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Analytics Leader Voices Its Opinions on S&OP State of Affairs
Today’s retail companies are realizing the importance of creating an optimal balance between supply and demand, with a focus on sensing and shaping demand

brands consultants bi tool  Sport Chalet , Spiegel Brands , Staples , Tesco , Tween Brands , Waitrose , Wakefern , Williams-Sonoma , and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM .   The S&OP Discussion Within SAS’ arsenal of products, S&OP is most closely related to the SAS Forecast Server and SAS Inventory Optimization offerings. What follows is a question and answer discussion with Charles Chase. Q1. What do you believe is behind the surge of interest and activity around S&OP? What are the anticipated benefits? A1. S&OP is not new—it has been

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