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Size: 276KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:3/14/2005
In previous articles Ken has provided an overview of the Advanced Planning Solution (APS), its integration schema, and its relationship to EnterpriseOne ERP. He moves now to a business process oriented topic within the planning environment, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). Having an S&OP process is considered best practice. It has rapidly become a focal point for many organizations. This white paper provides an introduction to S&OP and provides an overview of the role the EnterpriseOne Advanced Planning (APS) suite can play within this process.  
Size: 102 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:5/1/2004
Previous articles from Metachain have whetted your appetite by explaining the basics of APS and how it differs from the typical ERP solution. You know that these systems have to be integrated, and you've been wondering what the integration points are. You wonder, JDEtips answers. Read on for an excellent explanation of how your EnterpriseOne or World ERP solution works with the Advanced Planning Solution.  
Size: 265 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2004
Ken gives us a break from the technology aspects of applications and takes us on a journey on which many of us fear to embark. The dreaded "how do I decide if this is the right thing to do" appears less intimidating when you have such a clear map as the one Ken has drawn for us. The process described here is geared toward the JD Edwards Advanced Planning products, but we see no reason you could not apply these methods to building any IT business case.  
The Advanced Planning experts at MetaChain continue our series of articles designed to get JDE clients familiar with APS functionality. This article is destined to be a classic--it addresses the question of where to do your Forecasting--in the ERP system or in APS. Read this to find out which Forecasting tool is the right one for your business.  
Size: 265 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:3/1/2003
The first thing we did when we started learning about JDE's Advanced Planning Solution (APS), was to try to connect it to something we understood already, like JDE's manufacturing suite in their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Which functions belong in MRP/Forecasting and which belong in APS? Where does the data reside? Interfaces? Ken Spigarelli of MetaChain (the official JDEtips APS Consulting Partner) answers these basic questions in this article.  
Size: 250 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2003
An excellent start to a series of articles on JDE's Advanced Planning Solution. Start here if you want to understand the potential of this sophisticated set of modules. Brought to you by the APS experts at MetaChain. MetaChain is the official JDEtips partner for Advanced Planning Services.  
Size: 280 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:7/1/2002
Reducing inventory is one of the touchstone goals of any Advanced Planning Implementation. Learn how the APS suite accomplishes this goal.  
Size: 225 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:5/1/2002
This white paper addresses generating a multi-stage, constrained, and optimized production schedule in Advanced Planning. PSD, PSP, PDP and SNO are all capable handling multi-stage manufacturing representations, but there are critical differences in each module. The surprisingly best fit? Well, you'll have to read the article to find out!  
Size: 57 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2002
Demand Consensus is a JDE Advanced Planning application that takes generated forecasts from multiple sources and provides a collaboration forum for creating a single forecast.  
Size: 700 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2002
A solid overview of the Demand Planning module, along with a writeup of new features in Version 3.0.  
Size: 1.1 MB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2002
Read up on the newest features of the Order Promising module.  
Size: 42 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2002
A good review of the features included with the Order Promising module. We've seen a demo of this product and it is very cool--it analyzes various order fulfillment scenarios and tells users which is the most profitable manner to fulfill the order.  
Size: 690 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2002
This White Paper explains how to use Advanced Planning to determine the optimal allocation of capital across the supply chain network.  
Size: 309 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:3/1/2001
An excellent introduction to JDE's Advanced Planning Solution (APS). A solid overview and several advanced tips are included.  
Size: 565 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2001
Features tips on using Emulators in Production Scheduling, Cost Traceability, cost of activities in Production Scheduling, and using multiple nodes in a Supply Chain Network. Written by a JD Edwards business partner based in Argentina.  

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