Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)Execute tactical and strategic plans with your trading partners.
S&OP in the Real Time Value Network™ links your organization’s multi-year strategy plan and annual operating plan with tactical sales, marketing and financial goals, while providing the ability to execute across your operations and key trading relationships. The critical capabilities enabling this process include:
Comparing gaps in annual operating plan with S&OP plans and actual sales through configurable exceptionsReviewing the profit and loss (P&L) impact of S&OP decisionsIncorporating collaborative account plans (POS forecast or shipment based) with key channel partners into your S&OP processBack propagating consumer demand all the way to the factory and computing the raw material forecast via demand translation of the finished goods forecastConstraining your S&OP plans with operational constraints such as lead times and availability of critical materialsSeeing operations and network-wide impact of S&OP decisions such as promotions and new product launches through interactive what-ifsReaching consensus plans during S&OP meetings in a live web based systemAutomatically aggregating sub plans by Geography/Channel/Product Line into corporate level plansAbility to set targets and measure the plan against the targetDynamic P&L adds new data measures on the fly and includes them in the P&L computation
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