Five Issues That Will Break Your S&OP Process

February 1, 2018

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is a powerful decision-making process that provides a platform to balance supply and demand on a mid-to-long term horizon. The benefits are numerous – improved service performance, stable production rates, enhanced teamwork and reduced inventories. Combine this with integrated financial planning and it’s a process that every business should operate. However, there are many issues that will break an S&OP process and in this article, we look at five of them. Read more

S&OP: Don’t Develop Your Supply Chain Without It

February 2, 2017

All too often supply chain development, and investment into supply chain assets, is focused on a single plan at a fixed point in time, be that a budget or a longer term strategic intention. However, plans change in line with market conditions. This article discusses how S&OP can be used to ensure that supply chain development and investment can be made responsive to those changes. Read more