- 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
Since its inception in the 1980s, the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process has been vital for managing profitability and risk. Demand Solutions S&OP is a flexible, customizable system that takes the process from data collection to a dynamic supply chain management plan that drives production and sales. Combining demand planning and sales and operations planning into an integrated approach means executives spend less time reacting to problems and more time managing opportunities.
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Too often, planning tools follow strict methodologies that turn the S&OP process into an internal game of Twister. These days, there are many stakeholders involved in the demand planning decision-making. They all need to stay involved. Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning is flexible to adapt to your management preferences.
Most companies create an annual plan. Work stops. Plans are built and rarely revisited. Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning can create annual fiscal business plans that are dynamic and easy to change mid course. It allows you to look at best and worst-case forecasts (or any level in between) to let you build strategies and contingencies that will allow you to change your behavior as hard sales numbers become available. You can run “what if” scenarios based on any assumptions you want. With Demand Solutions S&OP, you can:
Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning establishes a common repository of pertinent information necessary for the planning process: forecast management data, inventory planning information, shipments and production. The system allows you to combine data from sales, marketing, production, procurement, transportation and finance for a unified view.
In Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning, you can make changes to your planning assumptions in the existing plan and save the changes as you conduct “what if” scenarios.
For companies looking to create a sound supply chain management strategy to mitigate risks, improve inventory planning methods and increase profitability—Demand Solutions Sales and Operations Planning is the answer. Visit our customer videos page to hear more.
Let us show you--with your own data--how Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning can benefit your business.
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) was identified as the number two area of focus for companies, based on a recent survey of 805 companies for The Supply Chain Executive's Strategic Agenda 2008 study.
Demand Solutions has been selected Best-In-Class in Value Delivered in the latest Sales & Operation Planning Solutions AXIS.
The top pressures forcing companies to focus on supply chain transformation.
Just say the words Sales & Operations Planning, or S&OP, and people will listen. Its buzzword popularity is nearly equivalent to the excitement over tried and true three-letter acronyms such as ERP and CRM
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