Increase the effectiveness of the executive S&OP meeting – Part 2

JohnWesterveld

Here’s part 2 on increasing the effectiveness of your executive S&OP meeting. Check out part 1 . The effectiveness of the executive S&OP meeting is limited by the capabilities of the tool used to present the plan. Many companies use Excel to drive the S&OP meeting, but is that the best tool? Let’s take a […]

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Increase the effectiveness of the executive S&OP meeting – Part 1

JohnWesterveld

I’ve been working on a presentation about the executive S&OP process that I’ll be giving at our upcoming user conference. Working on this presentation has made me think about the many executive S&OP meetings I’ve observed and what factors contributed to an effective executive S&OP meeting. (And what factors contributed to S&OP failures.) Let’s start […]

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CPG companies recognize limitations of planning optimization

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

Forgive the self-promotion but we are so proud to have formally announced the RapidResponse deployment at Unicharm today. Unicharm is the largest manufacturer and distributor of diapers and other consumer sanitary products in Asia. They implemented RapidResponse (replacing existing supply chain planning solutions) so they could move away from the limitations of statistical-based planning systems. […]

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The importance of Response Management – Part 2

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

Here is part 2 on the important of Response Management. Make sure to check out part 1! Kerry Zuber, one of my colleagues who is a Lean/Six Sigma black belt, has introduced me to two great terms that are crucial to understanding the value and key capabilities required of effective response management: Time to detect […]

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The importance of Response Management – Part 1

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

Response Management is all about what you do when what you planned to do (forecast) does not match what is happening (actuals). This can be applied to any forecast, whether that is the traditional sales forecast of the number of units sold in a region, the projected cash position of a company, the expected completion […]

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Kinaxis life sciences newsletter: Featuring complimentary analyst case study report on Amgen

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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We recently produced a newsletter which includes complimentary access to a 6-page Gartner report titled Case Study: How Amgen Reinvigorated Its Supply Planning Process (Barry Blake, Hussain Mooraj: May 18, 2011) This Case Study provides insights on how Amgen transformed its supply planning processes and enabled rapid planning capabilities, with advanced planning capabilities and systems. […]

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Service Parts Planning 101 – Part 2

PradeepChadha

Here is part two of my posting on service parts planning. Check out part one here. On Friday I started explaining how in regards to service parts, supply chain planning is different from planning for manufacturing. The first functional area I covered is Master Data. Here are the differences with Demand Management and Supply Management. […]

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Service Parts Planning 101 – Part 1

PradeepChadha

Let me start this post with a teaser: You have 20 light bulbs in your house and they are all the same kind, made by the same manufacturer. The bulbs are used for eight hours a day. The light bulb packaging indicates that each bulb has a burning life of 1000 hours and the fine […]

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