August 1 – Sales & Operations Planning: Best Practices for Better Business Agility

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Sales & Operations Planning: Best Practices for Better Business Agility

August 1, 2012

2:00 p.m. EDT

Featured Speakers:

Simon Ellis
Practice Director, Supply Chain Strategies
IDC Manufacturing Insights

Dr. Krish Mantripragada
Group Vice President, Business Analytics & Cloud Applications


Sales and operations planning (S&OP) remains an area of particular interest to manufacturers. It has been a highly prioritized application area in IDC’s IT and supply chain survey over the last few years, and it has been a strong topic of discussion with IDC Manufacturing Insights clients in 2012. Join IDC and SAP for an interactive discussion of the latest trends and disruptions in supply chain management – and how S&OP has reemerged as a top-of-mind issue.

As demand becomes more volatile and supply more complex, the need for a coordinated planning process such as S&OP is critical. And the process is evolving from one in where the focus is on balancing supply and demand to one in which the broader aspects of the business plan: revenue, cost, marketing, and supply chain are all aligned. S&OP is evolving from an inside-out enterprise-driven process to an outside-in market-driven process. Advances in real-time computing, context-aware collaboration, and big-data analytics are making this possible, helping drive a real-time S&OP process. During this Webinar, experts from IDC Manufacturing Insights and SAP will share customer experiences and discuss how best practices in S&OP and advances in technology can help companies run like never before.

Please register for this Webinar to learn how organizations such as yours can achieve supply-demand balance and visibility throughout the value chain.


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