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S&OP time…. there is much behind the name… please follow

In 3 decades of working to improve business cashflow, employment, competitiveness and more nothing compares to the results to the benefits that begin with an understanding and use of a sales and operations planning approach / culture. We will post … Continue reading

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Electric Car’s Same Old Problem

The author of this article about electric cars and Tesla did a nice job stating the obvious Written from a design engineering use case perspective.   Why should consumers accept less functionality and durability for alot more money ?  Bottom … Continue reading

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Volume production testing at Tesla

A very well written, short thought provoking article challenging Tesla and Elon Musk’s position on skipping pre-production prototypes Likely it is volume production that will be Musk and Tesla’s Achilles Heal ? https://www.forbes.com/sites/bertelschmitt/2017/04/25/teslas-pushing-of-production-boundaries-makes-large-carmakers-yawn/#4331d9b948ba

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Zero Inventory Business

Yes, this is possible we have been helping clients add products to their portfolio that allows lead time of supply to be shorter then lead time of demand.  This results in negative working capital. The key to sustaining and growing … Continue reading

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Cloud computing has risks… Your S&OP Should not be restricted to the Cloud

A Inc. we created S&OP solutions in early 2001 for large clients like Siemens. We continue to offer this hybrid solution approach of world class patented technology with rapid impact consulting to our clients. Our approach has been to avoid … Continue reading

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US Mfgr / Supply Chain message to Trump Adminstration

Here is a quickly written “feedback” I wrote to Editor of Supply Chain Digest couple weeks back.  Please let me know how you feel about this patriotic leverage of S&OP / Supply chain for US advantage / job creation ? … Continue reading

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Why S&OP Planning is a Solution not “Software”

Lora Cecera Forbes Article why JDA (old i2 and Manugistics) and SAP supply chain software not used. Lora talks about 9 recent large clients with large investments in JDA and SAP don’t use and plan in spreadsheets ? My experience … Continue reading

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SupplyChain Trend Interview on S&OP

Had the pleasure to speak with Niels of SupplyChain Trend blog on S&OP.  Link here to his blog S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #5 Read more on how S&OP is like running your business looking forward … Continue reading

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Postponed Manufacturing Could Be Key To President Trump’s Goals

This is in response to Dan Gilmor’s recent editorial on  “The Trump Supply Chain” weekly First Thoughts !  Great job bringing it up… lets help the policy create real value from the talk !!!  http://www.scdigest.com/firstthoughts/16-11-11.php?cid=11516 A tease at a REAL … Continue reading

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Interview with Supply Chain Brain at Gartner conference “Secret Sauce of S&OP”

An interview couple years back with Supply Chain Brain at Gartner Supply Chain Conference.   We think even more timely knowledge today !   Call us as we can provide simple strategy to full execution of strategic advantage S&OP / … Continue reading

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