An S&OP communication plan: The final step in support of company strategy

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 as a practitioner with my article An S&OP communication plan: The Final Step in support of Company Strategy. The Foresight editor notes about my article: ‘Niels van Hove argues persuasively … Continue reading An S&OP communication plan: The final step in support of company strategy

4 Phases of Behavioural Change in the Journey to S&OP Excellence #3

An S&OP implementation requires many changes, not the least behavioural change.  However, there are different behavioural change requirements during a journey to S&OP excellence.  These behavioural changes often require coaching to be addressed properly. In four posts, four coaching phases will be explained to support leaders with behavioural change required to reach S&OP excellence. These are; Coach to change, coach to sustain, coach for excellence … Continue reading 4 Phases of Behavioural Change in the Journey to S&OP Excellence #3

The right brain and S&OP: cornerstones to a collaborative culture

Collaboration is widely accepted to add value to a business network. Yet few companies will say they have truly a collaborative culture. The supply chain function and S&OP process can be catalysts to drive a collaborative company culture. For this to happen, the traditional left brain thinking supply chain organization has to start activating and using right brain skills and S&OP needs to start leading … Continue reading The right brain and S&OP: cornerstones to a collaborative culture