Balance Supply & Demand With Sales & Operations Planning
Faced with an unstable economic environment in which change is the only certainty, companies need to organize and implement an efficient, accurate planning process. One key issue that many companies wrestle with is that some of the key functions in the company – Sales, Operations and Finance – often come up with their own plans which will maximize their interests but not necessarily meet the goals of the company.
It is almost impossible to reach a single goal if you are traveling in three different directions. Successful companies have adopted Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to optimize total business performance. This ensures the decisions are based on what is best for the business, rather than focusing on individual functional targets.
S&OP is also referred to as Integrated Business Planning (IBP), particularly in the context of product management review and financial appraisal.
Advantages of Using Sales & Operations Planning Software
A good Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software is essential for your business like our other supply chain management solutions. An S&OP software tailored to your business ensures that no matter the size of your company you will be able to take it to the next level. The S&OP software provides you with the visibility you need on your Supply Chain.
With our S&OP software you will get optimized results tailored to your business and this will lead to more efficient sales and operations. Make the best decisions, prepare your strategies, and monitor market changes.
An S&OP software provides you a good visibility into strategic objectives, leading in more effective sales, more efficient operations, optimized service levels and the right product mix. QAD DynaSys allows your key business units, like sales, operations and finance, to develop functional plans according to company-wide goals.
- Single Click Collaborative® Technology
- Alternative Scenarios
- Shared vision document and the approved S&OP operations plan are produced to effectively communicate company strategy
- Key Performance Indicators
- Data Integration
- And more...
- Reduces inventory levels
- Aligns the product flows, finance flow and information flow
- Enhances decision-making
- Improves internal and external communication
- Coordinate activities of the key business units in the company
- And more…
Sales & Operations Planning Customers
"At the end of the day, centrally, we can enjoy an on time view of the demand, an on time view of the planning, the mid-term planning, the available capacities, the inventories." Christian Leger - Global Commercial & Supply Chain Director - Solvay
"The goal of a S&OP process is clearly to decide. We have our forecasts, we check our capacity, and we need to be all together, sales, finance, management, to decide." Benoit Barre - Quick Connectors Network Coordinator, ARaymond
The Essilor Group has put its expertise at the service of good vision in designing, manufacturing and distributing quality products and services through innovative business models. Today we provide solutions to correct, protect and prevent the visual health of the 7.2 billion people in the world.
Newell Brands is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a portfolio of leading brands. The Mapa Spontex brand is a market leader for home care and hand protection products.
Pernod Ricard is the world’s leader in the Premium spirits industry. It operates in more than 85 affiliates and 100 production sites. Pernod Ricard has chosen to focus on sustainable growth through a large portfolio of international brands and a high-end strategy, known as Premiumisation.
RPC is today a global design and engineering company specialising in polymer conversion in packaging and non-packaging markets, with centres of excellence worldwide and a turnover in excess of £2bn.
“The QAD DynaSys tools are efficient, enabling us to carry out rapid, detailed, accurate and reliable analysis which is, in a word, relevant.”
David Labrousse, Planning and Procurement MS Manager, G.H.MUMM & Cie
“Another reason for our choice were the ergonomic aspects of the Demand Planning tool, its powerful modelling as well as its collaborative capacities for validating forecasts between forecasters and subsidiaries.”
Sales Forecast and Planning Manager – Dorel Group
“None of this would have been possible without rigorous management of our demand planning, distribution planning and production planning processes through the QAD DynaSys tool. These are truly collaborative solutions.”
Richard Crnjanski, Director, Supply Chain Europe, Newell Brands
QAD DynaSys positioned as a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for "S&OP Systems of Differentiation"
This Gartner Magic Quadrant examines the main vendors that provide Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Supply chain leaders in IT can use this report when evaluating and selecting such a system to help enable S&OP maturity for their business.
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