Each year, the imbalance between supply and demand costs companies billions of dollars in out-of-stocks, excess inventory and excessive discounting. Promotions, new product introductions, packaging changes and changing demand patterns can all wreak havoc on the demand and supply planning process. Supply chain is a typical cross functional process, hence alignment of sales, procurement, operations and logistics is essential to the performance delivered.
For Spirit Advisors, the challenge is not only technical: beyond the tools and methods, focusing on behaviours and collaboration defines success.
Focusing first on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Spirit Advisors delivers foundations for a resilient supply chain, supported by constructive collective behaviours and a better understanding of business stakes.