While many of us understand the importance of engaging the Commercial function in the S&OP process, less is understood about the benefits of engaging the Finance Function. In this article I discuss why engaging Finance is not only an advantage but a core requirement for a sustained S&OP process. Their experience in cross-functional collaboration, reporting and data-driven decision making means they are ideal business partners. When S&OP is sponsored by the CFO, Finance’s involvement can drive real and lasting change, and be a catalyst towards S&OP ...

From Issue: How to Identify & Communicate Downturns In Your Business
(Spring 2020)

Building Advocacy for S&OP Deployment – Engaging the Finance Function