Sales and Operations Planning

Is S&OP Excellence Slip Slidin’ Away?

Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain • 3 Comments

At what point does erosion cause the side of a mountain to give way? It is usually the small shifts….over time, there is degradation....

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Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Demand, demand driven, Digital Supply Chain, Global Supply Chains, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply chain excellence, Supply chain planning

Yowza: Excitement or approval Get a cup of coffee. This is a long post. <Bear with me….> Here I share a nine-step process in an...

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Lassoing S&OP

customer-centric supply chains, Demand, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain Leadership, Supply Chain Talent, Supply Chains to Admire

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. Why? To align S&OP. The processes are out of control. Let me explain. As...

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E2open Acquires Steelwedge. Impact on Market?

Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain • 4 Comments

This morning E2open announced the acquisition of Steelwedge for an undisclosed sum of money. Founded in 2000, Steelwedge was an innovator...

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Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For.

Big data supply chains, customer-centric supply chains, Demand, Inventory Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain • 4 Comments

On Sunday I spent the day at the Barnes Foundation with an old friend Karen. I love art museums, and connections with old friends are great...

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S&OP Effectiveness: Recommendations to Make the Leap

Demand, Demand driven, Inventory Management, Sales and Operations Planning

It is a beautiful fall day in Philadelphia. This afternoon I put the finishing touches on a new report, “What Is the Value...

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