Advice and Assistance for Manufacturers.
One key aspect of S&OP is that it is the mechanism for connecting the demand side (forecasting and demand management) with the supply side (production).
Posted in Education, ERP/MRP, Inventory, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Planning Tagged APICS, certification, Certified Supply Chain Professional, CSCP, demand, demand management, employee incentives, ERP, finished goods, forecasting, inventory, make-to-order, make-to-stock, management, marketing, master schedule, measurement, MRP, production, production plan, S&OP, sales, sales and operations planning, work center
Five week APICS CSCP study program: January 28 – February 25, 2012.
With the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program, you can take your career and organization in a new and exciting direction.
Posted in Best Practices, Customer Service, Education, Inventory, Logistics, Management, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Planning, Process Improvement, Quality, Risk, Supply Chain, Sustainability Tagged APICS, best practice, certification, Certified Supply Chain Professional, compliance, continuous improvement, course, CRM, CSCP, CSCP Exam Content Manual, demand forecasting, ECM, education, exam preparation, free trade zones, fulfillment, Global Supply Chain, globalization, implementation, inventory, inventory planning and control, logistics, management, marketplace, operations, performance improvement, planning, point-of-sale, professional development, risk, SRM, supply chain, supply chain management, sustainability, trading blocs
Are you an executive (or do know of one) who could benefit from a better understanding of the Supply Chain, its design, organization, dynamics and management challenges?
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At year’s end, we are often caught up in thinking and planning for the current year. Did 2011 turn out the way you expected? Will 2012 be dramatically different? Are there other factors — things we are planning to do; things we think our competitors might do; outside forces such as changing tastes, demographics or economics — that might change the course of business in the coming year?
Posted in Best Practices, Inventory, Planning, Procurement Tagged APICS, Certified Supply Chain Professional, CSCP, demand forecast, forecast, inventory, procurement, product lifecycle, production, suppliers
Two of the largest and most successful companies in the world achieved and maintain their success by mastering the supply chain. Wal-Mart took logistics to new heights, bringing big city, low prices and convenience to rural areas. Apple dominates its chosen markets through innovation but also benefits greatly from a single-minded focus on operational excellence.
Posted in Customer Service, Inventory, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketing, Operations Management, Planning, Supply Chain Tagged APICS, APICS Granite State, Apple, capacity, Certified Supply Chain Professional, competition, CSCP, demand, distribution, lifecycle, logistics, Manufacturing, marketing, operational excellence, operations management, planning, supply chain, supply chain management, Wal-Mar
Don’t Fly Blind.
Although many company leaders have contingency plans for their information technology infrastructure, few professionals give the same consideration to safeguarding their supply chains.
Posted in Best Practices, Customer Service, Inventory, Logistics, Management, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Planning, Risk, Supply Chain Tagged APICS, Certified Supply Chain Professional, contingency plan, contingency planning, CSCP, demand, inventory, inventory buffers, opera¬tions management, production, program, risk, supply chain, trans¬portation, warehouse