How Does ERP Relate to S&OP?

Sales and operations planning is a formal exercise many businesses practice to bring their supplies into balance with demands and best utilize their capital and other resources.

To make it all work, a company’s ERP system must be up to date with all transactions and the information must be accurate. Sales orders and forecasts need to be netted against each other for a true picture of demand. Purchase orders, receiving, materials inventory and work in process inventory also must be very accurate for a comparable view of supplies.

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S&OP Doesn’t Have to be Complex

Many of us think of S&OP and think of days in meetings and unending discussions between the functional groups in the business. Many will agree it is a powerful tool. Many will also contend the benefits might not justify the tremendous cost of the exercise. Others might also look at expensive software for sale at high prices that could simplify the process but still would not yield the necessary benefit.

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