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5P Accelerator Process to Fast-Track Growth & Profits During Business Volatility

Updated as of April 20, 2022 Our most successful clients are constantly thinking about how to thrive in ever-changing, volatile conditions.  They cannot afford to wait to see what is working for their competitors and then go "all in". Instead, only those who are resilient, innovative, and thinking five [...]

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What Is S&OP (also known as SIOP) & Why Should We Care?

We are thrilled to introduce our S&OP webpage with everything you need to know about Sales and Operations Planning (also known as SIOP, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning or IBP, Integrated Business Planning). You'll find sections: What is S&OP? How do you benefit from SIOP? Why implement SIOP? Client [...]

Q&A: Why Implement S&OP / SIOP?

Are you concerned about inflationary pressures? Implementing a SIOP process will provide quick access to changing sales volumes and prices as well as manufacturing and supply chain requirements and costs so that you can make directionally correct informed decisions to mitigate inflationary pressures. For example, you could buy ahead [...]

SelectHub: ERP Trends: Future of Enterprise Resource Planning

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., shares her thoughts on upcoming ERP trends.

Thriving in an Inflationary Environment Using SIOP/ S&OP

We have entered a new era of with inflationary pressures. It started during the pandemic due to limited supply, but it has been spurred on with the rising oil and gas prices, commodity shortages, and rising food prices. Navigating successfully through these inflationary times will make the strong companies [...]

Creating Predictable Revenue with Demand Planning Best Practices

Predicting the Unpredictable Every client believes their demand cannot be predicted. After all, customers don't know what is going on in their end-to-end supply chain with the global supply chain chaos. Sales teams are optimistic and either forecast too much, hoping Operations will produce and store "just in case" [...]

Prescient Strategy & Manufacturing Resilience Using SIOP (S&OP)

To thrive post COVID, manufacturing resilience will be cornerstone. Customers expect personalization, customization, and rapid deliveries without disruption, and they will change suppliers, substitute products and do whatever is required to satisfy their customers or get what's needed. For example, although the preference is for online purchasing, consumers will return to stores to ensure quick, reliable supply of critical items.

Shortages Impacting Revenue & Forecasts

2021 was plagued with shortages. As discussed in clients’ demand planning/ forecasting meetings, history is not representative of the future. In one example, the client experienced material shortages and couldn’t sell what customers requested, and so carrying that forecast into the New Year would deliberately carry that issue into 2022.

Southern California CEO: Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert and President of LMA Consulting Suggest Prioritization to Optimize Supply Chain

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., has advised manufacturers and distributors throughout the pandemic on maximizing and leveraging their supply chains. She suggests that prioritization is a must to optimize the supply chain.

Supply Chain Disruptions Causing a Constant State of Evolution

In recently talking with the US Glass Network, the constant state of supply chain disruption was in the forefront. In fact, the White House launched a supply chain dashboard to track progress. However, if you are hoping the supply chain will realign on its own anytime soon, unfortunately, it [...]

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