IMPLEMENTING THE S&OP PROCESS
This chapter covers a proven methodology for the successful implementation of a robust S&OP process. Keep in mind that top-management ownership is a prerequisite to this success regardless of implementation techniques. If top management is not engaged, implementation will be extremely difficult and maybe impossible if management cannot be converted. Few things in life are that sure.
STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION
Following are imperatives for the implementation of S&OP:
Education of all parties
Establishment of goals and vision
Organization structure for change
Measurements and data collection