What's the most important factor to achieving Sales & Operations Planning success? Demand Solutions customers share best practices and tips.
S&OP tip - make nice with your data guru
Summary: SKF has been using Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning software to execute its monthly S&OP process. It credits its S&OP success to the open communication among its internal departments - specifically its data management team and to Demand Solutions easy-to-use software.
S&OP tip - explain the goal and establish action items
Summary: Pet products company executes a monthly S&OP process with ease because all of the employees understand the purpose of the process. Through open communication about the goals, all departments can work together to create action items at the end of every meeting to establish accountability.
Spreadsheets cause S&OP inaccuracies
Summary: SKF uses Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning software to execute its monthly S&OP process. The benefits of using Demand Solutions over Excel spreadsheets are that Demand Solutions eliminates inaccuracies/risks and provides a repeatable method of executing the process each month.
S&OP tip - trust your data
Summary: S&OP expert at SGS Tools thinks that data integrity is a major determinant of an S&OP process. Also, getting executive buy-in, or a top-down process is important.
Manufacturer overcomes business challenges with Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning
Summary: Global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrications system counts on Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning and Forecast Management software to increase customer satisfaction and eliminate excess inventory.