Decoding the language of S&OP

ToolsGroup

Click below for a more in depth explanation of Sales and Operations Planning and some of its variations: Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP Since demand forecasting has developed many “personalities” over the decades, I recently wrote a blog that “decoded” the language of demand.

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Can S&OP become more continuous? Automation is key.

ToolsGroup

Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), a process often focused around a monthly meeting, is evolving into a more continuous process. A recent whitepaper by supply chain planning and optimization firm Optilon explains why and how.

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What's Wrong with S&OP?

ToolsGroup

Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP “The No. 1 challenge among manufacturing companies is connecting sales and operations planning (S&OP) to operational plan/execution.” – Gartner Research 1.

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FMCG S&OP: Who is the stooge in your process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain CEE S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning SalesLaurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise, Abbott and Costello, Little and Large, Hale and Pace, May and Johnson.

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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA.

Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP Putting Elves in their place

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dear Mr. K Ite, Christmas Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning

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Santa & Opening Presents - Christmas S&OP For Parents

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Christmas Humour Supply Chain S&OP Logistics Management Inventory Management & Stock Control“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…”.

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Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP is Invaluable at Christmas

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Christmas Humour Supply Chain S&OP Logistics Management“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…”.

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Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. To align S&OP. As companies transitioned from regional to multi-national organizations, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes proliferated.

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Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. To align S&OP. The processes are out of control. Let me explain. As companies transitioned from regional to multi-national organizations, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes proliferated.

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Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

during S&OP meetings Buyer's Guide for Sales. degree that companies often have several (competing) S&OP pro- cesses in different geographies & business units. Why is it that de- spite its popularity, most companies struggle with S&OP? before buying an S&OP solution.

Gartner Releases a New S&OP Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP Gartner Research just released its new Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation (S&OP SOD). They say that compared to just two years ago “there have been significant shifts in the relative positions of several vendors.”.

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Increasing S&OP clarity by adjusting “depth of field”

ToolsGroup

Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP In last week’s blog we talked about the fundamental challenge of connecting tactical S&OP down to detailed execution. Here we look in the other direction and examine the challenge of connecting tactical S&OP up to the strategic plan.

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Webinar: Data-Driven Decisions in S&OP—Bring Reliability and Speed to Optimized Scenario Analysis

River Logic

S&OP Partners WebinarsRiver Logic and Supply Chain Consulting Partner Spinnaker Management will be hosting a webinar on March 7, 2018 entitled "Data-Driven Decisions in S&OP—Bring Reliability and Speed to Optimized Scenario Analysis.".

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5 Things We Learned About the S&OP Process

LeanCor

supply chain advancement supply chain insights supply chain consulting S&OPAs a 360 degree integration tool between all functional departments, sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the operational blue‐print of the organization for profitably matching supply and demand.

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

during S&OP meetings Buyer's Guide for Sales. degree that companies often have several (competing) S&OP pro- cesses in different geographies & business units. Why is it that de- spite its popularity, most companies struggle with S&OP? before buying an S&OP solution.

5 More Things We Learned About the S&OP Process

LeanCor

supply chain advancement supply chain insights supply chain consulting S&OPAs a 360 degree integration tool between all functional departments, sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the operational blue‐print of the organization for profitably matching supply and demand.

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Gartner says “Add S&OP to your Financial Planning”. Here’s Why.

ToolsGroup

Click below for an Advanced S&OP planning brief: Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP

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An S&OP Expert Interview Series by Niels Van Hove

River Logic

S&OP Sales and Operations PlanningOver the last month, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Supply Chain expert Niels Van Hove has published a series of expert interviews on his blog, Supply Chain Trend. The goal was to understand where S&OP stands today and what each interviewee's view is for the future. Below is a list of the 5 interviews he conducted with a link to each, as well as an introduction on why Van Hove chose to conduct this series on S&OP.

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Five Insights on Effective S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

An effective S&OP plan is the goal of many, but there is no clear industry definition of an effectiveness. While there are many maturity models, most are not research based.

