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1. S&OP Metrics Benefits
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been a popular supply chain topic, but most companies aren't there yet. From a measurements standpoint, a robust S&OP process is something to shoot for, though.I ...
Created on 19 January 2017
2. Getting the SIOP Ball Rolling
Sales, Inventory, & Operations Planning (SIOP) is a tough nut to crack. However, if done right the benefits are undeniable.Michael Nelson, in a guest article on the Spend Matters site, identifies some ...
Created on 17 November 2016
3. Getting Started With S&OP
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is an undeniably important part of supply chain management. Lora Cecere has studied the process and provides suggestions on how to get started in a new post on the ...
Created on 19 September 2016
4. Putting Together S&OP
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is one of the most important processes affecting the supply chain. Its ownership, though, seems to be an issue for a broad swath of companies.In an article on the 21st ...
Created on 12 August 2016
5. Sales & Operations Planning for Beginners
The first in a series of educational articles on Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and its impact on supply chains has been posted to the 21st Century Supply Chain site.Steven Puricelli kicks it off by ...
Created on 23 June 2016
6. S&OP Challenges for Manufacturers
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a huge challenge for most manufacturers. Research shows that plans usually aren't successfully tied to operational execution.Jonathan Cohan on the Beet Fusion sit ...
Created on 26 May 2016
7. How to Excel at S&OP
Balancing go-to-market strategies against operational plans is a challenge across businesses of all sizes. Whether it's called Sales & Operations Planning or some other name, almost everyone tries to d ...
Created on 03 November 2015
8. The Benefits of Effective S&OP
Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, takes a look at why companies that do well in their Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process are so successful.Although there's little consistency in how the proces ...
Created on 21 October 2015
9. Focus on S&OP
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) has been on supply chain management's radar for quite awhile. Research shows that most companies are utilizing the process, though many aren't using it effectively.Hail ...
Created on 08 September 2015
10. S&OP Pitfalls
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is one of the most critical tasks for supply chain managers. It can get pretty complicated, and mistakes can result.The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has studied ...
Created on 10 August 2015
11. Is Best-of-Breed Best?
Best-of-breed seems to be the way to go for supply chain software. Why, then, do so many companies succumb to the advances of the large ERP providers?Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, was interested ...
Created on 30 April 2015
12. The Road to Supply Chain Excellence
JDA Software's recent whitepaper on supply chain excellence has been reviewed by Susan Fourtane on the EBN site. Since the business climate for manufacturers is so challenging, it's good to identify a ...
Created on 21 January 2015
13. SAP's New Supply Chain Strategy
SAP, not known as a supply chain innovator, is making a bold move toward building some interesting solutions. It's not a done deal, but the building blocks are being developed.Steve Banker tells us what's ...
Created on 23 April 2014
14. Sales and Ops Planning at Parker Hannifan
We love to see real-life examples of supply chain processes. In a great article on the Supply Chain Digest site, the Sales & Operations Planning process (S&OP) at Parker Hannifan is reviewed in detail.For ...
Created on 24 February 2014
15. Reaching for Supply Chain Excellence
... points about Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).Developing a winning supply chain strategy is hard work, and her article provides some great insight to ease the challenge. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 06 October 2013
16. Results of Supply Chain Nightmare Study
In a Supply Chain Digital article, Dave Alberts takes a look at research on what keeps supply chain professionals awake, staring at the ceiling, at night.Although those items included in the results are ...
Created on 23 September 2013
17. Do it NOW!
Tony Martins, in a Cyber Supply Chain blog, talks about some of the deficiencies in the old S&OP process. He has a better idea for how to improve forecasting and planning in the supply chain.The concept ...
Created on 28 April 2013
18. Improve Your Supply Chain Planning
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a pervasive process in American business. Does it help your supply chain planning? In an Industry Week article, Becky Partida talks about the aspects of S&OP ...
Created on 26 June 2012
19. How's That Plan Working?
Sales and operations planning drives your supply chain. How well you manage that process will affect your success. Richard Howells from SAP, on the Forbes site, describes a 'Perfect Storm' of big pictur ...
Created on 22 April 2012