2
Aug

ChainSequence Recipient of “Top 10 Manufacturing Service Provider”

Chicago, IL- August 2, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global Supply Chain and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) firm ChainSequence, Inc. has been awarded Insights Success Magazine’s “10 Most Valuable Manufacturing Service Provider Companies” earlier this week.

Insight Success credited ChainSequence’s exceptional service model and advanced approach as the primary catalysts for raising the firm to elite status above other providers. The publication specifically highlighted ChainSequence’s educational, long-view philosophy which fully engages clients in first understanding what’s not working and why, and then mentoring teams in the development of their own best-practice solutions to create buy-in and process ownership.

CEO and co-founder Bill Mrzlak, who was profiled for the Insight Success award, said ChainSequence’s overall service model adheres to an emphasis on business process enhancement, organizational development, and sustainable, measurable gains over time. “We coach and guide our clients in developing and deploying the most effective business processes that allow for continuous improvement over time.”

Mrzlak confirmed that he and his team have provided supply chain and S&OP services to leading corporate entities within many industry sectors around the world for over 25 years. He emphasized that serving as the change agent in the deployment of global supply chain planning solutions continues to be immensely rewarding, adding, “We have met so many talented client professionals and continue to keep in touch, in many cases working together again on engagements as their careers take them to new organizations that need the services we provide.”

About ChainSequence, Inc.
Global Supply Chain expert ChainSequence® Inc. offers a fresh perspective toward re-engineering outdated supply chain methodologies and resolving persistent challenges in S&OP planning, to measurably improve the integration of supply chain processes with sales and operations goals. ChainSequence’s twenty-plus years of experience focuses on leading full life-cycle initiatives from planning and designing to implementing more advanced business processes, based on each client’s custom needs. ChainSequence’s progressive, knowledge-share approach is designed to give businesses the forward-thinking tools and training to better compete and effectively respond to ever-shifting supply chain requirements, increased client demand, and fluctuating market changes. For more information, please visit http://www.ChainSequence.com.

14
Jun

ChainSequence Recognized for Supply Chain / S&OP Leadership

Chicago, IL- June 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global business consultant ChainSequence’s wide-ranging accomplishments in Supply Chain and Sales & Operations (S&OP) planning have earned the firm the notable “Silicon 100” designation for 2017 by Silicon Review magazine this past week. The technology resource publication’s “Silicon 100” award identifies emerging players in the technology landscape that provide transformative business solutions for organizations within the global IT community.

ChainSequence President and co-founder Bill Mrzlak explained that ChainSequence maintains its singular focus on linking supply chain process improvements with robust S&OP programs for a pretty straightforward reason. Noting that the success, or failure, to develop and meet strategic targets in an S&OP cycle can almost always be traced back to obstacles and imbalances within an organization’s supply/demand structure, Mrzlak added, “For any project we undertake, our emphasis on exploring Supply Chain’s fundamental relationship to S&OP goals—and working diligently to improve that relationship through best-practice, logical solutions—will inevitably bring about positive change.

Silicon Review’s piece on ChainSequence also highlighted ChainSequence’s success in evolving and expanding its service model over the past several years on behalf of numerous diverse manufacturing sectors, including retail, small electronics, CPG, higher education, and Food and Agriculture. Looking to the future, Mrzlak added, “ChainSequence is currently incorporating new advancements in analytics and master data management into its business process models.”

About ChainSequence, Inc.
Headquartered in Chicago, Global Supply Chain expert ChainSequence® Inc. offers a fresh perspective toward re-engineering outdated supply chain methodologies and resolving persistent challenges in S&OP planning, to measurably improve the integration of supply chain processes with sales and operations goals. ChainSequence’s twenty-plus years of experience focuses on leading full life-cycle initiatives from planning and designing to implementing more advanced business processes, based on each client’s custom needs. ChainSequence’s progressive, knowledge-share approach is designed to give businesses the forward-thinking tools and training to better compete and effectively respond to ever-shifting supply chain requirements, increased client demand, and fluctuating market changes. For more information, please visit http://www.ChainSequence.com.

