Bob Ferrari: Process inertia and organizational thinking can derail the progress of an S&OP initiative

LoriSmith

Welcome to the S&OP Experts Blog Series.  This series features a weekly Q&A with an industry thought leader on sales and operations planning trends and strategies. Follow-up ‘question and answer’ sessions are hosted in the S&OP section of the Supply Chain Expert Community.  Registered community members may submit their questions for the expert of the […]

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You get what you pay for: Is cost containment your main SCM goal?

BillDuBois

Is cost containment your main supply chain management goal? If so, do you think you’ve paid a price for taking that approach? Given today’s business climate, I believe those are two valid questions. What’s more, if you think your company–or supply chain–has suffered as a result of focusing primarily on cost containment, you aren’t alone. […]

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Trick or treat? Holiday season demand planning

ChristopherHatcher

Seeing jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and witches on front porches and store-front displays reminds us that—as difficult as it may be to believe–the holiday season and end of the year are right around the corner. And while that’s historically good news because holiday-season sales play a considerable role in many companies’ revenues, the sales season this year […]

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Steve Puricelli: S&OP Evolving into a powerful mechanism to manage and shape business performance

LoriSmith

Welcome to the S&OP Experts Blog Series.  This series features a weekly Q&A with an industry thought leader on sales and operations planning trends and strategies. Follow-up ‘question and answer’ sessions are hosted in the S&OP section of the Supply Chain Expert Community.  Registered community members may submit their questions for the expert of the […]

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Andrew Reese: Practitioners say organizational change is hardest part, but most important success factor for deploying S&OP

LoriSmith

Welcome to the S&OP Experts Blog Series.  This series features a weekly Q&A with an industry thought leader on sales and operations planning trends and strategies. Follow-up ‘question and answer’ sessions are hosted in the S&OP section of the Supply Chain Expert Community.  Registered community members may submit their questions for the expert of the […]

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