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.

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Gartner Releases a New S&OP Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Research, 2017. Source: Gartner for Supply Chain Leaders Toolkit, 2014. 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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S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

For most –hamstrung by silo-based strategies for source, make and deliver–there is no clear definition of supply chain strategy. I will be sharing this data from 150 respondents sourced from my Linkedin 307,000 followers over the course of the next couple of weeks. The combination of cloud, cognitive computing and open source analytics is evolving. Yawn. I spent time this week completing reference calls on the use of S&OP technologies.

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

ToolsGroup

At a second firm, the CFO had factored that risk into the S&OP process, and the company weathered the revaluation by moving inventory abroad ahead of time and identifying sourcing options outside the currency zone. 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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Is S&OP an expensive band aid?

Kinaxis

This ability to harmonize and surface the right data is even more critical in today’s world where increasing amounts of data comes from external sources such as contract manufacturers or channel partners. 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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Top Four Most Vital S&OP Technology Capabilities

Kinaxis

To help find the answers, “what-if” scenarios must be easy and quick to run, must accept data from many sources, and must support collaboration across the enterprise and the extended supply chain. by Lori Smith In a previous post , I discussed the sometimes surprising technology choices some organizations are making to manage their S&OP process.

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Digitalize with Just S&OP? Seriously!?

Adexa

Digitalization requires an accurate model of the supply chain, it requires data to represent the environment and it depends on specific properties of the objects in the supply chain, i.e. attributes , to describe the behavior of suppliers, properties of parts while processed, equipment, customers, methods of sourcing and transportation etc. Let’s face it S&OP is only a visibility tool for long term planning.

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Corporate Decision-making: S&OP and Beyond

Enterra Insights

The combination of cloud, cognitive computing and open source analytics is evolving.” Dubey adds, “If supply chain is the source of competitive advantage for the modern corporation, surely verifiable ideas of how organizations make decisions are relevant for supply chain departments.” Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) has been around for over three decades. Some analysts insist it’s time companies move on.

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S&OP: Middle-aged or Never Grown Up?

Enterra Insights

The combination of cloud, cognitive computing and open source analytics is evolving.” Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been around for three decades. In human terms, the process should be entering its golden, middle years of life. Many pundits, however, believe the S&OP process, as originally conceived, needs to change. What’s going on?

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The game-changing solution to solve your biggest S&OP challenges

DELMIA Quintiq

It allows flexible, end-to-end modeling of your supply chain including production, sourcing and transportation. From my previous blog post , it’s clear that the road to achieving sales and operations planning (S&OP) excellence is not an easy one. But having the right solution to drive performance, beat the competition and maximize profits is a step in the right direction.

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Integrated Business Planning/S&OP in a Shelf-Connected System

The Network Effect

Standard API’s are available for ease of integration of any external data sources to the cloud based platform. Note: This is the next installment in an ongoing series that explores shelf-connected supply networks. We’ve asked whether a shelf-connected system was possible with traditional ERP systems , discussed how new approaches to forecasting processes are required in a shelf-connected world, explored new types of demand-driven inventory replenishment policies.

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Purposeful Collaboration: What It Could Mean for Your S&OP Process

Kinaxis

As vice president of Thought Leadership, Trevor serves as an expert source for Kinaxis customers, prospects, industry analysts and journalists. by Melissa Clow. Just a quick post to let our readers know of an upcoming webcast “ Purposeful Collaboration: What It Could Mean for Your S&OP Process ” on Wednesday, October 8th at 2:00pm ET.

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5 Dysfunctions of Typical S&OP Systems and How to Overcome Them

AIMMS

image source: [link]. Sales & Operations planning has been around for 30 years. It was created initially by Oliver Wight and has become the standard procedure to improve business performance and predictability. Throughout the years, we’ve witnessed waves of interest in S&OP and its evolution IBP, which incorporates financial planning. In the past 2 years, we’ve seen the appeal of S&OP increase a lot more.

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Excel, ERP and Legacy Apps, Oh My! What Technology is Supporting Your S&OP Process?

Kinaxis

For example, with Excel you can’t easily: Integrate information from many sources. by Lori Smith Can the S&OP process be done without technology? The answer to that question has certainly evolved over the years, and while there are still some holdouts, most will now agree that technology is indeed required. Whether its objective should be to support the process or help define the process remains a healthy debate.

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How to Use Machine Learning to Boost S&OP

Talking Logistics

A bad forecast will cause bullwhip effects and often be the source of overstocks, under-utilization and other unwanted consequences on your supply chain. In my previous guest commentary , I shared some of my thoughts on the impact of machine learning on S&OP and described what would be a potential ultimate machine learning solution. In today’s post, I’ll share some concrete examples of machine learning applications used today in the context of S&OP.

