What do you look for when selecting an S&OP system?


Now that’s a question I bet a lot of people would like some insight on!  A new report entitled “How to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System,” published by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), is now available.

In this report, TEC analysts,  P.J. Jakovljevic and Khudsiya Quadri, provide key pointers on selecting a sales and operations planning (S&OP) system, by exploring

  • how a mature S&OP process can help tackle key business issues,
  • why technology is required for success on the S&OP front, and
  • key S&OP system capabilities to look for.

(full disclosure: we were a sponsor of the report)

While we are on the topic of S&OP….  Trevor Miles is currently at the IE Group’s Sales and Operations Planning Summit and is tweeting – he has some interesting insights.  Follow Trevor to see more.

trevormiles: Symbolic that at a conference FP&A and S&OP tracks are in adjacent but separate rooms with no overlap in sessions. Got to change #S&OP #SCM
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/trevormiles/statuses/24092101469

trevormiles: #SCM I get it that S&OP is about process first.  But would you plow a field with a horse so you don’t need to learn to drive a tractor?
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/trevormiles/statuses/24091573497


As Kinaxis’ online community manager, Melissa serves as a connector, facilitator, and information resource for the Supply Chain Expert Community. Her blog focuses on what’s happening in the community and supply chain industry news. Melissa loves hearing from Members who are passionate and want to share their stories! Please consider her your navigator to the Supply Chain Expert Community.

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