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SIOP / S&OP

Data Mining for Dummies

Maneuvering in today’s fast-paced business environment requires actionable information, which data mining provides. Locate your data to make your next strategic move.As I've been putting together a SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) executive meeting presentation, it made me think about data mining. In this case, there is very [...]

Demand Planning Best Practices

A reenergized demand plan is fortified with meaningful data trends that point the way to improved service levels and increased profit margins.Sales and operations planning processes are key to improving service levels, accelerating cash flow and increasing margins.  Thus, it is worth pursuing the seemingly simple process of aligning [...]

Do You Need Systems to Have a Successful SIOP Rollout?

You can still have a successful SIOP rollout with minimal to no systems support, but you still need to do your research.No.  As much as most companies get lost in analyzing data and putting together packets of information, it becomes meaningless without the tenets of SIOP.  Of course it [...]

2020-09-25T23:44:47+00:00July 10, 2014|Categories: SIOP / S&OP, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , |

Hot Supply Chain Trends

Noticing hot supply chain trends first is a great way to leverage emerging trends and stay ahead of the competition.An often overlooked secret to success is to be a front-runner in identifying and leveraging emerging trends. Since I work with manufacturers and distributors from small to large and local [...]

Big Data & The Supply Chain

Big data is now central to supply chain management.As much as I rarely jump on the latest buzzword bandwagons (as I find them to be a waste of time), big data is an important emerging topic in supply chain. The amount of data continues to grow - we are [...]

Why Become the Strongest Link in Your Supply Chain?

Being known as the strongest link in your supply chain is the key to success.In today's new normal business environment where sales are no longer easy, talent is in short supply even amidst high unemployment levels, volatility is the new norm and customers want "more for less - and [...]

Gain an Edge with S&OP

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) can give your business an edge over the competition - minimal investment in resources to yield substantial results! Although S&OP which balances demand with supply has been around for a long time, I've seen interest in this concept increase as businesses are looking for [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, SIOP / S&OP, Supply Chain|Tags: , |

Sales & Operations Planning Drives RESULTS

Sales & Operations Planning (sometimes known as SIOP or sales, inventory & operations planning) drives revenue, profitability and cash flow. Here are 5 tips to ensure success: Balances demand & supply – The key benefit of SIOP is to balance demand (sales forecasts) with supply (our ability to meet [...]

Duke University & CFO Global Outlook Survey Suggests Optimism

March 23, 201 According to CFO, Duke University and CFO Global Business Outlook Survey suggests strong optimism! In fact, the survey's optimism index for the quarter jumped to 69 (on a 100-point scale) which is the highest level in 14 years. This is also significantly higher than the long-run [...]

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