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Why S&OP and IBP are invaluable all year round but especially at Christmas

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPAll rather too quickly Noddy Holder is already gargling on the festive gravel.

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Four Keys to S&OP Effectiveness

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Lori Smith In a previous post , I talked about the ineffectiveness of Excel, ERP, and legacy planning for S&OP. If those aren’t the right tools for the job, what is?

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FMCG: S&OP morphing into Integrated Business Planning (IBP)?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Planning S&OP Sales IBPI speak to many FMCG companies who tell me they do not need Sales & Operational Planning in their businesses.

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S&OP motivation

Supply Chain Movement

Why is sales & operations planning (S&OP) such a difficult decision-making process? How hard can it be to hold a product review, then a demand review, a supply review and a business review in the four consecutive weeks of a monthly cycle? A while back, a supply chain director who is responsible for the S&OP process with a multinational in the food industry confided in me that their process was going through a rough patch.

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What-if Analysis: 3 Applications in the S&OP Process

River Logic

IBP S&OP Integrated Business PlanningWhile embedding financials is the bedrock for expanding the value from S&OP , adding robust what-if analysis capabilities can unleash its maximum potential, thus delivering true Integrated Business Planning.

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An S&OP Communication Plan: The Final Step in Support of Company Strategy

River Logic

S&OP Sales and Operations PlanningOccasional River Logic guest blogger and global supply chain influencer / expert Niels Van Hove recently published an Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) commentary in Foresight Magazine's Summer 2016 edition.

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Avoid “Lost in Translation”. Monetize S&OP to Include Finance.

ToolsGroup

Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP Finance speaks a different language than supply chain. But by monetizing Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), supply chain planners can speak the language of finance while developing S&OP into a more mature process.

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Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The reason? With growth slowing and complexity rising, S&OP is more important than ever. It is not sexy, and it requires hard work; but the greatest value of S&OP is profitable growth.

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Driving profitability through advanced S&OP

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater As Gartner Research Director Matthew Spooner noted in his recent presentation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, advanced sales and operations planning (S&OP) is like a hotel. It’s “somewhere you visit, not somewhere you live.” What exactly does that mean?

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S&OP: A Tough Nut to Crack

Supply Chain Shaman

Definition. A Tough Nut to Crack: A problem that is very difficult to solve. Cambridge Dictionary. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is over thirty years old. I have been studying it as a researcher for fifteen years.

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S&OP Effectiveness: Recommendations to Make the Leap

Supply Chain Shaman

It is a beautiful fall day in Philadelphia. This afternoon I put the finishing touches on a new report, “What Is the Value Proposition for Sales and Operations Planning?” ” I think it is the most complete assessment of the S&OP value proposition I have seen in the industry.

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Why chemical companies need prescriptive analytics for S&OP

AIMMS

The chemical industry is facing some powerful changes that are directly impacting revenues and margins. It’s also highly competitive. Everyone is trying to dominate their niche. This means chemical companies need to be adept at managing costs and profitability. But doing this ad hoc is too difficult.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

It is Sunday. Today, I assume a familiar position. Now a ritual, with coffee in one hand and country music blaring, I sit in my faded green chair to write a blog post. I have done this for seven years. This afternoon, I am writing my 334th blog post.

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Is S&OP an expensive band aid?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha I love talking to customers and prospects! Each of these interactions provide me with an opportunity to meet someone new, learn about their business, their challenges, dreams, and aspirations.

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Nissan Motor Co. to revolutionize S&OP

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan manufactures vehicles in 20 countries around the world. Nissan offers products and services in more than 160 countries and areas worldwide. As a leading global automotive manufacturer, Nissan Motor Co.

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The Twelve Days of Supply Chain 2016

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Christmas Dave Jordan CEO Humour Performance Improvement Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand PlanningOn the first day of Christmas, Enchange gave to me A robust S&OP.