Adexa, Inc. has co-sponsored Aberdeen Research's premier benchmark report, entitled "Sales and Operations Planning: Integrate with Finance and Improve Revenue," for a second consecutive year. The study highlights the result of 214 companies participating in a survey on Sales and Operations planning-related initiatives. The goal of this study is to compare and contrast the view points of supply chain and finance organizations relating to S&OP processes, and puts a special emphasis on implementing the ability to express the S&OP plan in terms of financial impact. Adexa makes a complimentary copy of this report available by visiting: http://web.adexa.com/aberdeen-s-op-report09-front-page-banner/
Managing supply chains have become much more complex with further volatility in the markets, and the growing global expansion of manufacturing. It's more difficult than ever for companies to plan what, when, and where to make and store their products, while meeting their financial objectives. Most manufacturing companies utilize the S&OP process, which encompasses Demand Planning (for orders), Supply Planning (for production), and Inventory Planning, to manage a very tough worldwide balancing act between supply and demand--but the financial planning is done separately.
"This Benchmark study confirms Adexa's direction for the past two years toward Profit-Driven S&OP© solutions, which facilitate for a tight integration between supply chain planning and financial visibility." stated Kameron Hadavi, VP of Global Marketing & Alliances, at Adexa. "Now you will know the financial consequence of every move made, or more importantly about to be made, in your supply chain. This is the key in achieving high levels of customer service, as well as profitability," continued Hadavi.
"Best-in-Class companies are focusing more towards a holistic consideration of supply, demand and financial plans whereas the vast majority of the market place is still grappling with the traditional supply chain issues such as managing demand forecasts within the S&OP plan," Said Nari Viswanathan, VP/Principal Analyst, SCM Practice, at Aberdeen Research. "Without financial optimization, scenarios cannot be compared on an apples-to-apples basis. Adexa's S&OP solutions have shown one of the highest levels of market readiness in this area."
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