Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP is Invaluable at Christmas

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Christmas Humour Supply Chain S&OP Logistics Management“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…”.

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Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP Putting Elves in their place

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dear Mr. K Ite, Christmas Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning

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Trending Sources

What's next for S&OP

OPS Rules

Supply chain analytics S&OPBy Jay Jayaraman, Dinesh Natarajan, Mike Romeri and Tom Zych. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a process that has been deployed primarily to align different functions around the best plan they could identify, working together as collaboratively as possible. Many standard and emerging analytic techniques can be employed to supercharge performance and optimize S&OP decision making.

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5 More Things We Learned About the S&OP Process

LeanCor

supply chain advancement supply chain insights supply chain consulting S&OPAs a 360 degree integration tool between all functional departments, sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the operational blue‐print of the organization for profitably matching supply and demand.

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What's Wrong with S&OP?

ToolsGroup

Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP “The No. 1 challenge among manufacturing companies is connecting sales and operations planning (S&OP) to operational plan/execution.” – Gartner Research 1.

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Increasing S&OP clarity by adjusting “depth of field”

ToolsGroup

Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP In last week’s blog we talked about the fundamental challenge of connecting tactical S&OP down to detailed execution. Here we look in the other direction and examine the challenge of connecting tactical S&OP up to the strategic plan.

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An S&OP Communication Plan: The Final Step in Support of Company Strategy

River Logic

S&OP Sales and Operations PlanningOccasional River Logic guest blogger and global supply chain influencer / expert Niels Van Hove recently published an Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) commentary in Foresight Magazine's Summer 2016 edition.

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Why S&OP and IBP are invaluable all year round but especially at Christmas

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPAll rather too quickly Noddy Holder is already gargling on the festive gravel.

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Driving profitability through advanced S&OP

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater As Gartner Research Director Matthew Spooner noted in his recent presentation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, advanced sales and operations planning (S&OP) is like a hotel. It’s “somewhere you visit, not somewhere you live.” What exactly does that mean?

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S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

It is Sunday. Today, I assume a familiar position. Now a ritual, with coffee in one hand and country music blaring, I sit in my faded green chair to write a blog post. I have done this for seven years. This afternoon, I am writing my 334th blog post.

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What-if Analysis: 3 Applications in the S&OP Process

River Logic

IBP S&OP Integrated Business PlanningWhile embedding financials is the bedrock for expanding the value from S&OP , adding robust what-if analysis capabilities can unleash its maximum potential, thus delivering true Integrated Business Planning.

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Five Insights on Effective S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

An effective S&OP plan is the goal of many, but there is no clear industry definition of an effectiveness. While there are many maturity models, most are not research based.

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Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The reason? With growth slowing and complexity rising, S&OP is more important than ever. It is not sexy, and it requires hard work; but the greatest value of S&OP is profitable growth.

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S&OP: A Tough Nut to Crack

Supply Chain Shaman

Definition. A Tough Nut to Crack: A problem that is very difficult to solve. Cambridge Dictionary. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is over thirty years old. I have been studying it as a researcher for fifteen years.

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S&OP Effectiveness: Recommendations to Make the Leap

Supply Chain Shaman

It is a beautiful fall day in Philadelphia. This afternoon I put the finishing touches on a new report, “What Is the Value Proposition for Sales and Operations Planning?” ” I think it is the most complete assessment of the S&OP value proposition I have seen in the industry.

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How cloud-based S&OP should work

The Network Effect

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Santa & Opening Presents, S&OP & the Elves Respond

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dear Mr Santa, Christmas Michael Thompson S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning

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Four Keys to S&OP Effectiveness

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Lori Smith In a previous post , I talked about the ineffectiveness of Excel, ERP, and legacy planning for S&OP. If those aren’t the right tools for the job, what is?

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Is S&OP an expensive band aid?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha I love talking to customers and prospects! Each of these interactions provide me with an opportunity to meet someone new, learn about their business, their challenges, dreams, and aspirations.

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FMCG Planning: If you like chocolate, now is the time!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Christmas Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain AnalyticsOvereaten chocolate during the holidays but still want some more? Get yourself and a large blue IKEA bag down to your local supermarket as chocolate is heavily discounted.

What is S&OP? By Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Steven J. Puricelli A few weeks ago, I launched a new blog series on sales and operations planning (S&OP ). In that introductory post, I outlined a number of important topics that I plan to explore in more detail throughout the summer.

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FMCG & Shakespeare? Macbeth S&OP Soliloquy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG CEO Humour Performance Improvement S&OP SalesAs we one again celebrate St George's Day and the 400th birthday of William Shakespeare (also the date he died, coincidentally) what would the great bard think about Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) in FMCG businesses?

