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How to Supercharge Your S&OP Process

In this white paper, we explain how by explicitly linking decisions with the most important corporate metrics, Enterprise Optimization™ enables S&OP alignment with corporate strategy and facilitates value capture. By River Logic

March 6, 2018

Why Successful S&OP Processes Uses Enterprise Optimization™

Most manufacturing organizations have adopted some form of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).

Nevertheless, many executives and S&OP professionals feel there are still many questions that are, at best, poorly answered.

Such questions include things like:

  • When capacity is limited, should demand be shorted? What if inventory policies were relaxed to build ahead?
  • If demand must be shorted, which demand? Which products, geographies, and customers?
  • Where should funds and capacity be allocated to drive additional growth or profit?
  • What’s the true profitability of each product or SKU?

In other words, companies are unable to anticipate the real impact of their decisions.

Not only that, but companies simply aren’t the same as they used to be. Many now manufacture and sell hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of products all across the world.

With increasing complexity and accelerated demand trends that shorten product life cycles, companies are unable to make optimal decisions within required timeframes. Simply put, they lack agility and speed.

That’s where Enterprise Optimization™ comes into play.

In this white paper, we'll cover:

  • Limitations of current planning approaches
  • Why successful, modern S&OP requires Enterprise Optimization™
  • The steps and tools necessary to achieve Enterprise Optimization™ within your company
  • The unmatched benefits of Enterprise Optimization™ to S&OP strategy

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