4
Apr

ChainSequence Among 2017’s Top 20 Supply Chain Solution Providers

Chicago, IL- April 4, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ChainSequence®, a global Supply Chain and Sales & Operations (S&OP) planning group, was chosen for 2017’s “Top 20 Most Promising Supply Chain Tech Solution Providers for 2017” by CIO Review, an enterprise technology resource publication recognizing emerging players in the technology landscape.

With the support of CIO Review’s editorial research group, a panel of expert corporate executives and industry analysts evaluated over 300 companies to determine this year’s recipients. ChainSequence was selected for its innovations in tackling customer challenges with cutting-edge, education-centric solutions that integrate best-practice supply chain processes with S&OP goals.

Accepting the honor for ChainSequence, President Bill Mrzlak said the team has spent two decades of dedicated scholarship and continuous practice focusing on the art and science behind Supply Chain and S&OP programs, with the goal of doing it better than anyone else. Mrzlak emphasized the firm’s primary objective, in meeting the ongoing demands of the Supply Chain/S&OP market, is to impart a well-designed, rules-based, consistent business process. He added, “We guide client teams away from obstructionist practices and help them pivot to business processes that enhance success. If your organization has the will to improve, we have the expertise to show you how.”

ChainSequence is optimistic about 2017 and beyond, observing an increase in client demand for services that can improve supply chain functionality. By applying these gains to a pragmatic S&OP program, Mrzlak concluded, “Businesses are discovering that investing in an end-to-end Supply Chain and S&OP planning process with sound fundamentals can have a profound impact on growth potential, future revenue, and client satisfaction.”

About ChainSequence, Inc.
Headquartered in Chicago, Global Supply Chain expert ChainSequence® Inc. offers a fresh perspective toward re-engineering outdated supply chain methodologies and resolving persistent challenges in S&OP planning, to measurably improve the integration of supply chain processes with sales and operations goals. ChainSequence’s twenty-plus years of experience focuses on leading full life-cycle initiatives from planning and designing to implementing more advanced business processes, based on each client’s custom needs. ChainSequence’s progressive, knowledge-share approach is designed to give businesses the forward-thinking tools and training to better compete and effectively respond to ever-shifting supply chain requirements, increased client demand, and fluctuating market changes. For more information, please visit http://www.ChainSequence.com.

About CIOReview
CIOReview is a magazine publication for technology solutions, providing a comprehensive platform for senior-level industrial experts, IT buyers and decision-makers to share their insights and learn about new technology trends in the market. The magazine stands out with its learn-from-your-peers approach which helps the CIOs and other technology buyers to make wise decisions from the wide range of choices available in the tech-arena. It also produces award winning content and community resources ranging from insights to cover stories, for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business. CIOReview’s editorial mission is to provide influential IT and business executives with real-life, engaging opportunities and targeted, in-depth coverage of the topics most critical to their success. The publication’s website is http://www.cioreview.com

28
Feb

Bill Mrzlak Honored with 2017 “Pros to Know” Award

Chicago, IL- February 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

President Bill Mrzlak of ChainSequence, Inc., a global Supply Chain and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) consulting firm, was awarded the 2017 “Pros to Know” designation by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a respected resource manual for executives and supply management professionals. The “Pros to Know” honor is a highly regarded annual award the publication bestows on innovators making notable contributions within the Supply Chain services sector. See the full article in Supply and Demand Chain Executive at “Meet the 2017 Pros to Know”.

Mr. Mrzlak was nominated and subsequently selected for this honor from over 300 candidates for his leadership, throughout today’s global marketplace, in aligning achievable S&OP goals with forward-thinking supply chain solutions to promote enterprise-wide integration, automation, and transparency. Armed with over 25 years of experience, an encyclopedic knowledge-base, and the successful global project experience to back it up, Mrzlak has been applying his expertise in improving the integral relationship between supply chains and sales and operations planning within many industry sectors around the world. “My mission, as ChainSequence’s leader,” he said, “is to impart that instrumental knowledge to help my clients succeed long after our work is finished.”

