Roadmap to collaborative S&OP in the cloud

Roadmap to collaborative S&OP in the cloud

In a context where markets constantly evolve in line with consumer behaviours, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is becoming fundamental for companies. This cross-functional decision-making process helps all departments to think and act in unison, to better absorb variations in supply and demand, to align with the global strategy and to achieve set objectives. Unfortunately, many manufacturers and retailers face difficulties in performing this vital process, not least on a regular monthly basis. Software vendor Colibri S&OP and Supply Chain Movement have developed this roadmap to show common pitfalls in the road to a robust, reactive and collaborative S&OP process.

The first stop sign on the road to collaborative S&OP in the cloud is ‘Forecasting Chaos’, where there is an unstructured mid-term to long-term forecast process. To get the traffic light to turn green, and continue the road, you can:

• Work by exception based on an intelligent toolgenerated forecast across all parameters
• Make it easy to regularly update forecasts (weekly, monthly etc.) to feed S&OP
• Set up alerts to support quick response to erosion of forecast accuracy

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Roadmaps Supply Chain Movement

The roadmaps provided by Supply Chain Movement are visual representations of strategic plans that assist in optimizing supply chain processes. They present a simple way of illustrating how companies can achieve their desired objectives.

A roadmap aids in:

• Identifying areas for improvement
• Implementing changes
• Increasing efficiency
• Enhancing competitive positioning

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