SUPPLY CHAIN (S&OP) CONSULTING
connecting strategy with execution
SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION VIA SALES & OPERATIONS PLANNING (S&OP)
S&OP provides the key linkage between high level strategy and detailed execution within the organization.
Or, illustrated another way:
Why is this important?
Because S&OP allows your organization to operate with a “one number” plan (i.e., the business plan ties to the financial plan, which ties to the strategic plan, which ties to the demand plan, which ties to the supply plan, which ties to the production plan, which ties to the detailed schedule on your shop floor.
Why is that important?
Because lacking a one-number system, groups are working in “silos,” optimizing “their number” and not reconciling the effect of that either upstream or downstream. There are no assurances that the plans are being met at any level and that they support the overall plan.
What’s the effect of that?
High assets (inventory) with “misses” to customer orders, and high manufacturing variance due to short-term, fire-fighting swings in labor and production resources to react to last minute swings in demand and supply planning. The organization is reactive vs. proactive and planful.
An effective S&OP process is one of the biggest contributors to overall profitability for organizations.
Source: The Hackett Group Study
THE QUALIA, INC. APPROACH
Suzanne will work closely and carefully with your key resources in data/technical, demand and supply areas within a 3-phase approach to fully design, develop, and implement a robust S&OP process design that perfectly supports your business environment.
PHASE I-A: Learning and First Decision
PHASE I-B: Preparing for the Live Pilot
PHASE I-C: Conducting the Live Pilot
PHASE II: Expansion
PHASE III: Full Implementation
She uses a combination approach consisting of coach, consultant, mentor, and trainer, where applicable, to effect bottom line results.
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