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SIOP / S&OP

Involve Your Supply Chain for SIOP Success

For greater success with your SIOP process reach out to your extended supply chain for collaborative ordering, product development opportunities, and logistics improvements.The best SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) processes that deliver significant returns on investment involve the extended supply chain. Since SIOP is about how to align [...]

SIOP beyond Borders

In today’s interconnected business environment amplify SIOP’s reach and potential to include all supply chain partners, even globally.SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) is one method to align demand with supply while also aligning the various functions within an organization to deliver strategic objectives and maximize business value. As [...]

SIOP as a Win-Win-Win-Win

LMA Consulting Group offers clients an opportunity to align demand with supply to drive exponential results through our 4Excel proprietary process.Our favorite end-to-end supply chain project supported a SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning) project for growth.  Although we enjoy SIOP projects as they are one of the best [...]

4 EXCEL for SIOP Success

4 EXCEL is a LMA Consulting Group proprietary process to help businesses engage executives and employees to execute integrated plans that improve overall performance. Our most successful clients are constantly thinking about where they are headed.  They think about why they are going there - how does it fit [...]

Inventory Management Remains Core to Success

Inventory management may be a less exciting supply chain topic but it is the linchpin in a manufacturing or distribution business.No matter how many engaging conversations I have with clients, contacts and trade groups about emerging supply chain trends, the less exciting topic of inventory management often-times can deliver [...]

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"?  I [...]

Why Marketing Shouldn’t be Overlooked with SIOP

November 18, 2015 I've been partnering with clients to design and implement SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning) programs the last several years as I've found them to be a GREAT way to achieve several results simultaneously:  1) Support growth  2) Improved service levels/ quicker turnaround of deliveries (shorter [...]

2020-10-02T21:43:27+00:00November 18, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking, SIOP / S&OP|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 organization, [...]

Can SIOP Replace Budgeting?

SIOP can do the heavy lifting of the budgeting process by filling in the blanks on operations and inventory line items.SIOP (sales, inventory & operations planning) can easily replace a good portion of the budgeting process – with better results! Why? Well, SIOP is a monthly process of reviewing [...]

2020-09-25T23:31:13+00:00September 4, 2015|Categories: SIOP / S&OP, Strategy|

The Value of Process Flows

Being a systems pragmatist is critical in not making assumptions about your processes, but rather review every production step to uncover any issues that were not being addressed.When the idea of The Systems Pragmatist service line popped to mind, I was thinking about the critical importance of systems and [...]

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