EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW: Manhattan Toy Company manufactures infant and baby toys, toddler and preschool toys, dolls, puppets, and plush toys. Manufacturing is done overseas and products are distributed throughout North America and Europe in fine department stores, gift retailers, and toy stores. Manhattan Toy utilizes RockySoft’s core distribution Pack Light Inventory Management Suite to assist them in forecasting and replenishment planning.
SITUATION ANALYSIS: Manhattan Toy is a build-to-stock operation with multiple product launches per year. They face the fickle consumer market and enjoy peak sales during the holiday season. Their customers range from national accounts to independent specialty stores. Marc Kettleson joined Manhattan Toy in 2007 as the Demand Planning and Forecast Manager and quickly found himself to have his hands full. He and his team faced highly seasonal demand, long lead times, short lived product life cycles, and ever changing product mixes.
Budget Made & the People Behind Through the Budget, the government of the day seeks Parliament’s permission to collect funds by way of taxes, duties, borrowings and so on. These funds are used, with the approval of Parliament, to meet expenses.
Who makes The Budget: Budget is made through a consultative process involving ministry of fi nance, Planning Commission and the spending ministries States present their annual demand to the Planning Commission and others to ministries concerned Finance ministry and Planning Commission issue guidelines to spending based on which ministries present their demand.
How is The Budget Made: In September, the Budget Division issues a circular to all Union ministries, states, UTs, autonomous bodies and departments the defence forces for preparing budget estimates for the next year After ministries and departments send in their demands, extensive consultations are held between Union ministries and the Department of Expenditure of the Finance Ministry.. Keep Reading
Introduction: One of the critical drivers of supply chain success is effective customer demand planning. A company must be able to accurately forecast its business opportunities, and then effectively plan throughout its supply chain so it can exploit those opportunities an exploit those opportunities. Unfortunately, many organizations fail to recognize the top- and bottom-line effects of poor customer demand planning….
Background: Lucent Technologies was formed in 1995 when AT&T divided into three major businesses. What used to be several manufacturing units within AT&T, including Network Systems, combined with Bell Labs to become a new company called Lucent Technologies. Lucent Technologies primary product families now consist of Systems for Network Operators (revenues for the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998 of $18.8 billion); Business Communication Systems ($8.1 billion); and Microelectronic Products ($3.0 billion)…
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“We selected JustEnough because it addressed everything on our wish list.“
- Wouter Combrink, senior manager, IT for Nissan Diesel.
Ordering Process:Nissan Diesel’s manual processes for order capturing took its parts and accessories buyers two to three days to complete. Nissan Diesel realized it needed technology to improve this process. The company selected JustEnough Software to help automate its demand forecasting and inventory planning processes, increase stock availability and reduce its investment in inventory.
Bottom-Line Benefits: Prior to Nissan Diesel’s selection of JustEnough’s Demand Forecasting and Inventory Planning solutions, each and every line item had to be manually evaluated for replenishment on a monthly basis. With the new solutions, the company benefits from automated exception reporting, which reduces the time needed to spend on this process from two or three days to a matter of hours. Additionally, JustEnough enables the forecasting of new products by mimicking the patterns of existing or redundant items that are similar in nature…
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