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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

scenario management apics definition  consensus plan -- Review scenario alternatives and gain consensus on the operating plan Publish the constrained plan -- Communicate the constrained plan to the operational teams for execution Measure the plan and publish the metrics -- During the month, measure the success of the plan and use this information as the starting point for the next S&OP cycle. Monitor plan success based on forecast accuracy, expected-versus-actual profitability, expected-versus-actual revenue, expected-versus-actual Read More...
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How to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1)


scenario management apics definition  visionary purposes (evaluating what-if scenario options and making long-term decisions), many recent events have caused serious paradigm shifts. Trying to make rocket science-based optimized long-term plans has nearly become a fool’s errand. For example, the recent Japanese earthquake and the still ongoing floods in Thailand had quite the impact on high-tech brand owners worldwide, given that some finished goods (gadgets) manufacturers source 30 percent or even more of their critical electronic Read More...
Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

scenario management apics definition  forecast. Also, excess inventory scenarios often exist within worldwide services and warranty repair organizations. This can mean one of two things: One can have excess spares inventory that another service organization within the company or the distributor channel needs, but hardly anyone has any way of knowing about it; or there is excess stock of the product throughout the company and one must go to the open market to dispose of it. Other sources of excess inventory come from safety stocks, inventory Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning Part Two: Common Scenarios
The nature of an S&OP game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand and the item's primary source of supply. Consideration of

scenario management apics definition  use of forecasted demand. Scenario #1: Stocked End-Items in a Distribution Environment Most distribution environments carry inventory of purchased items in anticipation of actual demand. As shown in Figure 4.1, demands consist of sales orders and sales forecasts by location. Sales orders consume sales forecasts and drive shipping activities, and the combination of forecasts and sales orders drive the item's master schedule comprised of purchase orders. Procurement activities are driven by existing Read More...
Lean and World Class Manufacturing and the Information Technology Dilemma-The Loss of Corporate Consciousness
Companies relying on manual implementation and support for lean and world class methodologies risk losing corporate consciousness. Avoid the pitfalls of lost

scenario management apics definition  forward-looking demand and mix/variation scenario assessments against the database to derive answers to what if questions. That is, it can be determined if the data in the system really reflects what it takes to make the products. Loss of corporate consciousness occurs when the maintenance of the detailed (granular) how we do it information in manufacturing migrates to manual or spreadsheet tools in the quest to rapidly implement lean and world class. The ready, fire, aim approach of purists driven Read More...
EMC Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012
The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the

scenario management apics definition  Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012 The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the information management landscape. In this report, TEC's director of knowledge services Josh Chalifour looks at the directions in which EMC is focusing its products and services, and how that relates to requirements you may have for your content management initiatives. Read More...
Intelligent Workload Management
Computing infrastructure today though versatile must be used wisely. Intelligent workload management (IWM) allows for efficient consumption of computing

scenario management apics definition  Workload Management Computing infrastructure today though versatile must be used wisely. Intelligent workload management (IWM) allows for efficient consumption of computing resources while ensuring business tasks are supported by all needed resources—and that this is all done securely. IWM tools support the building, management, monitoring, and securing of workloads. See how to run your cloud computing system with leading-edge technology. Read More...
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

scenario management apics definition  the more familiar SaaS scenario where one server has enough power to handle dozens, hundreds, or thousands of customers. ClickSoftware believes that the hosted single-tenant subscription model is a good choice for many field service management and mobile workforce management (MWFM) scenarios, and it is now more than mature enough to merit serious consideration by service organizations looking for such solutions. TEC: Why has scheduling in field force thrived for all this time, which is not the case with Read More...
NEXGEN Asset Management
NEXGEN Asset Management is the industry leading asset management software that combines a robust computer maintenance management system with advanced asset

scenario management apics definition  Asset Management NEXGEN Asset Management is the industry leading asset management software that combines a robust computer maintenance management system with advanced asset management planning tools. Based on over 25 years of practical asset management program and software implementation experiences, NEXGEN Asset Management is a web based software that was developed specifically to support a comprehensive asset management program. NEXGEN Asset Management has successfully been implemented globally Read More...
Project Workforce Management
Tenrox's Project Workforce Management solution, available on demand or on premise, is a modular solution for managing project workforces in real time. Tenrox

scenario management apics definition  Workforce Management Tenrox's Project Workforce Management solution, available on demand or on premise, is a modular solution for managing project workforces in real time. Tenrox's workflow engine lets users drag and drop icons to design and change workflows. Integration with accounting, payroll, financial, customer relationship management (CRM), and project management systems is built in. Read More...
Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery? Part One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation
When searching for a warehouse management system (WMS), a number of myths surface.

scenario management apics definition  Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery? Part One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation Introduction I just returned from a week long conference and as one of the speakers/vendors there, I was not looking to receive the same thing that the attendees were looking to receive. I was looking for clients; however, I mostly found patients . I found most of my time was spent psychoanalyzing what people had been told by competitors and other logistics companies. Read More...
Performance Management Framework for Mobile Workforce Management and Field Service
Mobile workforce management is a complex process that includes workforce planning, assignment decisions, and plan execution. To align this complex process with

scenario management apics definition  Management Framework for Mobile Workforce Management and Field Service Mobile workforce management is a complex process that includes workforce planning, assignment decisions, and plan execution. To align this complex process with your business goals, you need to measure your performance and develop various corrective actions. This white paper discusses performance management—and how you can measure, analyze, and make decisions about the performance of your workforce and service organization. Read More...
Succession Management: A Primer
Many companies plan for vacancies at the top level, but few have a succession management strategy that considers all aspects of the business and levels of the

scenario management apics definition  Management: A Primer Many companies plan for vacancies at the top level, but few have a succession management strategy that considers all aspects of the business and levels of the employee hierarchy. This lack of planning can have implications to a company’s success. Without a clear program, a company is at peril of losing its talent at best and suffering from a crucial vacancy and losing momentum in the marketplace at worst. Find out more. Read More...
Tenrox Project Workforce Management for PPM for PSA Certification Report
Tenrox Project Workforce Management is TEC Certified for online evaluation of project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA

scenario management apics definition  Project Workforce Management for PPM for PSA Certification Report Tenrox Project Workforce Management is TEC Certified for online evaluation of project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) solutions in the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, Read More...
Human Capital Management (HCM)
Human capital management (HCM) solutions encompass applications for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and for individual employees from

scenario management apics definition  Capital Management (HCM) Human capital management (HCM) solutions encompass applications for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and for individual employees from the point of hire to the point of retire. HCM solutions provide the tools and technologies needed to enhance all facets of HR administration and employee relationship management. Read More...

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