Latest posts about Sales & Operations Planning
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10 Reasons Why Kinaxis and MPO Will Change the Game of Supply Chain Planning & Execution
June 20, 2023
Kinaxis and MPO offer the rock-solid foundations and disruptive innovations businesses need to make change happen. With so much to be discovered and so much to be achieved, I am very much looking forward to having inspiring talks with many of you soon. From today on, we are changing the game of supply chain digitization, step by step, day by day. Let's get something done – and make history together.
Cracking The Inventory Planning Code: The Omnichannel Way
December 22, 2022
AI and automation will be key factors to determine who leads the future retail market.
The Definititive Guide to Demand Planning
December 22, 2022
In this whitepaper we explore the 10 best practices for accurate demand predictions.
The Role of Behavioral Economics in Optimizing Judgmental Forecasting
October 3, 2022
Decades of research prove that effectively integrating business intelligence and judgment into statistical forecasts can be highly effective. In times of exceptional uncertainty—like what most organizations are experiencing right now—it’s actually vital.
Integrated Business Planning: Powering Agility in a Volatile World
August 15, 2022
Integrated Business Planning (IBP) aligns demand, supply and finance plans for a clear line of sight across an organization. Discover seven success strategies for your IBP journey.
How Executives Can Mitigate Risks and Capture Rewards with S&OP, Sales and Operations Planning
May 20, 2022
A common misperception is that S&OP is a Supply Chain process when it is truly a comprehensive business planning process.
S&OP: Calibrating Risk & Reward for the C-Suite
April 28, 2022
This whitepaper shares the key metrics that bring supply chain, sales, finance, customer service, and operations executives together in their assessment of risk and reward.
Why Time to Value Matters in Supply Chain Transformation
April 28, 2022
If you are clamoring for supply chain transformation and cannot wait years to capture ROI, check out these highlights from a recent conversation with GAINS co-founder Bill Benton.
No One Can Say You Didn’t Try, But S&OP; You Haven’t Solved the Supply Chain Problem
July 16, 2021
Most organizations focus on S&OP or planning solutions to begin digitizing the supply chain, however, there's a new strategic level in Sales & Operations Execution, S&OE that can have an immediate impact on any supply chain digitization project.
A Day in the Life of a Supply Chain Manager With and Without Supply Chain Service Management
July 16, 2021
This guide depicts a day in the life of a supply chain manager, with and without Supply Chain Service Management, SCSM, to clearly illustrate its value and benefits - it also includes a beginner's guide to describing what SCSM is.
Sales & Operations Execution: The Missing Link to Supply Chain Digitization
April 14, 2021
You know you need to digitize your supply chain, and most organizations begin this journey focused on S&OP or planning solutions, despite the fact that service levels miss planning projections 60% of the time, now there's a new strategic lever in Sales & Operations Execution, S&OE that can have immediate impact for any supply chain digitization project.
5 Reasons Next-Generation Demand Planning is Essential to Your Supply Chain
April 4, 2021
In this informative and educational article, we detail five ways your current demand planning processes can be letting you down, and five reasons next-generation demand planning is essential for your supply chain.
5 Ways Demand Planning is Broken and How to Fix it
April 3, 2021
In this paper, 5 Ways Demand Planning is Broken and How to Fix it, we detail how to achieve fast and accurate demand planning and five problem areas businesses have to overcome.
How Blue Diamond Applied CAPA, Corrective and Preventive Actions, for its Supply Chain
March 28, 2021
In this case study, we look at how Blue Diamond Growers committed to adopting CAPA, Corrective and Preventive Actions, as its problem-solving framework for its supply chain and protected $250k of revenue in under 3 months.
5 Tactics to Jump Start Your Sales & Operations Execution Center of Excellence
March 1, 2021
In this how-to guide, we look at why many organizations have done the hard work of optimizing their sales and operations planning (S&OP) functions, but they haven’t closely examined their sales and operations execution (S&OE) capabilities.