Operational Excellence: Achieving S&OP Success
The majority of companies that have implemented S&OP do not have a fully mature process in place, leaving gaps between a company’s current S&OP process and what is possible. Many report they are “going through the motions,” lack executive support, struggle with end-to-end integration of their supply chains, and continue to operate in functional silos.
Arguably, the biggest challenges and barriers for companies using SAP ECC and S/4 are directly related to the fact that the company’s S&OP process lives outside SAP. Consequently, SAP users resort to a patchwork of disparate solutions to solve various use cases, creating complex, brittle connections which prevent organizations from adapting to future business changes.