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May-June 2014

May-June 2014

Getting the most from Sales and Operations Planning is a combination of people, processes, and technology. The Red Wing Shoe Company details the steps it took to improve S&OP processes, slash its S&OP planning efforts by 50 percent, and align manufacturing with sales—all while growing its business.
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May-June 2014

May-June 2014

Getting the most from Sales and Operations Planning is a combination of people, processes, and technology. The Red Wing Shoe Company details the steps it took to improve S&OP processes, slash its S&OP planning efforts by 50 percent, and align manufacturing with sales—all while growing its business.

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Lost Supplier Trust, Lost Profits
Most companies are missing out on an important opportunity for improved profitability simply because they are unaware of the profit contribution their suppliers can bring.

May-June 2014 Features

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Navigating a Course with Planning and Forecasting
When it comes to S&OP, forecasters and planners need to work together to achieve financial performance targets.

6
Financial Distress in Container Shipping Industry Rises for Third Straight Year
Continued sluggish demand, a growing mountain of debt, and a radically changing global marketplace has the ocean container shipping industry reeling, say...

8
Perseverance Pays in the Innovation Game
You are grappling with age-old questions: What should my supply chain look like in the future? What new innovation can I apply...

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How They Did it: Red Wing Shoes’ Journey to S&OP
Getting the most from Sales and Operations Planning is a combination of people, processes, and technology. The Red Wing Shoe Company details...

18
New Perspectives on the Value of Demand Sensing
Demand sensing tools are easing inventory burdens in many industries. Recent research points to which types of companies have been investing in...

24
Lost Supplier Trust, Lost Profits
Most companies are missing out on an important opportunity for improved profitability simply because they are unaware of the profit contribution their...

34
Can Your Supply Chain Support a Corporate Turnaround?
No one wants a corporate turnaround. But when a turnaround is unavoidable, supply chains can play an important role in righting the...

42
Innovations That Drive Supply Chains
In its first annual industry report, MHI and Deloitte share what executives think about emerging innovations that could dramatically affect tomorrow’s...

50
The Road to Contract Manufacturing Success
The chasm between outsourcing expectations and results can be wide. A new study sheds light on how manufacturers can close that gap.

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Continuous Replenishment Can Boost Logistics Efficiency
Providing continuous replenishment to customers can have its benefits, but you have to get it right.

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Additive manufacturing and 3D printing promise to simplify manufacturing, reduce inventories, and streamline operations. But, to determine when and how to apply additive manufacturing, organizations need a decision model that assesses it’s market strategy, supply chain performance, and complexity.
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Supply Chains in Advanced Markets Should Become More Agile, Says Atradius
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Trade Trends Report Confirms E-Commerce Urgency
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