With disconnected business functions hampering executive decisions and competitive performance, companies need to have greater visibility into sales and operations planning (S&OP) and execution. JDA’s Sales & Operations Planning solution can empower executive-level decision making on corporate, financial and operational plans by enabling integrated business planning and management.
Extending beyond traditional demand-supply matching, JDA’s solution aligns S&OP with corporate financial goals to drive cross-functional alignment. From forecasting to distribution management, this level of enterprise-wide visibility provides companies with the data they need to achieve strategic objectives and maximize profits.
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JDA Software can help the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and wholesaler-distributors transform their sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes to the next level of integrated business planning and management. Here are some of the real results that our customers have achieved with JDA Sales & Operations planning solutions, which are helping to drive more informed decisions and enterprise visibility*:
* represents actual results realized by JDA customers.
Demand and supply management solutions from JDA Software can make your baseline supply chain data even more accurate, enabling smoother and more precise analysis. Companies seeking to strengthen their integrated sales and operations planning processes turn to the following JDA capabilities:
Enhanced demand plan accuracy
Improved working capital management
Increased service levels, sales and performance
“It’s very important to manage attributes like new product introductions and end-of-life sales. Our sales people now make forecasts on items using all information available across various functions. The sales people and the sales team manager then review and approve a consensus demand plan and look at the projected performance compared to the annual business plan and monthly action plan. The JDA S&OP solution supports this plan-generation process well.”
Supply Chain and Operations Management
Team Leader, Doosan Electro-Materials
Challenge: Disconnected Business Functions That Hamper Executive Decisions and Competitive Performance
Global selling and sourcing, fragmented supply chains and escalating consumer expectations are all straining the already compressed timeframes between planning and execution. in this dynamic 24-hour environment, executives are pressured to bring together the moving parts of their businesses as agilely and intelligently as possible. Yet too many organizations operate in functional silos with each department working on independent plans based on independent data and assumptions. last-minute changes to plans routinely go unmanaged, and poor communication results in disconnects across demand, supply and finance teams. Without visibility into these challenges, executives are left with no clear answers regarding what went wrong or where the operational breakdowns took place.
While traditional S&OP processes have helped tactically align demand with supply, companies must go to the next level of business transformation to stay competitive. executives need to take control of S&OP initiatives with a holistic approach that integrates their time-phased revenue, cost and margin plans with the operational functions of their companies. and they need the right tools to quickly visualize and act on any business risks, opportunities or threats.
Now you can focus on what matters most when uniting your company’s corporate objectives, financial goals and operational plans with the JDA Sales & Operations planning solution. By teaming with a core group of JDA customers and the leaders of business process improvement at Oliver Wight, we are transforming S&OP into an integrated business management approach for today’s dynamic global market. transitioning from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a process that integrates your entire business, our next-generation solution enables your corporate-level decision makers to deliver on your company’s strategic objectives and maximize profits.
Based on nearly 25 years of proven best practices, JDA’s S&OP solution utilizes key-metric graphs and charts to visually present the aggregated state of your business for more informed decision making. to enable faster time to value, our solution offers prebuilt integration to the underlying JDA demand and supply solutions that drive your processes. the S&OP solutions offered by JDA function as overlay solutions with an interoperable data store that can also provide decision support for third-party planning applications. no other business intelligence solution can offer so much value so quickly.
Companies must get increasingly agile when pursuing demand or supply. if marketing activities can capitalize on a new trend to boost category sales, your company’s supply function must respond. if a slowing economy or major disruption threatens reliable supply, your demand team needs to swiftly adjust. and they must do so without losing sight of the implications that their decisions could have on your corporate objectives, financial goals or operational plans. While it may sound challenging, an integrated business management approach can enable this level of decision making for your critical financial and operational teams. achieving results with this S&OP approach requires a solution that can deliver a single set of rolling numbers for the next 24 months or longer. each element of the plan must be translated into terms that your stakeholders can readily understand and be held accountable for during management review meetings. JDA designed its S&OP solutions with prebuilt graphical views and templates that deliver out-of-the-box availability to present multiple dimensions of your business from your top stakeholders’ perspectives and that can flexibly configure to meet individual business process requirements. leaders in your sales, operations, finance, marketing and production teams will have access to the views that they need to ensure they are on-time, on-plan and on-budget.
With the JDA Sales & Operations planning solution, your executives can intelligently and efficiently align on a common business plan, enabling them to:
JDA S&OP is the must-have solution for your integrated business planning and management program. Since it’s based on the highly scalable and extensible JDA® platform, our customers can leverage another solution that shares the same underlying foundation for master and operational data, security, exception management, workflow, analysis and reporting for faster time to value and reduced maintenance.
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JDA is a recognized leader in providing supply chain planning and execution solutions that are critical inputs to the S&OP process. Our capabilities support best-inclass practices in demand management and forecasting, fulfillment, master planning, and network and inventory optimization. to optimize performance and innovation, JDA incorporates Oliver Wight’s methodology and consulting processes into our software solutions to ensure a world-class integrated business planning and management program.