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The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 3
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following

planning jobs  into consideration. Distinguishing Between Planning and Scheduling To recap, in scheduling , one is matching real jobs to specific times and resources on the day of service, whereby more jobs may appear as the day progresses. The aim is to work out how best to achieve the individual day’s service objectives. With planning , one is matching resource levels against a forecast workload with varying degrees of certainty. Still, these long-range resource-level decisions will later affect scheduling at Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 2
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the

planning jobs  service, and  forecasting  and  planning  for the day of service. My post then expanded on the various approaches to tame the challenges on the actual day of service. The most advanced approach is to use service chain optimization  algorithms  that balance  customer satisfaction  and  operating costs . But, as in any business environment, the catch is that conflicting forces pull any company’s service scheduling optimization decisions in opposing directions. ClickSoftware Technologies ’ Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC

planning jobs  Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference Introduction This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning System Evaluation & Selection conducted on June 14, 2000. Good morning everyone, my name is Predrag Jakovljevic (alias PJ) and I head-up the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) research area for TechnologyEvaluation.Com. Today we are going to demonstrate a proven, best of breed methodology for evaluating and selecting an ERP system. During the presentation, we will Read More...
Why Your Organization Needs Succession Planning
Succession planning is not a new concept—so why are so many companies not actively planning for the replacement of key positions, and risk losing valuable

planning jobs  Your Organization Needs Succession Planning Once thought to apply only to “taking over a family business,” today succession planning is pertinent to companies of all sizes in all industries—all over the world. In this article, I’ll address some frequently asked questions (FAQ) that shed light on succession planning and why it’s important for your company. In the follow-up to this article, you’ll learn about four steps to making your succession planning initiatives a success. Succession Read More...
Planning Horizon of a Technical Personnel Management System
Airlines struggle every day to reduce costs, maintain the level of customer service, and have more efficient processes, and this puts more pressure on line

planning jobs  the problem. Generation of planning information . The system should be able to generate useful information for the daily operations and short- and long-term technical staff planning. For the daily operations, it can generate allocation proposals that will show the supervisor different scenarios, where he or she will have to decide the best way to distribute jobs and staff. Additionally, with recent historical information, he or she can generate scenarios for the following shift, day, or week. These Read More...
Thriving and Surviving in a Turbulent World Part Two: Planning and Its Results
This article outlines the planning and results of an adaptive management process for manufacturing executives, who employ demand and supply chain planning

planning jobs  Turbulent World Part Two: Planning and Its Results Introduction We can aspire to survive and even to thrive in a difficult environment if we are disciplined, bright enough and have the right tools such as a Demand and Supply Chain Planning suite to support and optimize our decisions. Enabled by such a Demand and Supply Chain Planning suite, manufacturing executives can engage in an adaptive management process such as described below: Recognize that we are in troubled waters; Decide what we want to become Read More...
Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning
Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing

planning jobs  Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning The Realities of Manufacturing Today Nowadays, manufacturers are increasingly subject to massive pressures to drive down costs and increase efficiency. However, these pressures often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch-based manufacturing planning and product costing approaches. Moreover, companies struggling to serve their customers using purely traditional MRP methodology are often unable to meet the demands for Read More...
5 Tips to Effective Succession Planning
Succession planning systems manage business risk and ensure leadership and critical role continuity across all levels of an organization. This field guide will

planning jobs  Tips to Effective Succession Planning Succession planning systems manage business risk and ensure leadership and critical role continuity across all levels of an organization. This field guide will explore five critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your succession planning investments. Read More...
Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?
All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum

planning jobs  Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity? Transition of Value into Volume Business Model Enterprise resource planning: ERP . The three once-paranoid letters are emerging out of their value shell to reach out to the masses. All was fine, methodical, and elegant, until ERP vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum. With the advent of ERP for small to medium businesses (SMBs), the numbers are mind boggling. Product management researchers case-studying the Read More...
Leverage ERP for Sales and Operations Planning
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a practical way to streamline manufacturing operations. With a disjointed view of your company’s departments, it’s

planning jobs  for Sales and Operations Planning Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a practical way to streamline manufacturing operations. With a disjointed view of your company’s departments, it’s impossible to make decisions about where to allocate resources or which parts of the company have excess capacity. S&OP helps fix this by delivering one set of numbers from one planning period to the next, and allows you to track your effort over time. Learn more. Read More...
Adaptive Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks
Dynamic efficiencies can help companies combat margin erosion and cope with compressed product lifecycles. By shifting from advanced planning to adaptive

planning jobs  Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks Dynamic efficiencies can help companies combat margin erosion and cope with compressed product lifecycles. By shifting from advanced planning to adaptive planning, enterprises can increase their top and bottom line. Integrating the demand planning network, optimizing the supply chain network, and strengthening execution planning will help this move to adaptive planning and eliminate pockets of waste. 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 .

planning jobs  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 ERP Read More...
4 Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning
So you’ve determined that you need to develop a succession planning strategy in anticipation of the retirement of key personnel. Now what? How do you identify

planning jobs  to Successful Succession Development Planning To effectively undertake a succession planning initiative at your organization, you must first identify your company’s long-term goals. Often companies know what they would “like” to see happen over the next three to five years, but don’t necessarily know how to put their ideas into practice. As a company grows and its business strategy evolves, its leadership needs can change significantly. To meet these needs, companies must adjust their talent Read More...
The CEO’s Guide to Succession Planning: Managing Risk & Ensuring Business Continuity
To effectively transform succession planning from a manual, paper-based process to one that is systematic and technology-enabled, CEOs must focus on laying a

planning jobs  To effectively transform succession planning from a manual, paper-based process to one that is systematic and technology-enabled, CEOs must focus on laying a solid foundation supported by strong executive leadership. Read this CEO guide to get five key tips to jump-start your succession planning efforts to better manage risk and ensure business continuity and to know how a strong succession strategy can impact your company. Read More...
6,000 Jobs Slashed at Sun Microsystem
If one quickly skims through Sun Microsystem's newspeak-style press release, its devastating cut to 6,000 jobs, globally, only sounds like a doubleplusungood

planning jobs  000 Jobs Slashed at Sun Microsystem If one quickly skims through Sun Microsystem's newspeak-style press release , its devastating cut to 6,000 jobs, globally, only sounds like a doubleplusungood minor reshuffle. Newsoutlets and investors, however, weren't fooled, and the announcement caused the troubled company's shares to plummet to $4.06. At its height, during the dot-com boom, Sun's shares were worth $250. For eight years, Sun has been in deep financial troubles, and it hasn't escaped the global Read More...

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