A Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) business process is an essential element for running a successful business. SIOP will allow you to improve your forecasting, capacity and resource planning, cash flow, and inventory levels.
Yet there are many challenges with getting a proper, functioning SIOP process in place. If the benefits are so clear why is it so difficult to get SIOP going and then to sustain it?
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I had accepted a career changing challenge … how to change the company’s Inventory Turnover performance from being perennially worst in the Industry to being one of the best. And I had to do it all within 1 year!
I had seen many very smart people tackle this problem over the years. Yet they all seemed to come up short. Sure they improved some aspect of Inventory levels or turnover but in aggregate these all seemed to amount to incremental, step function changes. We needed game changing results! We needed a game changing approach! And we needed it now! Continue reading “Inventory Turnover Breakthrough (Part 1) … Go Back To The Basics!”
Many projects often fade away over time and fall well short of their original goals. People face many very real challenges in leading these projects. So how do you avoid having your project become another program-of-the-month and disappear from view? Is there a formula?
As we have discussed in other blog posts we have tackled Inventory Turnover several times, amongst many other challenges. We have doubled turnover and achieved industry leading results in very short periods of time.
Your challenge may be trying to improve Inventory performance or trying to create a transformational improvement in some other area. We have found that there is a formula and a set of key principles that are critical to driving the game changing results you are looking for.
Continue reading “Inventory Turnover Breakthrough (Part 6) – A Formula For Achieving Game Changing Results!”