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S P O N S O R E D

CO N T E N T

Long-Term
Planning Pays Off

BUILDING AN ADVANCED SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING PROCESS IS WELL WORTH THE EFFORT

Myth

It's too difficult to develop an accurate long-term supply chain plan and there's
limited value in doing so.

Reality

An advanced planning process enables
accurate, aligned long-term planning
and provides the tools to make critical
business decisions, thereby reducing
risks and improving a company's ability to capitalize on opportunities.

HENRY CANITZ
Director, Product Marketing
& Business Development,
Logility

www.logility.com

"With the right
leadership,
process and
technology,
long-term
planning
can lead to
improved
company
performance
and sustained
business
value."

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Developing an advanced sales &
operations planning process takes
significant effort and time. Essential
ingredients for success includes a Clevel executive champion to align the
organization around common goals,
a knowledgeable and skilled S&OP
process manager, a multi-functional
collaborative process, and a solution
specifically designed to facilitate and
enable advanced S&OP capabilities.
An advanced S&OP solution should
include the ability to:
Display and analyze data in various
time scales, aggregations, units, and
currencies. Delivering and synchronizing data can be streamlined with the
right system and processes in place.
Forecast long-term demand changes
and plan their impact on long-term
capacity. Long-term planning requires
algorithmic optimization to model critical supplier, transportation and distribution, manufacturing, and customer

capacities across your extended supply chain.
Display and analyze data through tabular and graphic displays. Gaining insight from longer-term aggregated information is often easier when viewed
in charts, heat maps, geographic maps
and in other graphic representations.
Conduct what-if modeling and analysis. What-if scenarios allow the user to
"play" with data to determine the impact of different scenarios on a company's performance, anticipate the effect
of potential disruptions and develop
pre-existing response plans. What-if
modeling can also be used to determine the financial impact of new products, markets, partnerships, contract
terms, acquisitions and other sources
of major supply chain changes.
With the right leadership, process and
technology, long-term planning can
lead to improved company performance and sustained business value.
Developing advanced long-term planning capabilities is a journey that consumer goods companies should get
started on today.


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