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S&OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise
Today’s businesses must be able to swiftly respond to the constant changes emerging across their global global supply chains and fulfillment networks to improve

s op cycle  OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise Sales and operations planning (S&OP), or integrated business planning [IBP]—the next evolutionary step if you will, continues to receive much attention as of late. In 2009 and 2010, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) produced an exhaustive series of articles on S&OP entitled “ APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? ” as well as a blog post entitled “ Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers’ and Manufacturers’ Sake): An Executive Panel

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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog post series talked about my attendance at the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, as my visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year

s op cycle  2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog post series  talked about my  attendance at the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October.  I attended only a few education sessions, as my visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the flavors of  demand management , most notably Read More

Analytics Leader Voices Its Opinions on S&OP State of Affairs


Today’s retail companies are realizing the importance of creating an optimal balance between supply and demand, with a focus on sensing and shaping demand rather than trying to match demand to existing supply. Learn about the newest solutions and offerings from SAS for the retail industry and follow a question and answer session on the state of affairs on S&OP with TEC analyst P.J. Jakovljevic and Charles Chase from SAS.

s op cycle  , Rusta , The S Group , Sainsbury’s , ShopKo , Sport Chalet , Spiegel Brands , Staples , Tesco , Tween Brands , Waitrose , Wakefern , Williams-Sonoma , and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM .   The S&OP Discussion Within SAS’ arsenal of products, S&OP is most closely related to the SAS Forecast Server and SAS Inventory Optimization offerings. What follows is a question and answer discussion with Charles Chase. Q1. What do you believe is behind the surge of interest and activity around S&OP? What are the anticipated Read More

Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP


Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies. Years ago—when the pace of market change was slow—S&OP was a nice-to-have; today it’s a business imperative! But it doesn’t have to happen overnight. By taking a five-step approach, companies can implement S&OP at their own pace.

s op cycle  Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) delivers strategic business solutions that enable clients to gather, process and share information across the extended supply chain. SCC solutions combine years of real world experience in the areas of sales and operations Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the

s op cycle  as the Steelwedge Software’ s Enterprise-Enabled Excel front-end, as mentioned in Part 2 ), and economic necessity have stirred a re-awakening of interest in S&OP. For its part, by integrating  Oracle Hyperion Planning  and Demantra solutions, Oracle has expanded its S&OP footprint into IBP. As mentioned earlier, IBP fills a long-standing gap in corporate planning systems to provide the chief executive officers (CEOs) and chief financial officers (CFOs) with a much more accurate revenue forecast. In Read More

Product Vine PLM


ProductVine is a collaborative product and development lifecycle management tool designed to meet the needs of the food and grocery industry. It has Internet-enabled workflow functionality and provides instant information visibility. Multiple parties can work simultaneously to complete tasks and approve deliverables. It includes the following functional areas: central knowledge repository, project management, workflow management, and supplier information collection.  

s op cycle  Vine PLM ProductVine is a collaborative product and development lifecycle management tool designed to meet the needs of the food and grocery industry. It has Internet-enabled workflow functionality and provides instant information visibility. Multiple parties can work simultaneously to complete tasks and approve deliverables. It includes the following functional areas: central knowledge repository, project management, workflow management, and supplier information collection. Read More

Infor PLM Optiva


Infor PLM Optiva integrates product design functionality with program management, collaboration, and workflow capabilities. The company's solution features a central data repository that serves as a global backbone enabling a company to capture, share, and manage product development information, and collaborate with its customers and suppliers to bring new products to market at Internet speed. Optiva is a product development software solution for the food and beverage, chemicals, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical industries, which helps companies bring products to market. Because the product is modular, Formation Systems helps companies taylor its functionality. Using the product's tools such as formula optimization and recipe management, can help - Create market-ready products - Elevate product quality with consistency - Integrate knowledge throughout the enterprise - Unite with key business partners

s op cycle  Optiva Infor PLM Optiva integrates product design functionality with program management, collaboration, and workflow capabilities. The company's solution features a central data repository that serves as a global backbone enabling a company to capture, share, and manage product development information, and collaborate with its customers and suppliers to bring new products to market at Internet speed. Optiva is a product development software solution for the food and beverage, chemicals, consumer packaged Read More

ROI Systems MANAGE-s Well Past 2000 Part 1: Recent Developments


ROI Systems' strategy in terms of enhancing its MANAGE 2000 product and its geographic coverage has apparently been paying off, which comes as a welcome news these days when many of its peers that have traditionally touted more glitzy products are facing the moment of truth. Its recent solid financial performance puts the company in the position of being able to move forward with its plans for further needed product enhancements, staffing expansion and company growth, at a time when many of its peers continue to struggle.

s op cycle  Systems MANAGE-s Well Past 2000 Part 1: Recent Developments Event Summary On March 13, ROI Systems , Inc. ( www.roisystems.com ), a privately held provider of extended ERP software systems, with its headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, announced that Indiana-based Core Business Software Solutions (CBSS) would serve as a business partner in its Midwest region. CBSS, a technology consulting firm, will distribute and implement ROI Systems' MANAGE 2000 extended ERP system. CBSS's decision to distribute ROI's Read More

