Demand Forecasting

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Assignment :-

Search on the Internet and identify two or three softwares that are available in the marketplace for each of the systems described in this module ,Give the website addresses and brief description of each of these softwares.

Answers:-

Technologies in SCM:-
1.Enterprise Resource Planning.
2.Warehouse Management systems
3.Transportation Scheduling Systems
4.Manufacturing Execution Systems
5.Customer Relation Management
6.Order Management Systems
7.Demand Planning
8.Procurement Planning

Name of the sogftwares those are available in the market
1.Enterprises Resources Planning ( ERP)
A.Total ERP
B.Oracle 11i
ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning software provides and cover variety of essential functions that integrates every department of your business around the world by providing real-time view of your data and processes. ERP also streamline every department workflows for better decision making and growth. An ERP software package can help your business in many ways some of them are as follows: •ERP helps in streamlining your Business Process and Workflows •It helps you in better customer support and services

You gain real time data from various departments allowing quick and powerful decision making •Reduce paper work, duplication of entries and Manual entries. To summarize ERP system helps in increasing your productivity level, profits and altogether growth of our organization.

2.Ware House Management systems.
a.Fox Fire WMS
b.Eco RFID WMS
Warehouse Management Systems are primarily designed to combine the functioning of hardware, software, and peripheral devices. Implementation of a well designed WMS in warehouses and distribution centers allows an organization to increase its competitive advantage through real time inventory management, reduced labor costs, superior customer service, increased inventory accuracy, better flexibility and responsiveness. Present day warehouse management systems are increasingly relying on a mix of new and old innovations to better integrate warehouse operations into the overall supply chain in a cost effective way. The must have features of a WMS that primarily contributes in developing a lean supply chain are:

Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence identifies, extracts, and analyzes the entire business data in real time and converts it into functional information. All these information are then displayed in customized dashboards to the decision makers thereby enabling greater visibility of the supply chain and hence improved and efficient decision making capability.

The major Business Intelligence functions for warehouses are: oInventory Analysis
oTrack Inventory turnover
oSpace utilization Analysis
oBarcode tracking for Inventory and material
oPerfect Order management

Integrated EDI system

EDI enables organizations exchange business oriented information such as purchase orders, invoices, sales orders, vendor bills, and inventory orders and list. It utilizes a mapping tool which transforms information into an internationally accepted standard format.

The following are some benefits of EDI integration with WMS:
oLess paper handling
oReal time information
oNo mailing cost
oFaster exchange of data and relevant information
oNo repetition of data
oDirect communication

3.Transportation Scheduling Systems :-
a.De- Facto Software
Transport’s computerized scheduling and dispatch software provides the tools you need to optimize your routes. Key Functionality Includes:
Live scheduling using calendar functions
Ability to quickly book trips from pick up to drop off
Automatic client look-up feature
Calculates distances and displays trip flow on a digital map •Create templates for repeat trips allowing for quick routing •Google Maps & automated distance calculations as your aide •Assign runs based on drivers and vehicles

4.Manufacturing Execution Scheduling...
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