Benchmark your S&OP Mindset

S&OP is an enterprise wide business planning process that can only be effective and sustainable when it is supported by the right mindset and behaviours. Individuals and teams with a superior mindset will increase S&OP effectiveness and are proven to perform better and show increased well-being. You can down load a free S&OP mindset checklist HERE I also would like to ask you a favor … Continue reading Benchmark your S&OP Mindset

Checklist for an S&OP Mindset

For those of you who’ve been following supplychaintrend for a while, you know I’ve written many blogs about how mindset improves S&OP and business performance. And maybe more importantly, it can also improve employee well-being. I’m pleased that in collaboration with the leading European Supply Chain Platform – Supply Chain Movement – I developed a checklist to assess if your organisation has an effective mindset. … Continue reading Checklist for an S&OP Mindset

Why Mental Toughness should be on Every CEO’s Agenda

In this second interview on the Kinaxis blog, I go deeper in to why Mental Toughness is so important in our VUCA world, why it should be on the agenda of every CEO, and why supply chain and S&OP can lead this change! You can read the transcript here If you want to know more about Mental Toughness, you can visit my website MentalToughness.online Continue reading Why Mental Toughness should be on Every CEO’s Agenda

It Is About Time for a New S&OP Conversation

Getting S&OP right is hard. I know it. After practicing and consulting S&OP in many company’s, industries and countries. After reading, researching, writing and publishing about it for years. I know it. You know it too! And the facts don’t lie. According to Gartner, it takes 10 years to become great at S&OP. They also say that 67% of companies can not get further than … Continue reading It Is About Time for a New S&OP Conversation

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #4

Introduction In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses. However, S&OP has not yet substantially delivered on its ultimate promise of enterprise wide resource management, rolling financial forecasting and strategy deployment. Whatever maturity model or consultancy support companies use, S&OP seems to get stuck. Worse, overall S&OP development and progress seems to have stalled. It sometimes seems like S&OP is stuck in … Continue reading S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #4

 Why a Net Promoter Score is key to achieve S&OP excellence

The Net Promoter Score (NPS) measures the loyalty that exists between a provider and a consumer. The provider can be a company, employer or any other entity. The provider is the entity that is asking the questions on the NPS survey. The consumer is the customer, employee, or respondent to an NPS survey. (Wikipedia) Based on a single question, the NPS approach devises the results … Continue reading  Why a Net Promoter Score is key to achieve S&OP excellence

How Mindfulness can increase S&OP Meeting Effectiveness

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%. S&OP meetings can be long meetings, as it requires time to review a company’s 24 months rolling forecast, its strategic intent and enterprise wide resource allocation. Running straight … Continue reading How Mindfulness can increase S&OP Meeting Effectiveness

How to address Cultural Differences in S&OP

The success of Global S&OP depends on, among other things, how well a company adapts to the local culture when developing and implementing it. Cultural issues are important. We may be able to change the culture of a company, but not the culture of a country. A Global S&OP approach Globalization has made it necessary for companies to plan and operate not only across different … Continue reading How to address Cultural Differences in S&OP

9½ Tips to Build your Confidence

We all question our performance and abilities sometimes. If we dwell on this for too long, this might decrease our confidence. Confidence is a measurable attribute of Mental Toughness and it can be influenced and improved. The confidence attribute of Mental Toughness has two elements: Confidence in own abilities Interpersonal confidence Individuals with confidence and Mental Toughness perform better under pressure and generally have better … Continue reading 9½ Tips to Build your Confidence

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