Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies. Years ago—when the pace of market change was slow—S&OP was a nice-to-have; today it’s a business imperative! But it doesn’t have to happen overnight. By taking a five-step approach, companies can implement S&OP at their own pace.
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30% to 12% after implementing a full S&OP solution. In addition, they eliminated costly overtime, improved schedule stability, and decreased changeovers. Perhaps more importantly, S&OP is now being seen as a way to increase the top line as well as to cut costs. Rhodia Eco Services, a $230 million dollar division of global chemicals giant Rhodia, Inc., implemented a full S&OP process which enabled it to improve its overall capacity availability from 85% to over 90%. The increased capacity allows Eco