S&OP Reality Check
When it comes to the consumer goods supply chain, many companies often look first at their sales and operations planning (S&OP) process — at the intersection of demand and supply — to improve overall performance and collaboration across departments. While it seems like a rather straightforward concept, there are many misconceptions about the implementation process. Some companies tend to overcomplicate the process (too much analysis), while others think it just involves a leading-edge solution. This month, our experts take you through the myth and realities of S&OP implementation with a focus on leveraging IT and using the right metrics to achieve profitable growth and win with complexity.