As if companies don’t have enough challenges on a day-to-day basis, there are natural disasters to deal with too. After immediate safety and basic needs are met, company leaders need to take care of their stakeholders’ future livelihoods: their company’s abilities to compete and create opportunities. The hurricane season of 2017 will be remembered for […]
We’ve all heard that S&OP is an executive process, but how do you get their interest and support? By S&OP, I mean the monthly meeting flow that coordinates demand, supply, and financial planning to operationalize a company’s strategy. This process culminates with the Executive S&OP Review that is led by the company’s or business unit’s senior executive. […]
You vividly remember all the hard work that went into implementing your S&OP process – the training, the consensus building, the report building, the promises, or perhaps you’ve inherited something and it’s not what you envision S&OP should be. People are losing interest, or it’s just not delivering to expectations, what can you do?
The article gives some guidance on when to implement S&OP first vs. improving the underlying planning processes first.