Supply Chain

My Take: How We Screwed Up Sales And Operations Planning

Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Performance Index • 2 Comments

In my recent work with clients, I have been thinking a lot about S&OP and how we screwed it up. Let me take you back to some research...

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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Performance Index • One Comment

On a cold Boston winter day, I slipped into my seat on a back row in a packed conference room at AMR Research. Heavily booked and running...

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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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2020 Planning Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Leadership

It has been awhile. After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The...

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Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Complexity, Supply chain excellence

In supply chains, it is easier to add items than to rationalize product portfolios. Only 3% of companies do this well. In this blog post,...

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Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain, Supply chain excellence • One Comment

  Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global. Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he...

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