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Sales and Operation Planning Standard System

Author: Chris Gray

 

The definitive work on S&OP and software ... describes a simple set of software functions, primarily those in the areas of aggregate sales planning, aggregate supply planning, aggregate inventory or backlog planning, reporting and display of key performance and planning information, rough-cut (capacity and material) planning, and financial planning. It describes the activities that are part of a working sales and operations planning process, as well as an explanation of the assumptions and the experience that led to these functions. 

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Sales & Operations Planning Best Practices 

Authors:  John Dougherty and Chris Gray

 

Hear from some of the world's best run companies on the process many call "management's handle on the business".  S&OP Best Practices is an important addition to the body of knowledge on sales and operations planning.  

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The Right Choice

Author:  Chris Gray

 

The Right Choice helps you in selecting software.  It gives you the tools you need to make a selection quickly and with confidence, refuting the conventional wisdom that taking longer in software selection means implementing faster.  It gives detailed information on how to determine your software requirements and how to do an effective job of negotiating with software suppliers.  

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Lean Standard System

Author:  Chris Gray

 

The definitive work on lean and software ... including the software functions needed to to support value stream mapping, takt time and EPE Interval calculations, leveling and mixed model scheduling, kanban (pull) systems, visual control boards, supplier scheduling and performance measurements.  It describes the activities that are part of a working lean production environment, as well as an explanation of the some of the assumptions and the experience that led to these functions.   

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Sales and Operations Planning Courseware: Instructor's Guide

Developed by Partners for Excellence

 

The Partners for Excellence Sales and Operations Planning Courseware (Instructor’s Guide and Visuals) was  specifically designed to support timely, focused, self-administered education.  That's your people conducting a sales and operations planning class using professionally developed materials from our library of course material.  

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Master Production Scheduling Courseware: Instructor's Guide

Developed by Partners for Excellence

 

The Partners for Excellence Master Production Scheduling Courseware (Instructor’s Guide  and Visuals) was  specifically designed to support timely, focused, self-administered education.  That's your people conducting a sales and operations planning class using professionally developed materials from our library of course material.  

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Lean Manufacturing Courseware: An Overview of Essential Lean Concepts

Presented by Chris Gray

 

Lean Manufacturing: An Overview of Essential Lean Concepts is divided into four sections.

In the Overview (total time = 00:29:39), I cover some definitions of lean, its roots in the Toyota Production System, and how resource planning and lean work together.

In the next section, I focus on Value-Stream Mapping (total time = 00:41:10).  Value-stream maps help you see waste in your processes. They identify where there are inventory buildups, where there is excess lead time, and where there are opportunities for improvement in setup, yield, and processes.  By the end of this section, you will have a better understanding of how to develop and analyze a current-state value-stream map, and how to transition from the current-state to a future-state value-stream map.

I discuss pull replenishment in the last two sections: Pull Concepts (total time = 00:35:08) and Pull Implementation (total time = 01:07:04). 

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Performance Measurement Courseware: Performance Measurement and Assessment

Presented by Chris Gray

 

Performance Measurement and Assessment is a three and a half hour video-based education course focused specifically on the needs of companies trying to develop a system of key performance indicators and diagnostic indicators.  

There are two questions that any business tries to answer—How are we doing? And, are we doing the right things? If you've determined that performance is not as good as you would like, how do you assess the individual root causes and how do you improve underlying business performance? How do you design a self-assessment program so that you can go out and look at your individual business processes—such as resource planning, sales and operations, and forecasting processes? How do you develop an assessment program that allows you to look at those processes and decide if you are doing the right things?

This course answers those questions and more in a three-and-a-half hour presentation on the concepts of designing a performance measurement system and self-assessment program for your business.

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Sales & Operations Planning Handbook

Authors:  John Civerolo and Donald Rice 

This Handbook provides tools and techniques to simplify the implementation or improvement of a Sales & Operations Planning process in your company. Samples, examples, specific step-by-step instructions, and internal audit data are provided to help your company start or improve your S&OP process.  This information helps reduce the time and effort spent on reinventing items that have been documented as best practice in other companies.

The handbook is divided into topical sections. You don’t have to read it from front to back to get results. There are several different uses for this handbook. Some uses are:

  • General overview of what it takes to get started;

  • How to get people to focus on process problems;

  • How to improve an existing process;

  • What to do if you are not getting the expected measurable results;

  • Conduct an informal process review

  • Looking for answers to “How To” questions.

Format:  Workbook - 8 ½ by 11 inches, comb binding, 122 pages. 

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