October's Professional Development Meeting (PDM)
"Why S&OP Success Is So Elusive -
Technical, Organizational, Cultural & Behavioral Elements of Successful S&OP"
Presented by Alan G. Dunn
President GDI Conslting & Training Company
October 16, 2019
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If there is so much available information about S&OP and so many scholars promoting it, why do so many companies report that their S&OP processes perform marginally, at best? Why do so many companies that have implemented S&OP report NO SIGNIFICANT improvements in forecasts and even less improvement in MPS driven efficiencies? Why do so many S&OP tools and systems not result in the benefits that were promised?
In this presentation, participants will learn how to build an S&OP organization that really works. This includes a description of the expectations on key S&OP players, as well as minimum accountabilities. Participants will also learn how to create a physical S&OP Mission Control Center that provides necessary tools, workspace and communications capabilities to effectively execute S&OP. Perhaps the most provocative element of this presentation, the presenter will demonstrate the benefits of an S&OP Mission Control Center, how to organize one and how to leverage enabling technology.
At the conclusion of this presentation; technical, organizational, cultural and behavioral impediments to S&OP success will be summarized so that participants can return to their respective companies and begin fixing their marginalized S&OP process. Participants will receive:
■ A detailed Competency Model describing EXACT expectations of a world-class Chief Forecaster.
■ A detailed Competency Model describing EXACT expectations of a world-class Master Production Schedule.
■ A diagram of well-constructed S&OP Mission Control Center.