The term “the great acceleration” was first coined in 2004 by Will Steffen and his team of scientists when mapping the massive change in human trends and activities towards the end of the 20th century. Population growth, urbanization, technological advances, and consumption are all part of his study, which had a profound effect on various aspects of life. Most organizations are now waking up to an analogous acceleration in drivers of change, ones that have equally disruptive effects, both upon life in general and business in particular. These accelerations are giving rise to nonlinear change, and we need to rethink about our forecasting, planning, and decision-making processes in this dramatically different context.

From Issue: Improving Operational and Financial Eficiencywith Product ID Rationalization — Cisco`s Experience
(Spring 2018)

Forget the Future of S&OP, What’s the Future of Growth?