A cow in a track suit doesn’t run any faster

The implications of replacing APO with IBP

APO is riding into the sunset.

The deadline is fast approaching. What choices are available to replace the APO system?

Advanced planning systems from your ERP vendor have never delivered as promised.

Should you move to the bloated and expensive ERP replacement? Or should you evaluate alternatives?

Before you do anything, it is far more productive to understand the consequences of being a forecast-driven operation. The last three years have demonstrated despite enormous efforts and investments in the demand planning functions, overall forecast accuracy hasn’t improved, inventories have been increasing steadily and overall returns on assets have gradually eroded for most companies.