Anyone who has implemented or been part of an S&OP process knows that the further along we are on the S&OP maturity curve, the more wide-ranging its benefits. Many organizations can get started with a process that delivers value—the challenge comes in sustaining that process and progressing it along the maturity curve towards a Vanguard process. In this article I draw on my experience implementing and leading S&OP at multinational brands to reveal the factors that act as barriers to progressing to the next level of maturity and what can be done to mitigate their impact, thereby allowing us to evolve and become best-in-class.

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(Spring 2021)

Why Is Your S&OP/IBP Process Not Resulting in Best Practice Outcomes?