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

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

How to Shape a Company Culture with S&OP

Foresight is a renowned magazine that focuses on the professional development for makers and users of business forecasts. It provides insights from academics and practitioners. I’m honored that in the latest Foresight edition, I’ve been published with my article How to Shape a Company Culture with S&OP.  The Foresight editor Len Tashman notes about my article: “Niels van Hove has spent many years studying S&OP performance and … Continue reading How to Shape a Company Culture with S&OP

The S&OP Pulse Check 2017 results

The S&OP pulse check is a unique survey that provides new and different types of insights for S&OP practitioners. The S&OP pulse check started in 2010 and is this year in its 6th edition. Thanks to everybody who has made the 2017  S&OP survey possible. Key insights this year are: People & Culture Effective S&OP processes see more positive cultural change Mental Toughness supports effective … Continue reading The S&OP Pulse Check 2017 results