8 tips to stop wasting time in meetings

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%. Check out this meeting info-graph. When we spend all this time in meetings, you would think that we run them efficiently and effectively. You might assume that we … Continue reading 8 tips to stop wasting time in meetings

The changing role of planning

The  following is some more detail behind the attached presentation I gave at an Australian planning & forecasting conference. YOu can find the presentation here: 2013 The role of DR in IBP October 1st v2 The changing role of planning The key message in my presentation was that Planning & Forecasting is not only about numbers anymore. Forecasting must mature beyond numbers, systems and spreadsheets only. … Continue reading The changing role of planning

Leading an effective S&OP culture

Many articles and whitepapers have been written on how to overcome the process and technology aspects of S&OP. Not many S&OP whitepapers have been written on how to include and overcome behavioural and cultural aspects of S&OP. I will write four articles that will provide you with some thoughts and guidance to address behavioural and leadership challenges when implementing and sustaining effective S&OP. In my … Continue reading Leading an effective S&OP culture