Is S&OP Necessary? The Jury Is Out …

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Michael Thompson Supply Chain S&OPI would like to present the Story of MANCO, a manufacturing-based FMCG Multinational Organisation.

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S&OP:  Flying and S&OP Engagement

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain S&OPFor a long time the sky above our house has seen very few vapour trails as COVID kept thousands of flights grounded. I can see they are slowly but surely returning but would you want to fly, anyway? I wouldn't.

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Christmas S&OP: Santa & Opening Presents

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan S&OP Supply Chain House supply chain excellence“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…”.

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Top 7 Pitfalls to AVOID in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan S&OP Supply Chain House supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Selecting the Best S&OP Software: 7 Tips for Success

River Logic

S&OP Demand Planning Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply chain software

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Supply Chain Macbeth S&OP Soliloquy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain S&OPOn 23 April we celebrate St George's Day and the birthday of William Shakespeare (also the date he died!). William wrote on many diverse subjects but here is one piece you will not find in a collection of his greatest works.

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Top 10 Benefits of Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

S&OP Supply Chain House supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective IT Enablers in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG KPI S&OP IT supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Behaviours in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG S&OP supply chain excellence supplychainhouseThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Top Tips to Effective New Product Development in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain House supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 6 Critical Success Factors of S&OP in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Michael Thompson S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Doing Business in AfricaI have been talking to a number of FMCG Regional and Market Leaders in the past few months about the supply chain challenges that they face in African and Middle Eastern Markets.

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Top 10 Tips for Efficient Manufacturing Response in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Dave Jordan S&OP Supply Chain House supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Meetings in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Dave Jordan S&OP Supply Chain House supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Top 10 Tips to Effective Consensus in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain House supply chain excellenceThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Financial Evaluation in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan S&OP Supply Chain House supply chain excellence financeThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Supply Planning in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Supply Chain House SUPPLY PLANNINGThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Demand Planning in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain HouseThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Christmas S&OP - Santa & Opening Presents

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Christmas Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand PlanningWell, what a year it has been. As 2020 stutters and stumbles to the end we all need to think about how our Supply Chains will operate in 2021 and beyond.

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Santa & Opening Presents, S&OP & the Elves Respond

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dear Mr Santa, Christmas Michael Thompson S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning

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Top 10 Tips to Build a Fully Functioning FMCG S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain HouseThe Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.

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FMCG Foods Turnaround: A successful S&OP Case Study

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain S&OPI know, I know. I know I am prone to rattle on about Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) but seeing the benefits being delivered to previously struggling businesses is extremely motivating for a confirmed “techy” like myself.

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. That got me to thinking about decoding the language of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) which, like demand forecasting, has also taken on multiple personalities as it has matured.

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Is S&OP Excellence Slip Slidin’ Away?

Supply Chain Shaman

At what point does erosion cause the side of a mountain to give way? It is usually the small shifts… over time, there is degradation. And, then suddenly, the mountain gives way collapsing to the land below. S&OP Slip Slidin’ Away.

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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. The average company has seven S&OP processes, but a global chemical company averages over 30. Each is different, and I have not found a company that can easily roll up a global material balance.

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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. There are few competencies more core for a company than the ability to coordinate sales with supply chain in order to fill demand.

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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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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. Today, the average company has seven S&OP processes, but a global chemical company averages over 30. In contrast, as a regional supply chain leader in the 1990’s, my company had one S&OP.

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Optimizing S&OP for the High Tech Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

It’s been a bumpy ride for High Tech companies in the last two years. Although much of the disruption and volatility was unique in “magnitude”, the types of challenges experienced have been faced in the past.

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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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Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) vs. S&OP

ToolsGroup

Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) and SI&OP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) are two well know acronyms. Now Gartner has added an acronym with a distinctly different twist, Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE). In supply chain, as in life, what you plan for and what actually happens can be two very different things. The role of S&OE, says Gartner, is to capture the differences and adjust. The No.

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FMCG & Shakespeare? Macbeth S&OP Soliloquy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG CEO Humour Performance Improvement S&OP SalesAs we one again celebrate St George's Day and the 400th birthday of William Shakespeare (also the date he died, coincidentally) what would the great bard think about Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) in FMCG businesses? Let us take a look.

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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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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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What's the Difference between S&OP and IBP?

River Logic

Together, they realized that successful production planning needed to consider demand, production capacity and supply, and from this, they developed the five-step S&OP process of: S&OP Integrated Business Planning Sales and Operations Planning IBP supply chain modelingWhile most agree that adding a financial aspect enhances S&OP, there's often a completely different understanding about its importance. So, let's dig a bit deeper to understand the difference between S&OP and IBP.

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FMCG Noddy Holder & Slade Implement S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Christmas Dave Jordan CEO Humour S&OP Forecasting & Demand PlanningChristmas is coming around faster than ever and who better than Noddy Holder and Slade to celebrate Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP). This festive song has been heard at Christmas every year since 1973! If you have been living in a cave on a remote island and don't know the tune you can click here for the original, boring non-S&OP version.

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Leveraging Scenario Planning for S&OP Decision Support

AIMMS

Sales and Operations Planning has become the preferred method to facilitate clear and formal communication between the demand and supply sides of a business.