Building a Home or Planning a Vacation: Think about S&OP and S&OE

I recently had the opportunity to contribute an article, S&OP Vacation, to the Winter 2017 edition of Supply Chain World magazine1 about the sales and operations planning process. In working with many customers over the years, I’ve discovered that the term means different things to different organizations, causing some to question the business value sales…

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Manufacturing Has a New Look – Focused on the Consumer!

For manufacturers, the age of “we’ll build it, and customers will just have to buy what we make” is long over. The consumer is driving the supply chain, both in retail and manufacturing, and it’s not always about leading the pack to be successful. Many retailers are changing their supply chain processes to reflect the consumer-centric evolution…

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JDA TV – Forecasting and Servicing Customers Profitably: Moving from an Inside-Out to an Outside-In Approach

In this episode of JDA TV, Doug Kimball, Senior Product Marketing Director at JDA, and Amitabh Kumar, Senior Global Value Delivery Director at JDA, discuss how manufacturers can adapt their processes to deal with forecasting challenges and meet the ever-changing needs of their customers..     For more interesting, educational, and insightful videos, browse through the…

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Inside the Voice of the Category Manager Survey Results: Solving the Compliance Conundrum

Today’s modern shopper has sky-high expectations when it comes to customer service and product availability, leaving retailers and manufacturers with little room for error. Getting merchandise assortments right the first time is crucial to ensuring shopper satisfaction, as well as profitability. Yet nearly 70 percent of the Voice of the Category Manager survey respondents feel…

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JDA TV – IBP, S&OP and S&OE – What’s the Difference?

In this JDA TV video, Salim Shaikh, Senior Solutions Strategy Director at JDA, discusses the definitions of integrated business planning (IBP), sales and operations planning (S&OP) and sales and operations execution (S&OE), and how the definitions often differ depending on a company’s level of maturity.   For more interesting, educational, and insightful videos, browse through…

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