Posts about "Supply Chain"

supply chain

Pricing optimization and planning in retail and CPG needs the right technology

Ideally, strategic pricing should be an integral part of supply chain planning. However, we continue to see supply chains be completely blindsided by changes in pricing—and the impact of these changes, both positive and negative, on demand and production. In this blog, I’ll discuss the challenges and solutions around pricing optimization and planning to help… read more →

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The Smart Business Platform improves Del Monte’s planning processes, better aligning finance and supply chain

Companies in the food and beverage industry face unique challenges in overseeing the production and distribution of these perishable consumer goods. Those challenges include creating a production schedule for an unpredictable harvest and the timely delivery of goods to areas of highest demand. To address these challenges, companies need an efficient, reliable system for planning… read more →

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S&OP vital signs: Success depends on showing up

Most companies have begun their S&OP journey, and many have realized better performance as a result, however the outcome is not guaranteed. Too many companies stall along the way before they’ve realized significant performance improvement. This often can be traced to gaps in the S&OP foundation, which ultimately become barriers to success. A check of… read more →

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The myths of S&OP

Thor and Loki, two gods from Norse mythology, have seen a resurgence in popularity lately, likely due to the wildly popular Avenger and Thor movies. Or there’s the classic Greek myth about the Gorgon Medusa and how Perseus defeated her to save his mother from the clutches of a scheming king. Myths transcend generations. After… read more →