IDC Answers all your questions


Doing Sales and Operations Planning Right

Download the interview between Infor, on behalf of Infor’s manufacturing customers and Simon Ellis, Program Vice President at IDC Manufacturing Insights.

As companies wrestle with structural changes and the proliferation of mobile, social and analytics tools, Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) has become a top priority for manufacturers.

But given that S&OP is not a new process, what's driving this focus?

To gain an independent perspective, Infor spoke with industry expert Simon Ellis about S&OP's evolving role in today's manufacturing environment.

“Sales and operations planning (S&OP) remains an area of particular interest to manufacturers. It was the highest-prioritized application area in the IDC vertical markets IT survey in 2014 and was a strong topic of discussion among IDC Manufacturing Insights clients in 2015.”

Download the interview and see answers to important questions such as:

  • Why is S&OP so important for many manufacturers?
  • What external factors make S&OP critical for success?
  • How has S&OP evolved to take advantage of new technology?
  • What are the business benefits?
  • How are leading companies leveraging S&OP?

You'll also read how effective S&OP utilization can help you:

  • Enhance collaboration and synchronization
  • Increase supply chain visibility
  • Support business decisions
  • Improve customer service levels
  • Reduce inventory and shorten lead times

For all these valuable insights and more, download the interview here.

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