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How Many SKUs Can A Forecaster Manage? —IBF Research Report 14

August 3, 2015
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How Many SKUs Can A Forecaster Manage? —IBF Research Report 14

Tweet   It is difficult to arrive at one fixed number of SKUs that a forecaster can manage, because situations vary from industry to industry and company to company. There are several factors at play. It depends on how easy or difficult it is to forecast, what the lead time is, the cost of forecast error, whether forecasts…

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Passion & Spice Missing From Your S&OP Relationship?

June 25, 2015
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Passion & Spice Missing From Your S&OP Relationship?

Tweet During a recent IBF conference in Chicago I was asked numerous times about how to make Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) less boring.    It is not the first time.    This is a very common question.    I suspect this is becoming more common place as…

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Organizational Agility: S&OP and Financial Integration Creates Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

June 16, 2015
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Organizational Agility: S&OP and Financial Integration Creates Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Tweet Does your S&OP process require you to integrate plants across a global organization?  Do you have multiple forecasts for different functions and possibly different regions?  Increasingly, companies are challenged to lead the S&OP process across a global multi-national company. As everyone is aware the…

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Dominate Your Competition with Forecasting, Demand Planning, and S&OP

June 11, 2015
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Dominate Your Competition with Forecasting, Demand Planning, and S&OP

Tweet How effective is your company at seeing the future? I’ll answer that for you, “I wish we were better at it.” The better you plan, the smoother all business…

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Forecasting, How Well Can You Do It?

June 8, 2015
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Forecasting, How Well Can You Do It?

Tweet I am a big fan of a ubiquitous fast food restaurant called Chipotle. Black beans, brown rice, grilled chicken, both habanero salsa and pico de gallo, cheese on a…

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Who are You to Me and Who Am I to You in the Extended Supply Chain

May 11, 2015
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Who are You to Me and Who Am I to You in the Extended Supply Chain

Tweet It was 80 degrees and the sun was directly overhead as I walked into the corporate office for my first meeting at my new employer.  My heart was beating…

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