11 Aug 2022

S&OP Best practice: Engage in ongoing cross-functional communication rather than wait for “the meeting” once a month!

S&OP Best practice:  Engage in ongoing cross-functional communication rather than wait for “the meeting” once a month! Many organizations have respective functional departments for finance, supply management, demand management, and production planning. But some organizations are plagued by the lack of structured interdepartmental communication which affects their operational efficiency.  This leads to disparities between financial forecast and operational forecast. To resolve this complex situation it is recommended to increase the interdepartmental communication – you can resolve this by thinking of the S & OP as a process rather than a collection of meetings that happens at periodic intervals. You can also see readers discuss this topic in our Linked In group. In our upcoming 2-day tutorial workshop on Sales and Operations Planning (http://demandplanning.net/demandplanning_tutorial_SIOP.htm ), we will be talking about the S & OP process and why inter-departmental communication is very important to make the S & OP process successful. We will also talk about what form of communication this should be – communication that uses the common language, numbers people can understand and are interested in. This is your chance to discuss your pain points and current practices. At the end of each session, we will analyze which best practice you can take away from that session. In this workshop, we will show you our five-step approach for mapping and implementing S & OP process. You can register for this and the other workshops on Demand Planning, and SAP APO DP Modeling at  http://demandplanning.net/seminar_anregistrations.php

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