Layering S&OP on Top of ERP: Options that Bring Data into View

March 18 2013

In a recent blog post, John Westerveld discussed how the right sales and operations planning (S&OP) software can help companies streamline the S&OP planning cycle and reduce it from weeks to mere days. A business management process that helps firms ascertain optimal manufacturing output levels, S&OP plays a key role in balancing supply and demand, avoiding waste, enhancing top-line revenues, and optimizing production resources.

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bdubois's picture

The other thing I've heard John speak of before was the ability to quickly understand when a change (planned or unplanned) could impact a companies objectives as defined as part of the S&OP process. The speed to not only plan but to monitor and respond accordingly to change will take your S&OP process to the next level.