Peter Guber to Keynote John Galt Customer Conference 2016

By: John Galt
June 27, 2016

PRESS RELEASE, CHICAGO – June 27, 2016 Forecasting and Demand Planning Software Company John Galt Solutions announced today that executive, entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Guber will present the keynote speech at the 2016 John Galt Solutions Customer Conference. Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group, is known for producing […]

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Supply-Neutral versus Unconstrained Demand

By: Larry Lapide
March 28, 2016

This blog discusses what is commonly known as unconstrained demand, which represents customer demand devoid of any impacts due to supply limitations. It recommends extending the concept to focusing on “supply-neutral” demand that also reflects demand devoid of distortions due to supply surpluses and other supply-related factors. I recently attended an interesting IBF Boston chapter […]

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10 Key Elements of a Successful S&OP Technology Project

By: Tina Lalor
February 03, 2016

10 Elements that drive a Successful S&OP Technology Project Over the years I have seen hundreds of forecasting, demand planning and S&OP technology projects completed. Each project is unique and succeeds or fails because of its own circumstances, but common to all projects are essential features that help ensure success. If you focus on these […]

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eS&OP is Making Rough Cut Planning Simpler & Better

By: Bob Stahl
January 27, 2016

In this increasingly complex and uncertain world, making the tools we use simple yet effective is an imperative. Part of accomplishing this is to be able to calculate what-if or simulation scenarios in a simple and effective way. Fortunately, that’s just what’s happening with eS&OP, when done properly. Keep in mind that making things SIMPLE […]

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ACME United Reduces Inventory Levels while Increasing Service with John Galt

By: John Galt
January 19, 2016

In this video, Steve Jensen, Forecasting Manager at Acme United discusses why they chose John Galt for Acme United’s forecasting and inventory planning. Though their ERP system included a forecasting module, Acme found it limited, and produced forecasts manually through spreadsheets instead. This process was cumbersome and Acme was unable to reach the customer level […]

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2015 in Review: Businesses Prepare for Growth in the Next Few Years

By: Tina Lalor
December 30, 2015

At John Galt Solutions, we noticed a major trend in 2015 with our customers:  a marked increase in confidence that their businesses will grow healthily over the next 1-3 years. This expectation subsequently beget other major strategic and tactical initiatives for our customers. To prepare for growth they needed to refine their processes and ensure […]

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Using Forecast-ability Analysis to Help Put Forecasting Performance in Perspective

By: Tina Lalor
December 07, 2015

How to be Careful with Using Forecast Accuracy as a Job Performance Metric In Demand and Supply Planning, many KPIs hinge upon the idea of accuracy – particularly forecast accuracy. You may spend a lot of time trying to determine the degree of accuracy of your forecast, using various statistical measurements such as MAPE, WMAPE, […]

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SlideShare: Reasons Your S&OP Process is Beyond Spreadsheets

By: John Galt
November 30, 2015

Previously I published our Infographic: Top 9 Symptoms Your S&OP has Outgrown Spreadsheets. We took this content and put it into a SlideShare presentation for a different way to digest the information. The message is the same in both pieces of content. The fact is that 92 % of all companies still use spreadsheets as […]

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Know Your Forecastability

By: Larry Lapide
November 02, 2015

I recently attended a John Galt Systems User Conference event to train and speak. Before leaving the next day, I attended a morning session where the company discussed its Forecast-ability AnalysisTM that provides information on how well various methods are able to forecast items in a product line. The analysis, for example, identifies high versus […]

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Infographic: Top 9 Symptoms Your S&OP has Outgrown Spreadsheets

By: John Galt
October 07, 2015

Check out this infographic that gives you the top 9 symptoms your S&OP or demand planning process has moved beyond what spreadsheets can handle. You can also check out a recent blog on the topic as well. What challenges do you face using spreadsheets? Share your thoughts below. Should you look at a centralized S&OP […]

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