A definition of S&OP

This definition was written to assist with Neils Van Hovs Blog post on a new definition of S&OP vs. IBP I would suggest it is a useful definition to structure your business improvement efforts.  Will continue to add a few … Continue reading

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Weighing in on S&OP vs. IBP naming debate

We at DCRA Inc. recently posted a few responses to Neils Van Hovs Blog on IBP vs. S&OP naming debate Neils Alot of long worded responses done with what appears to be good intentions but what is missing in all … Continue reading

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Cashchain using S&OP as and investment theme – Tesla and shareholder value

We at “Cashchain” have been following Tesla’s journey for several months / years now. We have read numerous opinions on viability of Tesla product and even more discussion of valuation of stock price and opinions are strong on both ends … Continue reading

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Tip 2 in “CashChain”… understanding Free Cash Flow vs. Book Income

Free Cash flow When running a business and in particular starting a business from little knowledge of the difference between what is cashflow and what is income is critical. Free Cashflow loosely defined is the flow of cash after paying … Continue reading

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Cashchain series using S&OP thinking for business advantage

This will be a first in many posts of real capability in simple bit size form you can use to improve cashflow, working capital utilization and overall business performance for you business 1.  Learn and understand the theory of inventory… … Continue reading

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Think of S&OP as your supply chain Golf swing Golf Coach

Think of S&OP as your supply chain Golf swing Golf Coach Money Making Insight One of my mentors in my early Booz Allen days defined S&OP simply constantly asking these two questions – “Can we make what we sell” and … Continue reading

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Cockroaches under Tesla’s Hood ? An S&OP Perspective on financial reporting

We recently wrote a blog article on this site where we used Tesla as a “in the news metaphor” to draw attention to manufacturing and supply chain strategy.  Or how “things” are built is at least as important as what … Continue reading

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What is the Amazing S&OP Capability Hiding in Plain Site at Tesla Motors ?

What is Tesla’s  Amazing Capability Hiding in Plain Site? Background Business and consumer news in today’s economy seems to leap from fad to fad all while often missing business basics – which are forgotten or at best under appreciated.    As … Continue reading

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In response to SOPTrends good post on S&OP on whether

In response to SOPTrends good post on S&OP on whether “crossing the chasm” metaphor applies to S&OP adoption… A good discussion… see link below Niels and Trevor So looks like “we” are on to something ? S&OP is much more … Continue reading

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State of S&OP 2013

Our intent of the S&OP Time blog has been to provide unique not for profit insight into the benefits and value of S&OP used in just about any business of any size.   In fact we believe strongly with the … Continue reading

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