S&OP Scan: In preparation for next level S&OP

Leading manufacturer of Naval radar systems and part of €20 bn company employing 80k people and operating in 70 countries around the globe. The company typically works on a limited number of large, complex projects of high value.

There was a strong desire to implement a full Demand and Supply Balancing (S&OP) as first step towards IBP. The company’s incomplete S&OP process needed more structuring and formalization and suffered from a scattered IT landscape with many Excel’s in between. As a consequence, the process could not bring the decision power needed by senior management and hence had become more an operational activity than a tactical planning process.

An inspirational session with the entire executive management team was followed by a series of qualitative in-depth and on the job interviews with key stakeholders. The current S&OP processes, systems and organizational aspects were scanned and validated against the EyeOn S&OP framework as in preparation for officially kicking-off an S&OP project.

This hands-on approach combining an inspirational session for senior management with qualitative interviews and a practical S&OP scan conducted in a short period of time resulted in shared executive level alignment on key improvement points and bottlenecks and an approved improvement plan​ to take S&OP to the next level.