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Inventory Optimization: A Technique for Improving Operational Inventory Targets
To boost efficiency, run leaner, and drive down the cost of supply, many organizations are exploring inventory optimization—a technique for improving

sap inventory control  Optimization: A Technique for Improving Operational Inventory Targets To boost efficiency, run leaner, and drive down the cost of supply, many organizations are exploring inventory optimization—a technique for improving operational inventory targets to address the realities of today’s highly complex, ever-evolving global supply chains. This paper examines how the stochastic multistage, multi-inventory model supports inventory optimization.

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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 order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives


Inventory optimization is a proven vehicle to gain competitive value through reduced inventory, freed-up working capital, and improved service levels. But leading the inventory innovation initiative in your organization requires more than an understanding of its enormous cost savings and customer service improvements. Discover the six most common factors that can make or break your inventory optimization projects.

sap inventory control  that can stall progress, sap forward momentum and potentially spell disaster for a program that would otherwise yield major business improvements. We've distilled the most common factors that can make or break your inventory optimization projects. For this paper, we'll focus on six keys to success. Key Factor One: Air Cover Air cover for a supply chain professional means solid support at the executive level. Even a senior staffer needs the backing of peers in supply-side procurement, manufacturing, Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

sap inventory control  aforementioned solution extension , SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization (EIO) by SmartOps , aims to deliver ongoing benefits through a sustainable process of dynamically capturing, quantifying, and responding to supply chain variability and suggesting time-phased inventory targets across all items and multi-echelon locations (supply chain nodes). Supply chain variability can come from multiple sources, starting with demand intelligence (i.e., forecast error, forecast bias, and intermittency). On the sid Read More

Navigator One for SAP Business One


Navigator One is a suite of modules for SAP Business One—a business management software application designed specifically for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Used by over 23,000 customers today, SAP Business One manages business functions across sales, operations, service, and financials, in an integrated software system. The Navigator One modules extend the core SAP Business One functionality in a completely integrated, same-look-and-feel option for Navigator’s customers and partners. · Production One is targeted at companies looking to track detailed costs and production processes during assembly or production. It can help production-oriented organizations mange their labor and material costs using touch-screen and bar-code collection devices.· Production One advanced planning and scheduling (APS) allows simultaneous scheduling of machines, labor, and tooling. The add-on also features dynamic inventory allocation and multilevel pegging for schedules.· Distribution One is designed for warehouse management and advanced forecasting and planning. It includes functionality for finance, sales, purchasing, customer management, stock control, and warehouse management for wholesalers and distributors.· Service One is aimed at companies that need to perform field service or depot repair and track warranties and maintenance. It can help service-oriented organizations process service calls, schedule, and dispatch technicians.· Project One provides project costing and project management for more project-oriented organizations, including firms that need to track construction-type projects.· Retail One provides point-of-sale (POS) capabilities for other over-the-counter (OTC) sales or bar-code/touch-screen-enabled retail sales. It supports credit cards and debit cards transactions, customer loyalty tracking, and store sales and inventory tracking. Navigator also provides additional functionality for rules-based product configuration, advanced shipping, credit card transactions, bin management, revenue recognition, return merchandise authorizations (RMAs), and bar-code data collection.

sap inventory control  modules extend the core SAP Business One functionality in a completely integrated, same-look-and-feel option for Navigator’s customers and partners. · Production One is targeted at companies looking to track detailed costs and production processes during assembly or production. It can help production-oriented organizations mange their labor and material costs using touch-screen and bar-code collection devices.· Production One advanced planning and scheduling (APS) allows simultaneous scheduling of mac Read More

SAP for Chemicals Functionality


SAP has been delivering on its chemicals industry strategy by expanding its capabilities for manufacturing and supply chain management, broadening its composite package applications in areas such as emissions management, pricing management, and manufacturing dashboards, and focusing on mid-market companies.

sap inventory control  Also pertinent to chemicals, SAP has upgraded its Inventory Collaboration Hub , a component of the mySAP SCM suite, to better optimize consignments or vendor-managed inventory (VMI), and is also working on improving functionality for collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR). Another SAP composite application for the chemicals industry is SAP Global Trade Services ( SAP GTS), which was released in 2004 and upgraded in early 2005 (see GTM Solutions—Always Watch Out for SAP ). This Read More

