S&OP provides companies with an invaluable supply and demand balancing model. However, it is important to move beyond these fundamentals and continue to explore more mature management processes.
New London, NH (PRWEB) November 30, 2010
Oliver Wight Americas, Inc., the global management consulting firm that developed S&OP (sales and operations planning), has released its newest white paper, "Transitioning from Sales and Operations Planning to Integrated Business Planning." The paper is authored by George Palmatier and Colleen Crum, both of Oliver Wight.
The authors explore the 30-year evolution of Sales and Operations Planning and provide an update on why companies are transitioning S&OP to Integrated Business Planning. The article explains the differences between S&OP and IBP and how companies that have evolved to IBP receive substantially greater financial and operational benefits.
"S&OP provides companies with an invaluable supply and demand balancing model," said Colleen Crum, Managing Principal of Oliver Wight Americas. "However, it is important to move beyond these fundamentals and continue to explore more mature management processes. That's when the transition from S&OP to IBP acts as a model for change – when a company realizes they need to make a shift toward strategic management for longevity." To register for a free Proven Path membership with access to the "Transitioning from Sales and Operations Planning to Integrated Business Planning" whitepaper and other valuable resources, please visit http://www.oliverwight-americas.com/proven_path/papers_null.htm.
About Oliver Wight Americas, Inc.
Oliver Wight Americas has been both a thought leader and hands-on practitioner for over 40 years. As a global business management consulting and education firm, the company specializes in helping organizations work smarter, faster, and better than their competitors. Its principals are seasoned professionals who have real-world manufacturing experience and transfer this knowledge to the people at all levels of an organization, providing tools to help organizations internalize that knowledge and achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The largest world-wide consultancy of its type, Oliver Wight has offices throughout Europe, North and South America, and the Asia/Pacific Region. For more information, please visit http://www.oliverwight-americas.com.