In a previous article of the Journal of Business Forecasting (Winter 2022), when we were a few months into the COVID environment, I provided a framework to set up a plan (versus just a forecast) that integrates various constraints to be executed under an S&OP or IBP process. I discussed how such a plan execution is supported by flow and execution levers that allow us to react to demand changes and supply constraints as they emerge. In this article I expand on those concepts to reveal how we can seamlessly connect a company’s logistics, business intelligence, data, and information chains. This elevates S&OP/IBP to an integrated Value Chain process, allowing for a view of the entire product lifecycle from sourcing to manufacturing ...

From Issue: You Survived the Pandemic! Now Learn Your Lessons
(Spring 2023)

Planning to Win & Executing to Deliver – Building the Integrated Value Chain