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

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

It Is About Time for a New S&OP Conversation

Getting S&OP right is hard. I know it. After practicing and consulting S&OP in many company’s, industries and countries. After reading, researching, writing and publishing about it for years. I know it. You know it too! And the facts don’t lie. According to Gartner, it takes 10 years to become great at S&OP. They also say that 67% of companies can not get further than … Continue reading It Is About Time for a New S&OP Conversation

Why Mindset Matters for S&OP

In an extensive review of S&OP literature, Tuomikangas & Kaipia* suggest S&OP culture and leadership as one of six S&OP mechanisms to improve S&OP performance. According to them, this includes ‘the organizational mindset and practices that facilitate and advance formal planning.’ Mental Toughness has been called ‘the mindset of the winner’ by Jim Loehr, a sport psychologist who first coined the term Mental Toughness. You might … Continue reading Why Mindset Matters for S&OP

How Mental Toughness supports more effective S&OP

Mental Toughness is a personality trait which is emerging as the key to understanding how people respond to and perform under stress, pressure and challenge. Mental Toughness explains up to 25% in the variation of an individual’s performance.  It is also a significant factor in individual and team health and well-being. In my new e-book, I describe how to develop 15 characteristics of the Mentally … Continue reading How Mental Toughness supports more effective S&OP

How Mindfulness can increase S&OP Meeting Effectiveness

In the corporate world you can drown in meetings. Estimates are, that if you’re a middle manager, you can spend about 35% of your time in meetings. If you’re in upper management, that goes up to 50%. S&OP meetings can be long meetings, as it requires time to review a company’s 24 months rolling forecast, its strategic intent and enterprise wide resource allocation. Running straight … Continue reading How Mindfulness can increase S&OP Meeting Effectiveness