Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part Four

Last time in Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part Three I talked about the Demand step of the cross-functional process of SiOP. For this blog we will discuss the Supply step.

By | June 9th, 2016|S&OP, Supply Chain, Supply Planning|0 Comments

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part Three

Last time in Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part Two I talked about the Demand step of the cross-functional process of SiOP. For this blog we will discuss the Inventory step.

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part Two

Last time in Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part One I talked about the Segmentation and Product Management steps of the cross-functional process of SiOP. For this blog we will discuss the Demand step.

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part One

I pride myself on being an expert in designing and implementing Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning. Companies that have a good SiOP process can’t imagine how to live without it. It is the key instrument for the CEO to navigate the business along the budget towards its strategic targets. In Part One of the SiOP series of blogs we’ve distilled from the many projects we have done over the last 10 years.

By | May 31st, 2016|S&OP, Supply Chain, Supply Planning|1 Comment

Will Big Data change the world?

How will Big Data change the way we work and approach the world?

Strategic Benchmarking in the Supply Chain Triangle (Part 2)

Is it possible to use a company's public financial data to strategically benchmark inventory? Bram answers this in the two part conclusion to his 'Inventory Benchmarking’ blog series.

Strategic Benchmarking in the Supply Chain Triangle (Part 1)

Is it possible to use a company's public financial data to strategically benchmark inventory? Bram answers this in the two part conclusion to his 'Inventory Benchmarking’ blog series.

Linking the Supply Chain Triangle to Strategy

In this post we talk about how to align the Supply Chain Triangle with your business strategy and the three types of leader strategies observed by Treacy and Wiersema: Product Leaders, Opex Leaders, and Customer Intimacy Leaders.

Financial Benchmarking for Inventory Turns and Working Capital

As a follow-up on two earlier blogs ‘Balancing Cash Cost and Service: The Supply Chain Triangle’ and ‘The Best Practice Frontier in the Supply Chain Triangle.’ Bram explains the importance of using financial benchmarking for inventory turns and working capital.

Advice to Students: The Next CEO Will Be From Supply Chain

The day is nearing where the next CEO will be a former VP of Supply Chain. Continue to develop your skills and you will become a great fit for that position in the future.

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