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Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems, APS, Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP), Finite Capacity Scheduling, Planning, S&OM, Business Intelligence.

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JDA Introduces JDA Express for Enterprise Planning Enabling Retailers to Achieve Rapid ROI

New pre-configured implementations enable rapid nine-week deployment so retailers can quickly accelerate merchandise planning and achieve rapid ROI

Gartner Positions Kinaxis Furthest on Completeness of Vision Axis in Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning

Kinaxis achieves third consecutive ranking in Leaders quadrant by delivering unified processes across S&OP, supply and demand on a single platform

Seagate Technology and Adexa to be honored at upcoming 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Both companies individually recognized for supply chain partnership

Apliqo launches two new software solutions

Apliqo AG is launching two innovative extensions of its product range onto the market.

Heineken Toasts Production Success with Infor

International Brewing Leader Chooses Infor Advanced Scheduling for Global Programme

Epicor Launches Newest Version of Epicor ERP to Support Global Growth, Innovation, and Competitive Advantage

New release features powerful new capabilities for winning execution on the factory floor and beyond

Dubai Airports selects Quintiq for automated planning solution to deliver world-class passenger experience

Quintiq selected by Dubai Airports to plan and schedule its fixed resources at Dubai International and Dubai World Central

River Logic Pioneers Cloud-based Scenario Visualization Leveraging Prescriptive Analytics

First ever cloud-based solution designed for scenario analysis of prescriptive analytics (optimization) models

Quintiq unveils vision for planning and optimization in the digital age

Supply chain complexity remains the biggest challenge to businesses, says CEO Rob van Egmond

MND Gas Storage Digitizes Maintenance Management with Infor

Infor EAM Helps Oil & Gas Company to Digitalize Maintenance Processes, Streamline Planning and Achieve Control of Maintenance Costs

Infineum Selects Logility to Optimize Supply Chain Performance

Leading Global Manufacturer Set to Boost Supply Chain Performance with Logility’s Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

Laying the Foundation for Advanced Supply Chain Planning Capabilities in the Food and Beverage Industry

As a former Director of Supply Chain Management for a large multi-channel food manufacturer I experienced first-hand the variety of challenging problems

Carl Kühne KG and inconso Start “SAPplus”

Logistics optimization with SAP partner inconso

Rules and controls to achieve permanent perfection

DISKOVER gives ERP systems a lasting boost

Software Solution Beefs Up Business Processes

An IT solution from CSB-System is managing all the business processes at Belgian beef specialist Veviba.

Specialist Digital Tech Support Project To Use War Room Techniques

Ex-servicemen and an entrepreneur have launched the War Room, a specialist digital technology support room for monitoring and assessment for businesses, alongside intense leadership training.

Quintiq and the World Food Programme: Working together towards a world with zero hunger

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today a partnership with the objective of optimizing WFP’s humanitarian supply chain worldwide.

Worldwide IT Spending “Flat in 2016”, Says Gartner

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to be flat in 2016, totalling $3.41 trillion, according to Gartner, Inc. (see Table 1). This is up from last quarter's forecast of negative 0.5 per cent growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations.

Best Practice: From Manual to Automatic Scheduling

Field service companies of all sizes will be at different stages in their scheduling journey.

UASC Expands CargoSphere Cloud Rate Distribution with Dachser

Cargo Sphere has said that UASC, a leading global ocean carrier, has quickly implemented its second CargoSphere Rate-Mesh connection with Dachser Logistics, a global third party logistics service provider (LSP).

New System “To Help Companies Meet Data Breach Regulations”

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has officially become law, giving organisations two years to become compliant or risk fines of up to 4% of global turnover if they suffer from a data breach

UASC Selects IT Partner For SOLAS Amendment Compliance

With implementation of a new global container weight requirement less than a month away, United Arab Shipping Company has extended its partnership with INTTRA

PTV and IRU join forces on new international route planning standards and services

A new strategic partnership between global road transport organisation IRU and German software developer PTV Group will develop new standards and services for route planning across Europe and beyond.

Kaleido Launches Acceleration Programme For Logistics Tech Startups

Kaleido Logistics, together with RocketSpace, has launched the first acceleration programme for startups in logistics, named Logistics Tech Accelerator.

New Service to Help Small Businesses in Tech Growth Sectors

A Guildford, Surrey (UK) accountancy firm has launched a new cost-effective service to support start-up businesses in the digital, games and apps market which Guildford is becoming increasingly renowned for.

E2open Acquires Terra Technology

E2open, the supply chain operating network, has acquired Terra Technology, a provider of innovative supply chain solutions that help the world’s largest consumer product companies manage market volatility to make better business decisions.

Terra Technology Chooses Dell As Premier Cloud Platform Provider

Terra Technology has selected Dell Inc. to deliver cloud-based supply chain planning and optimization solutions.

Quintiq Planning Software Selected by Van den Bosch

Van den Bosch Transporten has selected the Quintiq planning and optimization software platform to optimize its logistics operations.

Managing The ECM Generation Change

Poor support, a lack of scalability, security gaps – there are many reasons to do away with outdated enterprise content management (ECM) systems.

