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Demand Planning

What’s Hot in Driving HUGE Results in Manufacturing & Distribution

You can’t take a magic pill to drive HUGE results in your manufacturing or distribution company, but rather look to the tried and true methods that drive business growth and productivity. As the year winds down, it seems like a great time to "take stock" - what is "hot"? [...]

The SIOP Conveyor Belt Analogy

The ongoing planning and adjustments integral to the SIOP is like a conveyor belt carrying along current data and processes until they become history. SIOP (Sales, inventory, & operations planning) is a methodology of sorts that aligns demand with supply – and, more importantly, the various functions of the [...]

SIOP/ Integrated Business Planning

Manufacturing and distributing product to meet customer demand can be like a puzzle unless you start using SIOP as a core process to run your business. SIOP (sales, inventory, & operations planning) taken to the best practice degree is often associated with integrated business planning. In some circles, they [...]

Where Should I Start to Ensure Demand Planning Success?

It’s easy to feel lost when you have no direction from customers about their own sales projections. Get a clearer picture through demand planning. 80% of companies are not in front of their demand. How can you decide what to plan for if you don’t know where you are [...]

Demand Planning Best Practices

A reenergized demand plan is fortified with meaningful data trends that point the way to improved service levels and increased profit margins. Sales and operations planning processes are key to improving service levels, accelerating cash flow and increasing margins.  Thus, it is worth pursuing the seemingly simple process of [...]

Best of the 100: The Strongest Link

As I've been going through my hundreds of articles to put together the 100 tips, it's become obvious as to which topics resonated with me as those essential to delivering bottom line business results. Here are a few highlights from supply chain management: Demand Planning - It starts here. [...]

Press Release: Manufacturing & Distribution Employers Increasingly Rely on External Professional Development Programs to Bridge Skills Gap

Originally published on PR Newswire on January 8, 2014 Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group and a supply chain management expert who helps manufacturers and distributors elevate business performance with increased margins, cash flow and customer service performance, in conjunction with the APICS – Inland Empire chapter, conducted [...]

2021-11-09T19:14:25+00:00January 8, 2014|Categories: Demand Planning, In The News, Press Releases|Tags: , |

Are You On-Time, On-Budget and On-Results? Go Back to the Basics!

Published in Project Times May 29, 2013 What company doesn't have at least several projects going at once to try to support essential objectives? In my 20+ years of experience as a global business consultant and operations executive, I've yet to see one! As projects are commonplace in organizations, [...]

2021-12-24T19:14:24+00:00August 29, 2013|Categories: Demand Planning, ERP, In The News, Process, Technology|Tags: , , |

Big Data & The Supply Chain

Big data is now central to supply chain management. As much as I rarely jump on the latest buzzword bandwagons (as I find them to be a waste of time), big data is an important emerging topic in supply chain. The amount of data continues to grow - we [...]

Transform Crisis into Real Change

The current recession has thrust many companies and individuals into crisis - at a minimum, plans have been put on hold, and in many cases, it has been the worst crisis experienced since the Great Depression (if the company was around since then). This crisis has caused many companies [...]

2021-11-09T19:14:49+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Demand Planning, Strategy|Tags: , |
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