Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and Integrated Business Planning (IBP) are words that most people are familiar with. This is understandable because they are the glue that binds together the effective manufacturing and distribution organisation. It aligns key resources with business strategy, steers the organisation through its ever-changing environment and is crucial for unlocking significant business potential.
Many organisations we talk to at QAD DynaSys are still in the early stages of S&OP. Some are still struggling to get it off the ground. Some have lost the energy to propel it beyond a basic process and others have not yet even started the journey.
For S&OP to be effective and deliver real value, it is critical to get the right people involved, establish the process and support it all with the right system. If any of these elements are missing, the whole process can become just another meaningless meeting with little benefit to the wider organisation. At QAD DynaSys, we enable organisations to become an Effective Enterprise by providing world-class planning systems that support their S&OP process