PJ Jakovljevic: S&OP should become a continuous process and not an annual or quarterly chore

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

Welcome to the very last post of our S&OP Experts Blog Series.  For the past three months, this series has featured 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 […]

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Successful outsourcing requires good relationships (not just good contracts) with suppliers

CarolMcIntosh

As a result of outsourcing and off-shoring, there are now more tiers in the supply chain, which greatly reduces the visibility of brand owners and makes them increasingly reliant on remote suppliers.  With high volatility in the marketplace, it has become critical for organizations to be able to respond quickly to any sort of unplanned […]

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Startling supply chain stats from Gartner Healthcare Exchange

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

Having had some disagreement with a previous post by Kevin O’Marah of Gartner about S&OP, I was very pleased to get his weekly “First Thing Monday” in my inbox the other day.  It is titled “Healthcare Needs Supply Chain … Stat!”  Yes, it does.  Like Kevin mentions, I too have played at being US President […]

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Patrick Bower: I believe we are close to a transition point with S&OP

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

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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Is everyone on the same page?

BobMay
  • by Bob May
  • Published

I’ve been thinking a lot about an article I read recently. While it focused on procurement, I believe it also correctly points out the flaws in many companies’ supply chain processes—and S&OP specifically. The article, which ran on Supply Chain Digest’s Website, explained that the rising cost of raw materials and other input costs are […]

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Using what-if when production has been grounded

ChuckThomas
  • by Chuck Thomas
  • Published

If you’ve been following the story of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner development, or even if you only read about it here, you already know that the program is quite problematic for Boeing—to say the least. Boeing outsourced design and manufacturing to slash development costs for the 787 Dreamliner, which features all-new technology. One crucial problem has […]

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3 tips for mitigating master data issues in integrated demand and supply planning

MartinBuckley

The advent of the latest recession and slow recovery has led many companies to realize the benefits, nay, the necessity, of integrating demand and supply planning across the enterprise. The benefits of increased response to demand fluctuations, reduced inventory without adverse effects on service levels, and the resulting increased profit margins, are too good to […]

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Atul Chandra Pandey: S&OP must be a closed loop process – volume to mix; executive to execution

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

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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