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Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand
An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable

operations forecasting  and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 11, 2003 Introduction A firm's sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm's goods and services. It formulates game plans that drive supply chain activities to meet those demands. Hence, an effective S&OP game plan requires consideration of both demands and Read More...
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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

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Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

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Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines
Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments

operations forecasting  excerpt on Sales and Operations Planning, one chapter in the book, is presented in three parts. The book can be ordered on amazon.com or books.mcgraw-hill.com. Case Studies Case #17: S&OP Simulations . Many firms require simulations to assess the impact of changing demands or supplies. Using multiple sets of forecast data to represent various scenarios and a designated set of forecast data for planning calculation purposes, the management team can analyze the impact of changing demands on material and Read More...
Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps
A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade

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Sales & Operations Planning in the Manufacturing Industry: A Current Perspective
Today, more and more manufacturing companies are exploring business processes that enable alignment between financial and operational goals. Results from a 2011

operations forecasting  & Operations Planning in the Manufacturing Industry: A Current Perspective Today, more and more manufacturing companies are exploring business processes that enable alignment between financial and operational goals. Results from a 2011 S&OP survey suggest that S&OP process investments are yielding tangible fruit. Understanding current challenges these companies are attempting to overcome should enable more effective functional alignment that delivers profitable growth and customer satisfaction. Read More...
Case Study: VernDale Products Automates Operations with ERP Software
A producer of whole milk powder for the chocolate industry, VernDale Products wanted to replace its existing manual system with automated, fully integrated

operations forecasting  Study: VernDale Products Automates Operations with ERP Software A producer of whole milk powder for the chocolate industry, VernDale Products wanted to replace its existing manual system with automated, fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The company, aided by technology consultants, found an ERP software system that was the best functional fit—reducing the time needed to perform routine office tasks and improving accuracy in financial statements. Learn more. Read More...
Transforming Field Service Operations with Mobile Technologies
Whether field service is your primary business or a service offering, incorporating mobile technologies into your existing system can give you a competitive

operations forecasting  Field Service Operations with Mobile Technologies Whether field service is your primary business or a service offering, incorporating mobile technologies into your existing system can give you a competitive edge. Electronic information capture not only increases reporting accuracy, but it also provides real-time data for your planning, billing, and purchasing needs—bridging the gap between your front-office operations and back-office processes. Read More...
Export Operations & Compliance Benchmark Report: Going Global with Regulatory Reform
This second annual benchmark study covers U.S. export operations and compliance. The survey covered export regulatory reform, operations management practices

operations forecasting  Operations & Compliance Benchmark Report: Going Global with Regulatory Reform This second annual benchmark study covers U.S. export operations and compliance. The survey covered export regulatory reform, operations management practices, organizational structure, compliance policies, and export management technology. This year’s study looks at the impact of going global with export control reform. Read More...
Automated Operations: Five Benefits for Your Organization
Automating computer operations can bring many benefits to your organization's IT management, such as cost reduction, and increases in productivity, availability

operations forecasting  Your Organization Automating computer operations can bring many benefits to your organization's IT management, such as cost reduction, and increases in productivity, availability, reliability, and performance, as well as improved service to end-users. However, implementing automation comes with potential issues—read this white paper to learn more about the benefits and challenges of operations automation solutions, and see tips for understanding, anticipating, and dealing with potential obstacles to Read More...
Yanacocha: A Model Mine in Operations and Mining Management
Achieving operational excellence is fundamental for Yanacocha, the largest gold producer in South America. In 1999, Yanacocha decided it needed an online system

operations forecasting  A Model Mine in Operations and Mining Management Achieving operational excellence is fundamental for Yanacocha, the largest gold producer in South America. In 1999, Yanacocha decided it needed an online system linking its principal management areas (operations, maintenance, logistics, finance, and human resources), in order to optimize efficiency in administering its assets. It turned to Mincom Ellipse as its corporate management system, allowing standardization of its operations worldwide. Read More...
A New Prescription for Improving Global Labeling and Packaging Operations
In the life sciences industry, marketing operations (in particular the packaging, labeling, and final steps of new product development) remain virtually

operations forecasting  Global Labeling and Packaging Operations In the life sciences industry, marketing operations (in particular the packaging, labeling, and final steps of new product development) remain virtually untouched by the computerized systems integration pervading the rest of the sector. However, cost-effective approaches do exist for digital workflow and asset management software and services, and can provide you with a wealth of cost savings and operations efficiencies. Read More...
Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting
The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like

operations forecasting  operations, maintenance facilities, service operations, distributors, and the military.  Smart Software’s customers are in, chiefly, the automotive, aerospace, transit, consumer products, distribution, durable goods, industrial equipment, food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, high tech and electronics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, and utilities and communications industries. Smart Software, founded in 1984, focuses its competencies around forecasting, demand planning, and Read More...
Avercast Forecasting & Demand Planning Software
The Avercast product line includes: Avercast Business Forecasting for analyzing historical product demand, forecasting future demand, and adjusting

operations forecasting  Forecasting & Demand Planning Software The Avercast product line includes: Avercast Business Forecasting for analyzing historical product demand, forecasting future demand, and adjusting forecasts at the individual item or summary level Avercast Supply Planning for time-phased inventory planning in monthly, weekly, or daily time periods Avercast Supplier Connection for providing Web-enabled information to suppliers Avercast Trolling For Dollars for warehouse management reporting and for providing Read More...

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