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Nike signals that investors don't get how its business works, and it has a point

For years, Nike has provided investors on Wall Street a unique way to gauge the health of its business. It reports ”futures orders,” which are a tally of goods it has committed to deliver to retailers in the next six months. The program lets retailers buy in advance at fixed prices, and Nike in …

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SAP integrated business planning solutions overview

Business Planning

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Business Planning

Agility: It rhymes with stability

Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability.<p><b>Why do established companies</b> struggle to …

The rise and fall of S&OP

<i>There is no doubt that over the years, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) has brought companies around the world many valuable business improvements.</i> …

Follow These 5 Steps to Become an Effective Writer

I used to spend too much time on writing. Sometimes it took me a whole day to write a post of only 500 words. When I look back on these days of toil, …

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Reducing the Risk of Supply Chain Disruptions

References<p><b>1.</b> C.S. Tang, “Robust Strategies for Mitigating Supply Chain Disruptions,” International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 9, …

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Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Everything about Apple Inc is the talk of the town. For example, the new iPad, iPhone, Apple Map or even the environmental and labor issues at its …

Ten steps to business partnering

Take the pulse of your relationship with the supply chain. How collaborative is it? Is finance perceived as a gatekeeper and policeman?<p>WHAT MARKET …

Tough choices for consumer-goods companies

Increasingly empowered consumers, rising yet volatile input prices, and tricky emerging markets mean global consumer-packaged-goods companies must …

Safety stock

<b>Safety stock</b> is a term used by logisticians to describe a level of extra stock that is maintained to mitigate risk of stockouts (shortfall in raw …

Deloitte Center for the Edge Europe Launch with Peter Diamandis

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23 Tools to Optimize WordPress for Search & Conversions

WordPress has revolutionized the way bloggers and businesses create websites, publish content, and build a cohesive online presence. Because this …

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You're So Vain: 7 Meaningless Metrics That Only Feed Your Ego

Though we all have vain tendencies, few leaders would describe “vanity” as a cornerstone of their business strategy. (Unless we’re talking about the world of reality TV, where vanity is currency.)<p>Digital media, however, makes the quest for humility more Herculean than it’s ever been. People and …

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The McKinsey 7-S FrameworkEnsuring That All Parts of Your Organization Work in Harmony

© iStockphoto<br>robaina<p>Use the 7S Framework when things aren't quite working in harmony.<p>How do you go about analyzing how well your organization is …

Corporate Culture

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies asked for integrated supply chain planning. They got it. It does not work so well. Now what? Sharing A Story Last week, I met a client for …

Infographic: Streamline Supply Chain using Social Media

What is the biggest barrier to social media integration in the supply chain. “the supply chain leader will have to first learn about social …

S&OP – a major driver in maximizing business profitability?

Increasing market dynamics and volatility put more emphasis on achieving planning excellence and raise the general level of attention for this topic. …