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

River Logic

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Is S&OP Excellence Slip Slidin’ Away?

Supply Chain Shaman

…the same is happening in supply chain processes. move forward quickly, there needs to be clarity of the role of the supply chain in driving growth. Reporting relationships to sales, finance, or supply chain are equally bad. Shifts from regional to global supply chains? Governance clarity is paramount in the definition of a global supply chain. At what point does erosion cause the side of a mountain to give way?

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Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. In contrast, as a regional supply chain leader in the 1990’s, my company had one S&OP. I frequently see groups of supply chain leaders arguing about the right for individual businesses to define their own systems/process. There needs to be a common definition of supply chain excellence. The planning level must be able to model the feasible supply plan.

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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.

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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.

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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Decoding the language of S&OP


Here they are: Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) - A traditional definition of S&OP defines it as an integrated business process through which an executive team continually achieves focus, alignment and synchronization among all functions of the organization helping to keep demand and supply in balance. The economic downturn of nearly a decade ago generated a resurgence of companies pursuing S&OP initiatives hoping to improve service levels and lower supply chain costs.

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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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Leveraging Scenario Planning for S&OP Decision Support


Sales and Operations Planning has become the preferred method to facilitate clear and formal communication between the demand and supply sides of a business. There have been significant advances in both technology and supply chain thinking since the methodology originated in the late 1980s.

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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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Five Insights on Effective S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

While the majority of companies focus on balancing demand and supply ( an analysis based on volume), those rating their S&OP plans as effective, have a focus on balancing cost, volume and mix. Companies that rate their S&OP processes more effective, as shown in Figure 2, are more likely to use supply chain planning technologies in their processes. She is trying to redefine the industry analyst model to make it friendlier and more useful for supply chain leaders.

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What's Wrong with S&OP?


There are few competencies more core for a company than the ability to coordinate sales with supply chain in order to fill demand. Lora Cecere, CEO of Supply Chain Insights, found the same problem. Most S&OP processes are starting to overcome a major organizational issue by horizontally connecting Finance, Sales and Operations (or Supply Chain) silos. Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP “The No.

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Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

Squeezing in this much time to write this deep report between working on the Supply Chain Insights Global Summi t and finishing customer deliverables is tough. The solution needs to mature, but the good news is that SAP is investing in supply chain. SAP supplied none of the references. I am convinced that the complexity of today’s supply chain as a complex system cannot be modeled using an Excel spreadsheet.

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


In supply chain, as in life, what you plan for and what actually happens can be two very different things. Unfortunately, business, operations and supply chain planning leaders and executives in many companies miss this, and they end up with a process that does not work well for either planning or execution. Gartner believes firms should have three distinct supply chain planning horizons (see image at top of page)— annual, monthly, and weekly (or bi-weekly).

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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. These are examples of double acts where one party plays the straight/stooge and apparently serious man while the other plays the fool/jester. I admit I am not too sure who is who in the last example.

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5 Things We Learned About the S&OP Process


As 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. In our webinar, "The New S&OP " we learned about proven, innovative techniques to implement an effective S&OP process and advance supply chains at multi-layer company environments. supply chain advancement supply chain insights supply chain consulting S&OP

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The 10 Must-Read Supply Chain Blogs for 2019

River Logic

Missing out on the most current trends or what the forward-thinkers are writing about in supply chain? The big picture is this: Worldwide, the supply chain industry is a big business. supply chain employs 44 million people. SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Management logistics S&OP Sales and Operations Planning IoTWant to read more case studies on the sales and operations planning process?

5 More Things We Learned About the S&OP Process


As 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. In our recent webinar, "How to Master S&OP for Simplifying Your Supply Chain," we learned how to take a more proactive and collaborative approach to managing supply chain complexity with S&OP.

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Gartner Releases a New S&OP Magic Quadrant


One example of a changing user requirement is the ascendancy of supply chain modeling to the highest priority in Gartner’s Market Ranking of S&OP Capabilities. Therefore, users' requirements are more oriented toward enterprise-level S&OP, with strong supply chain modeling, financial impact analysis and tight integration back into the operational planning environment.”. Source: Gartner for Supply Chain Leaders Toolkit, 2014.

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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.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions


Gartner analysts presented their latest supply chain findings throughout the two-day Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month in London. They see the highest spending priorities in e-commerce software, supply chain optimization and cost analytics. Cognitive learning and analytics – Burkett predicted that cognitive or machine learning will have a big impact on supply chains. Supply chain/network redesign.