Project Portfolio Management for New Product Development: Tracking the Project Cycle from Idea to Launch


Resource allocation and phase-based processes are key features to consider when selecting a project portfolio management solution for new product development (NPD) projects. More importantly, NPD projects demand a best practices framework, like Stage-Gate®, for their success.

s op cycle  Idea to Launch Introduction Besides being relevant to professional services organizations (PSO) and internal information technology (IT) departments, project portfolio management (PPM) software is applied in multiple vertical markets in the area of new product development (NPD). In industries ranging from manufacturing and high technology to consumer goods and biotechnology, PPM solutions help manage the corporate objectives associated with NPD projects. PPM for NPD and research and development (R&D) Read More

Getting Business Requirements Right: Fixing the Highest-leverage Stages in the System Development Life Cycle


The later in the system development life cycle (SDLC) major errors are discovered, the more expensive it is to fix them. In fact, errors in released software are up to 80 times more expensive to fix than defects in the specification stage. That’s why you should adopt a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity, in a way that’s consistent, proven, and optimized for success.

s op cycle  Business Requirements Right: Fixing the Highest-leverage Stages in the System Development Life Cycle The later in the system development life cycle (SDLC) major errors are discovered, the more expensive it is to fix them. In fact, errors in released software are up to 80 times more expensive to fix than defects in the specification stage. That’s why you should adopt a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity, in a way that’s consistent, proven, and Read More

Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots


Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost all traditional ERP vendors (small and big alike) had to experience a wake-up call and have long been trying to expand their product offering in tune with the ever-changing trends and requirements of the new collaborative economy. The need for providing a full, comprehensive CRM suite rather than an individual solution or a bundle of point solutions for each distinct CRM area remains firm, and will urge further market consolidation.

s op cycle  of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots Introduction The overall customer relationship management (CRM) market remains the land of opportunity but with many treacherous patches of quicksand for those who are uncertain about their footprint breadth in the field of either install base and product scope. It has been a no brainer the fact that the 2000s have been adverse years in the entire enterprise applications market. Following the whopping growth rates of the late 1990s, and the spending Read More

Bridging the Planning-Execution Gap of S&OP


While globalization has resulted in many bottom-line benefits, it has simultaneously increased the level of complexity and uncertainty by which companies operate today, making the S&OP process more critical to a company’s success than ever before. Read further and see how companies that embrace an integrated S&OP framework will benefit from improved company-wide visibility, strategic alignment, and financial accountability.

s op cycle  the Planning-Execution Gap of S&OP While globalization has resulted in many bottom-line benefits, it has simultaneously increased the level of complexity and uncertainty by which companies operate today, making the S&OP process more critical to a company’s success than ever before. Read further and see how companies that embrace an integrated S&OP framework will benefit from improved company-wide visibility, strategic alignment, and financial accountability. Read More

Inconso AG


One of Germany's leading logistics solutions providers is inconso AG, founded in 2002. The company's warehouse management systems (WMS) are used worldwide by several international customers. The company has set itself the task to manage the logistics of its customers through its software solutions. With its business solutions, inconso covers the areas of initial consulting through software implementation services on through to system integrations. With over 300 experienced employees, inconso provides a partner for its customers from its sites in Bad Nauheim, Bremen, Dresden, Essen, Köln, Münster, and Stuttgart (Germany).

s op cycle  AG One of Germany's leading logistics solutions providers is inconso AG, founded in 2002. The company's warehouse management systems (WMS) are used worldwide by several international customers. The company has set itself the task to manage the logistics of its customers through its software solutions. With its business solutions, inconso covers the areas of initial consulting through software implementation services on through to system integrations. With over 300 experienced employees, inconso Read More

Carillon Financials


Carillon is a real-time enterprise resource planning (ERP) / enterprise management system (EMS) with installations worldwide. It includes database support for Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and Oracle. The server can run on any operating system supported by the selected database platform, including Windows, Unix, Linux, and Novell. Source code is available. The Carillon Financials accounting packages, available in Enterprise, Workgroup, or Personal editions, are marketed towards small, medium, and large companies. Software features include real-time postings, on-line approvals, month- and year-end closings, audit trails, spreadsheet integration, and drill-downs.  

s op cycle  Financials Carillon is a real-time enterprise resource planning (ERP) / enterprise management system (EMS) with installations worldwide. It includes database support for Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and Oracle. The server can run on any operating system supported by the selected database platform, including Windows, Unix, Linux, and Novell. Source code is available. The Carillon Financials accounting packages, available in Enterprise, Workgroup, or Personal editions, are marketed towards small, Read More

Supply Chain Apptricity


Apptricity's supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity's applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate company-mandated or regulatory-mandated compliance.  

s op cycle  Chain Apptricity Apptricity's supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity's applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate Read More