Successful product launches are essential to business growth and they often run on a different schedule than the monthly S&OP. With the success of new product ranges often dependent on S&OP, this creates a problem. How then do demand planners incorporate new product launches into scheduled forecasts to accurately gauge demand?
In my experience from working in multiple industries, I’ve identified the key factors in successfully integrating New Product Introduction (NPI) planning in the monthly S&OP process. In this session I will discuss how I implement certain processes to drive alignment between NPI forecasting and collaborative demand planning. I will also reveal the processes and methods which leverage the supply review process for NPI capacity planning, including achieving the optimal level of detail for executive review.