From Jada Management Systems:
SCP has been helping companies save capital tied up in inventory, accurately forecast procurement needs, and enhance vendor managed inventory (VMI) relationships for more than 10 years. Using SCP, businesses are also saving money using full-container shipments through optimized manufacturing planning. Businesses in 15 countries have been reaping the benefits of this full-featured, automated forecasting and demand planning system that provides detailed reporting visibility into their supply chain. SCP is a full demand planning and forecasting package that provides automation at such levels that it can actually communicate with users, clients, management, IT, etc., by email and other means. This is a manage-by-exception system with full reporting capabilities included. When you have thousands of SKUs, you need a system that points out the ones that need attention and filters out the ones that do not. SCP is an affordable, quick to install, and easy to use planning, forecasting, and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) software with a proven fast return on investment. Jada Management helps companies reduce inventory levels resulting in lower inventory costs and significant increases in customer service. The built-in data mapping function allows SCP to be implemented in 2 weeks giving SCP customers a full featured, automated forecasting, demand planning, and VMI toolkit that provides detailed visibility into their supply chain.
This software is amazing in that in integrates with any type of electronic data and allow users to customize the reports they need. Reports can be e-mailed to whomever needs them. The full installation and training requires 2 weeks or less with no IT Dept. iinvolvement. Training is also done within that time, and users are proficient at the end of the installation. Proof of concept is also offered at no cost. As a small business consultant, $5M-$20M, it is a great tool for my clients who need the rapid payback of 6-12 months.
As a consultant to SMBs, I like that SCP can be customized to each client's business rules and it's set up to address the planner's concerns as well as management's. It gives much more detail and more analysis features than any other program I've reviewed. I also like that my clients can download the program and load their data before commiting a financial investment. My clients have seen their ROIs between 6 & 12 months.
It's very easy to use and provides its own built-in implementation module that allows it to be up and communicating with other systems in days. The price of this software is about 1/3 of the nearest competition but it offers much more functionality and reporting.
"This system does what it says and our ROI was less than 12 months."
October 07, 2004
Version: Supply Chain Planning 4.0
We benefit from the expertise of JMS particularly in the area of customer service. Customer service improved from 79% to 85%! Implimenting their VMI module has resulted in increased sales. We've been able to reduce costs and save money. We are very pleased.
Version 184.108.40.206 contains 9 new features and updates. A highlight for this version is the Manufacturing Yield Percent -- A yield percent indicates what percentage of a planned order will result in usable inventory. In the example below, a planned amount of 305 is required on 07/02. In order to make 305 units with a yield of 90%, the planned
order needs to be 339 units (339 x .90=305.1). The same logic applies to scheduled receipt work orders. The 50 unit work order below will only result in 50 x .90 = 45 as reflected in the projected inventory number on 06/28. Additional features include updates to the Inactive Inventory report, 'movable' SCP screen, search utility in report filters, enhanced performance report.