Gartner Research

Bring Procurement and Suppliers Into S&OP to Improve Service and Reduce Cost

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00322091

Analyst(s): Andrew Downard, Laurel Lippay


Supply chain leaders rely on information provided by external suppliers to make the right S&OP decisions. Despite this, procurement and suppliers are often not involved in S&OP workflows. This research explains how to effectively involve procurement and suppliers in the S&OP process.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Improve External Collaboration and Reduce Overall Supply Chain Costs by Measuring and Improving the Accuracy of Forecasts Provided to Suppliers
  • Make Better Planning Decisions by Reviewing and Incorporating Supplier Performance Within the S&OP Process
  • Make Planning Decisions More Quickly by Including Procurement and Key Suppliers in S&OP Meetings

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