Breaking the Rules: An Interview with Supply Chain Guru, Rich Sherman – Part II

As part of our Expert Insights series, Supply Chain Nation sat down with Rich Sherman, a leading supply chain industry consultant and analyst to discuss his book, Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap for Best Practice Results. In Part 1 of our blog Rich discussed the importance of supply chain transformation and why companies must create…

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Supply Chain Transformation: An Interview with Author, Richard Sherman

As part of our Expert Insights series, Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Rich Sherman, a leading supply chain industry consultant, analyst, and co-founder of the Supply Chain Council and the SCOR® model, to discuss his book, Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap for Best Practice Results (Wiley, 2012). SCN: Supply chain transformation is a…

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S&OP Done Well: An Interview with Donald McNaughton, Part II

In our Tuesday blog post summarizing our conversation with Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) expert Donald McNaughton of Oliver Wight, we shared his thoughts on industry adoption, the process stages and maturity levels of S&OP,  and the advantages companies have realized from doing S&OP well. In the second installment of our conversation on “S&OP done…

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S&OP Done Well: An Interview with Donald McNaughton of Oliver Wight

In anticipation of his presentation at JDA’s Innovation Forum in New York on September 16th, Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Don McNaughton, principal at Oliver Wight and an industry expert on sales and operations planning (S&OP), having led over 30 S&OP deployments, to discuss the key issues surrounding S&OP. The theme that resonated throughout the…

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Obliterate the Silos in Supply Chain Management

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations today is operational silos that prevent companies from acting with the speed and agility necessary in today’s volatile, consumer-driven marketplace. This is critical because those who cannot keep up with fast-changing customer demand will lose customers and market share. Following classic management principles, most companies are structured into…

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