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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

inventory planning  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. Read More...
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Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Three: Business Case for Inventory Optimization Solutions
Inventory Optimization software recognizes that different industries have different inventory profiles and requirements. Research has indicated that solutions

inventory planning  Part Two discussed the Inventory Planning & Optimization Solution. The Bottom Line The following quadrant outlines the relevant differences in cost and implementation times across the main Inventory Planning and Optimization software Vendors. Note: MS-Excel is a traditional way to analyze small numbers of SKU's and forecasts, and Demand Solutions manages only the demand forecasting and some inventory modeling of inventory. Considerations for any organization looking at implementing Inventory Optimization Read More...
Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply

inventory planning  the reduction of dead inventory Improving forecast accuracy for better planning Calculating safety stock appropriate to risk/service required Makes the company more effi cient Increasing automated ordering usage facilitates customer service and effi ciency Increasing inventory turns to improve profitability Allowing fewer expedites will keep costs in check Identifying service risk items before stock outs occur Improving supplier management lowers expedite costs, product holding costs and shortages with fe Read More...
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

inventory planning  specialized functionality such as Inventory Planning and Optimization. Often there is a misconception that Inventory Planning & Optimization software performs the same functions as the MRP (material requirements planning) module, the Item Master modules and ordering module of an ERP system. Some of these differences between an ERP and the value of Inventory Planning and Optimization Solutions are explained in this document. A good way to introduce Inventory Planning and Optimization (Inventory management) Read More...
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works
Organizations today realize that although strategies focusing on outsourcing transportation, e-business and new distribution models are important, these are all

inventory planning  Two: How It Works Inventory Planning & Optimization Solutions Inventory optimization software is the most recent addition to the suite of Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions. Software companies like JustEnough and i2 have emerged as leaders in this space. These solutions establish the optimal mix between inventory investment and service levels for each inventory item at each location within an organization. Inventory Planning and Optimization solutions do not process transactions. Rather, they use the Read More...
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

inventory planning  becomes possible. Finished goods inventory turns can rise while service levels improve, throughput can increase while work in process falls, and output can improve without investment in capital equipment. These become the sources of true competitive advantages in an industry. Understanding how to maintain these solutions to optimize the supply chain is something that should reside within the control of the organization. Otherwise, the ability to sustain any competitive advantage is at risk. Failure to Read More...
Managing Inventory for Optimal Advantage: 10 Common Inventory Mistakes and How to Correct Them
If your company is “fighting fires” daily to meet customer demand, then you’re already losing customers and missing new sales. Today, business is conducted in

inventory planning  Inventory for Optimal Advantage: 10 Common Inventory Mistakes and How to Correct Them If your company is “fighting fires” daily to meet customer demand, then you’re already losing customers and missing new sales. Today, business is conducted in real time, which requires flexibility and responsiveness. It’s these two attributes—along with reduced costs—that are the most beneficial in managing for optimal inventory levels. Find out how you can better plan and manage your inventory for Read More...
CAPTure Workforce Planning
CAPTure Workforce Planning software uses internal data, plus demographic, educational and other trends, to identify talent challenges. CAPTure uses

inventory planning  Workforce Planning CAPTure Workforce Planning software uses internal data, plus demographic, educational and other trends, to identify talent challenges. CAPTure uses information from a wide range of sources—human resources (HR) information systems, data warehouses, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, universities, best practices, and organizational expertise—from executive strategy and HR specialist insight to line manager understanding. Read More...
Why Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding
I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured,

inventory planning  Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured, what the heck … When you really think about it, selecting ERP software does have many similarities to planning a wedding—right down to the uncertainty of whether or not you’ve chosen the right solution or, in the case of your wedding, partner to spend a lifetime with. While I� Read More...
Orchestrate Your Business with Integrated Business Planning
Learn how your company can reap the financial and competitive rewards of ibp in ibp: redesigning planning for a more dynamic business.

inventory planning  Your Business with Integrated Business Planning If you haven't heard of integrated business planning (IBP), you're not alone—the terminology is relatively new. But it relates to a familiar objective: achieving more integrated, more accurate, and more effective planning across the entire organization. With IBP, planning from sales, manufacturing, logistics, marketing, and human resources (HR) is highly coordinated. Each department's plan becomes closely coupled to all the others, with a tight Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction
All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process

inventory planning  , demand planning , inventory planning , sales and operations planning software , demand planning systems , sales and operations planning resource , sales and operations planning consortium , software tools for s&op , leverage erp for sales , sales and operations planning software module , applied optimization sales and operations planning . Executive Agenda All companies do some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning Read More...
2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Find out in guide to quickly fill you in on the 2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning .

inventory planning  Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) What are the top trends in ERP for 2011? Find out in guide to quickly fill you in on the 2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) . You'll learn where ERP is heading: everything from cloud computing and vendor accountability, to collaboration tools and more to help you plan effectively for the future. Eight top trends. Five expert opinions. One easy way to learn what's in store for Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning: the Key to Demand Satisfaction
There is a better way, and you can learn about it in the white paper sales and operations planning: the key to continuous demand satisfaction.

inventory planning  demand problems? Stock-outs Excess inventory Late or unsuccessful product launches Introduction of new products that cannibalize your existing market(s) Loss of market share to competitors who were better able to forecast market demand Chances are, your sales and operations planning (S&OP) is to blame. And chances are, your company is using a static and insular S&OP process, one based more on logistics and historical performance than on strategy. There is a better way, and you can learn about it in the Read More...
Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v. 9.05 for ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report
The Epicor product Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP

inventory planning  Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v. 9.05 for ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report The Epicor product Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More...

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