Posts Tagged ‘ S&OP ’

The S&OP “Police” at Honeywell India

March 21, 2013
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The S&OP “Police” at Honeywell India

Tweet Last week, we had a great first meeting of the Bangalore chapter of IBF, with learning sessions on S&OP process implementation and supply chain optimization. S&OP Process Implementation was led by Karthikeyan S who is S&OP Process Lead at Honeywell and played key role in the S&OP success at Honeywell. Kathik’s discussion was extremely…

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Collaboration and Forecasting for Seasonal New Product Launches

March 19, 2013
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Collaboration and Forecasting for Seasonal New Product Launches

Tweet At the IBF conference last month in Scottsdale Arizona, there were many interesting presentations and discussions regarding new product forecasting.  While the organizations were discrete, ranging from children’s clothing to pharmaceuticals, the challenges remain quite similar.  If accurate forecasting of new products is essential to a company’s growth and profitability, why is it so difficult?…

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New Product Forecasting: Special Issue of the Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF)

February 1, 2013
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New Product Forecasting: Special Issue of the Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF)

Tweet New product forecasting is the most challenging activity in demand planning. It is also the most rewarding. It is challenging because new products have no history to go by, and rewarding because a large of portion of sales come from them—one-fifth according to the latest survey by the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning.…

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Creating a Worldwide S&OP Model at Elanco

January 15, 2013
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Creating a Worldwide S&OP Model at Elanco

Tweet S&OP is such a basic concept, yet so difficult to implement effectively across the globe.  It’s hard enough trying to get one S&OP process created, but how do you go about creating a process that works together across time zones, language barriers and cultural differences?  It’s a journey that takes time, patience and consistency.…

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Exploring New Models for S&OP and Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain

December 26, 2012
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Exploring New Models for S&OP and Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Tweet Chintan Shah of BIC Inc.’s supply chain operations recently led an IBF webinar  for Asia on December 24, 2012 in which he outlined new models for driving sustainability programs at the company. Chintan has successfully implemented a S&OP process at BIC Canada with the purpose of eliminating human error and improving the supply chain…

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Have you read the latest issue of the Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF)?

December 21, 2012
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Have you read the latest issue of the Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF)?

Tweet Volume 31 Issue 3 Fall 2012 Click here to become an IBF member and get a JBF subscription FREE Featured Articles: Successful Global S&OP: Leadership, Change Management, Behavior, & Cross-Cultural Differences Niels Van Hove explains as businesses go global, the expansion of the S&OP process must follow. He outlines why cultural issues are so…

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IBF Congratulates our 2012 Business Forecasting & Planning Recognition Awards Winners

December 11, 2012
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IBF Congratulates our 2012 Business Forecasting & Planning Recognition Awards Winners

Tweet The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF, wishes to congratulate our 2012 Business Forecasting & Planning Recognition Awards Winners. The IBF has established the Business Forecasting & Planning Recognition awards to recognize the best and most innovative thought leaders, solutions and ideas in the field. This year’s winners are: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN BUSINESS…

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Thoughts About Advancing Your Career in Forecasting & Planning from an IBF Member

November 27, 2012
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Thoughts About Advancing Your Career in Forecasting & Planning from an IBF Member

Tweet It was spring of 1999 when I was in Parkersburg WV looking for my next opportunity in Demand Management. I had just recently become a member of the Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF), and had begun using the career center to find possibilities for a more challenging position. Looking through the recent job postings…

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Leadership in Business Forecasting & Planning

September 18, 2012
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Leadership in Business Forecasting & Planning

Tweet At the IBF, we realize that executives are faced with unprecedented pressures to react quickly and maintain a healthy company track record, despite rising costs, shrinking margins, and lack of loyalty from customers. With a proliferation of new products in the marketplace, shorter product life-cycles, the difficulties in succeeding has become even greater. For…

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Operations & Sales: Playing on the Same Team with Accurate Forecasts

September 11, 2012
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Operations & Sales: Playing on the Same Team with Accurate Forecasts

Tweet As a Demand Planning Manager, a key responsibility is ensuring Sales has product to sell. Keeping inventory low to control capital and reduce out of date potential, limiting floor space to store inventory, and having good production practices to keep lines running efficiently and seasonality– all these present a fine line between success and…

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