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IBP Workshop
SCM Connections’ IBP Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

(By Pat Green) In the consulting world, you get used to being part of a “virtual” organization.  Conference calls, instant messaging, email, video conferencing and web meetings are the primary interactions you have with your colleagues near and far.  Often times, the only time you see your...

Greetings from SAPPHIRE NOW

(By Pat Green)SAPPHIRE NOW has officially started with Bill McDermott’s keynote speech kicking off the activities.  I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how perfect that man’s head of hair really is, certainly deserving of the COE position. Can a presidential run be...

Insights from the Insider (Part 2)

(By Patrick Green) As the SAP Insider wrapped up on Friday, it was a good time to take a few minutes to reflect on the week’s activities, the plethora of information disseminated and the overall pulse of SCM going forward.   As I thought about it, the...

Insights from the SAPInsider

(By Patrick Green) It’s at an event like the SAP Insider or Sapphire/ASUG that you realize two things: The first thing you notice is just how big the SAP Community and ecosystem is.  The sheer number of customers, clients, consultants, vendors and other resources connected to SAP...

Sales and Operations Planning: Aligning Strategy to Execution

(By Patrick Green) All too often, Sales and Operations Planning is implemented with a narrow vision: “Keeping Focus on the Big Picture and letting the details sort themselves out”.    After all, the key players in the S&OP process should be focused on determining the overarching company strategy, priorities,...