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Structure, Plan & Increase Reliability - An ADM (NEOVIA) Story

Structure, Plan & Increase Reliability – An ADM (NEOVIA) Story

ADM (NEOVIA) has specialized in animal nutrition for livestock and domestic pets since 1950. In 2019, NEOVIA was purchased by the ADM Group. Today, ADM focuses on four main...
Improving Sales forecasting after Covid

Improving Sales forecasting after Covid

Variability, inaccuracy, surprises, pains, … Covid-19 crisis has highly impacted the entire supply chain. I can now see myself again, 19 years ago, as a sales planner. What would...
Covid-19 and the Supply Chain; Complicating an Already Complex Entity

Covid-19 and the Supply Chain; Complicating an Already Complex Entity

One of the most complicated processes in any manufacturing business is the supply chain.  Regardless of industry; automotive, high tech, life science, or consumer packaged goods, the supply chain...
Executive S&OP Meeting

Executive S&OP Meeting

As referenced in the S&OP: 7-Step Business Process article, the Executive S&OP Meeting serves multiple strategic purposes. In addition to updating corporate strategies and measuring on-going performance relative to...
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...