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Best Practices for Integrating S&OP

Most manufacturing outfits in the modern world already have some kind of S&OP—but sometimes it can feel like even your most integral processes aren’t evolving quickly enough to keep up with the times. What started as an annual meeting of stakeholders in sales and production planning might now be under pressure to incorporate more digital data and technology. Or, you might be looking to add or upgrade your sales planning software, which might mean reimagining your S&OP process from the ground up.

If you’re in one of the positions sketched out above—or a similar position regarding your sales planning workflows—there’s no time like the present to get a handle on the most important best practices for S&OP integration. Even as digitization works to decrease the complexity inherent to quarterly or yearly sales planning processes, there’s


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16 Apr 2021
How Supply Chain Planning Impacts Business Agility
 

As disruptions continue to impact companies worldwide, business innovation has taken on a new urgency, placing supply chain planning at the forefront of the response. From trade wars to Covid-19, then a freighter stuck in the Suez Canal, businesses are working overtime to keep pace and find new chan

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster
 
14 Apr 2021
Supplier Shortages and Supply Chain Resiliency
 

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains across the globe are suffering shortages. As a result of health and safety concerns, businesses have had to completely change how they operate, adapting to remote work and financial hardships for customers and team members alike. This ha

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 
13 Apr 2021
How to orchestrate your S&OP: Move from cacophony to harmony
 

There is much I have learned as a business professional from being a musician. I started playing the flute when I was ten, was performing with a professional orchestra as a teenager and completed a bachelor’s degree in Music. One of the most famous pieces of music is “Ode to Joy” f

 
Channa North-Hoffstaed
Kinaxis
 
13 Apr 2021
The impact of asset performance on food safety
 

Asset performance is key for food and beverage processors to reliably produce safe food at the lowest cost. This goes beyond only having the equipment available. Asset performance is one of three variables used to calculate the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)—the other two variables are

 
Infor
Infor
 
08 Apr 2021
Half of consumers say their spending habits have changed permanently due to the pandemic, according to a new AlixPartners report
 

A new report released today by AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, finds that one in two consumers around the globe has had their consumption habits permanently changed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—which is just one of the findings from the firm’s ongoing, empiricall

 
David Garfield
AlixPartnes
 


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