Four reasons to stop looking to your ERP vendor to solve all your supply chain problems.

JohnWesterveld

I noted an article from IndustryWeek several weeks ago that identified a growing problem with corporate ERP systems;  The article, which referenced a study by IFS North America, shows that companies are going beyond simple make-to-stock, make-to-order models and are instead moving to more complex manufacturing models like engineer to order.  ERP software, however, doesn’t […]

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Another couple of software deployment lessons learned…the ballooning wish list and the search for a superuser.

MoniqueRupert

My colleague, Duncan Klett, recently wrote the blog titled “Six lessons learned from six failed software implementations.” I completely agree with his lessons learned and recommendations, but I have many of my own!  I want to outline two lessons learned from many software implementations that are currently near and dear to my heart. Reporting… So […]

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Visibility is a start. Collaboration is the goal.

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

I’ve got another session presentation coming up that I’d thought I share. Kinaxis will be participating at the Extended Supply Chain 2011 conference taking place on April 5-6 in London, UK. I’ll be presenting the session, “Do you trust yourself to collaborate?” The presentation is an expansion of a blog post I wrote the other […]

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The top ten ways bad software is like an annoying ex

LaurenBossers

If you’ve never experienced bad software or a bad relationship, I’d like to shake your hand to see if some of your good luck rubs off on me. I think we’ve all had our moments with both, and the creative minds here at Kinaxis realized that failed software implementations and failed romances actually have quite […]

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Is Forecasting Fatally Flawed?

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

Believe it or not, I didn’t plan the alliteration. But that is my central point: So much of actual demand is unplanned. Which is fine as long as it is near to what was expected in terms of items purchased, period in which purchased, and the customer/region in which the purchase took place. But this […]

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Disaster recovery – dealing with the unknown.

MoniqueRupert

Each day since the disaster in Japan, I wake up to more bad news. It is heart wrenching to continually read and watch videos of this tragedy. One wonders how this society can take much more, but they are resilient.  Our Japanese employees are working every day. They set out each day to visit customers or the […]

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Do you know the key to continuous integrated business planning?

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

Just a quick post today to let you know that Kerry Zuber, director of solutions consulting at Kinaxis is presenting at the Integrated Business Planning Summit taking place on March 30–31, 2011 in Atlanta. Kerry Zuber will be presenting the session, “Continuous Integrated Business Planning.” Here’s the session abstract: Businesses are facing unprecedented levels of […]

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With offshoring and outsourcing, there needs to be a broader description of S&OP.

TrevorMiles

Here is the final part my interview with P.J. Jakovljevic from Technology Evaluations Centers (TEC) on sales and operations planning (S&OP). If you missed them, check out part one, part two, and part three. The entire Q&A along with PJ’s introduction and commentary on Kinaxis can be found here (free registration required). PJ: Do you […]

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