Mrzlak was the key driver behind the latest advances in ChainSequence’s proprietary diagnostic approach, which takes a critical and impartial look to discover clients’ key pain points. These are team efforts designed to facilitate candid client-stakeholder input to build consensus, and serve to identify, with precision, the real stumbling blocks behind business processes that no longer serve client requirements and/or impede goals. “Due diligence and tenacity are crucial to evaluating and re-engineering all of the moving parts within the bigger picture of supply and demand. As important as forensic systems assessments are, however, collaborative relationship-building creates the most receptive environment for positive change, allowing us to define and resolve problems much more effectively and efficiently,” he added. 
 

About ChainSequence, Inc.
Headquartered in Chicago, Global Supply Chain expert ChainSequence® Inc. offers a fresh perspective toward re-engineering outdated supply chain methodologies and resolving persistent challenges in S&OP planning, to measurably improve the integration of supply chain processes with sales and operations goals. ChainSequence’s twenty-plus years of experience focuses on leading full life-cycle initiatives from planning and designing to implementing more advanced business processes, based on each client’s custom needs. ChainSequence’s progressive, knowledge-share approach is designed to give businesses the forward-thinking tools and training to better compete and effectively respond to ever-shifting supply chain requirements, increased client demand, and fluctuating market changes. For more information, please visit http://www.ChainSequence.com.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at http://www.SDCExec.com

21
Feb

ChainSequence, Inc. Wins 2017 Top 10 SCM Solution Provider

Chicago, IL- February 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Supply Chain and Sales & Operations (S&OP) planning firm ChainSequence, Inc. was selected for inclusion in “Top 10 SCM Solution Providers for 2017” by Manufacturing Tech Insights Magazine, a publication that covers technology innovations and trends in the manufacturing domain.

Manufacturing Tech Insights editorial board made their selections with the support of a panel of readers and researchers comprising CEOs, CIOS, and analysts. ChainSequence was nominated for their innovative offerings that solve customer challenges in creating a true end-to-end business process strategy to reach measurable Supply Chain and S&OP goals. President and spokesperson Bill Mrzlak accepted the award on behalf of ChainSequence, stating, “It’s very rewarding to coach and guide our clients in creating business processes that sustain continuous improvement over time.”

Mrzlak noted that an effective S&OP process is only as good as the foundational Supply Chain functions that support it, including Demand Management, Supply Management, Order Management, and Demand/Supply Alignment. He added, “We work with our clients—shuttling between the S&OP and specific Supply Chain planning processes involved—to build a robust process on both sides of the Supply Chain coin. This results in better visibility and efficiencies across the entire organization.”

ChainSequence is enthusiastic about 2017 and the future overall with rising client demand for best-practice business processes that streamline Supply Chain operations and S&OP programs. “The changing demands of customers in the marketplace, combined with the introduction of new products and tools will drive requirements and scenarios that ChainSequence looks forward to tackling in the future,” Mrzlak said. See the full article in Manufacturing Tech Insights “Top 10 SCM Solution Providers for 2017”.

 
 
About ChainSequence, Inc.
Headquartered in Chicago, Global Supply Chain expert ChainSequence® Inc. offers a fresh perspective toward re-engineering outdated supply chain methodologies and resolving persistent challenges in S&OP planning, to measurably improve the integration of supply chain processes with sales and operations goals. ChainSequence’s twenty-plus years of experience focuses on leading full life-cycle initiatives from planning and designing to implementing more advanced business processes, based on each client’s custom needs. ChainSequence’s progressive, knowledge-share approach is designed to give businesses the forward-thinking tools and training to better compete and effectively respond to ever-shifting supply chain requirements, increased client demand, and fluctuating market changes. For more information, please visit http://www.ChainSequence.com.

 
About Manufacturing Tech Insights
Published from Fremont, California, Manufacturing Tech Insights is a print magazine that explores and understands the plethora of ways adopted by firms to execute the smooth functioning of their businesses. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, IT VPs including Manufacturing Tech Insights editorial board finalized the “Top 10 SCM Solution Providers 2017” in the U.S. and shortlisted the best vendors and consultants. For more info: http://www.manufacturingtechinsights.com.

