The pandemic’s ramifications across the consumer goods industry will be felt for quite some time, and perhaps no more so than within demand planning. Dig into some of the data surrounding the state of demand planning, how the industry is reacting and responding, and deep insight from supply chain analysts.
Date: Thursday, April 8th @ 11 AM ET
Supply chain disruption is hardly a novel concept to the consumer goods industry, but the pandemic has stress-tested demand planning to untried levels.
In this third and final article in our series, Climbing the Sales and Operations Maturity Ladder, we explore the characteristics of S&OP process maturity and recommend actions you can take today to move to higher levels of S&OP capability.
Regularly studying consumer trips and basket-level data in convenience retail could have helped c-store operators recognize the trend and shift their inventory to accommodate consumer buying habits during the pandemic.
In survey after survey S&OP consistently ranks as one of the top three management priorities. Why is it then that many organizations find it extremely difficult to improve their ability to develop a company-wide planning process?
From AI/ML-powered smart factories and supply chain to data-driven marketing and personalization, AWS has been integrating and building experiences that are impactful for consumer goods brands and consequently, their retailer customers alike.
Beyond reducing costs and simplifying operations, SKU rationalization is playing a vital role in improving the supplier/retailer relationship during an especially complex moment — and it may even pave the way for new innovation.