Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

Operational systems are warehouse management, available to promise, and transportation planning.) 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. The technology market is rife with unsubstantiated claims and myths.

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Lean Principles and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)


Both strive to streamline internal processes and eliminate waste, which may come in the form of excess warehousing and distribution space, inventory buffers created to hedge against erratic demand signals, or misaligned plans. Many companies have high hopes when they set out to establish a Lean operating environment. But if your efforts fail to yield expected results, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the problems lie.

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The importance of Logistics in S&OP planning

4WL Consulting

First, it helps to improve asset utilization for companies operating their own logistics assets – be it trucks or warehousing. Companies across many industries have long known that Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is an effective technique for aligning sales, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing and finance around a single plan. The result when it is done right is an improvement in companies’ business performance.

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Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) – Initial Steps to Success

The Network Effect

Supply Chain should describe how they plan and manage warehouse space and transportation assets to accommodate both the supply and demand plans. by Brewster Smith, Project Manager, Tompkins International. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a fundamental process that all retail, manufacturing and consumer products companies should have in place. Surprisingly, many companies do not have a process to formally balance product supply with product demand.

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Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions


For instance, they see companies with complex picking operations increasingly piloting self-navigating smart warehouse robots. Forecasting Demand and Analytics Supply Chain Planning Machine Learning Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP Gartner analysts presented their latest supply chain findings throughout the two-day Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month in London. This is a compilation of predictions and recommendations from various presentations.

FMCG: What does S&OP bring to the party? Sales success of course!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Without a focus on Sales Out any stock pushed into an RTM network is likely just to sit in Distributor warehouses as there is no obvious consumer pull or demand. During my recent travels I met with two Sales (or Business Development Directors if you’re posh) from well known FMCG companies to discuss an assessment review of their Route To Market (RTM) networks. Surprisingly, neither was interested and gave a remarkably aligned reason for the rejection.

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

Supply Chain Trend

For example don’t build a bigger warehouse and new warehouse management systems if you can create more of a drop shop program of product from suppliers direct to customers. 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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FMCG Supply Chain: Famous Last Words

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Logistics Manager: “No problem, plenty of space in the warehouse at month ends.”. FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPThe “Famous Last words” of people can be intriguing, rude and frequently very, very funny yet equally they can be complete nonsense. In the context of the FMCG Supply Chain, “Famous Last Words” are usually uttered just before something disastrous or unexpected happens. Rarely is the term used with the expectation of good news to follow.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Currently as the Director of Supply Chain for Newell Brands Applied Materials, he oversees the SIOP process, production planning, procurement, warehousing, and logistics for servicing big box retailers including Walmart, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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FMCG SKU Proliferation: How this affects your Customer Service

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The new raw material/packaging has to be stored in a warehouse. The finished product is stored in a warehouse. Storage at operating company warehouse. SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control S&OPFMCG SKUs sneak onto price lists when nobody is looking! Sales & Marketing colleagues prefer new launches to have lengthy lists of SKUs; different flavours, different sizes, different colours, different shapes.