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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 4
Part 1 of this series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a few

oliver wight 5 step framework  According to  the five-step Oliver Wight framework  (possibly the best-known and most-relevant framework for organizations), the monthly S&OP process includes four preliminary steps plus the executive meeting to review the data and make course corrections as necessary. The preliminary steps are as follows: Data gathering (the marketing events activity review) -- Shortly after the end of the month, the IT department should update all the files necessary to develop the new statistical forecast. The input

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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