Consulting.us, on Sep 17, 2019 3:44:05 PM
Steven Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe, on Sep 9, 2019 12:35:58 PM
C-suite executives face increasing challenges every day in an environment where the supply chain is increasingly global and often unstable due to factors out of their direct control such as new and unexpected tariffs. Those executives often implement Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) initiatives in an attempt to foster broader and deeper collaboration along the end-to-end supply chain, and to balance supply commitments against demand, but too often, these S&OP strategies fall short of expectations. With the right approach though, S&OP can deliver significant and sustainable results.
Collin Ziemerink, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services, on Sep 3, 2019 8:50:50 AM
According to USG and U.S. Chamber of Commerce commercial construction index Q2 2019, contractors in the U.S. commercial construction industry remain optimistic about the market. This comes despite ongoing challenges with skilled workforce availability, supply chain pressure and tariff-related concerns.
Despite the optimistic outlook, there is still the very real possibility of a slowdown in commercial construction in the next 18 to 24 months. In this scenario, increased competition for a smaller number of projects will inevitably result in margin erosion. Forward-looking executives are already preparing by optimizing margins and removing cost from the end-to-end supply chain.
Consultancy US, on Aug 29, 2019 10:10:53 AM
Originally published in Consulting US
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) allows executives to achieve focus and alignment across all business functions, utilizing strong communication and collaboration across functional teams, customers, and suppliers. An important part of S&OP is matching demand information to supply capability and financial objectives to drive top-level strategy – integrating marketing and sales, financial, and supply operations into a unified whole.
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Steve Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe, on Aug 20, 2019 1:26:06 PM
Originally published in Forbes
One of the biggest challenges faced by the C-suite is achieving an end-to-end demand/supply chain that is fully collaborative, with supply commitments properly balanced against demand. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) initiatives often plateau without any measurable payoff, and the result can be a stagnant culture resistant to change. Despite the challenges, S&OP continues to be a top priority among supply chain executives, and the potential for sustainable and measurable payoff is great.
Mike Notarangeli, EVP Logistics, on Aug 13, 2019 9:40:10 AM
In the shipping industry, where over-the-road trucks consume huge amounts of oil and gas, a business case can be made for incorporating solar panels. The considerable amount of unused real estate on the roof of trailers could feasibly be utilized to incorporate green technology into the trucking business.
Supply Chain Dive, on Aug 5, 2019 2:03:54 PM
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Maine Pointe, on Jul 23, 2019 11:07:38 AM
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