S&OP: Getting Started

 

gartner_graphic (1)Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is an integrated business process that drives collaboration, focus and alignment across multiple divisions and departments in a company. It brings together demand plans, financial goals, supply plans, inventory quantities, and new product plans.

Cited by Gartner as the number-one source of inquiry from manufacturers,
S&OP, when done successfully:

  1. Aligns different teams around a common plan
  2. Balances supply and demand
  3. Identifies discrepancies between planning numbers
  4. Improves sales forecasts
  5. Reduces the long-term impact of unexpected events

 

Want to know how you can get started with S&OP? Need to understand where your current S&OP process stands on the maturity cycle?
Looking for insights into how you can enhance your existing S&OP process?
Answer these questions and more by checking out the resources here:

pdf-iconThe 5 Most Common S&OP Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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pdf-iconSales and Operations Planning: An Introduction

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pdf-iconIBP and S&OP Primer: Frequently Asked Questions

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pdf-iconS&OP Glossary

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pdf-iconExecutive S&OP: Role, Structure, and Benefits

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pdf-iconExecutive S&OP: What It Is and How to Make It Work

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pdf-icon7 Principles of Highly Effective Sales & Operations Planning

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pdf-iconLeveraging S&OP- Not Just Your Father’s Supply/Demand Balance Anymore

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