It is widely accepted that most businesses plan. Most critically, a manufacturing business needs to plan—and plan effectively for optimal supply and demand readiness. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a business management process that leading organizations have used for the past 35 years to connect corporate business planning with tactical planning—driving master scheduling and distribution planning, in order to support the business plan and meet demand.
Have you ever considered implementing a formal approach to Sales and Operations Planning in your manufacturing organization? Who needs to be involved in the process to make it successful? And what’s in it for them?
This solution sheet, Sales and Operations Planning—A Strategic Approach to Supply and Demand Readiness, outlines why manufacturing leaders should care about implementing a strategic, formal approach to S&OP, including:
- What S&OP means to manufacturing professionals in sales, finance and operations
- The benefits S&OP can deliver to departmental functions and to the business
- An integrated approach to successfully implementing S&OP