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What Is S&OP (also known as SIOP) & Why Should We Care?

We are thrilled to introduce our S&OP webpage with everything you need to know about Sales and Operations Planning (also known as SIOP, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning or IBP, Integrated Business Planning). You'll find sections: What is S&OP? How do you benefit from SIOP? Why implement SIOP? Client [...]

NewComm Global Group: Staying Global While Staying Home by & for Global Business Leaders with Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson, Supply Chain Expert and President of LMA Consulting Group, discusses staying global while navigating pandemic constraints.

Q&A: Why Implement S&OP / SIOP?

Are you concerned about inflationary pressures? Implementing a SIOP process will provide quick access to changing sales volumes and prices as well as manufacturing and supply chain requirements and costs so that you can make directionally correct informed decisions to mitigate inflationary pressures. For example, you could buy ahead [...]

Cleansing, Connecting & Consolidating Data to Support SIOP / S&OP and a Superior Customer Experience

One issue of significant importance during the current volatile times that was also key during previous periods (aggressive growth prior to the pandemic, the downturn of the Great Recession, etc.) is the critical importance of providing a superior customer experience. It is evergreen for companies that want to grow [...]

Preparing for Sales Growth with Capacity Planning Best Practices

Sales Growth: Can Operations & Supply Chain Keep Up? Almost every client has the opportunity to grow substantially. The question is whether their operations and supply chain can keep up. Unfortunately, across the board, planners are wringing their hands to expedite orders, prioritize customers, schedule additional production, understand the [...]

Thriving in an Inflationary Environment Using SIOP/ S&OP

We have entered a new era of with inflationary pressures. It started during the pandemic due to limited supply, but it has been spurred on with the rising oil and gas prices, commodity shortages, and rising food prices. Navigating successfully through these inflationary times will make the strong companies [...]

Disruptions, War, Inflation. 83% Reshoring/ Nearshoring

According to Thomas, 83% of manufacturers are likely or extremely likely to reshore vs. 54% in 2020. What an increase! Apparently, companies have figured out that there is significant risk in the extended supply chain. Companies have experienced extended lead times, shortages, and significant disruption. The ones that want [...]

Improving Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. joins Industrial Insights with Justin Smith to discuss how sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP/ S&OP) can help companies overcome supply chain disruptions and thrive post pandemic.

Recovering Capacity with Production Planning Best Practices

Every production planner has the challenging job of managing a complex set of conflicting priorities - meeting customer requested ship dates and new product trials, supporting manufacturing and logistics performance objectives, and addressing finance's objectives as it relates to inventory levels and cash flow.

WBSRocks: Business Growth with ERP and Digital Transformation

Sales and operations planning is a dark art, and most organizations typically have a very ad-hoc process of forecasting due to its nature. But it's critical to be directionally correct with your plan. Or you might end up missing opportunities or losing customers. [...]
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