22
Dec

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29
Nov

ChainSequence, Inc. Services Summary

HELPING ENTERPRISES IDENTIFY CHALLENGES and implement INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS for lasting improvements

Since 1995, the experienced leaders of ChainSequence® have sustained our commitment to helping enterprises identify challenges, create innovative solutions, and implement lasting improvements to Supply Chain planning and Sales & Operations processes.

Simply put, ChainSequence facilitates change. Guiding teams with industry-leading expertise, we quickly assimilate into your environment, listen to your goals, and build consensus among divergent groups. Our proprietary knowledge-share approach builds ownership into your team’s efforts to define a supply chain and/or S&OP planning process that can measurably improve your organization’s ability to integrate supply chain processes with sales and operations goals. As important, your organization will achieve a well-designed and consistent business process—with forward-thinking tools and best-practice training—to better compete and effectively respond to ever-shifting supply chain requirements and increased client demand within a fluctuating global marketplace.


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24
Aug

CEO CFO Magazine Interviews ChainSequence President

CEOCFO: Mr. Mrzlak, would you tell us about ChainSequence?
Mr. Mrzlak:
We collaborate with our clients to achieve logic-driven business solutions within the manufacturing environment. While much of our early work was based in the high-tech industry, we’ve successfully expanded beyond that market, assimilating our modules—supply management, demand/supply alignment, order management, and S&OP planning—into vertical solutions within the retail, CPG, education, and service industries, just to name a few. Our services focus on proven organizational planning and business planning to achieve measurable improvements in efficiency, operations, customer satisfaction, and, ultimately, our clients’ bottom lines.

CEOCFO: Do many companies understand the need for better planning?
Mr. Mrzlak:
Sometimes knowing that you have a problem is half the battle. We’ve worked with many organizations that clearly have issues; one client joked, “Strategy is anything beyond the end of next week.” These companies are always in constant, chaotic, fire-fighting mode. If they would just take the time to sit back, assess and take a look at what is going on, a lot of this self-inflicted chaos could be reduced. Part of our job is to build consensus and help clients embrace change.

CEOCFO: Is there a solution for every problem?
Mr. Mrzlak:
There is a solution for most problems. We’ve rarely come across a business issue that couldn’t be fixed when stakeholders resolve to actively pursue and follow through on solution development and implementation. Many of us have technical backgrounds. While we coordinate our work with various software vendors before and during deployments, our primary emphasis involves maintaining the integrity of the solution throughout the process. Many organizations will lock into systems and tools as the end-all solution to their problems, ignoring the need for a well-conceived roadmap. However, the art and science behind truly successful business planning depends on proven logic and rules-based governance, not technology.

CEOCFO: On your site there is mention of a ‘progressive approach’ that provides custom solutions based on unique needs. ‘Before we get to the solution, what goes into understanding what a company needs vs. what they think they need?
Mr. Mrzlak:
Many of our engagements, whether we are looking at supply chain planning or sales and operations planning, have very similar processes as well as very distinct ones. In both cases, we start with an assessment. This work may be a combination of evaluating the environment and also educating the organization on the traditional fundamentals and best practices governing supply chain and/or S&OP planning. Every organization is slightly different; many consultants will talk a good game about best practices in a general sense, but can’t articulate how these practices would best apply to the unique circumstances of a given client. One has to understand that a best practice for one company may not necessarily help another business, even if both businesses reside in the same vertical, manufacturing the same product. Even within global organizations, what happens in the Americas is very different from what goes on in Europe and Asia, which must be taken into account. Once we understand the client’s environment, we look at the both the organizational differences and the cultural differences to get to the heart of the issues. From there, we work to develop appropriate solutions.

