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There are two equally important outputs of demand forecasting and you may be focusing nearly all your energy on only one, and maybe even the wrong one.

The Red Wing Shoe Company details the steps it took to improve S&OP processes, slash its S&OP planning efforts by 50 percent, and align manufacturing with sales - all while growing its business.

Collaboration: A recursive process where two or more organizations work together to realize common goals by sharing knowledge and learning, and by building consensus.

This paper details S&OP best practices to achieve game-changing S&OP benefits with repeatable S&OP process that drives outstanding results when implemented through an easy-to-use technology platform.

Even though enterprises have been implementing sales and operations planning (S&OP) programs to better anticipate and synchronize supply and demand for more than 30 years, the success of such initiatives still eludes many.

Learn the four actions you can take to get off the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) plateau and accelerate your move up and to the right for timely, measurable process improvement.

Much like the Internet, one application can be upgraded, replaced, or even fail without taking down the entire network - built using nonproprietary standards, Infor ION provides an open architecture that is flexible, scalable, and adaptable.

In November 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) launched the much anticipated fourth edition of its videogame console, the PlayStation.

As supply chains become increasingly complex, it’s no surprise that supply chain leaders see great opportunity for improvement in S&OP.

A mature S&OP process aligns the supply chain with corporate strategy to become the glue that binds performance end-to-end across the supply chain.

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) serves as a critical process to project, balance and manage the integration of supply and demand.

Achieving bottom-line benefits from any S&OP program requires close coordination among inventory, production and finance plans.

As a sales professional, you know that you serve as your company’s “ear to the ground.” As you interact with customers and prospects, you gain invaluable insights into the dynamics of the marketplace: Where are new opportunities arising? What is the competitive landscape? What are the intractable challenges that companies face that your product can solve?

Let’s say that you’re working in sales planning and analysis for a 20-year-old division of a global consumer electronics company, and you’ve just had a product launch that’s the most unsuccessful in the company’s history. As a company, you’d been the number one player in the space up until this point. Suddenly, it seems, you’re fighting for the number two slot every quarter. What do you do?

Access to retail data, down to the item, store, day, and shift level is powering a new level of decision-making which will completely transform business processes in areas such as demand, replenishment, promotion, and new product planning.




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The 24|7 Team is your direct pipeline to solutions for your business challenges. It's your opportunity to have supply chain and logistics experts look at your specific challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information.

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