Planning perfected: JDA Software and Oliver Wight team for next-gen S&OP
JDA Software will incorporate methodology and consulting processes offered by Oliver Wight to increase the overall performance of JDA 's sales & operations planning (S&OP) solutions.
Expansion of JDA’s S&OP solution will include an executive workbench to further facilitate the S&OP review and management process.
Says Dennis Groves, chairman of Oliver Wight Americas, “Oliver Wight continues to lead the transformation of S&OP from a simple supply-demand balancing exercise to a process that integrates all aspects of a business in delivering a company’s strategic objectives. But implementing a successful S&OP process within an organization requires a triumvirate approach, balancing people, processes and innovative technology. Through this alliance, JDA and Oliver Wight can leverage respective proficiencies to deliver a well-rounded S&OP solution that fills gaps that other vendors do not fully address.”
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey