S&OP Special Interest Group Meeting 

Improving S&OP by Engaging Customers, Suppliers and Technology 
April 30, 2019 09:00 AM - 02:15 PM 
Learn how to better include customers and suppliers in the S&OP process. Also gain insights on how technology can enable S&OP and what types members are using. 

In prior meetings, we have discussed how to integrate forecasting and who owns the forecast in the S&OP process. In this installment of the SIG, Dr. Siemsen will present and discuss 5 ways to include customers and suppliers into the S&OP process given their importance on forecast input and effect on lead times and order integrity. Steve Silvis from Tompkins Associates will present on S&OP and Relational Analysis. He will detail the relationship (modeled) between Sales and Operations Planning and select elements of the supply chain and will discuss expanding on how a supply chain can support variance in market demand.

In the afternoon, we will switch gears and discuss how technology can enable a smoother S&OP process and have a group discussion on the types of tools (software, SAAS etc.) members are utilizing to manage their S&OP.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:30 AM 5 Ways to Include Customers and Suppliers into the S&OP Process
  Enno Siemsen - Professor, Wisconsin School of Business, UW-Madison
10:00 AM Supply Network Process
  Caitlin Acosta - S&OP Materials Manager, Kohler Co.
10:25 AM Break
10:40 AM S&OP and Relational Analysis
  Steve Silvis - Project Manager, Tompkins Associates
11:15 AM Table Discussion
11:45 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Quick Recap of Table Discussion
12:45 PM Breakout Discussion #1
  What technology are you using to manage S&OP data? What have you looked at? What works? What doesn't?
1:20 PM Breakout Discussion #1 Recap
1:30 PM Breakout Discussion #2
2:15 PM Wrap-up and Adjourn
Pyle Center 
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