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by Richard Cushing

In its recent e-book, The Path to Modern Supply Chain Planning – Why the Shift from Siloed to Collaborative Is Worth the Journey, Kinaxis identifies the warning signs of ineffective planning as follows:

Siloed thinking Disconnected execution Lack of executive focus Poor system performance

Of course, these symptoms or signs of ineffective planning are true for supply chains. But they are also true for almost everything else that goes on in the enterprise.

Let’s look at them from the bottom up.

Poor system performance

As one great guru of business management used to say—without further qualification: “It’s management’s