Posted: 14 Feb 2013 10:44 AM PST
There are certain stock images associated with Valentine's Day: flowers, hand holding, heart-shaped everything, especially candies. Every sweet manufacturer seems to have its own Valentine twist on its product. Candy: it's such an unassuming piece of sugary happiness, and one thing we've added to our headquarters office front desk is a whole dish full of it. There's a pretty big selection of candies in the dish, from mini chocolate bars to hard fruit-flavored candies, soft chews, mints, et al. The office has consumers in the form of employees and visitors to the office who enjoy all the different types of candy available, with the chocolate being, perhaps not surprisingly, the favorite among them. It occurs to me that there's a mini S&OP process arising that keeps the candy dish bringing joy to the office. First there's the tracking of which candies and candy types disappear the fastest, how much of which type to order so as not to take up too much valuable stocking space or to hold onto any type of candy too long. There's the process of changing out the candy types every few days to keep the dish interesting to our consumers while ensuring the new and untried types are going to actually be eaten and not lie ignored in the bowl.… Read the rest
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