How to Measure your Strategy Execution Readiness

Your company has a strategy. Are you confident it is ready to be deployed and executed? Most likely not, as 60%-90% of strategy implementations fail and only 14% of executives are satisfied with the execution of a strategy. This post introduces a framework to assess your company’s strategy execution readiness, in order to align leaders around how to bridge your strategy to execution gaps. I … Continue reading How to Measure your Strategy Execution Readiness

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.┬áThe 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

How to get Ready to Execute your Company Strategy

Your company has a strategy. Are you confident it is ready to be deployed and executed? Most likely not, as 60%-90% of strategy implementations fail and only 14% of executives are satisfied with the execution of a strategy. This post introduces a framework to assess your company’s strategy execution readiness, in order to align leaders around how to bridge your strategy to execution gaps. Before … Continue reading How to get Ready to Execute your Company Strategy

Communication; the last step in S&OP

To help your company to execute its strategy, executives need to aspire to implement advanced S&OP. The ultimate goal of S&OP is to plan ahead and provide visibility and support to execute the company strategy. In our busy day to day life we might forget, but communication is an important part of both S&OP and strategy execution. Therefore communication needs to be integrated in an … Continue reading Communication; the last step in S&OP

The rise and fall of S&OP

There is no doubt that over the years, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) has brought companies around the world many valuable business improvements. This article argues that after existing for over 30 years, the development of S&OP as an end to end business management process method has come to a standstill. This standstill is threatening the very existence of S&OP. The only way to further … Continue reading The rise and fall of S&OP

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