S&OP is a long term game, if not a never ending continuous improvement game. More than once, I’ve witnessed well working S&OP processes collapse within months after a merger, restructure, leadership change or other significant business changes. The process was working; people rocked up to... Read more.
Things are looking up for European logistics service providers. Their clients (shippers) are increasingly outsourcing logistics services to third-party specialists. So far, however, no logistics service provider offers complete European coverage in terms of both warehousing and transport. The... Read more.
Are collaborating companies sufficiently aware of each other’s strategies? I posed that question while leading a seminar a couple of years ago. A supply chain director from a retail company said that he preferred to hold minimal stock in the outsourced warehouse, while his logistics service... Read more.