CEOCFO: Would you give us an example of a type of business and how that might compare with another similar business?
Mr. Mrzlak:
Many of our clients are US based companies, with sales offices and/or manufacturing operations all over the world. Their corporate offices tend to be in the US—even if we’re stationed in Europe or Asia, culturally we get the sense it’s still a US-driven organization. In these cases, we look at an umbrella process and analyze how well the pieces fit together under that umbrella. At the end of the day, the bottom line can be found at the top of the organization, not just the sum of its parts. Starting at the C-level, we work our way down to get the full sales-and-operations planning picture as it relates to virtually all business units within that company. This includes but isn’t limited to supply chain planning, finance, sales, operations, and distribution channels. We appraise each of these entities to measure how product is flowing, how a customer initiates an order, from beginning to fulfillment, and even how a new product concept will be manufactured, introduced to market, and finally delivered. We walk through each of these processes for each organizational unit, and then look at the differences as we move from one geographic region to the next. This methodology provides key insights that allow us to address common problems with solutions that will generally solve 80% of the issues across all regions. The one thing we want to avoid is a one-off custom solution for each and every region, product and organization.

CEOCFO: What might you find when you are looking at the overall process where something simple might have been stalling it?
Mr. Mrzlak:
We’re always on the lookout for tell-tale bottlenecks that are holding up a given process. Blockages could stem from a cumbersome physical process, a step in manufacturing due to a quality issue, a supplier quality issue, a poor distribution channel, or even a combination of these issues. Because our solutions sit on top of manufacturing, we respect the expertise of plant managers and stay out of their sandbox, or what I would call the manufacturing execution level. However, from a planning perspective, it’s necessary to view the “hands-off” part of manufacturing from front-end to back-end to discover what may be causing time lags or problems with forecasting. For example, by the time a forecast is collected from a salesperson to the time it arrives at corporate, it could be as much as thirty days. So now, I’m planning to produce and deliver product on demand that is potentially a month old. Given the volatility of the markets, and today’s customer’s high expectations, we may be producing product where demand no longer exists because my signal is so old. We look at what is causing the lag and how many organizations orders must go through before fulfillment.

CEOCFO: How long does a review take?
Mr. Mrzlak:
Reviews vary depending on 1) the size of the organization; and 2) how big and obvious the problems are. In some instances, it makes better financial sense to embed our team at a client site for a short, two-week educational session, working on that company’s assessment as the teaching model. These education sessions provide a low-risk/high reward interactive workshop environment, and typically include client representatives from each region and impacted business units. We use experiential learning to educate clients on best practices while querying them on what’s going on in their current environment. It’s a win-win scenario in which clients gain a working knowledge of supply chain planning principles alongside an internal assessment that highlights bigger issues and presents some high-level solutions to those problems. For other organizations, the next level is more detailed. We may spend as much as two or three months to walk through a client’s processes to lay out a map with more specific recommendations. Based on the results of this effort, we can develop a detailed plan that can be scaled up or down, depending on the size of the organization, and deployed with confidence.

CEOCFO: Do companies typically accept your recommendations?
Mr. Mrzlak:
Where possible, we will give enterprises some alternatives. We don’t claim to have every answer for our customers, but most of us have been doing this in excess of twenty years. There isn’t much we haven’t seen. We’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. We also adhere to some crucial fundamentals. A good example involves working with an organization that’s concerned about making reliable commitments to its customers and providing delivery as promised. One of our fundamentals is, “Once you make a commitment to the customer, you are not going to change that date because you got a better offer.” Doing so violates one of our fundamental principles. We will provide the answers, give some recommendations, and we will provide a short-term, mid-term and long-term set of solutions, each of which can include implementation oversight. We advise organizations that they achieve the immediate value if they do a few things right now. Committing to the mid-term level will gain more value, but the trade-off is a longer timeline to ROI. For businesses that must rely on a best-in-class system to maintain a competitive edge, the long-term level will provide the best overall value. This level can be phased to achieve ROI more quickly with long-range recommendations deployed sequentially over time.

