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Should the CPG & Retail supply chain be part of sales and operations planning?

Companies that incorporate supply chain functions into sales and operations planning can reduce the costs associated with carrying inventory and performing demand and supply planning. Even if planning costs rise, “organizations should consider whether any additional costs … would be offset by increased efficiency or costs savings generated within the procurement, manufacturing, or logistics functions,” Becky Partida writes.IndustryWeek

Is this new thinking, or a “reswizzle” of ways we have been working for a long time?

IBM Worldwide Retail Industry Analytics Portfolio Marketing Manager

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