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SIOP / S&OP

SIOP for Revenue Growth & Predictability

We have received quite a few calls lately with the underlying theme of revenue growth and predictability, and it got us thinking: Doesn't every executive want revenue predictability and growth? Certainly the successful ones do! If your revenue is tough to predict from week-to-week, month-to-month and year-to-year, it might [...]

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Top Trending Client Request: Reduce Inventory

There is no doubt. More than 50% of client requests in the last several months have related to inventory. In fact, it seems to be a trending hot topic! In today's era of the Amazon Effect where customers expect more and have ZERO patience to wait yet we are [...]

Manufacturing and Distribution Expert, Lisa Anderson, Confirms Inventory, Cost and Logistics Pressures in Supply Chain

Originally published on PR Newswire on July 3, 2019 CLAREMONT, Calif., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., confirms that supply chain resiliency requires acute attention to inventory and cost pressures for manufacturers and distributors. As [...]

SIOP/ S&OP and Bottom Line Benefits

According to a Hackett group study, the benefits of SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) can be dramatic. First, let's back up to describe SIOP: It is an integrated business process that aligns demand with supply and through which the executive /leadership team continually achieves focus, alignment and synchronization [...]

Why Inventory Will Matter Again

I was on a bit of a trip down memory lane over the holidays as I reconnected with former colleagues from when I was VP of Operations and Supply Chain at PaperPak, an absorbent products manufacturer for healthcare and food products.  I recently talked about healthcare manufacturing with a [...]

The Strategic Benefit of SIOP

SIOP (Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning) should not be relegated to the Planning Department. Although the planning group is a key participant and might lead the process, SIOP touches upon several strategic issues as well as create alignment with Sales, Operations, R&D/ New Product Development, Finance, Purchasing, and more. As [...]

The Value of Alignment: Sales, Operations & Finance

Alignment might sound like a fluffy concept but it delivers bottom line results. Our most successful clients have achieved the most substantial results from alignment. Although SIOP (Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning) gets a wrap as a technical topic, in our experience, it is the alignment portion of SIOP that delivers [...]

Buried in Data. Dig Your Way Out & Leverage for Success

90% of the world's data has been created in the last two years. Mind boggling!  Of course, we are getting buried in data and aren't sure how to dig our way out and leverage for success. If you just think about your first few hours after waking up in [...]

Are You Achieving Scalable, Profitable Growth?

When we look back over the last 13 years of consulting with closely-held building products manufacturers to medium, private-equity backed food and beverage firms to large aerospace corporations, every single client has one goal in common – achieving scalable, profitable growth.  It sounds somewhat easy but is far from [...]

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