Month: November 2009

The Social Supply Chain, An Interview with Jeff Ashcroft

I have been following Jeff Ashcroft’s informative tweets and interacting with him for some time now even though we never actually met in person prior to last month.  It was at the IBF booth at the APICS annual conference last month when Jeff approached us unassumingly. As soon as I looked up and saw Jeff, I said “I know you! I know you from Twitter” Jeff immediately responded by saying… Read more>>

Demand Planning & Forecasting in Mexico City: A Snapshot of IBF’s Experience

I recently returned from Mexico City from our Spanish based Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Conference: Latin American Experiences, produced together with Corporate Resources Management - Mexico City and IBF - New York USA. As the IBF continues to deliver more International programs, it is clear that many of the challenges we face in the United States are the same challenges that… Read more>>

5 Suggestions To Improve Pre-S&OP

How many times have you been in a Pre-S&OP meeting that seems to drag on and tie up several high end people who are already overloaded?  S&OP is a great and vital process, but sometimes parts of it can be unnecessarily time consuming.  This can especially be the case when an organization is implementing  S&OP and transitioning from familiar detailed executional… Read more>>