S&OP or IBP is, by definition, multi-functional, with S&OP spanning Sales and Operations/Manufacturing, and IBP reaching further to include Finance. In reality, a mature S&OP process will also include Marketing, Engineering, and Procurement as a means to achieve effective coordination of business operations especially in ‘fruit fly’ markets such as High-Tech, where products are conceived, develop, mature, and die off all within a short period of time. This type of cross-functional process support is a key aspect of an Operations Control Tower, as is the ability to merge multiple planning horizons, including the medium term S&OP horizon.
Join Trevor Miles, vice president of thought leadership for Kinaxis on Friday, February 1st at 10:00 am as he unravels the query “Is an Operations Control Tower the Next Phase of S&OP/IBP?"
During the conference we invite you to stop by the Kinaxis booth #1 to meet with our experts and learn more about the Kinaxis RapidResponse advantage!