Generate value from Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
Sales & Operations Planning 1 Day Course: Date - 11 June 2013
In this age of rapid change and with increasingly volatile supply chain environments, S&OP has emerged as an essential management tool. This hands-on workshop is a step-by-step guide to improving collaborative cross-functional planning and co-ordination within your organisation. Using the best-practice principles taught on this course, you will be able to establish a best-fit S&OP process for your organisation.
If you want to develop or improve your S&OP process, and get the insights and tools to succeed, this workshop might just be what you need.
"Sales & Operations Planning helped Linksys (division of Cisco) achieve stock on-hand reduction of 35%, customer inventory reduction of 30%, back order reduction of 35%, Forecast accuracy increased from 30 to 70% at SKU level"
..Mark Payne, VP Worldwide Operations, Linksys (Aberdeen: S&OP 2009).
S&OP helps organisations develop operational efficiencies across all business functions that are repeatable, measurable and sustainable.
Learn how to use a cross-functional (S&OP) processes to improve:
Customer service, inventory & profit levels
Overall communication and teamwork
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Xelocity Office, L1, Pier 21 Building, 11 Westhaven Drive, St Mary's Bay
Investment: $1200 (excl. GST) Includes course material, breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
FREE Book with regsitration.
Executive involvement is critical to the success of S&OP.
This book is designed to educate management teams on S&OP and why their involvement is essential.
Who should attend?
S&OP involves all functional areas of the business. Key players involved in demand management, supply management and resulting financial outcomes for the business should attend. This includes Demand Analysts, Planners, IT Supporting staff and Executive Management teams. In addition, supply chain people who:
Want to learn an approach to improve overall supply chain co-ordination and performance
Intend to embark on a supply chain improvements programme
Are working on standardising the supply chain planning processes across an organisation
Are embarking on S&OP systems implementation
Having participated in this course you will be able to:
Identify how S&OP can benefit your business
Understand the collaborative nature of S&OP and the team work required from all stakeholders
Recognise how people and processes, not just technology, ensure success
Use S&OP to drive one plan throughout your business optimising profitability, performance, resource utilisation
and increase customer service
Successfully anticipate and effectively respond to downturns and upturns in business
Implement the mechanics of S&OP which brings together all stakeholders
Ikhlaq Kashkari has more than 15 years experience in helping organisations improve their supply chains, both within New Zealand and internationally. His experience covers all aspects of supply chain improvements, from education and training, through optimisation, assessments and benchmarking. Ikhlaq runs supply chain courses throughout Australasia on behalf of the Supply Chain Council and Victoria University of Wellington. Ikhlaq has helped several NZ companies improve and implement successful Sales & Operations Planning processes.