Sales and Operations Planning: Choosing the Optimal Strategy for Your Business

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) provides the visibility and agility to improve product management and promotional planning, minimize unnecessary buildups of inventory, and predict revenue more effectively. S&OP works because it develops a well-coordinated operating plan in support of your customer demand, your business plan, and your strategy. So what is S&OP exactly, and how does it work?

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Acumetrics Demo: Improve Your Planning with IBM Cognos Express

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