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Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Essentials
This introductory Sales & Operations Planning Course gives participants an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the Sales & Operations Planning process from beginning to end. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the S&OP process in make-to-stock and make-to-order environments. The focus is on S&OP teams and companies who aspire to introduce the process to their organisations.
Sales & Operations Planning is the single process to engage all functions in creating aligned, forward looking plans and making decisions that will optimise resources so as to achieve a balanced set of goals. It provides a single environment for optimally synchronising demand, inventory, and supply plans and is the key enabler in supporting the business in meeting costs, revenue and profit objectives.
As S&OP affects all aspects of the business operations this course is suitable for many to give a basic understanding of the theory and applications for each business function.
We suggest those involved from:
Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum Principles of Sales & Operations Planning Essentials Certificate.
Through classroom discussion and practical, hands-on exercises the S&OP Course will enable participants to:
By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will acquire a basket of practical tools to make their S&OP programs work more smoothly, enhance forecast accuracy, increase productivity, and reduce operational costs.
We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.
Industry Forum is an approved APICS Channel Partner offering a comprehensive range of Supply Chain training, audit and consultancy services.
Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.
An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.
Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.
Our trainers are expert practitioners in Supply Chain Management with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills. They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible
No available dates for this course at present. Please fill in the form below to register your interest.
If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that these technical requirements below do not apply to eLearning courses:
Virtual Class Technical Requirements
To access a virtual class you must have the following:
Our standard platform for training is currently GoTo Training, however in certain circumstances based on region we use Teams or Zoom. If you are unsure if your systems are compatible please contact us before booking.
Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance. Over 250 organisations in 30 countries trust Industry Forum to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement.
SMMT Industry Forum Ltd
2680 Kings Court
Birmingham Business Park
+44 (0)121 717 6600