Demand management through S&OP

The sales and operations planning (S&OP) team works on developing a “best” plan that makes effective use of the resources available to meet an optimum amount of the demand.

How to be a successful manufacturer

I often joke that the consultant’s answer to almost any question is “it depends”. There is more than a grain of truth to that phrase, however. Success in manufacturing, as in many other pursuits, depends on a number of factors. Can your company be successful over the long term?

5-Day APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) public workshop

The Granite State Chapter of APICS will be offering a 5-day APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) class in Portsmouth, NH on February 13, 20, 27 and March 12, 19.

Logistics, supply-chain mastery play key roles in achieving success

Two of the largest and most successful companies in the world achieved and maintain their success by mastering the supply chain. Wal-Mart took logistics to new heights, bringing big city, low prices and convenience to rural areas. Apple dominates its chosen markets through innovation but also benefits greatly from a single-minded focus on operational excellence.

About the Fresh Connection

The Fresh Connection simulation tool provides the foundation for a new level of supply chain training. Participants gain hands-on experience and insight into interactions between inventory policies, production schedules, supplier relationships, customer service commitments, logistical challenges and more!

Taking control of supply and demand

Anyone on the marketing and sales side of things is likely to be oriented toward satisfying whatever demand they can find . . . but that may not be the best way to run a business.

Sales forecasting time is here again

Companies that don’t do a detailed forecast are greatly limiting their ability to marshal their resources to meet customer demand effectively. They will likely be caught with too little or too much inventory at some point, the need for expediting or overtime, and some disappointed customers and lost sales.

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