Prognostics Plan To Beat Unplanned Outages

Unplanned equipment outage drains time and resource at every company – now one solution provider is suggesting that one reason for such an outage can be a maintenance schedule not best adapted to the equipment.

Risk and Fatigue Management Solution Launched

Imperago has announced new Risk and Fatigue management functionality within its Workforce Design software.

Furla to Expand Globally with TXT Retail

Furla, the Italian fashion company of high-quality bags, shoes and accessories, has selected the TXTPlanning solution as its corporate planning platform.

ANSYS Reveals “Most Feature-Rich Release Yet”

Engineering simulator ANSYS has revealed what it calls the most feature-rich release in the company’s 45-year history, which it says delivers 10x improvements to product development productivity, insight and performance.

Portal Upgrade For Ship Agency Customers

A new add-on to GAC’s GACtrack portal claims to offer more job transparency and greater job control to ship agency customers.

Digital Threats: What to Look Out For in 2016

Colin Tankard, Managing Director of digital security company Digital Pathways, outlines his personal predictions for 2016.

Kerry Logistics Opens New IT Development Centre In Penang

Leading logistics service provider Kerry Logistics Network Limited opened its first IT Development Centre in Penang, Malaysia today, to harness internet technology in support of its international operations.

Infor Advanced Planning Optimises Supply Chains

New Optimization Model Solves Bigger Problems Faster

Dassault Systèmes and National Research Foundation Collaborate to Develop the Virtual Singapore Platform

Pioneering Virtual Singapore Project to Solve Emerging and Complex Challenges Faced by Singapore

Infor Announces Major Enhancements to Supply Chain Management

Enhancements to Infor Advanced Scheduling optimise schedule collaboration and drive intelligent scheduling

Lectra announces Lectra Fashion PLM V4

Lectra Fashion PLM streamlines product development from planning to sourcing


Software specialist, Lobster, is launching a new website to make it easier for UK companies to find out more about its alternative approach to electronic data interchange (EDI).

AEB continues international expansion with new offices in the Netherlands and Sweden

AEB offers local service and software solutions for Benelux countries and Scandinavia

Logility Issued Patent for Advanced Supply Chain Planning Functionality

Advanced Composite Curves Deliver Enhanced Sales and Operations Planning, Multi-Tier Vendor Minimum and Constrained Production Planning Capabilities

French supermarket chain boasts merchandise and assortment planning accuracy across multiple channels

Monoprix, the French supermarket chain, part of the Casino Group, has implemented the TXTPlanning solution to support merchandise and assortment planning on an international scale and across channels.

Logility Voyager Solutions Provides Foundation for Sandvik’s Supply Chain Transformation

Mining and Construction Equipment Manufacturer Turns to Advanced Supply Chain Software to Drive Sales and Operations Planning Success

Logility Announces Logility Voyager Retail Optimization V5.4

Latest Version Simplifies and Accelerates Retail Planning, Delivers Advanced Analytics, and Enables Retailers to Improve Omni-Channel Planning

TXT Retail selected by Build-A-Bear to support global growth

TXT Retail, leading provider of integrated and collaborative End-to-End Planning solutions for the Fashion, Luxury and Consumer sectors, signs up a new client in North America: Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

MetalTech saves £200,000 a year with integrated SYSPRO solution

A growing engineering and fabrication specialist is saving, on average, £200,000 a year after investing in a fully integrated SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from K3 Syspro.

Infor Helps Apparel and Footwear Companies Better Combat Fast Fashion Pressures with Industry-Specific Applications

Next Generation Infor Fashion Product Lifecycle Management Speeds Time to Consumer, Boosts Efficiency

Carlsberg selects Quintiq to support its planning processes in China

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that Carlsberg China, has chosen its software to provide an integrated business planning solution.

TXT Retail unveils new capabilities with Mobile, Cloud and In-memory processing

Innovative Planning, PLM and Supply Chain Collaboration solutions demonstrated at NRF 2015: the Big Show!

SYMETAL extends Quintiq software platform for Sales and Operations Planning

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that SYMETAL, a leading aluminium foil producer based in Greece, has chosen to extend its Quintiq platform to cover sales and operations planning.

Live Webcast: Removing Barriers to Inventory Optimization

Logility and Deloitte Reveal How the Use of Powerful Business Process and Technology Enablers Help to Achieve and Sustain Improved Inventory Performance

Spar boosts service levels to 99.5% through more effective daily planning

As a consequence of huge fluctuations in demand and extensive product ranges, for many retailers, consistently meeting the needs of their customers can be a real challenge. In order to take a more proactive approach to supply chain planning, Spar Holding BV turned to Slimstock and their inventory optimization software solution, Slim4.

