This is the second in a series of blog posts about S&OP, written by S&OP expert and Valizant CEO Ed Lewis. Most companies have begun their S&OP journey, and many have realized better performance as a result. But the outcome is not guaranteed—too many companies stall along the way before they’ve realized significant performance improvement. This often can be traced to gaps in the S&OP foundation, which ultimately become barriers to success. A check of the following four S&OP vital signs can determine if any foundational elements are missing and drive the corrective action needed to close the gaps. S&OP vital signs
- Executive support and participation in the S&OP process.
- Fully cross-functional S&OP scope.
- Practicing constructive issue resolution.
- Minimal process compromise imposed by technology.