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Is S&OE the new S&OP?

Jeff Stabell - Manufacturing, Retail, Supply Chain
JDA

During a recent dialog with a Vice President of Supply Chain for a major U.S. retailer, I had the opportunity to ask an important question. I asked how much of that Vice President’s time was spent on truly strategic supply chain planning projects vs tactical firefighting of supply chain disruptions. By the look on his face it was clear that I had touched a nerve.

This is a sensitive topic for many supply chain practitioners. JDA’s own research among planners tells us that they tend to spend 70% of their time fire-fighting supply chain disruptions. This Supply Chain VP was certainly no exception to the rule as those daily and weekly supply chain fires tended to bubble up to his desk.

The question remains, why can’t most supply chain practitioners break loose from firefighting and focus on delivering against their Sales and Operational Plan?

As a wise person once said, the long-term is a series of short terms. Delivering against yo

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Constellation Research: 9 Starting Points for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

The rise automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies means you have new opportunities to undergo digital transformation. Read “9 Starting Points for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing” from Constellation Research for actionable next steps you can take, including: 9 entry p  >>


Events
 
10
Dec
2019
Manufacturing Integration in New Product Introduction

Global business trends have led to greater market competition, higher supply chain complexity, and increased functional decentralization.  The effective integration of manufacturing with new product development has become essential for achieving profitability and time-to-market objectives.  This program wi ...

NBC Tower | Chicago, IL  
 
12
Dec
2019
Negotiating Energy Supply and Infrastructure Contracts

Whether energy procurement, operations, plant manager or engineer  is part of your job deion or a core competency, cryptic terms and conditions in your supply contract add (unnecessary) complexity to an already difficult decision. So how do you protect your bottom line? For the negotiation of commodity and infr ...

NBC TOWER | Chicago, IL  
 
28
Jan
2020
Procurecon Facilities 2019

The Conference for Facilities Innovators   What is ProcureCon Facilities? The sourcing of real estate, facilities, construction and utilities has recently become a major procurement responsibility. Called on to eliminate excessive costs and increase savings, the time is now for facilities practition ...

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, FL  
 
 4 
Feb
2020
Future Stores Miami 2020

The Conference for In-Store Innovators Retail. Reimagined. It’s 2019, and the Retail Renaissance is here. For successful retailers, business –as-usual is long gone. But what’s next in 2020 and beyond? Future Stores Miami is the conference where senior level executives in operations, mar ...

JW Marriott Miami, FL  
 

Job Opportunities
 
Supply Chain Planner
     
     San Bernardino  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Supply Chain Analyst
     
     Huntington Beach  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Sr. Demand/Production Planner
     
     Seattle Area, WA  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

Senior Manager - Indirect Sourcing - Americas
     
     Nashville, Milwaukee or St. Louis  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

WMS Super User
     
     Fayetteville Area, NC  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

Procurement Engineer, Philips Healthcare, (Latham, NY.)
     
     Latham, New York  -  PERM  -  Philips

Director of Distribution
     
     Bloomingdale  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Global Commodity Manager
     
     Glenview  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Sr. Manager, Procurement Project Management, NPI
     
     California - Pleasanton  -  PERM  -  Roche

Global Commodity Manager - Packaging
     
     Glenview  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Service Parts Supply Chain - Project Manager
     
     Nashville, Tennessee  -  PERM  -  Philips

Supervisor Manufacturing (2nd Shift)
     
     Arizona - Tucson  -  PERM  -  Roche

Inventory Manager
     
     Manhattan  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Indirect Strategic Sourcing Manager - IT
     
     Lake Zurich  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Transportation and Logistics Manager, Personal Health (Lockbourne OH)
     
     Lockbourne, Ohio  -  PERM  -  Philips





 
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Last update 5 Dec 2019
November PMI at seven-month high amid stronger upturn in new orders
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

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Education
 
30
Dec
2019
Introduction to Manufacturing processes
     New York
20
Jan
2020
The International Buyer Mini MBA
     New York
 3 
Feb
2020
Fundamentals of Purchasing for New Buyers
     Miami
 3 
Feb
2020
Logistics Management
     Miami
17
Feb
2020
Operational Excellence
     Miami

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Resources
 
HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

Building the Brand of Procurement and Supply

Forward-thinking players are setting their sights on advancing the future of procurement with active value management. But there’s a long way to go to become an essential part of the enterprise performance conversa...


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