“Forecasting with Out-Liars: Mitigating Blame, Bias, and Apathy in Your Planning Process to Drive Meaningful and Sustainable Financial Improvements” by John Mink has been released worldwide. A concise read, this 107-page book provides detailed advice, based on the author’s personal experiences and expertise and transforms the narrative around supply chain issues. Using relatable business experiences through short stories, John analyzes root causes around people and processes and what he developed and implemented to consistently improve the customer and financial outcomes. The book is tailored for experienced business executives.
Forecasting with Out-Liars (ISBN-13: 978-1-7368410-1-3) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including barnesandnoble.com and Amazon. The paperback retails for $19.99. Wholesale orders are available through Ingram.
From the back cover:
Forecasting is one of the biggest challenges all companies face. It requires dealing with a significant number of variables that are unknown, uncontrollable, and difficult to manage. Implementing a formal Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process promises the company better alignment, financial benefits, and improved customer satisfaction; yet too often, the process falls short of expectations. So, to improve forecasting, companies invest in consulting, systems, and tools, only to find themselves frustrated with the results. This frustration contributes to a “blame culture” that drives forecast bias and apathy, thus giving S&OP little chance to succeed.
As an accomplished Supply Chain Executive who has implemented and managed S&OP at several firms, I have found ways to break through barriers that prevent organizations from succeeding. By sharing experiences you can relate to, I provide you with tips and a unique perspective on how to better manage the forecasting challenges you face. In the pages of this book you’ll find insights on why the forecasting and execution processes fail to improve, while it provides solutions that can dramatically advance your processes – and your results.
About the author:
As a successful supply chain leader and an expert in S&OP, John Mink developed the concept of this book early in his career. He has been working on continually improving the forecasting processes through trial and error while discovering successes along the way – ones that benefit customer experiences and drive sustainable financial results.
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