Why Integrated Business Planning is Critical in Food & Beverage
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by Stephen Dombroski
1d ago
The food and beverage industry is an ever-fluctuating landscape with a constant demand for operational efficiency. The key to navigating this challenging environment is robust Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Leveraging our collective experience of over 70 years, my colleague Charlie Marge and I have been guiding businesses through the maze of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and IBP. Our proficiency extends across several critical areas including demand planning, distribution planning, production planning and scheduling, and procurement planning. In the high-speed business envir ..read more
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Automotive Supply Chain Management Lessons for Life Sciences
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by Robyn Coward
4d ago
Transitioning from Automotive to Life Sciences In a recent episode of the Auto Supply Chain Prophets podcast, Carrie Uhl, a seasoned supply chain executive, shares her journey from being the Vice President of Purchasing at the world’s fourth largest automotive supplier, to her move to medtech, and now in her current role as Chief Purchasing Officer at Danaher, a global life sciences and diagnostics organization. Her experiences offer valuable “food-for-thought” for life sciences supply chain management professionals. As an aside, if you are an executive wondering if your experience in a supp ..read more
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Introducing QAD Digital Learning
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by Romeo Sequeira
1w ago
Empowering Your People for Business Success In today’s fast-paced business environment, organizations face a critical challenge: how to provide their employees with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively use business processes and systems. Traditional training methods often fall short, as they can be time-consuming, expensive, and disruptive to daily operations. QAD is introducing Digital Learning for customers and partners – a modern, role-oriented digital learning solution that addresses these challenges by providing employees with the skills they need, when they need them. With ..read more
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What to Know About Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)?
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by Brent Dawkins
1w ago
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is a crucial practice to ensure operational efficiency, supply chain resilience and strategic decision-making. By developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, organizations can improve pricing, reliability and innovation, gaining a competitive edge in the market.  What is Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)? Supplier relationship management (SRM) is the practice of creating collaborative relationships and evaluating an organization’s vendors to determine whether any changes could be made to improve business opera ..read more
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Diffusing Healthcare Innovations
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by Cristina Recchia
2w ago
The healthcare industry is renowned for innovation. Medical device firms and pharmaceutical firms spend billions of dollars on research and development. They are constantly faced with new health challenges and expiring patents, so I think it is safe to say they are learning organizations. The byproduct of billion-dollar R&D budgets, is life-saving medical treatments for the rich or well-insured. Unfortunately for those needy patients that are not insured, those innovations are mostly out of reach. There is currently a big gap between the innovations in the medical industry and the deliv ..read more
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Disruptions and the Democratization of Healthcare
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by Cristina Recchia
3w ago
The other day, I called my local pharmacy to find out if I could still get my scheduled flu shot. I had a sinus infection and was on antibiotics. No idea why I called, I should have found a way to cancel it online. I thought I was being responsible and considerate. I was rewarded with a 71-minute wait. I know you’re thinking, why didn’t you just hang up? Because I teach a graduate class on Customer Relationship Management at Wayne State in Detroit, and I am always looking for a good story! When the pharmacist finally got on the line, she apologized and explained that she was the only one wh ..read more
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Celebrating Excellence: The 2024 QAD LEAP Awards for Partners
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by Francisca Del Rio
3w ago
QAD celebrates collaboration and recognizes outstanding partner achievements annually. This year’s ceremony, held on April 17th as part of Teamwork, our annual Global Partner event, awarded top performers from across the QAD Partner ecosystem. The QAD LEAP Awards acknowledged their dedication, innovation and exceptional results. Business Transformation Takes Center Stage The Business Transformation LEAP Award went to Tata Consultancy Services, a long-standing QAD partner with a proven track record of helping companies streamline their operations. Through their deep understanding of QAD solu ..read more
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Adaptation: The Key to Growing Sales with Supply Chain Uncertainty
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by Michael Ochi
1M ago
I bought a new car without test-driving it, waited a month for it to be delivered, and it’s still missing a component – it’s the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Who else would have scoffed at this statement a few years ago?  We all know that a multitude of factors have contributed to continued supply chain issues. In 2019, I would have been highly skeptical of the scenario described above but it’s my true story in 2024. Well, it’s mostly true. I didn’t test drive the specific VIN that I own now, but I happened to rent the same model on a business trip that included a lot of driving. That ..read more
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What Does Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) Software Do?
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by Brent Dawkins
1M ago
An Introduction to How FTZ Software is Changing FTZ Management for the Better Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) management has a reputation for being complex, especially regarding inventory management. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires precise inventory recordkeeping and control. Companies operating in an FTZ must track all inventory entering and exiting the zone. Failing to do so can result in fines and, in some cases, losing the ability to operate within a zone.  Fears of this complexity have kept some companies from using the program. However, with concerns about a recession and ..read more
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EPA and White House Set Revised CO2 Targets for Automakers
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by Paul Eichenberg
1M ago
Complex dynamics shape the global automotive industry’s transition towards battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Today, Western automakers face strategic considerations and challenges amid evolving regulatory landscapes, geopolitical tensions, and competitive pressures, particularly considering China’s growing dominance in the BEV sector. Recent media reports have suggested that the White House has been contemplating responding to political and industry feedback by potentially delaying the stringent EPA fuel economy regulations initially set for 2027-2032. This deliberation highlights the acute ..read more
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