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Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

ToolsGroup’s Powerfully Simple technology enables an entirely new approach to S&OP by injecting a higher level of automation and intelligence into your planning process.

With the grunt work out of the way, your team is free to focus on what they do best – fine-tuning the plans with their market and business knowledge. Consensus decisions are based on highly automatic statistical analysis of massive amounts of data. You get a smarter planning process that is not subjective, but objective.

ToolsGroup’s S&OP solution reliably translates aggregate models to an operational plan at the item level. The model supports the tactical and financial plan, but is also capable of supporting supply chain execution. The modelling environment is coherent from top to bottom and at every level in between because the aggregated S&OP model and operational model are continuously synchronized through perfect mapping.

By modeling demand and supply chain uncertainty and simulating the impact of inventory on customer service, the cross-functional team can define desired target customer service levels by product segment and market segment. The software then translates these service level goals into an optimal inventory mix that absorbs the upstream and downstream supply chain fluctuations.

This allows the team to make fact-based collaboration trade-offs in the planning process. They can understand and manage the interdependency between target service level and inventory investment in determining the best way to achieve their business objectives. Planning is focused on a common strategic objective function such as margin attainment. And most important, due to the robust and precise single model, the resulting time-phased capacity constrained plan can be executed reliably.

Watch Video A humorous look at the S&OP process
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