From time to time I am fortunate to be able share some S&OP ideas through interviews and I was interviewed by the popular S&OP & supply chain blog Supply Chain Trend. My interview is actually one in a series that will share ideas of several S&OP leaders from the US and other countries.
We talk about a vision for the future, what’s required to realize my take on it, and why companies struggle to improve their processes. I convey that management teams who fail to recognize that S&OP is the platform for driving business results will probably not reach higher levels of S&OP maturity and will likely have a process that stagnates at more tactical levels.
It’s a balanced interview though and also asks about:
How I got started (I describe my first implementation - a little consulting know-how, self-study, and leveraging the talents of a great client team, we pulled it off!)
What’s missing that I see
What I’d recommend to practitioners who are struggling to get to the next level
Eric Tinker leads Nexview Consulting and has spent over 20 years in management consulting helping clients achieve large-scale change within their organizations. His projects have resulted in over $500 million in operational improvements. His client experience spans several countries and ranges from helping start-ups to leadership of large, complex, multi-geography business transformation. Eric focuses on Sale & Operations Planning as well as improving the supporting processes, information systems and organizations to help clients leverage S&OP to be the platform for continuous improvement. He has taught and consulted on S&OP across 5 continents, has published several articles, and is the author of Sales & Operations Planning RESULTS. His industry experience includes Consumer Goods, Energy, Chemicals, Life Sciences, and High Tech among others.