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CFOs in Sales and Operations Planning

What is new for CFOs in Sales and Operations Planning?

The Sales and Operations Planning process has evolved over the years to become what Oliver Wight calls Integrated Business Planning (IBP), providing, among other characteristics, a full integration of...
Improve Business Alignment

Improve Business Alignment

As noted in our 5 Key Benefits of S&OP for your Supply Chain article, improved business alignment is an important benefit of a corporate wide S&OP effort. Improved business...
Product portfolio management

Product Portfolio Management

A key component of product portfolio management, as outlined in the S&OP: A 7-Step Business Process article, is periodically reviewing each of the products in your portfolio to ensure...
Risk management

Risk Management

Our article Key Capabilities of S&OP for your Supply Chain outlines multiple powerful ways that the S&OP process can increase corporate profitability through strategic use of operational resources....
IBP vs S&OP

What IBP Does That S&OP Can’t

IBP vs S&OP. Our What is Integrated Business Planning (IBP)?  article notes that IBP is an Executive Management planning process that allocates financial resources to each operational unit of...
One version of the truth in S&OP - Our collective memory

One version of the truth in S&OP – Our collective memory

A bad example to start with The events of 6th January 2021 in Washington DC are still fresh in the mind. A group of people, seemingly...
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S&OP Process: What is the Demand Planner’s Role

What is the Demand Planner’s Role in the S&OP Process? First of all, the Demand Planners is part of the Roles and Responsibilities of S&OP. Therefor, the Demand Planner...
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4 Key success to optimize Supply Chain Collaboration

In the first place, Supply Chain Collaboration is one of the Key Pillars of S&OP article. Supply Chain Collaboration is also a critical component of a successful S&OP plan....
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Master Schedule in Supply Planning

The Master Schedule is part of the Roles and Responsibilities of S&OP. The Master Schedule plays in Supply Chain, a key role in the successful implementation of an S&OP...
How do carmakers deal with disruption in the automotive industry?

How do car manufacturers deal with disruption in the automotive industry?

Nearly all global, regional, and local automotive supply chains in 2020 were impacted by Covid-19. Whether it was through imposed tariffs, Brexit, or electric car success, the automotive industry...