sponsored by IFS
Posted:  12 Jan 2009
Published:  12 Jan 2009
Format:  PDF
Length:  11  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English
ABSTRACT:

Every two years or so, there is a new crop of three-letter acronyms in manufacturing IT. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is certainly one of the hot "TLAs" in recent years. So naturally, many technology vendors and consultants are trying to jump on the S&OP bandwagon. This rush to embrace S&OP has lead to some confusion as to what this remarkable discipline really entails. In this white paper, we will clarify what S&OP is and what it is not. We will also examine how enterprise software like ERP can facilitate S&OP, and what functional requirements are necessary to make it work.




Author

Bill Leedale
Senior Advisor ,  IFS
Bill Leedale is responsible for knowledge transfer in North America for the manufacturing product suite within IFS Applications. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the manufacturing arena from leading large-scale implementation projects to managing business process reengineering engagements for global companies. Leedale holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and an M.B.A. from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He is an author of the current APICS body of knowledge and a contributor to APICS’ current LEAN ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP. His certifications include Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM), and Certification in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM).



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