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(By Mike Raftery) So we’re taking a bit of a different tone with the blog this week. Instead of technical advice or shared best practices, I wanted to shed a bit of light on why I’m here in the first place. Consultants have a bad
(By Mike Raftery) Every company has a different definition of what an S&OP plan looks like. Sometimes that means the next 5 quarters, other times it means 5 years. Even as the goals can even be completely different as some companies focus on raw material
(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,
(By Mike Raftery) Despite the best efforts of supply chain software vendors, consultants and CIOs everywhere, Microsoft is still winning the supply chain application war. Without a doubt, excel is still the most (over) utilized supply chain planning tool out there despite all of our
(By Mike Raftery) When you look at an implementation project plan for a large scale IT project like APO, the end date is not really an end date. Really, it’s more of a transition point. The transition from spending to realizing return on your investment