Gartner Research

Connect Supply Chain Planning, Scheduling and Execution Decisions in Consumer Products

Published: 19 December 2013

ID: G00258022

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


Consumer products companies find it challenging to connect sales and operations planning decisions with production schedules and operational execution. This research provides insights on how leading CP supply chain organizations can overcome this challenge.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Extend the Planning Focus
    • Recommendation
  • Link the S&OP Process With a Separate S&OE Process
    • Recommendations
  • Leverage Demand Sensing to Align Supply Response to True Demand
    • Recommendations
  • Use Cross-Functional KPIs That Enhance End-to-End Outcomes
    • Recommendation
  • Shorten Cycles for Improved Consistency and Responsiveness
    • Recommendation
  • Changes Needed All Around

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