Why does Product Portfolio matter to Your Strategy?

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Product Portfolio Management is a concept that was popularised by BCG in the early 1970s. An indication of its’ power and prescience is that it is still as relevant now as it was then – even more so today, given the proliferation of products and shortening of product lifecycles. The Premise Behind Product Portfolio Management is the premise that a …

Global SandOP Cascade

Sales and Operations Planning as a Process

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Introduction As described in the article an Introduction, Sales and Operations Planning, S&OP exists to enable the business to achieve the objectives, and to drive progress towards the Business Plan. As such, the S&OP process is integrated into other business planning activities. It is also integrated into the execution activities for those plans – S&OP is an integral part of …

S&OP - Balancing Supply and Demand

An Introduction to Sales and Operations Planning

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Introduction According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is a set of Decision-Making Processes to Balance Demand & Supply, Align Volume & Mix, and Integrate Financial & Operating Plans. In essence, S&OP translates the overall business plan into an integrated set of functional plans for the business (these functional plans include the Sales …

Simplified Automotive Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

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What is Supply Chain Management According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP); SCM includes all the activities that take place to get a product in your hands – from the time of raw materials extraction to the minute you pull out your credit card and take the final product home. APICS define SCM as; the design, planning, …