SAP Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision


The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOneover SAP.

sap inventory control  taking a look at SAP ERP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as potential solutions. But how do you properly compare them against your company's special needs? The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOne over SAP. In the white paper Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne *, you'll learn about the cost, flexibility, functionality, and complexity considerations that eventually won companies over to EnterpriseOne. And how Read More

SAP sets up Apparel and Footwear team


At the end of September, SAP AG's U.S. subsidiary set up a dedicated team of technical consultants to assist apparel and footwear makers installing SAP R/3. The move follows a series of unsuccessful R/3 implementations that forced some SAP apparel and footwear customers to put on hold or completely abandon their R/3 projects.

sap inventory control  Footwear team Event Summary SAP is trying to stabilize its Apparel and Footwear R/3 Solution (AFS) after early users had problems with the software, leading several to stop work on their projects. Until now, SAP was pulling consultants from its wider consumer products group to deal with AFS installations. The new AFS team now has 35 consultants on board, and expects to increase that count to 50 by year's end, stated Annegret Sonnenberg, vice president of SAP's retail and consumer products unit. Their job Read More

SAP HANA to the Cloud


During SAP's TechEd event, SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices, allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices, to provide customers with database

sap inventory control  SAP's TechEd event , SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA  in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices , allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices , to provide customers with database services in the cloud Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation, describes the innovation Read More

The Road to SAP HANA: A Choice of Paths to Take


SAP HANA is an innovative platform that is transforming data processing as we know it. But should your organization adopt this technology or postpone the decision and see how others have fared with it first? Read this paper and see what SAP HANA means for business processes and information technology (IT) operations, and how different kinds of enterprises can leverage different adoption strategies to capture the most value from it.

sap inventory control  Road to SAP HANA: A Choice of Paths to Take SAP HANA is an innovative platform that is transforming data processing as we know it. But should your organization adopt this technology or postpone the decision and see how others have fared with it first? Read this paper and see what SAP HANA means for business processes and information technology (IT) operations, and how different kinds of enterprises can leverage different adoption strategies to capture the most value from it. Read More

SAP Business Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing


TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm takes a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum.

sap inventory control  a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum. Read More

SAP to Become Leaner, Meaner and More Organized


SAP is reportedly planning a radical revamp of its software development operations in an effort to regain dominance of the North American business software market.

sap inventory control  Meaner and More Organized SAP to Become Leaner, Meaner and More Organized P.J. Jakovljevic - July 10, 2000 Event Summary As reported in a number of industry reports at the beginning of June, German ERP software vendor SAP AG is to reorganizing its software division into three separate units. It is planning a radical revamp of its software development operations in an effort to regain dominance of the North American business software market. This will make our research and development department more Read More

Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps.


Business applications market leader SAP reported a 43% drop in net income for its first quarter ended March 31, despite a 10% increase in revenue. In a separate announcement, SAP also said that Kevin McKay, head of SAP's U.S. operations, has resigned for personal reasons.

sap inventory control  SAP Stumbling? Perhaps. Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps. P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2000 Event Summary In April, the business applications market leader SAP reported a 43% drop in net income for its first quarter ended March 31, despite a 10% increase in revenue. Net income for the quarter reached $53 million, or 53 cents per share, as compared to $98 million and 92 cents, respectively, in the corresponding quarter of last year (See Figure 1). Revenue rose to $1.18 billion, from $1.08 billion a year ago. Read More

SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

sap inventory control  Market’s Beacons Of Hope SAP Remains One Of The Market's Beacons Of Hope P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2001 Event Summary On April 19, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. In Q1 2001, revenues increased 29% over the same period last year from EUR 1.2 billion to EUR 1.5 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter more than doubled (up 117%) to EUR 117 million compared to a year earlier when SAP had its Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


SAP's decision to be more open and flexible was both wise and pragmatic. SAP now can afford to compete on a component per component basis, having basically reached its limit in capturing most of large customers in the market with an integrated product suite.

sap inventory control  Part 3: Market Impact SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - August 3, 2001 Event Summary  During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE , on June 12-15, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, released a spate of upbeat announcements in its effort to portray itself as a reformed vendor of choice for all aspects of e-Business, including planning and collaboration. As an illustration thereof, SAP cited that its Read More