Analyst Insight: Many companies have launched sales and operations planning (S&OP) initiatives, with varying degrees of success. Those who have achieved significant benefits have done so through the realization that S&OP requires coordination across organizational elements, process workflow and enabling technology. As leaders look for the “what’s next” of S&OP transformation, there’s an increased desire for enhanced internal and external collaboration, and extending S&OP beyond planning into execution.
Analyst Insight: Many producers and suppliers in the heavy building materials and construction industry regularly struggle with how to manage and enforce a sales process that minimizes missed opportunities and provides actionable information back to sales and operational management. Progressive producers and suppliers are realizing that mobile sales solutions can help gain the visibility needed to monitor and enforce sales activities, and ensure a consistent and professional buying experience.
Challenge: A global energy technologies company needed a digital supply chain that could support its aggressive growth and innovation goals. Key challenges included managing seasonality, improving lead times, optimizing inventory and linking operational and long-range plans. The company also wanted to boost customer service and accelerate new product introductions.
NBG Home deployed voice for picking and many other workflows in the distribution center. Learn more about the benefits that voice enabled workflows (text-to-speech and speech-to-text) provided for this leading home décor products company.
One might assume that a manufacturer that is vertically integrated — with direct control over delivery routes and the customer purchase experience — would have no trouble devising a workable demand plan. If only that were the case.
Fascinators – the ornately compelling “headpieces” that women wear to British nuptials – are fascinating. Whether or not you appreciate these pieces of headgear whimsy, they present a perfect example of the challenges of sales and operations planning (S&OP).
Join SAP for a Market Experience on Integrated Business Planning for Inventory
Join David Vallejo, Head of SAP Digital Business Planning to learn how Integrated Business Planning can help your organization connect all of its planning processes to improve lead times and service levels, followed by a market experience of how companies are utilizing Integrated Business Planning to maximize the efficiency of their inventory and working capital.
In this session, you will learn how to:
Maximize the efficiency of inventory and working capital
Automate and standardize planning processes to improve planner productivity
Enable shorter and more complete inventory target-setting cycles at each tier
Reduce product and distribution costs
Speakers: Bruce Waters, Senior IBP Consultant, PPG Industries David Vallejo, Global Head of Digital Business Planning, SAP
Moderator: Helen Atkinson, Editor, SupplyChainBrain
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00
DATE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 TIME: 10:00 AM ET
Husqvarna Group is a leading global producer of outdoor power products. Attend this webcast and hear how Husqvarna has transformed its global supply chain into a unified digital platform by applying supply chain planning best practices from Logility to support change, innovation and growth.
Highlights will include how optimized planning has led to increased visibility, precision and automation including how Husqvarna:
Instituted a scalable and robust S&OP process
Implemented an integrated digital supply chain platform
Expanded proactive, alert-driven automation of routine processes
Established supply chain platform centers of excellence
Anna Lindh Fogelström, Group Supply Chain Planning Manager, Husqvarna Group Karin Bursa, Executive Vice President, Logility