Event in Zurich

Improve profitability by aligning sales, operations and finance

– Using sales and operations planning


19 March

How to create a resilient supply chain with a competitive edge using sales and operations planning.

Today, companies face greater uncertainty than ever. In a volatile business landscape where the conditions are constantly changing, you need to be able to act proactively in your business. Thus, you need a resilient supply chain with a competitive edge, as this is what makes the difference between success and failure. With sales and operations planning (S&OP), you can navigate the uncertainty of the business landscape.

Bridging the gap with S&OP

Supply chain planning is not all about planning to be able to react to every possible outcome. It is much more about creating strong processes, so you can predict and proactively adapt to unforeseen events. S&OP enables you to act proactively in highly uncertain environments, to become more agile and to improve timely decision-making.

Using S&OP in your organisation, you can bring the different functions together, having them speak the same language and operate under the same plan. And in that way, you can bridge the gap between long-term strategic plans and short- term operational plans using S&OP.

Sales and operations planning (S&OP)

S&OP is a cross-functional decision-making process that you can use to steer your organisation to better balance demand and supply. It brings the functions in the organisation together and helps them speak the same language and align on the same plan. It also helps bridge the gap between long-term strategic plans and short-term operational plans.

With S&OP in place, you can make timely decisions that are driven by company profitability rather than silo targets, base decisions on clearly mapped fact-based scenarios rather than gut feelings and integrate the rolling business plan with the financial budget on a continuous basis. By doing this, you will continually achieve focus, alignment and synchronisation among all functions of the organisation.


A day of supply chain planning insights on the latest trends and practical cases

Do you want to be inspired on how you can gain a competitive advantage and become resilient to fast-changing supply chain environments? Then join us for a morning on how you can use S&OP to make your organisation become more proactive and agile.

At the morning meeting, you will be presented with various aspects of S&OP binding together operations, sales and finance. Also, you will hear about the latest trends in supply chain planning from S&OP experts, and you can learn from practical cases from companies such as Arla and Barry Callebaut, who have already started their S&OP journeys.



Doors open

Light breakfast, coffee and tea


Welcome and introduction

By Implement Consulting Group


Keynote: Future-proof your supply chain

An introduction to S&OP

By Søren Skjødt, Implement Consulting Group


Case talk: Linking S&OP decisions to the operational planning

By Andreas Poulstrup, Site Planning Manager at Arla


Keynote: The human factor of S&OP

By Tobias Alexander Markussen, Implement Consulting Group


Case talk: Our journey into S&OP

By Arturo Martinez Alonso, Barry Callebaut


Wrap-up and networking  



Practical information



(exact location to be confirmed)

19 March 2020
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tobias Alexander Markussen
Please register before

17 March 2020
14:00 (CET)


The event is free of charge

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