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Resiliency to Thrive During Inflationary & Volatile Times

According to the Wall Street Journal, consumer prices are the highest in 40 years. It certainly doesn’t seem to be letting up. In fact, with the Russia-Ukraine war, there will be continued inflationary pressures on products related to oil, gas, commodity, and food at a minimum.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Just Drinks: Supply Chain Special – Who Will be the Winners and Losers in 2022? – Focus

Lisa Anderson, Supply Chain Expert and President of LMA Consulting Group, says: "[The rocketing container costs are] increasing the prices of goods because companies can't just absorb these prices - they're passing them on. This is causing this inflation that will continue as long as shipping prices are high."

Supply Chain Shortages & My Interview on FOX Live Now

It is obvious we are having significant supply chain disruptions, and I recently talked with FOX Live Now about these issues. We discussed what caused these shortages, what's going on with the labor shortages, whether it will impact the holiday season, which industries are most impacted, how long [...]

Manufacturing is at a Peak!

December 27, 2017 According to an Industry Week article, manufacturing is at its all-time PEAK!  Not only is it FAR from dead but it is at the highest point in history.  By every measure of industrial production, the U.S. is at record levels.  We are more than twice as [...]

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