The Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process seeks to achieve alignment and synchronization across all functions with respect to product demand and supply. A properly implemented S&OP process routinely reviews customer demand and supply resources and "re-plans" quantitatively across an agreed rolling horizon. Accel works with our clients to successfully establish, document, and pilot the S&OP process so that it becomes a way-of-life, resulting in improved customer service, reduced inventory, and ultimately higher profits.
Advanced Planning Systems are a key element of an efficient S&OP process, particularly where simpler planning methods cannot adequately address complex trade-offs between competing priorities. Raw material or production capacity constraints may lead to the inability to meet demand, requiring complex decision making to optimize the production plan. Accel assists our clients to identify, select, and implement industry-leading advanced planning solutions to manage complicated planning challenges.