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Unlocking Supply Chain Success: 6 Tips for Seamless Implementation

Plex DemandCaster May 29, 2024

Supply chain planning solutions offer incredible opportunities over their predecessors. Today, most are cloud-based, automatically updated, and easy to customize to specific industries. The best solutions provide advanced analytics to deliver real-time insights and reporting to those who need them. ...

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S&OP vs. SIOP: What’s the Difference?

Plex DemandCaster June 21, 2019

There are small differences between sales and operation planning (S&OP) and sales, inventory and operations (SIOP). Find out what they are in this article. ...

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Demand Planning vs. Supply Planning: Balance is the Key to Success

Plex DemandCaster March 15, 2019

Organizations that manage a supply chain have to continually balance a number of priorities. This article covers Demand Planning vs Supply Planning. ...

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The Forecast and the Plan: What’s the Difference?

Plex DemandCaster October 15, 2018

Imagine a new professional, walking into her first Sales and Operations Planning Meeting at the multinational corporation who hired her only a few weeks earlier. This is a big moment for the new employee.The meeting might be awash with numbers, spreadsheets, graphs, and interactions between people that she doesn’t yet understand completely. Managers might talk a language that is rather unfamiliar…

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Integrating Planning and Scheduling: How Is It Done?

Plex DemandCaster September 21, 2018

Modern manufacturing operations are constantly challenged to be flexible, yet efficient. Find out how to integrate planning and scheduling here. ...

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The Difference Between S&OP and Budgeting & Why It Matters

Plex DemandCaster July 18, 2018

Discover the easiest way to understand the difference between sales and operations planning and budgeting with PLEX DemandCaster. ...

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The 3 Pillars of Effective Sales and Operations Plans

Plex DemandCaster June 5, 2017

The three pillars of effective sales and operations plans affect nearly everything you do, including promotions, pricing, inventory management, and supplier. ...

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Are Product Reviews part of your S&OP Process?

Plex DemandCaster July 27, 2015

Do you review your product portfolio on a regular basis? Assess profitability or potential profit-loss, demand behaviors, life-cycle management and more here....

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