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Practical Insights (Blog)

Sales & Operations Planning: Why is S&OP Important?

In part two of his series of practical insights blogs looking at the evolving importance of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, discusses five critical ways an effective S&OP process drives straight to the heart of business model enablement.


Topics: Operations Excellence Smart Operations Industry 4.0 Sales & Operations Planning

How Blockchain Technology is Starting to Transform the End-to-End Supply Chain

From source to sale: In the second of his series of blogs demystifying Industry 4.0 technologies, Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, focuses on some of the ways blockchain technology is beginning to make its mark on end-to-end global supply chains.

Topics: global supply chain digital supply chain Industry 4.0 blockchain

Sales & Operations Planning: The C-Suite Dilemma

In the first of a five-part series of practical insights blogs looking at the evolving importance of S&OP in an aligned, synchronized, responsive end-to-end supply chain, Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, looks at the challenges executives face and why success in S&OP projects often proves elusive.


Topics: Operations Excellence Smart Operations Industry 4.0 Sales & Operations Planning

Doubling Down on the Supply Chain: How Some West Texas Producers are Facing Headwinds from Increased Complexity, Resulting in Decreased Cash Operating Costs/Barrel

Mark Montanari, VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas, outlines some of the key challenges currently faced by West Texas operators and discusses why he believes a holistic, end-to-end supply chain approach may be the way to overcome them.


Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

Is a New Sustainment Model the Next Step in Defense Acquisition Reform?

Chris Brumitt, VP Aerospace & Defense, discusses the vital importance of sustainment and acquisition model reform to the defense mission.


Topics: Supply Chain Performance aerospace and defense