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SCM Connections experts explore the latest trends and topics in supply chain, featuring conversations with supply chain industry leaders and the challenges they face today.

Reach Out and Touch Someone…

(By Mike Raftery) Most of the time, while shouting out from the soapbox of the internet, it seems like you’re shouting out into the black abyss of the interweb.  Well, let’s start a conversation.  With so many ways to connect, SCM Connections wants to

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The Beginners Guide to Implementing S&OP on IBP

IBP is everywhere these days.  SAP’s new advanced planning platform, Integrated Business Planning platform, is here and it is ready for prime time.    By now, if you’re a person who tends to read blogs like this, you will have seen plenty of PowerPoints, diagrams and

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Face Off: IBP S&OP v. APO Demand Planning, Part II

Earlier this week, in Part I of this two part blog (click to read Part I), we discussed the differences between the undisputed champion of demand planning: APO Demand Planning, and the scrappy newcomer on the scene: IBP Sales & Operations Planning. Specifically, we contrasted these to

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Face Off: IBP S&OP vs. APO Demand Planning, Part I

With all the market hoopla surrounding Integrated Business Planning (IBP) S&OP, I felt it necessary, as we were conducting our internal training on S&OP, to contrast the similarities and differences between IBP S&OP and APO Demand Planning. These two softwares provide similar process benefits

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Building a Business Case in the Cloud

(By Mike Raftery) Despite the buzzwords, vaporware and hype, the cloud is real and it is happening. The remote hosting of applications like SAP’s IBP solution is quickly becoming accepted as a standard infrastructure alternative for projects in IT departments everywhere. For those of

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