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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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26 Jan 2021
The future of retail: Separating fact from fiction
 

Shopping looks a little different these days. We prefer curbside pickup to the checkout line, we buy in bulk to limit unnecessary trips, and we will visit any retailer within a 60-mile radius if they have the last canister of sanitizing wipes. To adapt, retailers have had to quickly rethink the shop

 
Bryan Palma
Kinaxis
 
26 Jan 2021
Profitable Agility: Part 2 of Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution
 

This blog is based on an article that recently ran in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement, “Supply chain agility: An imperative in an unpredictable world.” In part 1 of the Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution series, we discussed the secret

 
Terence Leung
Blue Yonder
 
26 Jan 2021
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

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis
 
26 Jan 2021
A Perfect Storm Exposes UK Retailers & Brands
 

High Street retailers and brands face significant headwinds in 2021 considering extended lockdowns, Brexit, demand uncertainties and rising shipping costs. Operational resilience and agility are essential to survive in the near term and grow long term. But “best-practices” of years past

 
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Infor
 
26 Jan 2021
Reducing spreadsheet risks with customers and suppliers
 

In this second blog looking at how modern analytics can reduce spreadsheet risk and inefficiency, we will examine the impact that spreadsheets have on sharing insights with customers and suppliers. In our earlier blog on the role of spreadsheets in analytics, we noted that the ease of use and acc

 
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