S&OP or just good supply chain planning

Dooley, Brian; Higgins, Rob
December 2006
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2006, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p30
Trade Publication
The article explains the business process of sales and operations planning (S&OP) aimed at managing the balance and trade-off between the supply and demand side of a supply chain, but taking into consideration the best for total business, not just individual targets. Examples of problems or situations which suggest that a company is not fully exploiting the benefits of effective S&OP process, are presented. The benefits that can be obtained by a business from a well-executed S&OP process are also given. Furthermore, the steps to achieve good supply chain planning, the key foundation of a robust S&O process, is explained.


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