Sales & Operations Planning Posts

If you have experience forecasting demand for products or services, you know that obtaining consistently good forecast accuracy is a mix of science and experience.

I get a kick reading “prediction” articles both prior to the year start and then again after the year is complete...when it comes to predicting the very dynamic supply chain management industry, those after year reviews can be quite amusing.

Recently I got an email from the North Pole saying that Santa Claus wanted to talk with me...I will have to admit that when you get a request from the head of the elves it is not something you want to ignore. A phone call was set up for later that week.

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP): An integrated business management process through which an executive team continually achieves focus, alignment and synchronization among all functions of the organization.

This white paper reveals many of the common challenges and potential ways to overcome the wide gap between a best-in-class and the typical S&OP process in place today.

Supply chains have encountered tremendous challenges triggered by the complexities of globalization, this necessitates that they adopt industry best practices to gain a deeper understanding of the marketplace and have a clear edge over the competition.

In this excerpt from their complete 2016 Vendor Assessment, Simon Ellis, Program Vice President for IDC Manufacturing Insights’ Global Digital Supply Chain Networks and Planning Strategies shares why Quintiq has the expertise and technologies to deliver higher optimality in any planning scenario.

Launch day supply of Apple's iPhone X was exhausted in mere minutes after the handset went up for sale early today but Apple's supply chain is rumored to only get about 20 million units delivered before the end of 2017.

This is the fifth post in a series where we investigate some of the myths and mistruths around Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).

The topic of today's post is one we hear often and industry research shows it is not going away fast enough, the reliance on spreadsheets and other less sophisticated solutions to manage the S&OP process.

This third in a series of posts that investigates some of the S&OP myths and mistruths and takes a look at one of the hot buttons in the industry; real-time response planning... S&OP the right solution to manage your real-time respond planning needs?

In this second post in our series of S&OP myths we highlight the need for flexibility in the S&OP process to facilitate a robust and repeatable process that can support your company’s business objectives.

This is the first of a series of five posts that investigates common myths and mistruths I have heard over the last 20+ years regarding Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP); hopefully, by exploring these myths we can generate a greater understanding of what S&OP is and what it is not.

Download Boston Retail Partners 2016 Merchandise Planning Survey to learn how an integrated retail planning platform can transform your omni-channel strategy.

This whitepaper shares best methods on how to forecast demand accuracy.




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