S&OP Planning for a Fresh Food Manufacturer

S&OP Planning for a Fresh Food Manufacturer

Situation

  • The company was experiencing extraordinary growth within North America, but lacked a holistic demand and supply planning process
  • Highly fast-paced blended manufacturing environment servicing top grocers and developing new products

Goal

  • To launch S&OP Planning process from the ground-up, including structure, communication, tools and metrics

Approach

  • Created a thorough governance structure to address timeline, planning horizon and activities.
  • Developed communication tools and techniques to gain executive buy-in and cross-functional awareness and support
  • Customized tools to meet the requirements of Sales Forecasting, Production Capacity Planning and Materials Feasibility
  • Provided coaching and mentoring for several months to ensure knowledge transfer

Results

  • Developed process, tools and structure in 3 months and assisted through 3 months of support
  • Introduced an environment to improve customer satisfaction, drive supplier reliability and assess sales and manufacturing variabilities
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