Friday Dec 05, 2014

Is S&OP as Obsolete a Name as MRP II?

End of the road for S&OP?S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) has been around for years as an essential enabler for customer centric supply chains and a key tool for strategic execution. But many firms are wary of implementing S&OP fearing long and painful cross functional transformations that will need strong executive sponsorship for success.

Is the supply-and-demand legacy associated with S&OP keeping supply chain practioners from enlisting executive support to fully realise its benefits? Perhaps we should be talking about executive concerns instead of mid-level manger concerns?[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 03, 2014

NCR Improves Focus on the Customer with Oracle Demantra

NCR ATMNCR is a survivor.  They have managed to reinvent themselves when necessary, and to remain a vibrant and innovative company. In the past few years, NCR has made a number of strategic acquisitions and has transformed themselves into what they call a hardware enabled software company.

During this transformation, NCR has also used some some software (Oracle Demantra Demand Management, and Real-time Sales and Operations Planning) to help them with their growth and to enable a customer-centric supply chain that puts the customer first, understands what motivates them and what their needs are, and then enabling them to be more successful.

Watch this new video, and see how NCR transformed its forecasting and planning processes with Oracle VCP to improve customer service, reduce freight and inventories and increase the utilization of capital resources by 30 percent.

Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

Gartner Analyst to talk about Integreted Business Planning

Join Oracle on August 21st at 9AM PST / 12PM EST for an exclusive webcast on Integrated Business Planning featuring Tim Payne, Research Director, Gartner and Randall Wood, Vice President of Leggett Business System Office, Leggett & Platt.

Featured speaker, Tim Payne, will present Gartner’s view of how Sales and Operations planning is moving to Integrated Business Planning (IBP). He will the seven building blocks for IBP and best practices for firms at all stages of the journey. He will also discuss required governance changes as S&OP matures from Supply Chain to Business Planning, and Supply Chain Performance Management matures to Business Performance Management.

In the second half of the webcast, Randall Wood will explain how Leggett & Platt managed steady growth and continual financial improvement, by implementing a strategy of improving and linking financial and operations planning systems. Mr. Wood will discuss how Leggett & Platt has been able to manage global economic uncertainty and volatility, agilely responding to events, and capitalize on strategic opportunities.

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Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

Cabot Microelectronics to Outline Success with Integrated Business Planning

Business today runs at the speed of information. Unfortunately, the information used in most companies' Finance and Operations functions are not particularly speedy ,nor are they aligned.  Finance often uses a monthly closing, and Operations is continually reacting to supply chain inputs. Is there any wonder that financial goal are often missed?

Modern firms have invested in financial planning systems, and sales and operations systems, but few know if their financial plan is achievable in the real world of operations, and when changes are made in supply chain execution, even fewer know the financial impact of those changes. Integrated Business Planning brings all of these departments into alignment. It focuses on developing and measuring common metrics that drive business success – allowing companies to proactively drive towards their financial goals rather than be reactive.

Attend a live webcast Wednesday, April 19th, at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT to hear Laura Ortega, Business Systems Analyst – Finance & Procurement and Anita Schmall, Manager, Global Business Applications, of Cabot Microelectronics discuss how they brought their financial and operational planning together, achieving better operational resultsng.

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