CEOCFO: How does the manner a company treats their employees come into play?
Mr. Mrzlak:
We’ve been the proverbial “fly on the wall” many times when it comes to observing different types of organizational behaviors. In addition to identifying and solving problems, a lot of our work involves change management. Change can be really difficult for some, especially when entrenched routines are involved. Facilitating advancement requires successfully persuading client teams to let go of bad habits and incorporate better ones. We’ve learned this provides the best pathway to success, and it is one area in which we differ from other consulting groups. Another differentiator is our philosophy of using small teams to provide better overall client value. We’ve witnessed instances in which a large consulting groups will arrive and provide a cookie-cutter solution with minimal client input, making the client feel like something is being done to them rather than with them. Our twenty years of experience means we don’t have to bring in extra personnel and needlessly drive up project costs. Instead, we embed ourselves with the customer, provide expertise and guidance, and drive client teams toward project ownership. When we leave, our clients can carry it forward and build on its success to achieve long-term gains.

CEOCFO: You mentioned going into some new areas, where, why and why now?
Mr. Mrzlak:
Our sweet spot was high-tech electronics for many years. We’ve done a great deal of work with semiconductor organizations all over the world, as well as with telecommunications and mobile handset enterprises. While that has served us well, given the dynamics of the marketplace, everybody is merging with one another and the market is getting smaller. From a growth perspective we have moved into new markets, building on work for retail, CPG, higher education, and services industries. In the beginning, it was difficult to gain acceptance as some decision-makers wanted us to have apples-to-apples supply chain experience. However, the fundamentals of supply chain planning require understanding constraints and creating governance rules, and a constraint is a constraint whether it’s putting fruit in a can or assembling components for an electronic device. We have been steadily breaking that wall down and are pleased our portfolio continues to expand.

CEOCFO: What is your strategy to reach new industries and new customers?
Mr. Mrzlak:
A lot of past work has been through repeat business from various individuals who worked with us firsthand as clients and realized the value of what we do. Once they’ve changed organizations, they brought us on to help recreate those successes. We expanded to new markets several years ago to create new opportunities through social media, networking, and targeted marketing campaigns. “Give us a typical problem,” we say, “and we’ll find a solution.” By illustrating how we can apply fundamental supply chain planning principles in new ways, we’re seeing interest from a wide range of progressive manufacturing firms that want to apply more proactive planning into their environment.

CEOCFO: How far-reaching are your services in themselves?
Mr. Mrzlak:
We are technology agnostic by design. We believe in using the right tool for the job at hand, and pushing one product over another at the expense of a given project just to gain a better sales percentage from a vendor is not in keeping with our philosophy. While we understand that some other consulting groups do this, we have not partnered with or have technology agreements with any vendors. However, we are proficient in coordinating with many of our clients’ software solutions providers out in the field. In our twenty-plus years of continual engagements, we’ve seen many different products come and go, while others are still being deployed in various ways. We provide evaluations and can make recommendations, or we can provide observations based on our experiences with similar projects.

CEOCFO: How do you stay on top of changes in the process, changes in thought of industries that you are going to look at more now?
Mr. Mrzlak:
We have seen a lot of changes, particularly with regard to tech advancements that make our work more fast-paced. The world is getting smaller and client expectations are rising. Our group, travelling and working with a wide range of clients all over the world, is able to see these changes up front and learn from them. We also periodically participate on conference panels and are also involved in various organizations that promote information sharing and networking.

CEOCFO: Are there problems you find more often than others?
Mr. Mrzlak:
There are. Many times, people are aware they have business challenges, but are paralyzed by the thought of making waves, or see a Pandora’s box of obstacles that stop them from addressing important issues. Our job is to break through that inertia with a sound business case demonstrating how they can, with minimal effort, create real, positive gains. Going back to my previous example about the fundamentals of committing to orders, making a reliable commitment to a customer based on what you have available demands an accurate, real-time statement of availability. If that statement is off, your commitment is going to be off as well. And so is your customer satisfaction rating. Bad reviews will eventually come home to roost. Developing a process that ensures your statement of availability is correct offers a fundamental, provable business case to initiate change.

CEOCFO: What surprised you as ChainSequence has evolved?
Mr. Mrzlak:
One surprise has been how quickly the high-tech industry has evolved, changed, and consolidated. From a business standpoint, that has forced us to take stock and evolve our own business to stay competitive. Frustration drives innovation, and we’re very pleased that we’ve actively branched out into new sectors and have broadened our professional horizons when we did. It’s given us the assurance that our business model, regardless of product or industry sector, stands the test of time.

