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Achieving Effective Inventory Management
In today’s competitive business environment, wholesale distributors face critical factors that directly affect customer satisfaction and profit margins. These

exponential smoothing  these early weighting techniques, exponential smoothing proved the most accurate. Exponential smoothing places a certain weight on the usage recorded in the previous month. It also places another weight on the forecasted demand for that month. The result is that the effect on forecasted demand of each month's usage history decreases over time. For this reason, exponential smoothing often calculates a more accurate forecast than the rolling average method. The weighted average method in Sage MAS 500 allows Read More
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Impressive Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Gets A Little Help From Its Friends
Despite impressive product depth and breadth (for instance, customer relationship management [CRM], workflow, traceability, and quality management are provided

exponential smoothing  weighted moving averages, and exponential smoothing with trend analysis and seasonality options. Manual adjustments can be electronically recorded, together with user comments in the meeting (or conferencing) comments facility to collaboratively support changes. Adjustments to future demand can also be made so that promotional or marketing events can be added to the underlying demand by product. The net result should be reduced risk, leading to improved service levels and optimized inventory levels, and Read More
Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side
About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource

exponential smoothing  Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side Introduction Besides the Classic Fourth Shift and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One solutions (see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over ), SoftBrands Manufacturing 's core products include another extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) product named evolution (formerly Aremis Enterprise ), as well as DemandStream , a lean enterprise automation software system. For details on SoftBrands' recent history, see Read More
Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing
Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t

exponential smoothing  demand driven strategy,demand-driven retailing,demand chain strategy,demand driven manufacturing,demand driven,demand driven supply,how build-to-order,operational strategy Read More
Taking an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency
The high costs of new or expanded data centers, exponential growth in power costs, increased regulations, and the desire to minimize carbon emissions are all

exponential smoothing  or expanded data centers, exponential growth in power costs, increased regulations and the desire to minimize carbon emissions are all driving the recognition that managing energy is of critical importance. As an analyst from The Robert Frances Group notes, Power will be the number one issue for most large-company IT executives to address in the next 2—4 years. Ignoring this issue will not be an option. As a result, organizations are focused on deploying more efficient systems and tracking the impact Read More
The Greening of SaaS
Traditionally, the advantage of software as a service (SaaS) is that it reduces the costs involved in installing, deploying, and supporting stand-alone software

exponential smoothing  Greening of SaaS The Internet is fast becoming an essential business tool, allowing companies to extend their reach, collaborate with other business professionals and grow rapidly, however it also introduces a range of network security concerns. Source : MessageLabs | Now part of Symantec Resources Related to The Greening of SaaS : Software as a Service(SaaS) (Wikipedia) The Greening of SaaS Software Service is also known as : Advertisement Service Software , Based Software Services , Billing Read More
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

exponential smoothing  the tail of an exponential probability distribution than observed under a “normal” (or Gaussian distribution), which is symmetrical in nature. In a vast majority of industrial sectors, planners have now to keep under control a much higher number of SKU locations, all characterized by a more volatile stochastic behavior, which is rather difficult to model. The typical “normal” (Gauss) distribution assumption can nowadays be used on a relatively small percentage of cases (from less than 5 percent Read More
The Executive Guide to Contract and Chargeback Management
Life sciences companies are struggling to manage large group purchase organization (GPO) contracts, process chargeback submissions, and ensure that pricing

exponential smoothing  . Due to its exponential growth, RxElite needed a way to make its chargeback management process more efficient, automated and streamlined while minimizing revenue leakage and overpayments. We were processing chargebacks with nonintegrated systems that included our accounting system, spreadsheets and a series of paper reports from our partners, said RxElite's Chief Operating Officer. The process was highly error-prone because of the volume of transactions we had to review manually. Also, the labor Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit

exponential smoothing  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges This article analyzes whether an array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft's mega acquisition of J.D. Read More
Do You Know Where Your Wheelchair Is?
Transportation companies have installed GPS locating devices on trucks to monitor location and delivery information. Now a similar technology is helping

exponential smoothing  everyday. The benefits are exponential. Providing companies a method for tracking, monitoring, and including product rich information will help improve efficiencies both during usage and at the end of a product's lifecycle. User Recommendations If your company is involved with medical equipment and can benefit from an asset management program, the GE Medical Systems solution may be worth exploring. It is important to understand the costs associated with the license, implementation, usage, and on-going Read More
Automated Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities
An automated data center promises to self-configure, self-optimize, and self-protect. When looking to implement an automated data center, one must consider best

exponential smoothing  slight improvements may generate exponential returns—and provide tangible business value that extends far beyond IT. Organizations looking to become more automated should follow established strategies and best practice features, including User and Resource Provisioning —add, move, and modify resources or configurations to enable or enhance performance of mission-critical applications, customers, partners, or employees on a priority and demand basis. Infrastructure Availability —ensure consistent Read More
Business Intelligence Standardization
Business intelligence (BI) is often an area of friction between information technology (IT) (who provide information) and the business users (who need it to do

exponential smoothing  intelligence infrastructure can provide exponential returns through better business insights that traverse your entire organization. Implementing standards allows organizations to focus their energies on how to better use BI and capture best practices, rather than focusing on redundant skill sets, integration points, and project requirement analyses. The results are new revenue opportunities, improved cost visibility, and better risk management. Lower Costs Reducing the number of supported BI tools in Read More
A Consolidated Archive Storage Array for Compliance and Retention
Reliance on enterprise data is growing at exponential rates. And thanks to internal processes and legal requirements, the period of time that data must be

exponential smoothing  data is growing at exponential rates. And thanks to internal processes and legal requirements, the period of time that data must be retained is increasing—as is the cost of retaining the data itself. As storage needs grow, the cost of deploying siloed storage systems is becoming unmanageable. Find out how consolidating resources can translate into bottom-line savings for your enterprise. Read More
Lucent's Octel for Microsoft Exchange
Lucent's Octel unified messenger uses a text-to-speech conversion engine for transmitting e-mails over a standard telephone line.

exponential smoothing  storage will grow at exponential rates, given that a one-minute voice-mail message will take up 240 times more disk storage space than a one-page e-mail. Lucent Octel's clients are not implementing the Unified Inbox on a corporate wide level, but for specific departments comprised mainly of remote users in order to reduce implementation costs. Lucent must develop a compression method to improve on the 240K per minute storage requirements. Vendor Recommendations Lucent should collaborate with a well-known Read More
Six Mistakes Companies Are Making Today and How You Can Avoid Them
When the economy slows, many businesses react by retrenching and cutting costs. While cost reduction is important, companies often overlook equally critical

exponential smoothing  7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth, you may need to perform a competitive analysis to determine how your gross margins compare to industry averages. If you find that your product costs are too high, you'll need the ability to further investigate costs throughout the supply chain and seek areas to optimize systems and processes, notes Thomson. Even if your gross margins are better than average, expenses may be high. For example, Thomson found that leading companies carefully manage expenses in Read More

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