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The “post-S&OP era” – Managing in NOW mode

Here’s a typical process I have seen in many companies – still, in 2013! [since I work primarily in the Pharmaceutical industry, these are Pharmaceutical manufacturers] – At the beginning of the month, Forecasts are refreshed – Then, an MRP process ripples through and a supply plan comes out (planned orders, process orders, purchase orders, […]

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How does a network become a network?

A successful Manufacturer buys many plants and goes global. Many plants make many products; a global company distributes its products to many markets. The most tempting form of synergy is to bring the products of many plants to multiple markets; and to eliminate redundancies between plants. This thinking leads to the idea of centers of […]

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