Posts tagged as 'Scenario management'

Coping with catastrophe. Can your supply chain recover?

JohnWesterveld

I spotted this article from the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago and a couple of points caught my eye.  First, 2010 was a record breaking year for natural and man-made disasters. We had a virtual smorgasbord of catastrophes from flooding, to fire, to snowstorms. We had Volcanoes grounding air travel and earthquakes devastating […]

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The supply chain disruptions you’ll never plan for

CarolMcIntosh

The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano last spring was fascinating for a number of reasons. For example, photos of lightning inside the plume of volcanic ash, such as these seen at National Geographic’s website, are mesmerizing. More importantly, the ash cloud itself presented significant business ramifications for companies around the world. I believe we will […]

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S&OP Scenario Planning: Go Deep or Go Home

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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I, along with Bob Ferrari and Lora Cecere and about 300 other people, attended the IE Groups conference on S&OP and FP&A in Boston last week. Bob has commented on the conference here, to which Lora replied.  I’ll come back to their comments later. What struck me was the debate about the level of detail […]

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Really unusually uncertain

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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For me one of the pleasures of being on vacation, as I was last week, is to read different newspapers and learn a bit about the local economy and politics.  While not quite as “local” as I would have liked, I happened upon the Caribbean version of the Miami Herald and was fortunate enough to […]

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What-if you had What-if for S&OP?

TrevorMiles

I had the pleasure of participating in a webinar which featured Lora Cecere, a preeminent speaker on all matters regarding S&OP. Lora has worked for at a number of CPG companies; Manugistics (a software vendor); was the most read analyst at AMR for a number of years; and is now at the Altimeter Group.  If […]

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Responding…versus planning…versus expediting

MaxJeffrey
  • by Max Jeffrey
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This is a follow-up to my post from a few weeks ago: Expediting versus Planning.  I received many comments and recommendations on this subject as to whether much of the expediting that occurs is in fact related to planning deficiencies.   After reading and reflecting on the comments I received, it seems to me that the premise that effective […]

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The real value is in the response (In this case, responses to my blog post on forecast accuracy)

BillDuBois
  • by Bill DuBois
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Many times the responses to a blog post are more valuable than the original post itself, especially when the original post poses a question. In the case of “How accurate does the forecast need to be?” that was certainly the case. The following are some “nuggets” from the  responses received to the original post that […]

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In-memory…In-style

JohnSicard

There was no avoiding the buzz surrounding SAP’s recent announcements and demonstration of its newly available in-memory database technology at the SAPPHIRE 2010 conference. There’s a good description of Hasso Plattner’s vision here, and some deep and relevant commentary from Dennis Moore here.  Having read previously that SAP acquired Sybase in part to gain access to […]

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