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


A recent whitepaper by supply chain planning and optimization firm Optilon explains why and how. As Optilon says, “The S&OP process starts ‘living its own life’ while operations struggle with the day-to-day realities of managing demand and supply in an unpredictable environment.” Problems arise when S&OP and supply chain planning (SCP) are developed separately plans, with little interconnectivity or overlap. Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP

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S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

I will also pen my 95th report for this week’s Supply Chain Insight’s newsletter. We now reach 23,000 supply chain leaders globally with our newsletter and have over 50,000 views/month on Slideshare. Frustrated that my upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was in Phoenix, he asked if I ever came to Europe. We reviewed the orbit charts and progress of the recent Supply Chains to Admire Analysis for 2016. Supply Chain 2030.

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

River Logic

River 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.". S&OP Partners Webinars

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Does your workforce own the mindset for an effective S&OP?

Prophetic Technology

supply chain planning s&OPS&OP is a standard business planning process impacted by constant internal or external pressures and challenges.

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


In his article “ Ghost in the machine”, Professor Richard Wilding explains how at companies focused on quarter end achievement, target-driven behaviours can destabilize the plan reliability and increase supply chain variability at that point on the horizon. She points out that a segmented approach causes improved customer service and supply chain flexibility, particularly in the “marketplace of one”. Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP

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S&OP Effectiveness: Recommendations to Make the Leap

Supply Chain Shaman

Names for the Cross-Functional Process to Align Demand and Supply. When we shared this data with the roundtables of supply chain leaders who had completed the study, a number of attendees shared stories of how they had met the challenge of helping employees/planners to get to data. Within ten days, 650 supply chain leaders joined the community. It’s the S uperfood for the supply chain. . It is a beautiful fall day in Philadelphia.

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An S&OP Expert Interview Series by Niels Van Hove

River Logic

Over 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. S&OP Sales and Operations PlanningThe goal was to understand where S&OP stands today and what each interviewee's view is for the future.

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S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Excel–while widely used for planning–is not equal to the challenge of modeling complex supply chains. Clarity on Supply Chain Strategy. Driving supply chain excellence is a balancing act. Companies making progress are clear on the definition of supply chain strategy. For most –hamstrung by silo-based strategies for source, make and deliver–there is no clear definition of supply chain strategy. Yawn.

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S&OP – 13 Years On, What Have We Learned and What Has Changed?


In December 2006, I published an article titled “ S&OP or just good supply chain planning ?” C ould the majority of the benefit s be achieved by first focusing on establishing good supply chain pl anning ? There have been significant advances in both technology and supply chain thinking over the past decade. Clear and formal communication between the demand side and the supply sides of the business. .

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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. Roy Wood and Wizard are wishing we could grossly over eat and drink on 365 or 366 days of the year and although they never met, Bowie and Bing are dueting about peace on earth – a likely story in today’s world.

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Supply Chain Movement 17 – S&OP

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 17 – 2015 Q2. – Launch of Supply Chain Professionals Club in Turkey. – Supply chain disruption reported as the fastest rising threat. 12 | Supply Chain Journey: demand driven on command. By Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights. Now that the European economy is strengthening, a growing number of supply chain software vendors are turning their attention to Europe.

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S&OP in Agribusiness: How to Harvest the Benefits with Advanced Analytics


The agribusiness supply chain is highly complex. The article, written in collaboration with our partner Luciano Moura ( UniSoma ) and Diego de Carvalho Moretti (Nortegubisian) , outlines the following planning challenges in an agribusiness supply chain: Supply chain flows are extended over a long period of time. Sales and Operations Planning agribusiness agriculture supply chain IBP scenario building Supply Chain Tereos Tereos sugar and energy brazil

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Creating Agile Supply Chains through S&OP Solutions

Blue Ridge

S&OP solutions like Blue Ridge Integrated Business Planning (IBP) create agility in supply chains. The post Creating Agile Supply Chains through S&OP Solutions appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles

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Why Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) Is Crucial to Your Business

River Logic

S&OP Sales and Operations Planning Supply chain analytics S&OE Sales & Operations ExecutionIn recent years, S&OP has shifted as management has begun redefining the objectives of S&OP to focus on maximizing the value generation for shareholders while appropriately balancing strategic objectives and risk.

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