What can Christopher Columbus teach us about S&OP?
On his quest to discover America, Christopher Columbus had to do lots of strategic planning to achieve supply chain excellence.
He’d have to charter the way, think about supplies and put together the right crew.
Columbus would then have to create a more detailed plan on how to fulfil this strategy. Where would he sail to first? Where could he restock? What were his contingency plans? He’d have packed the ship, double checked the cheese and wine rations and set off.