CGT Straight Talk: Moving Beyond Simple S&OP

Beyond Sales and Operations Planning

For nearly all consumer goods companies (even those still reluctant to admit it), it’s become abundantly clear that greater internal alignment and a more seamless go-to-market strategy — driven by real integrated business planning — is critical for successfully addressing current marketplace disruptions. But building effective IBP capabilities is next to impossible if companies are still using ERP and spreadsheets to manage the process. In short, it’s time to throw away those spreadsheets and adopt dedicated solutions that can streamline and automate the IBP process.

In this month's CGT Straight Talk, John Lash of E2open explains why breaking free of spreadsheets is an important milestone in the journey to a mature IBP process.

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