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SIOP / S&OP

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 are [...]

Slashing Lead Times to Counter the ‘Amazon Effect’

Must you compromise quality for speed? Reducing lead time will increase customer satisfaction and avoid the Amazon Effect.My recent research report on the Amazon effect says that 67% of manufacturers and distributors feel customer service gaps when compared to Amazon-like offerings. One of those key areas is lead time. [...]

Types of Capacity

Businesses with growth ambitions have to gauge the current capacity of every facet of their facility to plan future productivity.Capacity is a critical element for any business – and especially those interested in growth! A good place to start is to understand your capacity, which can mean different things [...]

How to Be Prepared for GROWTH!

June 22, 2015 If you are related to aerospace, you've probably heard the GREAT news that the world fleet will double in size over the next 20 years. Based on which news you read, the estimates are between 32,000 and 37,000 planes. Now that is growth! The same type [...]

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Manufacturers See Critical Importance of Collaboration

June 15, 2015 According to a recent KPMG survey on the Global Manufacturing Outlook, executives are thinking about innovation. 81% are altering their business models to to encourage collaboration with customers, suppliers and other partners to "improve the value of their innovation investments". Speed is critical. Thus, a key [...]

I’ve Run Out of Space!

The quickest, most practical inventory solutions happen with teamwork.One of those frequent and frustrating problems with growth can be space.  Who has heard, "I've run out of space!  What should we do?".  Unfortunately it is not uncommon. The problem with this situation is that there are numerous causes and [...]

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 going? [...]

Your Customer Comes 1st

Believing you understand your customers’ needs can differ vastly from what they actually want. In the end though, the customer gets what the customer wants, whether from you or your competition.As I thought about an appropriate topic, I was reminded of the importance of starting with your customer. No [...]

The Value of SIOP

I've been thinking about the value of SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning). Not only can it be a great way to gain bottom line results (capacity to support business growth, improved margins, accelerated cash flow), but it also can help align the functions of an organization. I've facilitated [...]

Leverage Supply Chain Trends for Success

The ability to see supply chain trends and capitalize on them can set you apart from competitors, no matter the size of your company.As the year winds down, it seems an opportune time to discuss supply chain management trends. I find that those clients that pay attention to trends [...]

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