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S&OP / IBP

Align your Sales & Operations Planning and Integrated Business Planning process from End-to-End. Enable teams to collaborate and bring disparate data together to plan future steps including financial, operational and strategic objectives.

We understand your challenges

  • Your operational & finance targets aren’t aligned

    Operational plans aren’t working towards your overall business targets. At the moment, you can’t connect the dots and you need various scenarios.

  • You are not all singing from the same hymn sheet

    There are too many versions of the plan, decisions made in isolation and multiple silos within the business. Planning over relies on the skill, knowledge and judgement of a limited number of your key personnel.

  • Lack of customer or product prioritisation

    Everything is a priority because you can’t see where the real priorities actually lie. This means you can’t prioritise your key customers and products effectively, resulting in poor customer service levels or overspends in delivering a good service level in an inefficient way.

  • Plans aren’t aligned with customer growth

    You can’t see all opportunities and risks in one location, and what this means for your business and investment decisions.

  • Incorrect inventory

    You sometimes produce too much of the wrong stock and not enough of the right stock because your processes are disconnected at some level.

  • Lack of focus in the right places

    You currently spend a disproportionate amount of time focusing on less important products and customers rather than prioritising key accounts.

Collaborative Planning For Better Results

Pre-S&OP: Demand Management

Work together to ensure a quality demand plan

  • Categorise, aggregate and forecast at any level of the Supply Chain in a flexible model
  • Combine different forecasts from statistical estimates, to sales accounts, and marketing proposals that shape future demand
  • Choose from extensive functionality options for complete control of your demand plan.

Pre-S&OP: Supply Planning

Maximise future business opportunities

  • Translate demand into feasible production, supply and distribution plans
  • Use what-if scenarios to identify constraints, capacity opportunities, and best alternatives to match demand based on business drivers
  • Optimise resources across the Supply Chain.

Financial Planning

Integrate S&OP and IBP with strategic objectives

  • Translate demand and supply plans into a financial plan that you can compare with sales and other budgets
  • Assess the real trade-offs of each decision with what-if views that consider elements like profit & loss, and the value of projected production, inventory and purchases
  • Look at strategic ways to add business value, from operations through to CFO level

Executive S&OP and IBP Meetings

Get input from internal and external teams to maximise collaboration

  • Apply your selected KPIs, metrics and objectives to various scenarios to visualise the impact before selecting the best plan
  • Analyse the business impact of every decision on things like levels of resource required, production volumes, inventory holding and customer growth plans and service levels
  • Embed IBP, and allow for cross-functional plan creation thanks to simple sharing, editing and feedback options
  • Easily coordinate stakeholder access and permissions within one central platform

Post-S&OP

 A dynamic, relevant reporting source

  • Give planners and executives a source of truth from which to make decisions and report to the wider business
  • Gain clear visibility of performance against KPI frameworks, for a continuous focus on  optimal production and inventory, and customer service

Proactive Insights With ML / AI

Save hours on manual analysis

  • Automatically analyse your past and current data, and get recommended changes to improve your plans
  • Get notified when key KPIs are at risk so you can take action quickly
  • Automatically run alternate planning scenarios using educated parameters. Then compare them using clear KPI dashboards

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Trusted by our clients

“Greencore is involved in multiple categories, supplying a diverse range of products with different characteristics that require very different manufacturing processes. We selected sofco as they have an End-to-End planning and execution system that can be configured easily to fit these disparate demands. Our approach is much more sophisticated and collaborative now.”

Chris Chestney

IT Business Partner, Greencore

“What impressed us most about the sofco people was they understood our business, listened, and would bring a lot of experience to the project. They brought solid solutions to the issues we presented them with. It was clear from the outset that we were going to be able to work well together as a team and deliver this project. That is exactly what has happened.”

Barbara Van den Berg

Project Manager, Van Geloven

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Demand Planning

Improve performance across your whole value chain. Deliver for customers, reduce costs and increase profit.

More Info

Scheduling

Optimise your scheduling processes, meet delivery objectives and improve customer service levels.

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Supply Planning

Get visibility of supply and demand at all levels of the supply chain. Be more agile and demand-driven.

More Info

S&OP / IBP

Align your S&OP / IBP process from End-to-End. Collaborate across financial, operational and strategic objectives.

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Trade Promotions

Get maximum ROI from promotions, with insights from past data analysis to post-event evaluation.

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Collaborative Forecaster

Work with your team to create, review and update forecasts remotely on any device.

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