Sales & Operations Planning

Supply chain planning is always complex, but the dairy industry poses a unique set of challenges – single input producing a diverse range of outputs,…

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All Supply Chain business leaders want their planning to align strategy, integrate planning functions and plan for profit. Many organisations use some form of S&OP,…

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Setting the right safety stock is of critical importance to planners. It's the buffer which ensures you can manage the fluctuations in demand and supply. Because of…

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After a comprehensive pre-study, Countdown Ltd (Woolworths’ NZ subsidiary) implemented Optimity across all categories in the meat division of its highly successful New Zealand supermarket chain. “To gain an edge…

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  While S&OP process is intended to resolve the majority of outstanding issues prior to moving to the executive S&OP review, often the reality is…

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This article challenges you to review your organization’s level of supply chain maturity, and gives you an introduction to a new framework that will help…

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Supply chain planning is always complex, but the dairy industry poses a unique set of challenges - single input producing a diverse range of outputs,…

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A successful planning process will give the management team a way of ensuring business focus, alignment and synchronization across all functions of the business. This…

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Getting the perfect price point to optimise overall profit is key to many businesses – especially those in the retail sector. It’s a complex science which impacts…

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The poultry industry poses particular challenges for planners – all related to “balancing the bird”. These struggles will hold relevance for anyone who needs to…

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