February 14, 2017
This is the fifth post in a series where we investigate some of the myths and mistruths around Sales & Operations Planning
(S&OP). In the previous posts we have looked at the misdirected focus on historical information, the belief spreadsheets can support a robust S&OP process, the “S&OP is too rigid argument” and the idea that S&OP is a real-time response planning process. Today we are going to look at lean manufacturing.
February 7, 2017
This is the fourth in a series of posts that investigates some of the myths or mistruths I have heard over the last 20+ years concerning Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
. The topic of today’s post is one we hear often and industry research shows it is not going away fast enough. The reliance on spreadsheets and other less sophisticated solutions to manage the S&OP process.
January 31, 2017
This third in a series of posts that investigates some of the S&OP myths and mistruths and takes a look at one of the hot buttons in the industry. Real-time response planning. Is S&OP the right solution to manage your real-time respond planning needs?
January 26, 2017
In the field of supply chain management, we have created an abundance of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs). As practitioners, it is our responsibility to determine which metrics are important to our company’s success and how to quickly and easily extract insights from these metrics and turn them into actions.
January 24, 2017
In this second post in our series of S&OP myths we highlight the need for flexibility in the S&OP process to facilitate a robust and repeatable process that can support your company’s business objectives.