Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

Differences between forecasted and realized sales, fluctuations in material purchases and manufacturing capacity often result in high inventory levels, suffering demand-satisfaction performance and operational inefficiencies. ICRON S&OP helps companies keep demand and supply in balance and achieve synchronization among different functions in the organization by rapidly generating high-quality plans and enabling ad-hoc scenario analysis. Unique features and values of ICRON S&OP platform include:

  • Rapidly generate optimized plans using advanced mathematical programming techniques
  • Automatically determine inconsistencies between sales forecasts, realized customer orders, supply constraints, and managerial goals
  • Align medium-term operational concerns with long-term corporate objectives
  • Ad-hoc scenario generation and what-if analysis
  • Dynamically revise the plan to align automatically with realized customer orders and operations
  • Store and compare previously made plans and the underlying forecasts driving earlier plans
  • Enhanced data models that enable integration with ERPs and other data sources
  • Collaborative decision framework
  • Continuous management of KPIs
  • Resource and time optimization
  • Reduce operating cost
  • Improve customer service
  • Align actual costs with budgeted costs
  • Match actual and budgeted revenue
  • Increase forecast accuracy