What Kind of Information Technology Tools Are Needed for Sales And Operations Planning (S & OP) in 2021 and Beyond
We are asked this question in a number of workshops and public forums. That is not surprising – after all the question is worth at least $50 Million to a typical large corporation, and at least 2 years of intense effort. And, while the rewards of success are lucrative, the costs of failure are even more
The Biggest and The Most Common Flaw in Most S&OP Meetings
The biggest and most common flaw is that S&OP meetings are oriented in the past. This is a surprise, because by definition, ‘planning’ (Sales and Operations PLANNING) is for future. The only reason one needs to refer to the past is for some guidance on the future. However, the way most S&OP processes are structured, even those certified
Why Does Sales and Operation End Up Being Such A Frustrating Experience In Real Life?
What Is Sales And Operations Planning (S & OP), And What Is Its Significance In Supply Chain Management? In any company sales department or function goes about selling whatever it can sell to whosoever is ready and willing to buy (more or less).On the other hand, simplistically speaking, the production department of function goes about
How to Reduce Complexity in Supply Chain Post COVID-19?
Complexity in business is the biggest killer of profitability. What is the best antidote for debilitating complexity?
<thrive_headline click tho-post-39886 tho-test-63>What Is The Easiest Way To Cut Warehousing Logistics Cost To Minimum?</thrive_headline>
Very few companies seem to have enough warehousing space. Almost 80% of the companies I have interacted with as part of my projects (and that number runs in thousands, when you count the suppliers, customers and other supply chain partners of clients and customers) have sometime or other complained about running out of warehousing space.
<thrive_headline click tho-post-39783 tho-test-62>Why Logistics Companies Get Away With Extra-ordinary Practices and Pricing?</thrive_headline>
No other industry, barring IT, treats its buyers with as much disdain and contempt at the logistics industry. To make it palatable they mix just the right amount of respectful words in between. If you are not exposed to the world I am talking about, I am sure you would find this hard to believe,