JDA TV – IBP, S&OP and S&OE – What’s the Difference?

In this JDA TV video, Salim Shaikh, Senior Solutions Strategy Director at JDA, discusses the definitions of integrated business planning (IBP), sales and operations planning (S&OP) and sales and operations execution (S&OE), and how the definitions often differ depending on a company’s level of maturity.   For more interesting, educational, and insightful videos, browse through…

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U.S. Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This quick roundup of news includes a look at the index of U.S. manufacturing activity in May, how advancements in artificial intelligence are shifting the balance of power in technology, and…

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Examining the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This quick roundup of industry news includes a look at the skills gap in manufacturing, how small businesses are benefiting from a newer generation of robots, the development of an autonomous…

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Building A Demand Planning Group: Roles and Skillsets to Consider – Part 3 of 4

Welcome back to Part 3 in this series. Once you’ve decided your company will create a demand planning group and have determined what processes your organization will support, you can decide how to structure and staff it. As discussed in Part 2, there may be other functions combined with demand planning in your group.  The…

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Structuring Your Demand Planning Group to Make its Greatest Contribution – Part 2 of 4

Whether you are contemplating creating a demand planning group within your company, or questioning whether your current demand planning is as functional as possible, Part 2 of this 4-part series is aimed to help you navigate the hurdles of structuring your organization and its supported processes, so as to ensure your demand planning group is…

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Advance to the Next Generation of Warehouse Technologies at ProMat

Rapid advancements in supply chain technology are introducing new innovation and potential disruption across industries. As leading innovators are experimenting, most other companies are keeping a close eye on development and are monitoring impacts and opportunities. Industry forces are shaping unprecedented investment around automation –  between labor pressures, including rising wages and retention challenges, evolving…

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