Over the past 5 weeks, Jeff Ondria has hosted a set of short interviews on LinkedIn about the five distinct steps to develop an effective S&OP process. In today's blog, we discuss step 4 Balancing Supply & Demand where we will answer some key questions with respect to balancing supply and demand.
In SCM there is an ongoing flow of elixirs (magic potion) from ‘false prophets’ claiming that they are an easy path to improved performance. A recent elixir is IBP followed by “doing central planning at the family level” to neutralize the uncertainty associated with estimating demand at the product level. This blog will illustrate the challenge in this effort since factories produce products, not families.
Taking the time to perform what-if analyses on a regular basis with real and speculative events, gives planners tremendous insight into what parts of the supply chain are most sensitive to changes. As a result, planners will have a sense of what is a big deal and what is not. And when a crisis happens, they’ll feel confident in their ability to respond.
In this blog, we will demonstrate the link between Finance and Supply Chain and how this understanding can help define supply chain improvements by understanding elements of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
Recently, we have heard about several product shortages and other issues in the supply chain. Let us try and make sense of some of these in this blog. As I live in the US, my experience is somewhat limited to what happened here.
In the past few days, the news of the blockage of the Suez Canal by a massive container ship called the Ever Given has been dominating the news, so much so, that even kids are talking about it. The phrase ‘supply chain’ is now being mentioned more often than ever before in news media. Some outlets have estimated the cost...
For your business to effectively carry out the supply chain planning process, you will need to link up your short-term and medium-term, to the executive level S&OP plan so that it drives your tactical planning and operational planning.
We are pleased to announce that due to the amazing support of Arkieva customers, Arkieva has been named as a Visionary in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions.
We often see companies wanting to make the transition from spreadsheet-based planning to a best-of-breed supply chain planning system. There is often a question about where to start, what the foundational elements are, and which are the more advanced elements.
Learn when it is time to move from RCCP to LP Genie for your CPE as part of your organization’s journey pulling from years in the trenches and current ongoing activities with clients.