To benefit from globalization (or to meet its threat), a food manufacturer must be prepared. To sell into new markets, the manufacturer needs to be a better partner, and collaborate with customers who have different needs from its traditional customers.
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Operations Planning ). The APICS Dictionary (eleventh edition) defines S&OP as a process of developing tactical plans to provide management with the ability to strategically direct business to achieve competitive advantage on a continuous basis, by integrating customer-focused marketing plans for new and existing products with the management of the supply chain. The process brings together all the plans for the business (sales, marketing, development, manufacturing, sourcing, and finance) into one