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Use S&OP to Tackle a 'Burning Platform' to Gain Support for Improving Product Launch and Forecasting

Published: 31 August 2017

ID: G00327334

Analyst(s): Janet Suleski


Companies with advanced S&OP capabilities improve their end-to-end supply chain performance. This research helps supply chain leaders responsible for planning to use the S&OP process to improve urgent issues such as product launch and forecasts.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify a Burning Platform, and Lead by Example
  • Integrate NPI and Life Cycle Management With S&OP
  • Take Ownership of S&OP to Ensure Plan Alignment, and Reduce Forecast Bias

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