, unjustifiably. While Progress itself is to blame in part for a less aggressive marketing effort (and for the-best-kept-secret-in-the-market status

demand elasticity  , ERP , on demand , openedge , opsource , progress software , QAD , SaaS , soa , sonic esb , web services Comments Jamie Spencer on 24 April, 2008 at 6:13 pm # OpSource is the SaaS delivery experts. My name is Jamie Spencer and I am the Senior Director of Sales for OpSource in the Mid-Atlantic. If you have any questions—Drop me an email at jspencer@opsource.net SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress? » The TEC Blog on 26 May, 2008 at 10:45 am # […] Writing an on-demand product Read More...
Demand-driven manufacturing cross-industry brief
The challenges that face the manufacturing industry today are also opportunities. Manufacturing is being revolutionized in its processes, routines, and ways of doing business through the growing emergence of order driven production methods. This shift towards demand driven manufacturing is emerging in tandem with the larger currents caused by globalization. This cross industry brief focuses on the manufacturing industry from the standpoint of a demand driven IT solution and is aimed at manufacturing and distribution businesses. It describes some major market trends and issues, provides an overview of IBS supply chain solution, and offers details on how the IBS solution for demand driven manufacturing can address current needs of the industry.

demand elasticity  methods. This shift towards demand driven manufacturing is emerging in tandem with the larger currents caused by globalization. This cross industry brief focuses on the manufacturing industry from the standpoint of a demand driven IT solution and is aimed at manufacturing and distribution businesses. It describes some major market trends and issues, provides an overview of IBS supply chain solution, and offers details on how the IBS solution for demand driven manufacturing can address current needs of Read More...
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with an on-demand, remotely hosted ERP system. It wasn’t the change the company originally intended, but the benefits proved too overwhelming to resist.

demand elasticity  One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Wayne Thompson - April 25, 2008 Read Comments Welcome to TEC radio. I’m your host, Wayne Thompson Here’s a story to get you thinking if your organization has a traditional, local, ERP [ enterprise resource planning ] system running the business. It tells why Asahi Kasei Spandex America , a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Group of Japan, made the transition from a locally hosted ERP Read More...
Any Color Including Black: A New Guide to Demand-driven Manufacturing
It’s all of these, plus more. Read this new white paper, Any Color Including Black: A New Guide to Demand-Driven Manufacturing, to find out how successful manufacturers—enterprises of all sizes, in industries as varied as consumer goods, industrial, life sciences, high-tech, and process manufacturing—-are using principles of demand-driven manufacturing to successfully compete again low-cost competitors.

demand elasticity   A New Guide to Demand-driven Manufacturing Any Color Including Black: A New Guide to Demand-driven Manufacturing Source: Oracle Document Type: White Paper Description: It’s all of these, plus more. Read this new white paper, Any Color Including Black: A New Guide to Demand-Driven Manufacturing, to find out how successful manufacturers—enterprises of all sizes, in industries as varied as consumer goods, industrial, life sciences, high-tech, and process manufacturing—-are using principles of Read More...
Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies
Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line. Understand how supply chain functions such as demand and inventory planning can positively impact your company.

demand elasticity  Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies Source: Aptean (CDC Software) Document Type: White Paper Description: Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its Read More...
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Managed Services: How an On-demand Model Can Maximize your CNC Inv
Computerized numerical control (CNC) is crucial to the successful operation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, but the road to success is sometimes rocky. To surmount the challenges of meeting your CNC needs, learn how an on-demand (or CNC managed services) model can improve your return on investment, and streamline and standardize your business processes.

demand elasticity   Managed Services: How an On-demand Model Can Maximize your CNC Investments Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Managed Services: How an On-demand Model Can Maximize your CNC Investments Source: SYSTIME Computer Corporation Document Type: White Paper Description: Computerized numerical control (CNC) is crucial to the successful operation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, but the road to success is sometimes rocky. To surmount the challenges of meeting your CNC needs, learn how an Read More...
Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks
Traditionally, the consumer packaged goods supply has been driven to market mostly by upstream manufacturers. But progressive companies are realizing the enduring value of being driven by the market, and they are starting to use demand as a guiding light.

demand elasticity  Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks Subramanyam Venkataraman - August 26, 2009 Read Comments The success of consumer packaged goods (CPG) supply chains in profitably delivering the right products, to the right place, at the right time, has largely remained theoretical. The focus is still to make planned products at the right times, as opposed to just the right products. This implies a push culture, and Read More...
A Delicate Dance of Supply & Demand, Part 1: A Primer on Dairy Industry Complexity
The dairy industry is grueling. For farmers, the past decade has been a roller coaster of soaring fuel and feed prices and plummeting dairy sales prices, crushing many industry veterans. This white paper is intended to provide a baseline understanding of the historic and present-day challenges players in the industry face that are largely the product of governmental involvement and outside their individual control.

demand elasticity  Dance of Supply & Demand, Part 1: A Primer on Dairy Industry Complexity A Delicate Dance of Supply & Demand, Part 1: A Primer on Dairy Industry Complexity Source: Junction Solutions Document Type: White Paper Description: The dairy industry is grueling. For farmers, the past decade has been a roller coaster of soaring fuel and feed prices and plummeting dairy sales prices, crushing many industry veterans. This white paper is intended to provide a baseline understanding of the historic and present-day Read More...

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