S&OP (sales and operaitons Planning) has been around for a long time. So has ERP. However, only now has technology been developed that quickly, easily, and cost-effectively automate and power an S&OP process that integrates all information sources while driving collaboration. Key elements to a true “closed-loop” Sales and Operations Planning process include the capability to create demand scenarios, constrain them in real-time based on actual material, resource and supplier limitations, and then identify the optimal S&OP plan. ICON Solutions, GMBH and Steelwedge Software, Inc. have developed the first solution that meets the requirement for effective closed-looop sales and operations planning. This solution has been proven at leading companies such as Honeywell.
The new offering makes it possible for companies to accomplish the goal of balancing supply with demand, collaborating on plans, and establishing executive S&OP plans with an ease never before possible.