S&OP Process

Optimizing the S&OP Process and Making Better Decisions

Overcome Silos. Foster Collaboration. Achieve Sustainable Success.

Sales and Operations Planning Team

For many companies, siloed thinking and the lack of a common database continue to hinder a successful S&OP process (Sales & Operations Planning). The globalization of markets, increasing product diversity and shortened product lifecycles make it even more difficult to make critical supply chain management decisions quickly.

The intelligent optimization software ADD*ONE provides a remedy here. It creates a common information base across your company, helps you to overcome silos, coordinate plans and foster collaboration between different departments. In this way, you can successfully implement your S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) process.

The ADD*ONE solution suite transparently maps all processes from sales and scheduling to production planning and purchasing and uses artificial intelligence methods to optimize your processes. ADD*ONE also allows you to integrate strategic decisions into operational processes. This means that you can transparently map different planning information and the impact of business decisions on operational processes in advance. The result is actionable, cross-departmental plans that increase both employee and customer satisfaction.

Your Advantages

  • Improve the quality of cross-departmental planning
  • Network the knowledge and experience of different departments
  • Get reliable forecasts and plan up to 24 months in advance
  • Optimize inventory levels, delivery performance, and capacity utilization according to demand
  • Make smarter, faster, and more accurate decisions
  • Transform your controlling and increase your company's agility

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Sales & Operations Planning Process briefly explained:

S&OP Process with ADD*ONE

Achieve the best possible balance between supply and demand

ADD*ONE automatically provides you with reliable forecasts, self-adapting demand indicators and enables you to develop easy-to-understand dashboards. The solution suite enables you to allocate limited resources optimally and to achieve the best possible balance between supply and demand. You can also use the optimization software to tactically and strategically adjust your business plans over a period of up to 24 months and plan and optimize your inventories, availability and capacities with foresight.

Teamwork instead of silos

ADD*ONE creates a common database in your company: the basis for constructive work. This allows your specialist departments to set goals together, making processes more efficient and encouraging innovation. The optimized exchange of information between Sales, Production and Purchasing also ensures that the products that Sales actually needs are produced. At the same time, production plans are created so that purchasing can procure raw materials on time and sell the products that are actually profitable.

Successful cooperation with external partners

By integrating all relevant influencing factors into planning, ADD*ONE enables companies to calculate accurate sales figures and optimal inventory levels. This networking of sales and inventory is not only important for internal planning, but is also an essential prerequisite for a trustful and fruitful cooperation with external partners. In this way, (procurement) plans become reliable and can be shared early with suppliers, who in turn can adjust their planning with foresight. This in turn stabilizes your entire supply chain and leads to a high service levels with optimal inventory levels.

Less stress through more (planning) security

The various functions of ADD*ONE, such as the powerful forecasts and the system's decision-making intelligence, take the pressure off your employees. ADD*ONE proactively alerts you and your team to current and future critical items or, on request, takes over tedious routine tasks. This gives you and your employees more security in your daily work and more freedom to work on critical items. This allows you to focus on special exceptions in accordance with the "management by exception" approach. In addition, the software enables better controlling through planning, as future stock developments, for example, can be easily calculated and transparently displayed.

Success Story

ADD*ONE forms the essential data basis for our now-established S&OP process, all from one system. This has not only allowed us to greatly simplify the process, it is also based on a valid foundation and is therefore more efficient.D
Julian Keller, Team Lead Supply Chain at ARaymond


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Our mission in the Inventory & Supply Chain division

We empower you.

"We empower you." is Our Mission

As a provider of holistic solutions, we draw on over 50 years of practical knowledge from numerous software projects. The cooperative partnership and intensive exchange with our customers have always been invaluable to us. "We empower you." is therefore not just a slogan for us in the Inventory & Supply Chain business unit, but our mission to inspire you in your daily work. Thus, from the very beginning, we provide you with the right tools and strategies to successfully master your individual challenges in supply chain management. Our many years of experience enable us to work with you to develop solutions that give you and your entire team peace of mind and take the pressure off you, even in economically turbulent times.

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Gabi Auerbach

Gabi Auerbach

Expert for Supply Chain Optimization

Gabi Auerbach has been working for INFORM GmbH since 2000 and is mainly involved in the topic of integrated supply chain planning.


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