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RESOLVING CONFLICT WITHIN S&OP - By Patrick Bower and Glen Fossella



WHITE PAPERS AND ARTICLES are written by either myself or my colleague Bob Stahl. White papers are longish; articles are usuallymedium-length; and we even have a one-pager in there.

The S&OP IMPLEMENTATION PLAN is a generalized schedule of activities involved in successfully implementing S&OP. Companies can use this as a starting point and tailor the plan to fit their specific circumstances.

The S&OP EFFECTIVENESS CHECKLIST enables companies to evaluate how well they’re doing operating the S&OP process – without having to bring an outsider in to tell them how they’re doing.


White Papers and Articles

  • S&OP Eight Elementary Errors
  • Change Management in S&OP
  • Costs and Benefits
  • Forecast Less and Get Better Results
  • Sales and Operations Planning - The Next Generation
  • Lean Manufacturing and S&OP:
    You Need'Em Both

Bob Stahl Columns

  • Executive S&OP and The Cycle of Resolution: Resolving Conflict to Align Human Energy
  • How S&OP Changes Corporate Culture: Results of Interviews
    With Seven Companies
  • Executive S&OP: Managing to Achieve Consensus
  • Resolving a Family Feud: Market-Facing versus Lean Manufacturing Families
  • Converting Family Forecasts into Resource Requirements
  • Making Forecasting Simpler & Better Through Executive S&OP 
  • Executive S&OP: Simpler, Better, and More Needed than Ever  

S&OP Implementation Plan

  • Generalized Implementation Plan
    . . . the steps involved in implementation, suitable for downloading into your project management software

S&OP Effectiveness Checklist

  • Self-Audit Worksheet
    . . . evaluate how well you're doing with S&OP, Forecasting, and Master Scheduling via this Excel-based spreadsheet
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