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  • Posted by
    Cathy Iammartino
    Director of Product Development, APICS

    Supplier Collaboration is Key to Maximizing Value

    Collaborating with your suppliers can have an invaluable strategic impact, and can give your organization the advantage it needs to compete in today’s fast-moving global marketplace. Through collaboration, the buyer and the product design team can leverage the supplier's expertise and bring better products to market faster.
  • Posted by
    Ehap Sabri
    Advisory Director, KPMG

    Five Tips for IBP Transformation Success

    Integrated business planning (IBP) extends S&OP principles to deliver a seamless management process.
  • Posted by
    Jennifer Daniels
    Vice President, APICS Marketing

    Create a Path to Water Sustainability

    Responsible water stewardship improves your brand. The CEO Water Mandate can provide guidance.
  • Posted by
    Peter A. Bolstorff
    Executive Vice President, APICS

    Align Supply Chain and Product Managers to Upgrade S&OP

    The elephant does look different depending on your proximity to the beast. The same can be said about inventory. There are two roles in your organization that often view inventory from vastly different perspectives: the supply chain manager and the product manager. The two are frequently pushing against each other, but getting these two roles on the same page will upgrade your sales and operations planning (S&OP).
  • Posted by
    Peter A. Bolstorff
    Executive Vice President, APICS

    The Seven Principles of Effective Supply Chain Planning

    Question: Is best practice supply chain planning simply a function of incorporating more leading practices? Answer: No. Leading practices in supply chain planning abound. A simple Google search yielded more than 54 million results. Those practices include everything from sales and operations planning to material requirements planning and demand management to vendor-managed inventory. And new principles in supply chain planning are constantly emerging, including demand shaping, demand sensing, and agile response.
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