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Supply Chain Planning - Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies
The continuous chemical industries typically share an objective of running at near 100% utilization. This and other realities yield unique requirements for a

aggregate sales and operations planning  capacity. Other examples include: Aggregate and detail views of your supply chain model for decision support during sales forecasting, production scheduling, and product distribution. Stabilizing production cycles in a make to inventory business through calculated inventory target levels based on planned customer service levels. These levels typically must calculate inventory target levels at the Product, Package, and Location level and show the aggregate inventory levels required for a business to

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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies


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Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management


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Web-enabled Sales Tactics


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