Evolution To World-Class Inventory Management

The evolution from elementary to world-class inventory management is one of progressive organizational maturity and management focus. This white paper provides an overview of the growth process toward world-class inventory management - from the theoretical and technical approaches undertaken within small planning groups to the multi-disciplinary, management, strategy-oriented approaches of fully evolved organizations. Originally called Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), the term "Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP)" is used throughout this paper to reflect the fact that organizations are increasingly embracing this forward thinking concept.

Provided by: Tompkins Associates Topic: Tech Industry Date Added: Jan 2010 Format: PDF

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