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Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction
All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process

analyzes material demand  not stop there. It analyzes the structure of supply chain costs and determines the need for facilities or capacity, facility consolidation or outsourcing, and the right set of key performance indicators. 2. Demand Review The purpose of each of the demand reviews is to lend an aspect of integration to a process that typically takes place in isolation. The demand review does not simply rely on quantitative forecasting, for example, but instead balances orders and demand through what-if analysis, achieving

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