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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

stock planning  MRP has trouble controlling stock levels, which results in poor delivery performance. Also, MRP is incapable of handling demand-driven, ever-changing manufacturing, working better when demand for a particular product is constant (fairly even) and predictable. If there is any variation, however, then MRP loses many of its advantages and the benefits of using alternative planning approaches increase. In fact, the main flaw with MRP is that it is too deterministic. It is too rigid, as it does not allow for Read More...
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Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

stock planning  percent drop in its stock price. On the other hand, this did not derail Nike's supply chain system implementation. Over the next four years, they made significant progress in reducing production lead times from nine months to six months. Nike believes that its supply chain strategy is a vital link in maintaining its leading position in the industry, and has stuck with the project despite the initial glitches. (Koch, Christopher. 2004. Nike Rebounds. CIO Magazine . June 15. Read More...
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

stock planning  amount of time existing stock can be used), creates a priority number. Thereafter, the manufacturing orders for the different items can be sorted and handled in a priority sequence to focus on what is most important and to avoid shortages. In summary, MRP concerns itself primarily with the quantities of parts and components that a factory has in stock, and the quantities and dates for future requirements, such as How much buffer stock does a factory need to meet demand before re-ordering? . Conversely, w Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

stock planning  Furthermore, when the safety stock is calculated using any of these methods, the buffer will be adjusted automatically when the user requests it. Mix analysis workbench , which provides tools for calculating daily production volume, determining the optimal mix of various inputs, aiding in supermarket evaluation, and updating the master production schedule (MPS) Flow scheduling , which provides the ability to generate time-phased sequence statements of production requirement for production lines in a flow Read More...
Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

stock planning  This method assures that stock is available for sales at the right time for selling new products to new customers and markets. IBS Demand Planning is a tool that allows preloaded forecasts from many sources, such as sales history. Users can easily collaborate to adjust those figures to reflect planned campaigns and promotions or other key influences. This means that salespersons can work on their own figures for sales in their region and the system aggregates the information. The whole tool is very Read More...
A Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors do battle to win business and Epicor is leveraging Microsoft's technology to deliver a mid-market solution to

stock planning  Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services Although revenue for Microsoft Business Solutions hovers around the $1 billion (USD) mark (only 1/40 of Microsoft's total revenue), Epicor has strategically carved out a significant niche in the Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) market. Epicor, a Microsoft BackOffice certified company, has built nearly a $400 million (USD) business by being early adopters of .NET technology and one of the first enterprise applications to have 1,000 Read More...
Strategic Planning Applications for Better Decision Making
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes

stock planning  Planning Applications for Better Decision Making Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition—develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies. Read More...
Sodebo Selects DynaSys Demand Planning Solution
About a year ago, QAD made the wise and relatively inexpensive acquisition of DynaSys in France for sales and operations planning (S@OP), procurement planning

stock planning  Selects DynaSys Demand Planning Solution About a year ago, QAD made the wise and relatively inexpensive acquisition of DynaSy s in France for sales and operations planning (S&OP), procurement planning, production planning, distribution planning, demand planning, strategic network planning, and inventory optimization capabilities. Strasbourg is now a supply chain management (SCM) competence center for QAD, as DynaSys has 27 years of experience and several million (USD) in revenues. About 20 percent Read More...
Managing Risk through Better Planning
There are many business pressures urging organizations to improve their planning processes. However, in many organizations, the achievement of delivering the

stock planning  Risk through Better Planning There are many business pressures urging organizations to improve their planning processes. However, in many organizations, the achievement of delivering the annual plan is so onerous that little business benefit is derived from it. That’s why organizations should look for a planning solution capable of delivering flexible business models—models which are mapped to their unique business requirements. Read More...
Global Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins?
Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices

stock planning  Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins? Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches. Read More...
Essentus Vision Planning
Essentus Vision Planning brings a tightness and flexibility to retail planning operations. One system integrating merchandise and financial planning

stock planning  Vision Planning Essentus Vision Planning brings a tightness and flexibility to retail planning operations. One system integrating merchandise and financial planning, with an additional assortment planning module, Vision Planning gives the depth and flexibility to maximize your assortments. 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

stock planning  should plan for safety stock and develop contingency plans. Most Demand and Supply Chain Planning tools enable such planning. 6. Continually train and gear ourselves for forthcoming turbulence Offering rapid and reliable delivery service to clients in a troubled environment has a price. Figure 4 illustrates the tradeoffs between delivery lead time and service level commitments on the one hand, and the capacity requirements for producing a given product in a turbulent environment. The upper part of Figure Read More...
Executive Sales and Operations Planning Maturity Levels and Key Solution Criterion
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization can leverage to achieve visibility and transformation

stock planning  Sales and Operations Planning Maturity Levels and Key Solution Criterion Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization can leverage to achieve visibility and transformation across the entire organization and throughout the value chain. This white paper explores the current business challenges face by companies, the priority allocated to S&OP, the maturity levels associated with S&OP, and the role of technology enablers. Read More...

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