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Prepare for a Successful S&OP Transformation by Building a Well-Thought-Out, Comprehensive Project Plan

Published: 22 January 2019

ID: G00377669

Analyst(s): Peter Schram, Pam Fitzpatrick


S&OP transformations are often complex and time-consuming, yet lack sufficient investment to create realistic and acceptable project plans. This research helps supply chain leaders responsible for planning create robust project plans that achieve objectives and align with stakeholders’ expectations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the Guiding Principles for Building the Project Plan
  • Create a Detailed Project Plan That Anticipates the Impact on Scope, Costs, Timing and Results
  • Include Change Management Activities to Engage People Throughout the Transformation
  • Involve Key Stakeholders in Building the Project Plan and Get Formal Acceptance of the Project Plan

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