Smooth Operator: Global S&OP Implementation & Change Management at a Global Lubricants Company
Virtual Best Practices Conference: Business Planning, Forecasting & S&OP/ IBP
Smooth Operator: Global S&OP Implementation & Change Management at a Global Lubricants Company

You will learn:

  • Petronas’ journey in shaping the S&OP strategy and implementing new business processes
  • The importance of change management when it comes to implementing global S&OP
  • How the process was established and rolled out in different geographical areas
  • How a project team needs to work “behind the scenes” prior to approaching a particular region
  • The specific processes and tools used and the all-important changes in culture and mindset that are required to inspire adoption of S&OP across different regions
author
Sven Smets, CPF
Group Process Excellence Manager (S&OP and Customer Services)
Petronas Lubricants International

Sven transitioned from customer service to demand planning in 2006, taking a demand planner role at Black & Decker. He has worked in S&OP and demand planning ever since at companies including BASF, Omega Pharma, Wolf Oil, and most recently, Petronas Lubricants where he is currently Demand Planning Manager. Here, he and his team built a Demand Planning process bridging regional HQs and EU markets to support the regional S&OP process. Sven is now member of the Global Centre of Excellence, responsible for the Demand Planning Process around the world. His focuses are aligning the process at global level, running regional capability analysis, providing global training, and executing S&OP maturity assessments. Sven holds a degree in Economics and Languages from AP Hogeschool Antwerpen, Belgium, and is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).