The ‘Why’ in S&OP: or How to Find More Meaning

There is a lot of evidence that S&OP is hard to implement and get right. And when S&OP is implemented it often stalls, doesn’t make enough progress and doesn’t deliver enough value. The reasons are plenty, but one of the core reasons is the lack of senior leadership support. Another reason is that employees just get tired of an overly dogmatic, bureaucratic process and data … Continue reading The ‘Why’ in S&OP: or How to Find More Meaning

Why Mental Toughness should be on Every CEO’s Agenda

In this second interview on the Kinaxis blog, I go deeper in to why Mental Toughness is so important in our VUCA world, why it should be on the agenda of every CEO, and why supply chain and S&OP can lead this change! You can read the transcript here If you want to know more about Mental Toughness, you can visit my website MentalToughness.online Continue reading Why Mental Toughness should be on Every CEO’s Agenda

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