Developing a Formal S&OP Process – Entrematic’s Forecast Journey

February 16, 2015
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Developing a Formal S&OP Process  – Entrematic’s Forecast Journey

Tweet Over the years, Entrematic’s Amarr Door division has grown into North America’s leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial garage doors. The company operates over 70 Distribution Centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and also exports to distributors in over 40 countries. Fundamental to its success has been its people, products,…

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IBF Webinar Summary – The Timken Corporation: Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process

February 11, 2015
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IBF Webinar Summary – The Timken Corporation: Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process

Tweet Joe Eschenbrenner CPF, General Manager of Demand Management at The Timken Corporation, recently presented an extremely informative IBF Webinar entitled Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process. Joe’s amazing presentation focused on how demand planning professionals can engage functional areas within the forecast development process.  Joe…

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Special Edition: Leveraging Predictive Business Analytics – Journal of Business Forecasting Winter 2015

February 3, 2015
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Special Edition: Leveraging Predictive Business Analytics – Journal of Business Forecasting Winter 2015

Tweet Predictive Business Analytics, the practice of extracting information from existing data to determine patterns, relationships and future outcomes, is not new; it has been used in practice for many years. What is new, however is the massive amount of data, so-called Big Data, now available, that can better support decision making and improve planning…

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Improving Forecast Accuracy: Using Lean Principles to Improve the Forecasting Process

January 26, 2015
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Improving Forecast Accuracy: Using Lean Principles to Improve the Forecasting Process

Tweet Nearly all supply chain practitioners are familiar with, or have been trained on, the use of Lean/Six Sigma tools for reducing waste and improving processes. However, these tools are often thought of as techniques only for addressing manufacturing quality and efficiency. In recent years, Lean practitioners and educators have found the tool set to…

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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 2 Interview

January 21, 2015
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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 2 Interview

Tweet Interviewer: Michael Gilliland, SAS This month’s interview is with Shaun Snapp, founder and editor of SCM Focus, where he provides independent supply chain software analysis, education, and consulting. Shaun’s experience and expertise spans several large consulting companies and at i2 Technologies before staring SCM Focus. He has a strong interest in comparative software design,…

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IBF Webinar Series – Alan Milliken: Transforming Big Data into Supply Chain Analytics

January 16, 2015
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IBF Webinar Series – Alan Milliken: Transforming Big Data into Supply Chain Analytics

Tweet Alan Milliken recently presented an outstanding IBF webinar entitled Transforming Big Data into Supply Chain Analytics. Alan’s presentation on the use of Big Data was not only informative but extremely insightful.  Using practical examples, Alan explained the significance of using descriptive analytics (e.g. reports, KPI’s, dashboards) to report performance, how the use of predictive analytics…

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