How to Deal with Conflicts Between Marketing and Operations

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How to Deal with Conflicts Between Marketing and Operations
Paula Kokare, Project Manager, Switzerland

Shapiro recognized several reasons for the conflicts between marketing and operations teams:
  • CAPACITY MANAGEMENT AND LONG-TERM SALES PROJECTIONS: Operations teams are constrained in their ability to flexibly adjust the (long-term) manufacturing planning to short term changes in demand factors and marketing forecasts. Short term changes in the physical delivery of goods promised by the marketing team come at the expense of the organization as a whole.
  • PRODUCTION SCHEDULING AND SHORT-TERM SALES PROJECTIONS: As marketing is not directly involved in developing production plans, due to their close interaction with customers it is a challenge for marketing to develop precise forecasts.
  • DELIVERY AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION: It is also a challenge for the operations team to ensure alignment between the sales... Register


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