Achieving Collaboration in Supply Chains is a challenge

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Growing the business

Collaboration is required for S&OP Collaboration is what people are able to do when they perceive a mutual advantage. A supply chain professional understands the importance of cross-function collaboration and recognises that it does not require Slack, Teams, Zoom or other technology, system or application, although a well designed app can help. The previous blogpost discussed how planning Operations can … Read More

Planning Supply Chains needs teams to Collaborate

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Business people greeting each other

Planning supply chains There has been much discussion and articles concerning disruptions to organisations’ supply chains. They assume that disruptions are only an external event, but disruptions can also come from within. The previous blogpost discussed the ‘One Plan’ approach for planning your supply chains. At some point realism must also be included that the sales forecast input may not … Read More

Supply Chains Planning and Scheduling different views

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Cities and links

Planning concerns have not changed Management has limited time to consider the strategic and tactical direction of your organisation. Also consider the amount, detail and accuracy of data and information required, as it flows through your organisation. At each level of the information flow, there is a need for alignment between the management’s time available and the volume of data … Read More

Cash to Cash is the measure of choice for Supply Chains

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International trade and your business

Higher interest rates The statement ‘We behave how we are measured’ is not only true of people, but markets and businesses. Low interest rates have not only fuelled high share (or stock) and real estate prices, they have influenced business behaviour. For the past twelve years, low (or even negative) interest rates have encouraged some established businesses to borrow money … Read More

S&OP software application helps planning supply chains

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Logistics planning stress

S&OP is not ‘software driven’ To achieve success, the implementation of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) requires a change in an organisation culture towards greater collaboration; managing implementation of the new process and third (and to a lesser extent) implementation of software applications. The previous blogpost discussed why your organisation should implant S&OP as the ‘heart’ of the business. This … Read More