- Forecast by SKU, cost, item, currencies, margin, country, channel, customer location, etc.
- Drive inventory and safety stock levels according to customer requirements using the Service Level Optimizer
(Original Date: May 12, 2015)
Imagine walking into a new job where the company's demand and supply planning processes are driven by fantasy sales forecasts and ad hoc production plans scribbled in pencil. The business, by the way, is highly seasonal, and yet capacity planning is an annual afterthought... until it's too late to catch up.
Maybe you've lived that scenario. Bill Whiteside walked into that environment during his career in consumer goods marketing. His immersion into the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process, and his direct experience in the contribution of the S&OP process to a significant financial turnaround changed his outlook and his career.
"When I saw the 'classic' S&OP data presentation and realized that my forecasts -- which until then were little more than theoretical projections to me -- would significantly impact our production and inventory plans, as well as our manufacturing and storage capacities, I was transformed. To that point I pretty much fit the stereotype of the genetically-optimistic, unaccountable marketing manager. After being exposed to -- and deeply involved in -- the S&OP process -- I evolved into a manager who... well... got it."
During this one hour webinar, Whiteside will share the experiences he's gained as the manager of a successful Sales & Operations Planning process as well as his subsequent experiences working to help dozens of companies launch and manage their S&OP processes.
You will walk away with a list of insights and ideas for how to start -- or transform -- an S&OP process at your company. The webinar will also address the extended impact promised by Integrated Business Planning (IBP).
This webinar was co-sponsored by IndustryWeek. It was one of their best attended and best reviewed webinars of 2015.
Fill-out the form to the right and get immediate access to the video and full Q&A document.
Some of the feedback that we received from this webinar:
“Very informative presentation that followed a logical progression and gave us the details we needed to move to the next level in our S&OP process."
“Well prepared overview of S&OP. I have read a couple of books on S&OP and they were hopelessly tedious. This presentation was informative and the real-life examples made it more interesting.”
“Bill does a great job of explaining the process. His “story” and real life journey make it even more interesting.”
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