CEOCFO: Why choose ChainSequence?
Mr. Mrzlak:
You opened up our conversation suggesting that we have a unique solution. We pride ourselves on that.
Most generalist consultants can’t provide what we offer—the invaluable expertise of a small but focused team that works collaboratively within complex client hierarchies to create constructive improvements in Supply Chain Planning and S&OP Planning processes. Our on-site guidance and hands-on approach ensures project success while giving clients the ability to recreate that success and manage new challenges in a global world.


14
Jun

ChainSequence, Inc. Marks Seven-Year Milestone

Global Consulting group ChainSequence, Inc., a leading specialist in Supply Chain Planning Consulting and Sales & Operations Planning Consulting (S&OP), is commemorating its seven-year anniversary of successful business process improvements for a wide range of organizations since launching the organization in 2009.

President Bill Mrzlak disclosed that while the firm continues to grow and expand its footprint in the industry, the anniversary has been bittersweet. He and co-founder Mike Morrissette have actually been spreading the gospel of Supply Chain together since 1995: “As we celebrate our seven-year anniversary, we’re also saddened by the passing of our co-founder Mike Morrissette. Mike was instrumental in launching ChainSequence and always provided a pragmatic approach to driving internal operations as well as defining solutions to our clients. Mike will always be remembered within ChainSequence and by the many clients that he so successfully helped over the many years.”

ChainSequence’s singular focus over the years has involved working hand-in-hand with client teams to strategize, develop, and implement forward-thinking improvements to Supply Chain and S&OP processes.
“Let’s face it, we’re geeky supply chain evangelicals from way back,” Mrzlak joked. “However, our team is passionate about what we do, and we know our work has impact because we continue to maintain very rewarding relationships with our clients long after the work is finished. Their success is our success, and we remain very grateful for the confidence they have in our work.”

Mrzlak said clients have told him that what really sets ChainSequence apart from other management consultants is its knowledge-share philosophy: “Our service model delivers game-changing guidance by teaching client teams to successfully pivot from outdated processes and incorporate best-practice solutions that improve the integral relationship between their Supply Chains and their S&OP efforts.”

Moving forward into the next seven years, Mrzlak said ChainSequence continues to go after opportunities that help diverse organizations from various industry sectors develop significantly nimbler business processes that can better respond to fluctuating market drivers and more accurately align complex supply chains with customer demand. He added, “While Supply Chain advancements in technology and planning tools have allowed us to optimize our original models and gain faster ROI over time, we always make it clear to our customers that Supply Chain Planning and S&OP Planning improvements are still inherently bound by proven, rules-based business process logic and leadership that is committed to change management.”

The firm also is known for providing in-house education and assessments for organizations that are considering ways to improve their business processes but haven’t yet made the leap of faith. Mrzlak stressed, “We always take the time to interview key stakeholders before these sessions to develop a clear understanding of what’s going on that’s blocking peak performance, from both an operational and a process standpoint. Then we use these unique challenges as examples to provide some enlightenment to our clients, helping them build a customized, practical business case to achieve a more cost-effective path forward to growth and success.”
About ChainSequence, Inc.

Global Supply Chain expert ChainSequence Inc. offers a fresh perspective toward re-engineering outdated supply chain methodologies and resolving persistent challenges. Because we have worked with most of the major business software applications involving the automation of supply chain planning, our progressive approach provides custom process solutions based on our client’s unique needs. Headquartered in Chicago, and virtually located worldwide, ChainSequence possesses over twenty years of experience in planning, designing, and implementing more advanced business processes that measurably improve our client organizations’ ability to integrate supply chain processes with sales and operations goals. ChainSequence’s Supply Chain Planning Consulting and S&OP Consulting services give businesses the forward-thinking tools and training to better compete and effectively respond to ever-shifting supply chain requirements, increased client demand, and fluctuating market changes. For more information, please visit http://www.ChainSequence.com.

11
Feb

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