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Mid-sized SCE Buys Small SCP: No Sure Bet on Short Term Profits
Leading supply chain execution (SCE) vendor, Manhattan Associates has recently announced its acquisition of Evant, a supply chain planning (SCP) company

scp jda  all, profitability in the SCP market as a whole has been challenging in recent years. What it means to current prospects and future clients Current prospects and future clients in the key verticals (retail and wholesale distribution), that are in the market for both supply chain execution and supply chain planning applications, either concurrently or as separate projects, will certainly find Manhattan Associates as a more attractive alternative. But there will not likely be large numbers of prospects who Read More...
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ToolsGroup-Going Back to Its SCP Roots
What has ToolsGroup, the expert in demand-driven SCP, been doing to address demand and supply variability? Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how

scp jda  ToolsGroup’s solutions span key SCP areas such as demand planning (including demand collaboration , demand sensing , and promotion forecasting ) as well as inventory optimization ( advanced inventory modeling , product mix optimization , multi-echelon postponement / staging optimization , lot size optimization ). These innovative and advanced technologies enable enterprises to improve and automate their planning processes. ToolsGroup has more than 200 customers worldwide (in 31 countries) and one of Read More...
Manugistics Faces Uncertain Future
Formerly the SCP market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market

scp jda  Vendor Summary Formerly the SCP market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market, most notably i2. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Manugistics was founded in 1969 and went public in 1992. License revenues were $73 million in FY98, a 30% decrease over the prior year, placing it fourth among other vendors offering SCM (see Fig. 1). In 4Q98, Manugistics posted the greatest loss in its history - $71 million, including Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part One: What’s (Not) to Like?
My blog series in 2009 entitled “A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players” talked at great length about RedPrairie Corporation, JDA Software, and Manhattan

scp jda  retail sector. On the SCP side, there is still a joint venture RedPrairie has with Andre Martin and his Flowcasting group, which offers store level forecasting and fast distribution requirements planning (DRP) for retailers and manufacturers. It is a very good system that finally links the actual retail store point of sale (POS) demand with the upstream supply chain—but RedPrairie has struggled to take it to market (it has only a few live customers that cannot even be revealed). What are the Remaining Read More...
JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the JDA FOCUS 2010 conference on the heels of the recent merger between JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) and

scp jda  utterly. But if a SCP product, which can cost as much and take as long (or longer) to implement as an ERP product, does not provide a valid plan, it is providing no value at all (quite the contrary, as a matter of fact). Forecasting and demand shaping is certainly not an exact science, but another major issue is how clued in are the actual users about their supply chains. In other words, if their assumptions as input to the planning system are wrong, the planning results can be detrimental. Another Read More...
SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT
Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting

scp jda  and EXE have some SCP capabilities. SSA GT Strategy SSA GT has unequivocally said that it does not intend to discontinue any of its acquired brands, neither will it integrate them any time soon, rather it will develop them individually for the time being. However, it will likely rationalize the organization structure, as already seen in letting almost half of the former interBiz ' and about 20 percent of the former Infinium staff go, which will have caused inevitable disruption in a short term. While Read More...
Change of the Guard at JDA Software
Supply chain management software vendor JDA Software is looking for a new CEO. Get P.J.'s take on the change of the guard.

scp jda  of the Guard at JDA Software Hamish Brewer, a long standing CEO of JDA Software Group, Inc. , a leading supply chain management (SCM) software solutions provider, is leaving the company . Baljit (Bal) Dail, a technology executive who has served as JDA’s chairman since May 2013, has been named interim CEO. Dail, who is currently also an operating partner at New Mountain Capital , will lead the search for a permanent successor “to lead the company through the next phase of its strategic growth Read More...
Hoping Jon & Kate Can Come to Terms Like JDA & i2
Many people are aware of a reality show on television titled “Jon @ Kate Plus 8”, which features a couple that is separated and ready to get divorced

scp jda  Jon & Kate Can Come to Terms Like JDA & i2 Many people are aware of a reality show on television titled “Jon & Kate Plus 8”, which features a couple that is separated and ready to get divorced. Occasionally couples have disagreements and need to get away from each other to sort things out then come back to the table with new perspectives.  That’s what JDA and i2 have done with their deal from last year. JDA plans (once again) to acquire i2 Technologies. This time around, the offer is for $396 Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

scp jda  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress  of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But Read More...
Internet Makes SCP All That It Can Be
The Internet is reshaping the supply chain planning marketplace. Several clear trends have emerged in recent years that capitalize on the possibilities for

scp jda  Makes SCP All That It Can Be Internet Makes SCP All That It Can Be S. McVey - April 26th, 2000 Introduction The Internet is reshaping the enterprise applications market by making possible unprecedented visibility and information sharing between enterprises. Nowhere is this transformation more evident than in the supply chain planning (SCP) software market. The fact is, prior to the Internet, much of what SCP promised was never realized beyond a conceptual level. Supply chains that seamlessly Read More...
The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010
In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three

scp jda  SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010 In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion Read More...
The Fatal Flaws for Process Manufacturers
Every piece of software you consider holds the potential for fatal flaws. Miss the fatal flaws and it is difficult to project what the future holds for you

scp jda  process industry related ERP, SCP, and e-business related segments. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More...
Supply Chain Planning - Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies
The continuous chemical industries typically share an objective of running at near 100% utilization. This and other realities yield unique requirements for a

scp jda  Continuous Chemical Companies Why SCP for a Continuous Chemical Company? Why does a continuous chemical company need a supply chain planning system? Because the high fixed cost of the plant drives a management objective of 100% capacity utilization. A common approach to this utilization objective is to set prices at a low enough level to drive to 100% utilization. As utilization approaches 100%, the demand for perfection in the supply chain plan increases. This, and other operating realities introduce a Read More...
How to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1)


scp jda  Long-range planning is what SCP and  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  applications have handled well for a long time. But the harsh reality of today is that there is no more a “let's lay a huge rigid 'push manufacturing' facility down” (a la Ford ’s River Rouge complex ) attitude in this demand and supply volatility within complex global supply chain networks. In addition, Ford’s ancient practices of  vertically integrated  supply chains (where an enterprise is in total control of all of Read More...
Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation
This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

scp jda  level systems like ERP, SCP, quality, MES and others. Automating the technology transfer is a key weapon in speeding Time-To-Market. Increasing the Success Rate of New Products In some markets, like CPG and food, the failure rate of new product introduction is very high, one source places it a 70%. A major motivation for Process PLM is decreasing the rate of failure or increasing the rate of success. The most obvious way to increase the success rate is to not bring the failures to market. Actually, Read More...

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