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It’s not just supply chain planners who benefit from improved S&OP

Kinaxis

Improving S&OP means breaking down silos, connecting disparate data sources, exploring what-if simulations and developing cross-functional collaboration. by Alexa Cheater. It’s the entire company—from planners to executives and everyone in between. Effective, efficient sales and operations planning (S&OP) means you can respond to changes faster, spot opportunities earlier and better align your organization around a common set of goals.

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Communication; the last step in S&OP

Supply Chain Trend

To fix an inventory problem, within S&OP we can agree that a sales promotion or a product introduction will be delayed while operation gets its machines up and running and procurement looks for alternative sources. To help your company to execute its strategy, executives need to aspire to implement advanced S&OP. The ultimate goal of S&OP is to plan ahead and provide visibility and support to execute the company strategy.

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How to support your S&OP and IBP Process with Modeling and Optimization

AIMMS

Source: Oliver Wight. Optimization is a form of advanced analytics that helps you solve complex decision problems that involve conflicting objectives and constraints, enabling you to make the best use of your business’ limited resources. When applied to S&OP and IBP, modeling and optimization enable you to balance out scenarios and perform what-if analyses so you can analyze how these different scenarios will affect your inventory and/or cost.

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Analysts Support a Single Model for Sales and Operations Planning

ToolsGroup

With a single version of the truth, planners can model scenarios for S&OP meetings, so stakeholders from sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and finance can assess the options and trade-offs. Click below to read the new Nucleus report on employing a single model for Sales and Operations Planning: Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

I split this off from global sourcing because we had plenty of buyers but not enough planning and logistics so service and documentation was failing. Their mission is to work with our many global buyers, collectively known as Risk Management and Sourcing (RMS), to streamline the buying, planning and logistics. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. In this edition: Jaro Caban, Global S&OP, Cargill Animal Nutrition.

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S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #1

Supply Chain Trend

Initially look for a sample of core, multiple sources to gain your own core understanding, and best/good practices to help in the planning and implementation of S&OP in an organization. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses. However, S&OP has not yet substantially delivered on its ultimate promise of enterprise wide resource management, rolling financial forecasting and strategy deployment.

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S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #5

Supply Chain Trend

You have to get the numbers right and you have to translate the S&OP lead-time, inventory, planning bill of materials design implications and sourcing to dozens of different languages used in the roles / departments of a company. Jon: In general there is much disinformation from sources who over complicate S&OP, have tried to sell it as a complete “turnkey” software application or software application in the cloud the past few years. Introduction.

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10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks. The managers of such companies make results-based decisions and are truly at the helm.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #8

Supply Chain Trend

This process would create both tactical and strategic sources of value. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses. However, S&OP has not yet substantially delivered on its ultimate promise of enterprise wide resource management, rolling financial forecasting and strategy deployment. Whatever maturity model or consultancy support companies use, S&OP seems to get stuck. Worse, overall S&OP development and progress seems to have stalled.

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Why S&OP and Integrated Business Planning Start with the Cloud

Demand Solutions

Replacing notoriously error-prone spreadsheet-based forecasts with a single source of the financial truth. cloud S&OPAs we noted in our last article , Gartner has found that the public cloud market is doubling every four years. And because IT spending is only increasing by 2.2 percent per year, we know that companies in all industries are actually diverting their IT budgets from traditional IT to the cloud.

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S&OP Made Good: The Importance of Investing In People

EFT

Today, 32 percent of companies have source, make, and deliver reporting to the same organization, and the gaps in alignment between operations and commercial teams are large. . Here’s an uncomfortable question: After 30 years of talking about sales and operations planning (S&OP), can we truly say it’s working? S&OP is a terrific idea in principle. . When it’s done right, it’s great in practice too. But the trouble is, it’s not often done right. Here’s how I know that. .

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Why S&OP and Integrated Business Planning Start with the Cloud

Demand Solutions

Replacing notoriously error-prone spreadsheet-based forecasts with a single source of the financial truth. cloud S&OPAs we noted in our last article , Gartner has found that the public cloud market is doubling every four years. And because IT spending is only increasing by 2.2 percent per year, we know that companies in all industries are actually diverting their IT budgets from traditional IT to the cloud.

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record

E2open

Most importantly, the use of a common data platform provides “a single source of truth” for all planning activities, ensuring a credible plan that is synchronized both horizontally across planning functions and vertically across time horizons. . The single source of truth makes it easier for stakeholders to collaborate across departments to reach a consensus and buy into the plan. The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record. brooke. Tuesday 13 March 2018.

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