Articles and Press Releases about Smart and the Industry
Supply & Demand Chain Executive — June 26, 2015
See “Four Steps to Service Level-Driven Inventory Planning” in SupplyChain Management Review.
SupplyChain Management Review — April 12, 2015
Minnesota’s Metro Transit adopts service-level driven method of inventory planning from Smart Software.
Mass Transit Magazine — February 2015
SupplyChainBrain — June 30, 2014
Conquering Supply Chain Variability at Rev-A-Shelf,” in Supply & Demand Chain Executive Online
Supply & Demand Chain Executive — April 9, 2014
Now You See It, Now You Don’t Inventory,” New technologies to address intermittent demand, in Aviation Week Online
Aviation Week — April 7, 2014
Webinar Replay: Agile Demand Forecasting, the Rev-A-Shelf Experience.
SmartSoftware Inc. — January 2014
BusRide Maintenance Magazine — September 2013
Webinar replay: CFO View of Demand Forecasting, with Bud Schultz, NKK Switches. Originally broadcast 9/26/2013.
SmartSoftware Inc. — September 2013
Featured Review: “Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting” by Technology Evaluation Centers.
Technology Evaluation Centers — May 2013
Feature Article: “Forecasting – It’s More than Inventory Management,” in Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive — February 2013
APTA Passenger Transport Magazine — June 2012
Feature Article: “Meeting the Service Parts Inventory Planning Challenge” in BUSride Maintenance Magazine
BUSride Maintenance Magazine — April 2012
SmartForecasts Review: “Smarter Inventory Management: Forecasting public transportation needs with the complete software package” in APICS Magazine
APICS magazine — January/February 2012
Mass Transit Magazine — September, 2011
Cover Story: A Northeast Commuter Railroad Struggles to Optimize Its Spare Parts Inventory
SupplyChainBrain — May/June 2011
When retirements drained its planning expertise and a bad mix of too much inventory put a strain on cash flow, the company brought in a new forecasting tool to power its planning process. S&DCE Aug/Sep 2010
“How to Survive the Economic Crunch”
Current economic conditions are challenging everyone’s business. This is especially true for companies in the manufacturing and distribution sectors that have a large percentage of their supply chain resources tied up in inventory. With credit tight, these companies are looking for ways to preserve as much cash as possible. Because inventory is cash sitting on the shelves, a prime way to reduce costs and increase cash flows is to improve the forecasting and planning of inventory requirements. SDCExec.com May 2009
“Smooth Ride: Forecasting solution improves product deployment and reduces transportation costs”
See how Prevost Parts, a division of Canadian bus manufacturer Prevost Car, has used SmartForecasts to improve inventory allocation and distribution effectiveness in the North American aftermarket for its 25,000 motorcoach and urban bus parts. Learn about Prevost Parts’ evaluation criteria in selecting SmartForecasts over five other applications considered, and the importance of Smart’s unique intermittent demand forecasting capability in solving Prevost’s forecasting and safety stock estimation problems. APICS May 2005
“Prevost Parts increases replacement part availability and reduces inventory through improved demand forecasting” by Alex Daudelin.
Read an article about how Prevost Parts, the parts division of Canadian bus manufacturer Prevost Car, uses SmartForecasts to more effectively distribute replacement parts for the North American motorcoach and transit bus markets. Learn why the company selected SmartForecasts over SAP’s demand planning application and now expects both a 25% increase in forecast accuracy and close to a 20% reduction in inventory stocking levels. Geston Logistique March 2004
“The Right Tools” by Charles Smart, president of Smart Software.
Learn how the right statistical forecasting tools combined with collaborative inputs from management, salespeople and customers can greatly improve forecast accuracy and streamline a company’s demand planning process. APICS May 2003
“Forecasting-As Important as Ever” by Charles Smart, president of Smart Software.
Read why demand forecasting is still essential in this new manufacturing age. APICS Nov/Dec 2001
“A better crystal ball” by Charles Smart, president of Smart Software.
Read a Web-exclusive article about how forecasting applications are adapting to shorter product life cycles and build-to-order trends. manufacturingsystems.com Nov 2001
“Bootstrap Your Way to Better Forecasts” by Charles Smart, president of Smart Software.
Learn about Smart Software’s new forecasting method to address the multi-million dollar problem of planning intermittent, slow-moving demand. Midrange Enterprise Jan 2001
Smart Press Releases
Smart Software, Inc., leading provider of service level-driven demand planning, today announced that, in a public bidding process, Minnesota’s Metro Transit purchased its flagship product, SmartForecasts®.read more
Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced a major upgrade to its flagship product, SmartForecasts®, with enterprise-class productivity and performance enhancements.read more
In a move that broadens the market for its flagship product, SmartForecasts®, Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced SFCloud.read more
Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that Aluprint S.A. a subsidiary of Constantia based in San Luis Potosi & Monterrey, Mexico, purchased its flagship product, SmartForecasts®.read more
Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that three supply chain industry publications have again recognized the company and its president as supply chain leaders.read more
Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that New Jersey Transit (NJT) has purchased Smart’s flagship product, SmartForecasts®, for its rail and bus operations as part of a company-wide service improvement and inventory reduction program.read more
Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)read more
Tom Willemain to lead session and tutorial at 2012 INFORMS Conference to help military logistics personnel manage $70 Billion worth of parts & suppliesread more
Smart Software, Inc. today announced the appointment of co-founder Nelson Hartunian, PhD, to the position of president and the decision by co-founder Charles Smart to step down from that position to assume the new role of Vice Chairman.read more
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