A planner’s dilemma: How to align supply chain and financial forecasts
Orchestrating planning processes within functional silos in the business can lead to multiple versions of the truth, chaos, and conflict. As different planners begin to adopt processes such as sales and operations planning (S&OP), large-scale, integrated IT systems help enable a “shared data” mindset throughout the organization.
Unfortunately, this process often comes with an enormous bureaucratic overhead: every activity is planned down to the lowest level of granularity, its cadence is determined by a highly reactive process, and the volume of planning entries generated makes it difficult to drive informed, evidence-based decision-making.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this webcast, you will hear from Steve Morlidge, Satori Partners, and Anaplan to understand:
- The principles of good short-term and medium-term forecastsology challenges
- Approaches to aligning operational and business forecasts
- How to prepare your organization for automation