How to bridge the Strategy to Execution gap

A business strategy is only as good as its execution. Still many businesses struggle to periodically align their strategy with their annual plans, performance and appraisal settings and execution. This contributes to a lack of employee engagement in strategy and a low success rate of strategy execution, which have been well documented over the years. To overcome the strategy to execution gap, executives may choose … Continue reading How to bridge the Strategy to Execution gap

Leading in changing and sustaining S&OP

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

Global S&OP: Leadership, Change management, Behavior & Cross-Cultural Differences

It must be one of the longest article titles in the history of the Journal of Business Forecasting but I’m pleased that my article has finally been published. It is even the leading article, lucky me. The article is actually a combination of 4 blogs I wrote about 1.5 years ago on the impact of company culture on S&OP. You can find those here I first wrote … Continue reading Global S&OP: Leadership, Change management, Behavior & Cross-Cultural Differences

The impact of company culture on IBP part IV: Geography 1

Globalization is pushing companies to plan and operate more and more across the borders of their country of origin. This will also have an impact on IBP processes. IBP stakeholders have to overcome an increasing set of social and cultural differences in their IBP meetings to handle different perspectives, disagreements and come to consensus. To handle this, IBP leaders have to be aware of cultural … Continue reading The impact of company culture on IBP part IV: Geography 1