Interview Why Mindset and Behaviours Matter for S&OP and Supply Chain

Recently I got interviewed for the Kinaxis supply chain blog. You can listen to the audio below or read the (not always accurate) transcript here It is my mission to get effective mindset and behaviours on the agenda of CEO’s and S&OP is a great vehicle to support and implement this. The beauty of some behaviours is that they’re not just good for performance and … Continue reading Interview Why Mindset and Behaviours Matter for S&OP and Supply Chain

A Strong Mind

It is almost 9 years ago that I wrote one of my first blogs; The Behavioural Supply Chain. In the blog I argue that… “Supply chain, in its current form, is nearing the end of its life cycle of integration and optimisation. Even supported by the latest IT technology, the intended total network integration and optimisation is grinding to a halt.” and that… “The behavioural … Continue reading A Strong Mind

Why Authenticity is Key to Transformational S&OP

S&OP has the potential to transform an organisation. S&OP can do more than create a rolling forecast, contribute to improved strategy execution and company performance. By driving and nurturing effective values and behaviours through the S&OP cycle, it can influence company culture and employee engagement, well-being and performance. Once S&OP is influencing company culture for the better and achieves these type of employee benefits, I … Continue reading Why Authenticity is Key to Transformational S&OP

S&OP Effectiveness Calls for a Winning Mindset

Getting a cross-functional business governance model like Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) right is hard. The facts don’t lie. According to Gartner, 67% of companies can not get further than stage 2 out of a four-stage S&OP maturity model. Lora Cecere assessed that 36% of companies’ S&OP efforts are stalled or moving slowly. This lack progress or even stalling of S&OP, can be even despite … Continue reading S&OP Effectiveness Calls for a Winning Mindset

The State of S&OP according to 7 Thought Leaders

S&OP continuous to be a popular topic that remains high on the agenda of executives. To assess the current state of S&OP, I interviewed 7 S&OP thought leaders at the end of 2016 for my blog supply chain trend. These leaders all have 20+ years S&OP experience and published books, whitepapers and articles in renowned magazines. A group, eligible to comment on the current state … Continue reading The State of S&OP according to 7 Thought Leaders

Why companies should have a Chief Trust Officer

Great companies do not only have a clear ‘why’ or purpose. They don’t just have a clever differentiating strategy, which they execute seamlessly. Great companies also know very well ‘how’ they ought to behave whilst going about their daily tasks to execute their strategy. Not just to improve business performance, but also to improve employee well-being. And although there is not just one clear behavior … Continue reading Why companies should have a Chief Trust Officer

Big Data: a Big Decision

Every so many years, a new supply chain terminology takes the front page and dominates the conversation in magazines and conferences. In the last decade or two we’ve seen JIT (Just in Time), TQM (Total Quality Management), 6 Sigma, S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning), Lean, Agile, Demand-Driven Supply Chains…to name just a few. Often it is for good reasons that these concepts draw attention, as … Continue reading Big Data: a Big Decision