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Running For A Cause: the J/P Haitian Relief Organization

By Claudio Gonzalez Building a successful business is great, but doing it while giving back is even better. This year, SCM Connections did just that by matching every dollar that our partner, Claudio Gonzalez, raised through his funding for the J/P HRO charity.  J/P HRO is

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The War Against Poor Safety Stock Management Part 1

(By Mike Raftery) Ah…. the soft warm blanket of safety stock.  Who doesn’t love an extra pallet or two of inventory to help you sleep well at night?  In the theory of every supply chain textbook ever written, safety stock is purely the amount of

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Wade Smith Joins SCM Connections

(By Megan Brimmer) We’re excited to announce that Wade Smith has recently joined SCM Connections as an Associate Partner where he leads our Integrated Business Planning practice.  Wade brings 15 years of experience implementing SAP Supply Chain modules (QM, WM, PP-PI, and IM), including 5

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How to Become a Macro Whisperer

By Claudio Gonzalez Within the realms of SAP, there isn’t a functionality, in my mind, that comes closer to a love/hate relationship. Of course, I am talking about Macros: the one area in SAP that can make a planner’s life easier and make the creator

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Heuristic and Priority Based Capacity Leveling with SNP

I came across this business requirement to level production capacity simultaneously at multiple BOM levels, using the standard SAP SNP Capacity Leveling process. The standard process levels only one resource at a time without considering other dependent resources or products. There were circumstantial restrictions that

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