What’s Up in the Economy, Business, Manufacturing & Supply Chain?
SIOP / S&OP: Balance Customer Orders, Inventory, & Profitability
The Economy & Manufacturing: What Do the Statistics Say?
According to this week's GDP report, the real growth rate was minimal (around 1.1%) during the first quarter. On the other hand, inflation remains high, around 5.3%. This seems to reflect stagflation. Unfortunately, business equipment spending was around -7.3%, and inventories are down. PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index), an [...]
Northern Lights, Husky Sleighs, & Stacking the Deck for Success
Silicon Valley Bank’s Failure Kicked Off a Liquidity Crisis
Silicon Valley Bank's Failure kicked off panic in the financial markets and banking system. They had too much money tied up in long term bonds paying at low interest rates, and they didn't have the liquidity to keep up with the depositors requests to take money out of the [...]
Interlinks: Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP)
SIOP (Sales Inventory Operations Planning) Book Published
I am thrilled to announce that I have published a book on SIOP (Sales Inventory Operations Planning), also known as S&OP and IBP (Integrated Business Planning). Why is SIOP VITAL to Success? I think our introduction says it well, and so I'm going to give you a preview. As [...]