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The great recession of 2008-2010 changed everything for US manufacturers. At the risk of sounding like Mr. Obvious the rapid decline in manufacturing orders, followed by the slow and sputtering recovery in new factory orders starting in 2010, has completely changed the landscape for US manufacturers. The old rules just don't seem to apply anymore, and nowhere is that more prominently seen than in how companies manage their Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) process.
Nearly twenty years ago I heard a fable that forever changed the way I look at leading change. I was working at my first manufacturing job as a supervisor for a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, and had the benefit of a Japanese sensei that was assigned to teach me the ropes of manufacturing.