In the S&OP pulse checks I conducted in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ‘the organizational silos’ were chosen as a top 3 roadblock in implementing S&OP for 3 consecutive years. ‘Senior leadership support’ was the number one roadblock in all three years. We do indeed feel more comfortable in our own silo and vertical reporting line. It seems that’s just how we are. Working horizontally across … Continue reading Have you crossed an S&OP silo lately?
IBP suffers a deadlock in maturity. Independent companies and maturity measurement all point in the same direction. Find below some evidence that IBP gets stuck in early stages. Gartner found in 2010 that 67% of companies can’t get further then step two from their four step maturity model. An Oliver Wight white paper on the transition from S&OP to IBP tells us that most companies … Continue reading The lack of system thinking in IBP
This is a follow-up on my blog on the right brain chasm, which had a lot of traffic. Well, at least for my blog it had! I was also encouraged by an S&OP practitioner who told me that he was inspired by my lecture on this topic during a conference. I think I have to set something straight. Some of the comments on my blog … Continue reading Why S&OP needs the right brain
As a follow up from my last blog on the right brain chasm in supply chain and S&OP, you can find here my presentation on Changing & sustaining S&OP from the March 2013 Australian S&OP conference. A quick guide to go with this presentation. The biggest change required for proper S&OP or in general for agile decision making is horizontal thinking. Information never sits in one function, … Continue reading Leading in changing and sustaining S&OP