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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 5
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended few education

input and collaboration from suppliers and partners  meet capacity constraints Incorporate input from both downstream and upstream trading partners for a more complete inter-enterprise S&OP picture The Executive S&OP Workbench is en essential tool for an  integrated business planning (IBP)  and management program. Generally speaking, an S&OP workbench needs to be integrated and synchronized with the underlying supply chain planning (SCP) components so that any changes made in plans during or between S&OP meetings can be reflected in the workbench’s

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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