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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

supply planning definition  Supply Chain Planning Processes Introduction The dramatically lower labor costs, higher level of talent, and growing track record of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and application development and maintenance (AD/M) providers, have convinced many companies to outsource their business process and software development activities (see Outsourcing 101—A Primer ). For a company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning (SCP) processes, there are some unique Read More...
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Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption
Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and

supply planning definition  are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More...
Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

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The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 2
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the

supply planning definition  series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the immediate period around the day of service, and  forecasting  and  planning  for the day of service. My post then expanded on the various approaches to tame the challenges on the actual day of service. The most advanced approach is to use service chain optimization  algorithms  that balance  customer satisfaction  and  operating costs . But, as in any Read More...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a manufacturing or distribution

supply planning definition  Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part One: Sales and Operations Planning Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - March 23, 2004 Introduction A firm's sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm's goods and services. It formulates game plans that drive supply chain activities to meet those demands. Hence, an effective Read More...
Logility Collaborative Planning Solutions Offer Sound Proposition
Collaborative planning for businesses carries great potential for reducing the hidden costs that inevitably result from poor planning and limited visibility

supply planning definition  with Heineken, which purchased supply chain planning software from Logility (then wholly-owned by American Software) in 1996. Heineken received the VICS 1999 Best in Logistics award based in part on its Heineken Operational Planning System (HOPS), developed by Logility. HOPS helped Heineken improve communication with customers, correct irregular inventory management, and reduce lead-time from 12 to four weeks. The system is used by all of Heineken's 450 distributors. Logility began its operation with a Read More...
4 Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning
So you’ve determined that you need to develop a succession planning strategy in anticipation of the retirement of key personnel. Now what? How do you identify

supply planning definition  Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning To effectively undertake a succession planning initiative at your organization, you must first identify your company’s long-term goals. Often companies know what they would “like” to see happen over the next three to five years, but don’t necessarily know how to put their ideas into practice. As a company grows and its business strategy evolves, its leadership needs can change significantly. To meet these needs, companies must adjust their Read More...
Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

supply planning definition  Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick By partnering with operations on balanced scorecard initiatives, financial managers are helping their companies focus on critical business processes and gain consensus on the critical set of measures to help drive desired business results. In addition, with the explosion of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and e-Commerce systems, financial executives are leading the charge in going from theory to practice by developing a cascading Read More...
EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club
IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions

supply planning definition  Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary EXE Technologies recently announced an agreement with IBM to combine strategy, marketing, sales, and development forces. The Dallas based supply chain execution (SCE) vendor is the latest in a growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE's flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and eFulfillment Read More...
Streamlining the Supply Chain
Unlike most other business, transmission and distribution companies do not have the flexibility to adjust their prices independently based on demand-supply

supply planning definition  the Supply Chain Unlike most other business, transmission and distribution companies do not have the flexibility to adjust their prices independently based on demand-supply dynamics. Given the practice of performance-based rate-making, these companies must continually strive to reduce cost. To achieve this, supply chain managers must create a blueprint of their processes by systematically analyzing their supply chain practices. Read More...
Adaptive Planning Recession Kit
A volatile economy demands superior financial planning and management. Adaptive Planning’s Recession Survival Kit is designed for planning during difficult

supply planning definition  Planning Recession Kit A volatile economy demands superior financial planning and management. Adaptive Planning’s Recession Survival Kit is designed for planning during difficult times. It allows companies to quickly and successfully gain control of their financial outlook, evaluate the potential business and cash impacts of strategic and tactical actions, and reset financial plans to deal with a global downturn. And it goes live in under a week. Read More...
CAPTure Workforce Planning
CAPTure Workforce Planning software uses internal data, plus demographic, educational and other trends, to identify talent challenges. CAPTure uses

supply planning definition  Workforce Planning CAPTure Workforce Planning software uses internal data, plus demographic, educational and other trends, to identify talent challenges. CAPTure uses information from a wide range of sources—human resources (HR) information systems, data warehouses, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, universities, best practices, and organizational expertise—from executive strategy and HR specialist insight to line manager understanding. Read More...
CMMS/EAM Implementation Planning Tips
Creating an efficient centralized maintenance and operations program is made easier if you start with the right planning. This article addresses a tactical view

supply planning definition  EAM Implementation Planning Tips Creating an efficient centralized maintenance and operations program is made easier if you start with the right planning. This article addresses a tactical view to making your CMMS and EAM implementation work the first time. 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

supply planning definition  Most recently, DynaSys, a supply chain planning (SCP) division of QAD, announced it has  signed a new contract with Sodebo , a European producer of fresh food including pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and salads. The company’s products are distributed to supermarkets and caterers and exported within the European Union. Sodebo needed a better way to automate and optimize its forecast processes for normal demand as well as for that generated by promotions (and to better manage promotional expenses and Read More...

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