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SIOP / S&OP

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 [...]

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 [...]

2020-10-02T22:35:50+00:00June 22, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking, SIOP / S&OP|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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