Infor helps Ferrari to Accelerate Supply Chain Planning

Infor Sales & Operations Planning set to Help Drive 40% Improvement in Supply Chain Performance

Infor Bridges the Operational Strategy Gap with Infor S&OP 10x

Social Collaboration, Embedded Analytics and Pre-Built Content Provide A Best Practices Solution for Supply Chain Management

Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Quintiq

Extends 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Global Business Operations Planning

Wärtsilä Selects ClickSoftware’s ClickWorkforce via the Salesforce AppExchange to Connect with Customers in a Whole New Way

Global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions selects cloud-based mobile workforce solution to increase visibility and productivity of its field services workforce

Pharmaceutical skincare business cuts down inventory in global supply chain after rolling out TXT Sales & Operations Planning software

Galderma, the international skincare company with a number of innovative medical solutions in over 80 countries and sales of €1.6 billion in 2012, has completed a global rollout of TXT Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) technology in an effort to increase forecast accuracy, streamline production and supply in an increasingly competitive industry.

Logility Unveils Logility Voyager Integrated Business Planning™

On Demand Simulation and Scenario Analysis, Social Collaboration, and Unified Data Model Drive Next-Generation Sales and Operations Planning

New Survey: Supply Chain Planning Software Implementations

Supply Chain Insights (SCI) founder Lora Cecere is exploring supply chain planning software implementation success and asks the question “does faster equal better? A great implementation of supply chain planning reduces operational risk by allowing companies to navigate through demand and supply volatility. Supply Chain Insights finds supply chain implementations vary based on several factors and can have a significant impact on ROI, risk and competitiveness.

Urban Outfitters selects TXT Integrated Retail Planning solution to support growing international and multichannel business

Urban Outfitters, Inc. has selected TXT MAPLE LAKE to support end-to-end retail planning across regions, brands and channels, from strategy through to assortment execution.

Campbell Soup Company Continues Demand Sensing Success with Terra Technology

Campbell Soup Company, the leading soup maker in the U.S., will upgrade to the newest version of Terra Technology’s Demand Sensing solution. Demand Sensing provides an automated way for manufacturers to extract value from big data, using pattern recognition algorithms to create the best possible prediction of future sales for every item in every location.

Titan drives market growth with integrated SYSPRO solution

Specialist component manufacturer Titan is expecting to drive growth throughout the entire business after investing in a new integrated enterprise resource planning system from K3 Syspro (K3).

Johnstone Supply Boosts Supply Chain Performance with Logility Voyager Solutions

Leading HVACR Distributor Drives Increased Visibility and Service Across its 370 Locations

Columbus applies ERP implementation steps to meet fundraising target

International consultancy companyColumbus has taken an ERP implementation approach to raising over £21,000 for two charities this year,marking its most successful year of fundraising to date.

Spectrum Housing Builds Better Foresight with Infor

Infor CPM Planning and Budgeting Positions Housing Group to Drive Efficiencies and Deploy Resources More Effectively

Former SAP and Oracle Executives join Steelwedge, the Leader in Cloud-Based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

Steelwedge Names Andres Botero as Chief Marketing Officer and Danny Smith as Vice President, Industries

Spectrum Housing Builds Better Foresight with Infor

Infor CPM Planning and Budgeting Positions Housing Group to Drive Efficiencies and Deploy Resources More Effectively

Nissan Selects Steelwedge to Support its European Sales and Operations Planning Processes

Steelwedge Software, the leader in cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning Solutions, has been selected by Nissan Europe SAS as its European planning system of record.

Sales and Operations Planning Adoption Accelerates in the Consumer Goods Industry

More than Eighty Percent Have a Formal S&OP Process in Place; Yet Seventy-Three Percent Cannot Execute their Vision

Infor Adds Amazon Redshift Support for Cloud-based Business Intelligence

Added Support Facilitates Easier Data Management and In-Depth Analysis

Infor BI 10x Invigorates Decision-Making

Advanced Analytics, Social Collaboration, and Stunning Dashboards Boost Experiential Value for Business Intelligence

Siemens acquires Preactor

Siemens extends industry software portfolio in the area of production planning Preactor’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software optimises production and logistics, boosts productivity and drives down costs Over 4,500 Preactor installations already worldwide

Engineering solutions firm improves customer delivery with Preactor

A KARNATAKA firm is anticipating huge improvements in customer delivery thanks to new installation of innovative scheduling software.

Infor BI 10x Invigorates Decision-Making

Advanced Analytics, Social Collaboration, and Stunning Dashboards Boost Experiential Value for Business Intelligence

Prior Scientific Selects Epicor for Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Material Requirements Planning Features Highlighted as “The Best We Saw in the Market”

Exact and Preactor form strategic alliance

DELFT-based software company Exact today announces a strategic alliance with worldwide leader in advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software Preactor.

JDA and RedPrairie to Merge, Establishing Global Enterprise Software Company that will Provide Customers Comprehensive Planning and Execution Solutions

Combination will deliver unique capabilities that retailers and manufacturers require to meet the demands of hyper-connected consumers

Preactor and advenco serve up a truly satisfying solution for Wander AG

Preactor International, the world’s leading specialist planning and scheduling Software Company today announced that it has been selected by Wander AG to deliver greatly improved production planning and scheduling efficiencies. The project is being undertaken by advenco Consulting GmbH, the leading German Preactor reseller and is expected to go live in June 2012.

The missing piece of the business planning puzzle: integration for strategic sales and operations planning

Shaun Phillips, product manager, sales and operations planning (S&OP), Infor