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elctrnx_lyf
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Volatility
elctrnx_lyf   5/23/2011 3:10:44 PM
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The business have become very volatile atleast because of the lifecycle of consumer electronic products like mobile phones and cars have reached to the minimum level. There are too many models all the time. Cetainly this is because of the customers and at the same time companies trying to push new stuff into the maket for business reasons. The trend will settle down in the next couple of years.

Ms. Daisy
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Re: Re : Permanent Volatility Is Here to Stay
Ms. Daisy   5/23/2011 4:20:27 AM
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Tirlapur:

Adaptabilty to changes in the supply chain enviroment should be based on an organization's ability to integrate effectively, the management of cost and profitability as well as the analysis of the financial data available. It is this in-built operating model that will help in pre-empting or reacting to the changes in the supply chain 

tirlapur
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Re : Permanent Volatility Is Here to Stay
tirlapur   5/20/2011 12:53:57 PM
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The next generation of S&OP must include financial data, scenario modeling capabilities, and supply and demand analytics.

How can we  rely on the prediction of the scenario modeling capabilities when things are changing so rapid ?

TaimoorZ
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Re: S&OP
TaimoorZ   5/20/2011 5:54:06 AM
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Very interesting article. I think you have highlighted on a great issue. What do you think an ideal link between S&OP and Supply chain should look like? What kind of information should flow between Supply Chain and S&OP dept? And at what intervals?

FLYINGSCOT
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S&OP
FLYINGSCOT   5/20/2011 4:49:00 AM
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Great article.  I would rate my own company's S&OP as mediocre but we are not alone.  Our system has improved slightly in the last 10 years but the present economic and geopolitical situation is making our company financials fluctuate at the mercy of the market and with our customers' ability to control their inventory.  Like any control system expert will tell you we need to measure the system more frequently and have more granular control over all steps in the process to make sure the system stays in control.  Bottom line is better contol over S&OP is always a good thing. 

Nemos
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S&OP
Nemos   5/19/2011 5:42:19 PM
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"The next generation of S&OP must include financial data, scenario modeling capabilities, and supply and demand analytics."

If we concentrate all the above data as you mentioned in the article do the S&OP job very complicated and difficult.

hwong
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change is expected.
hwong   5/19/2011 3:50:48 PM
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While I cannot comment on how I think companies view their S&OP, I do believe that corporate is complex because of the different agenda that different groups have within the supply chain. Mostly the incentives need to be aligned correctly in order for the holistic view for the company to make money.

Anyway. I digress. Volatility is never new.  Things always change. There was a saying that the only thing that doesn't change is change.  As companies keep having to face presure about cutting cost and increasing profits, the trend will continue to be that quality is going down and that more people are forced to work harder and effectively. Otherwise they'll lose the job. This trend is going to remain this way. The society as a whole though, will become much worse. There will be too many people without a job, the rich people will get richer. There will be more crimes because it's hard for the poor to make a living. In addition, resources are limited but we have more births more than ever for the last few years. How is that going to sustain our future?





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