Bullwhip effect is a phenomenon of demand being overestimated or underestimated as it passes through various stages of supply chain resulting in exaggerated supply fluctuations. The increased variability in demand at successive stages...
We just completed our two day workshop on Sales and Operations Planning in Boston – Some planners new to the field and some others who are already working on the process and want to...
Taking stock of your Sales and Operations Planning Process may be a good start. It is important to understand what you get out of it and how it benefits your company in the planning and decision making process.
When we review Supply Chain Dashboards, there are a variety of colorful metrics. Are they the right metrics – Are they calculated right to show true performance? Every Senior manager should look at four...
Line Fill Rate is an effective measure of supply chain performance. Fill Rate failure when properly diagnosed will give you much better information of what is hurting your supply chain so you can take corrective measures in time.
uring the Demand Planning and Sales Forecasting workshop in Boston, we will be discussing the demand planning challenges in Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Industrial, Food and Beverage and Consumer Goods companies. We will present demand planning process solutions from our knowledge base of consulting experience.
When companies take a hard look at their business model and the underlying process, what is the key objective that is motivating them?
1. Return on Investment
2. Increasing Sales
3. Cost Reduction
Although all of the above are good objectives that lead to healthier businesses, companies are also driven by the latest buzz words – the latest consulting mantra, industry trend, and a flashy new technology from a sexy software company.
Optimizing the basic Order to Cash process will yield the cliched low-hanging fruits and result in a more compacted Cash-to-Cash cycle.
Some say yes………. and some say no! There are many things questionable about Statistics and Modeling and of course, the famous or infamous, Normal Distribution. Those who question the value of forecasting invariably point...
In our up-coming hands-on workshop on May 24, we will be adding a brief session on modeling at the weekly level so good intra-month splits can be achieved for the purposes of Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PPDS). We will evaluate the usefulness of weekly models to achieve good weekly splits of the monthly forecasts. What is the incremental value add of this process compared to using the APODPDANT proportioning keyfigure to derive the splits.
As we enter the last week of registration, only a few seats are left at rush pricing:
May 24th ‘Modeling & Metrics in SAP APO DP 1-day Workshop’ Boston, MA $995
What is integration? Why is it important? How well should my planning tool integrate with the rest of the system landscape?
We discuss the importance of ERP integration as a criterion in choosing a planning software. Most often software vendors that supply the ERP tools such as Oracle and SAP highlight this as one of the major selling points.
Having worked with many software applications for planning – demand, supply, finance, and S&OP – I have experienced a sense of elation (seeing something work very nicely) and shock (seeing something that work so stupidly on something so obvious). In a series of blog entries starting this week, I am planning to examine the important characteristics of planning software.