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Who owns S&OP? by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Steven J. Puricelli Last month, I launched a new blog series on sales and operations planning (S&OP). In that introductory post, I outlined a number of important topics that I plan to explore throughout the summer.

S&OP as an Organizational Decision-making Process

E2open

S&OP as an Organizational Decision-making Process. S&OP is dead," the caller said. It’s being said that, "The underlying principles, objectives and value propositions of S&OP will remain supply chain priorities, but the sequential, time bound nature of the process will be replaced with democratised, dynamic decision-making." Booz & Company (not describing S&OP specifically!) alyssa. Monday 17 April 2017. Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open.

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FMCG CEO Christmas Gift: Implement S&OP – Slade style!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Christmas Dave Jordan CEO Humour S&OP Forecasting & Demand PlanningChristmas is coming around faster than ever and who better than Noddy Holder and Slade to give a Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) process to your business as a present.

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S&OP Summer Reading Series by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Steven J. Puricelli. Kinaxis recently asked me to author a blog series on the topic of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Naturally, I was flattered to be asked to contribute to their popular 21 st Century Supply Chain blog.

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Four Keys to S&OP Effectiveness (continued)

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Lori Smith In my previous blog post , I compared a pilot flying from New York to LA at night without any modern navigation systems or instruments, to supply chain teams trying to effectively manage their organizations without a proper S&OP process.

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Tackling Life’s Big Questions… What is S&OP

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Lori Smith Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been around for a long time. It’s been called “old hat” and “the new kid on the block.” Both are true. And despite having been around for decades, S&OP continues to gain momentum and grow in maturity.

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FMCG: S&OP morphing into Integrated Business Planning (IBP)?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Planning S&OP Sales IBPI speak to many FMCG companies who tell me they do not need Sales & Operational Planning in their businesses.

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Supply Chains – A second look: What do all those initials really mean?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan KPI Traditional Trade S&OP Logistics Management Distribution Inventory Management & Stock Control

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E2open and Steelwedge Join Forces: Analyst Reaction to our Vision for Collaborative S&OP

E2open

E2open and Steelwedge Join Forces: Analyst Reaction to our Vision for Collaborative S&OP. ChainLink Research: E2open Merges with Steelwedge: Demand/Supply Network Meets S&OP. By adding best-of-breed S&OP capabilities to its solution suite, E2open will be able to connect a company’s strategic advanced planning with extended visibility of its demand-driven supply chain. alyssa. Thursday 30 March 2017. E2open.

S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage This past week was the IE Group’s S&OP Innovation Summit at the beautiful venue of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Kinaxis was well represented, especially with the wonderful keynote speech from Kathleen Geraghty from Celestica.

Overview S&OP software Europe

Supply Chain Movement

The sales & operations planning (S&OP) cycle, aimed at facilitating strategic consultation, is the number one supply chain-related priority for companies. In practice, the use of software to support this periodic discussion process is very fragmented.

Why Mindset Matters for S&OP

Supply Chain Trend

In an extensive review of S&OP literature, Tuomikangas & Kaipia* suggest S&OP culture and leadership as one of six S&OP mechanisms to improve S&OP performance.

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FMCG: Free Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) e-Book

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Whether your deployment of Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) is as solid as fine old Cheddar or is more like Emmental after a rodent rampage, you will benefit from this free e-book.

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5 New Best Practices of S&OP (part 2)

The Network Effect

In part one of this series we talked about some of the new technology best practices for S&OP. The first two we discussed were 1) Improving decision-making with network-wide “what-if” scenarios and 2) Including your key trading partners in the S&OP process.

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The 6 Ultimate Signs of S&OP Maturity

Supply Chain Movement

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is a 30 year old horizontal business management process that provides executives with forward visibility on how their business is expected to perform against budget and strategy.

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FMCG Supply Chain: KPI Scorecards - Don’t look back in anger

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Performance Improvement KPI S&OP IBPFor a change, UK has been my base for a few weeks and even in that short time I have started to genuinely think I must now be a different nationality if not from a different planet. When my denim jeans rip at the knees it is time to throw them out.

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Top Four Most Vital S&OP Technology Capabilities

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Lori Smith In a previous post , I discussed the sometimes surprising technology choices some organizations are making to manage their S&OP process. Now I’d like to take a look at the Top 4 technology capabilities you need in order to achieve a successful sales and operations planning process: #1: A single application with deep data.

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Revealed: S&OP answers for the metals industry

Quintiq

Quintiq is proud to announce a new, industry-focused webinar on sales and operations planning (S&OP) for the metals industry, happening on April 15. Here are three great reasons why you shouldn’t miss it: 1. Get S&OP answers for the metals industry.