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    Ask the S&OP Expert, Week 11: Your Opportunity to Talk to Industry Leaders


      To ask Patrick Bower a question on S&OP, send an email to asktheexpert@kinaxis.com


      Ask the S&OP Expert gives you access the latest thinking on sales and operations planning. This week's expert is Patrick Bower, Senior Director, Corporate Planning & Customer Service at Combe Incorporated, producer of high-quality personal care products. A self-professed “S&OP geek,” Patrick was previously Practice Manager of Supply Chain Planning at the consulting firm Plan4Demand.


      This weekly series runs from September to November, and coincides with the S&OP Experts Blog Series on the 21st Century Supply Chain. Each week, the 21st Century Supply Chain will feature a Q&A with an industry thought leader, including top research analysts, consultants, industry and press. That same thought leader will also serve as the S&OP Expert of the Week here on the Supply Chain Expert Community.



      Members of the Supply Chain Expert Community will have an exclusive opportunity to ask questions of the S&OP Expert of the Week, and the resulting Q&A will be published on the community. The process is simple: just email your questions to asktheexpert@kinaxis.com. We’ll select the best questions from the bunch for our expert to answer each week. Because we’re offering exclusive, free access to in-demand industry thought leaders, we’re expecting a big response from our community—so please keep in mind that we may not be able to respond to every question. 


      You can ask the S&OP experts of the week about anything within the realm of sales and operations planning. The question can be based on something you read in their 21st Century Supply Chain interview, an industry trend, or a challenge or opportunity that you’re facing in your organization.



      Look for the graphic on the community home page and the Sales and Operations Planning sub-community page each week to discover who the S&OP expert is. Then just send your question via email to asktheexpert@kinaxis.com. It's that easy!



      We look forward to hearing what’s on your mind—and what the experts have to say in response! Read Patrick's interview, and send us your questions for him today!