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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few

apics responsiveness kpi  my  attendance of the  APICS 2009 International Conference  in Toronto, Canada in early October.  I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the various flavors of  demand management , most notably  sales and operations planning (S&OP).  This made me think about the reasons for the

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