The Four Keys to S&OP Effectiveness.

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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As mentioned last week, we just completed an S&OP e-book called “S&OP in the 21st century: Your system for navigating the modern business landscape.” I thought I’d share a short excerpt of the beginning of the third chapter to give you a taste of what this e-book is all about: If Excel, ERP, and legacy […]

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Who knew learning from senior supply chain executives could be so fun?

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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Just a short post today to let you know that Kinaxis will be attending the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ on June 1-3 2011. This event is one of the world’s most important gatherings of supply chain leaders, designed to provide attendees with supply chain advice and expertise from industry analysts […]

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Happy (early) Earth Day! Green your supply chain with these resources.

JohnWesterveld

Happy (early) Earth Day to you! In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, I got you a little present. I put together a helpful list of links to sites that help you in your quest for a sustainable supply chain. No, No…it’s OK. You didn’t have to get me anything…but if you DID feel the need […]

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Master scheduling and constraint planning – How important is this?

CarolMcIntosh

The role of the Master Scheduler has existed for years but organizations are still trying to determine the optimal way to manage supply. This has become more difficult over the years due to the volatility in demand, the increased pressure of balancing fulfillment, and the cost of capital. Organizations are striving to be demand-driven, but […]

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New S&OP E-book: Four ways to make S&OP the GPS system for your business.

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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We recently completed an e-book called “S&OP in the 21st century: Your system for navigating the modern business landscape.” It’s a great resource for those who want an overview of what an advanced S&OP process should look like and what it takes to get there. Flip through the pages to get a quick outline of […]

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Observations from a trip around the world – Part 2: Are we ready for the China ‘tsunami’?

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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I am fascinated by the social and cultural changes taking place throughout the world, driven largely by the emergence of the so-called BRIC countries, and hastened by the predominantly Western recession in 2008. I used to love the fact that only certain products were available only in certain countries and regions. When I write ‘used […]

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It’s earth day for the supply chain too!

JohnWesterveld

April 22 is Earth day. Like many people, our family will do the superficial things that people do on Earth Day like turn down the lights, and pick up trash that people throw along the side of our road.  However, Earth Day needs to be more than just superficial actions. It should be a time […]

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Observations from a trip around the world – Part 1: Response is cheap, by comparison.

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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I have been on a trip literally around the world, well, the Northern Hemisphere actually. My trip was originally to take me to Tokyo to meet some customers, Shanghai to speak at a conference, and, finally, London to speak at a conference and meet with Gartner. The terrible earthquake and tsunami, and the resultant issues […]

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