S&OP has a big role to play in driving integration, collaboration, and digital transformation. In Steve Bowen’s latest podcast on Forbes, “Digital supply chain, culture, and sales & operations planning,” Steve interviews Mike Burnette from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute. In this episode, Mike talks about how and why the supply chain has become more complex and global, in an insatiable quest to drive more shareholder value. Integration and digital transformation is the key, but as Mike points out, very few companies do it well, and a comprehensive assessment of those digital tools will ensure the greatest value is derived from the data those tools generate.
This is the second Forbes podcast from Steve; the first was “Redefining supply chain excellence,” with Steve interviewing Dr. Paul Dittmann from University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business on how being more strategic about the supply chain can improve cash flow, drive shareholder value and yield greater profits. This podcast is an excellent tool to share with clients and prospects, and Steve introduces some important topics on the role of company culture in enabling a digital transformation, with specific key points on how that culture flows from the CEO down through the rest of the organization.