Part 4 of 4, Change Management Techniques for Getting Sales On-Board with Demand Planning

In this final installment of our 4 part series, we’ll take on the human element of change management. The other parts we looked at dealt with process, information technology, and organizational topics. Salespeople at all levels can be some of the most challenging for us supply chain types. It’s not that they don’t want the […]

Part 3 of 4, Org Considerations for Getting Sales On-Board with Demand Planning

In Parts 1 and 2 we looked at process and IT considerations respectively. In this segment, we’ll discuss organizational considerations that will position you to effectively engage Sales to ensure they are involved and accountable. Toward that end, I suggest the following: Clarify the roles and reporting relationship of the Demand Management function. This is […]

Are Best Practices Best for You?

“Best Practices” are the collectively agreed practices that have been shown to produce desired outcomes for a process, subject matter area, or industry. Companies, industry organizations, and consultants all have their lists (we do too, see the Nexview S&OP Performance ArrowSM). While it’s great to research this information and leverage the experience of others, best practices […]