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What’s Ahead for Business?

Thinking about our clients, colleagues and trade association/ trusted partner contacts from across multiple industries and company sizes, four overarching themes emerge in response to the question, "What's ahead for business?".  The customer experience: It doesn't matter whether we are talking about manufacturing, logistics, healthcare or services, the customer [...]

28 Expert Opinions Every Business Leader Should Know About Enterprise AI

Published in Savantis on Aug. 6, 2018 “AI and machine learning will have a profound impact over the next few years! For example, instead of following preventative maintenance schedules according to a rolling calendar which is likely to create unnecessary machine downtime while not resolving all of the unexpected [...]

2020-11-08T23:23:34+00:00August 6, 2018|Categories: In The News, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

The Value of Demand Planning

In supply chain circles, there are lots of exciting concepts to discuss and debate such as lean, master scheduling, theory of constraints and many more; however, we have found that our most successful clients start with the customer!   If you concur that we are in an Amazon-impacted marketplace where [...]

Involve Your Supply Chain for SIOP Success

For greater success with your SIOP process reach out to your extended supply chain for collaborative ordering, product development opportunities, and logistics improvements.The best SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) processes that deliver significant returns on investment involve the extended supply chain. Since SIOP is about how to align [...]

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: , , , , , , |

SIOP Metrics: 5 Key Baseline Measurements

Of all the overlapping metrics available to executives the best ones enhance SIOP and offer the most vital information for running a business.Which metrics are most crucial for SIOP (sometimes referred to as S&OP or sales and operations planning)?  The simple answer is that it is those metrics most [...]

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