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S&OP and the cycle of resolution

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Bob Stahl teams up with Stewart Levine and describes the soft side of S&OP conflict resolution:


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August 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

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Top 10 myths of S&OP

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Last week JDA announced that they partner with Oliver Wight and have the OW IBP methodology integrated in their new software solution. They also partnered in the release of a white paper on the top 10 myths of S&OP.

You have to leave a lot of details to get to the white paper, so I’ll give you the top 5 they table together and you can decide for yourself if you want to go through the effort. Real knowledge sharing shouldn’t require this much information

First 5 of top 10 myths discussed:

1. Q: Who owns the S&OP process? A: The person responsible for the P&L

2. Q: And the next problem S&OP needs to solve today? A: S&OP is an aggregated monthly process, not daily

3. Q: There is too much strategy and not enough execution? A: Aggregated plans should be disaggregated to sku level if needed

4. Just look backwards: S&OP is fact based, assumption driven and looks forward

5. It’s all in the numbers: S&OP should be more assumption driven then number driven

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May 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

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Top 4 S&OP pitfalls according to Quintiq

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Quintiq is one of the many consultancies that has focus on advanced planning and S&OP. They released a whitepaper on their website in March 2011 about the top 4 S&OP pitfalls according to them. They are:

1. Going for a big bang

2. Attempting to excel with excel

3. Kicking off without the finance department

4. Not appointing a neutral coordinator

Judge for yourself if you agree with these four.  If your willing to leave your email you can get the whitepaper here, or watch a webcast ‘so you think your SS&OP is optimal?’

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May 14, 2011 at 6:13 pm

A fresh look at S&OP

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Although maybe not hot news anymore, this whitepaper from consultancy Booz and Co dated 2009, focuses on S&OP in China. They discuss the changing marketplace in China, driven by global integration, and the impact on S&OP.

A more recent blog on S&OP with a China flavour, was posted this week by Steelwedge:

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May 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm

S&OP-IBP Whitepapers

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Last month released a white paper called ‘IBP-S&OP executive level synopsis’. Although in 9 pages you can’t expect a lot of in-depth IBP knowledge, it’s a worthwhile read and definitely can provide you with a couple of one liners for in an elevator speech.

This and other white papers from the Oliver Wight fellows can be found here:

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May 3, 2011 at 2:13 am

Free S&OP ebook

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The people at are pretty active in spreading Supply Chain and S&OP knowledge. They just released an e-book on S&OP, which can be downloaded for free if you’re willing to leave your email, company, role etc. It’s a very worthwhile read. Maybe the best thing about it is that is has a sense of humour.

You can get the S&OP ebook here:

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April 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

S&OP IE event January 2011

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On  Linkedin Lora Cecere, a partner at Altimeter group, shares a presso on S&OP which she gave during the IE event January 2011. Always better to have the explanation with it, but it is still a great S&OP reference

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April 30, 2011 at 3:41 am

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