Globalization, meeting and understanding customer demand and providing optimal operational efficiency drive the need for effective manufacturing sales and operations planning (S&OP). Forward-looking collaboration must occur throughout the enterprise for sales demand to be profitably supported by production capacity.
Beyond silos and spreadsheets
Most companies manage sales and operations planning in departmental silos, with hundreds or even thousands of spreadsheets. Predictable results include:
Integrate performance management across manufacturing plants
Increasingly, organizations are seeking a robust S&OP model that enables the various groups to jointly address operational issues affecting overall corporate goals. The IBM Cognos Sales and Operations Planning Performance Blueprint offers an integrated performance management model for effectively planning sales and operations across manufacturing plants:
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