The ForceFlux Sales & Operations Planning difference

Unlike other supply chain management systems, S&OP uniquely offers:

S&OP process modeling

  • Model your own S&OP business process in the system and enforce it using embedded task management and alerting

"What if" scenario planning

  • Create different demand plan scenarios and compare with different supply plan scenarios—each with its own financial analysis of sales revenues and costs—and choose the plan that best serves your customer demands and your business

Integration with any ERP

  • Get pre-packaged integration with ForceFlux's ERP solutions, or, using its open platform, easily integrate with any non-ForceFlux ERP or specialist demand and planning system

Embedded analytics

  • Obtain deep insight into your operational plan at any grouping level-company, product, customer, geography. Analyze forecasts, actuals, inventory, and supply plans, and view in any units, sales value, or costs

Margin-driven supply chain management wasn't even possible a few years ago, but today it can make the difference between leading your industry and falling behind. Competitive companies need advanced systems that let them see and act instantly on all of the metrics, KPIs, costs, and margins that make a business consistently successful.

ForceFlux Planning solutions help you deal clearly with the complexity of your supply chain at the appropriate level of detail without compromise, and help you understand the impact of the decisions you make.

ForceFlux Supply Chain Planning is a comprehensive suite of integrated applications that offer the best tools for achieving top performance in a critical area of supply chain planning. Together they give you a complete picture of how well your supply chain is working and how you can make it work better.

Your ERP system addresses your company's present and past. But lasting success depends on your ability to deal with the future. The unparalleled breadth and depth of ForceFlux Supply Chain Planning helps you address the challenges of tomorrow.

Sales & Operations Planning

Empower your teams to make informed decisions with a range of powerful features.

You'll have the tools you need to:

  • Improve top-line revenue through improved customer fulfillment and bottom-line profitability through better use of your supply resources
  • Respond more swiftly and confidently to changes in your demand-supply performance
  • Create and maintain more accurate operational budgets and track these against business actuals
  • Improve business performance because leaders in S&OP have lower supply chain and operating costs, faster cash-to-cash cycle times, and higher customer service levels

Sales & Operations Planning helps manufacturers and distributors like you optimize their business processes by better aligning strategic plans and operational execution. You will make decisions confidently based on an enterprise view of your demand, supply, and financial conditions to better serve your customers while protecting your profit.

Streamline information flow across all departments and all levels of your company to create a comprehensive plan based on vertical and horizontal collaboration and close the gap between operations and executive business strategy.

Demand Planning

With powerful features for increasing forecast accuracy, ForceFlux Demand Planning combines a Demand Forecasting module with sophisticated forecasting algorithms, Inventory Planner, and Replenishment Planner modules, a Collaboration module to keep all forecasts in your company synchronized, and a Sales and Operations Reporting module to monitor the accuracy and effectiveness of your plans.

Advanced Planning

Ensure that your supply chain plan is the best one for your business.  ForceFlux Advanced Planning does the work for you, calculating all trade offs and ensuring that you have an optimized manufacturing plan that satisfies all constraints and makes the best use of your assets.

Advanced Scheduling

Combining powerful constraint-based logic with optimization, ForceFlux Advanced Scheduling simultaneously schedules all operations on all production lines, including any interdependencies, to deliver a totally synchronized schedule-down to the minute.

Supplier Exchange

An advanced, web-enabled supplier relationship management solution facilitating effective, efficient collaboration and execution with suppliers, regardless of where they are, what systems they use, or what language they speak.

Sales & Operations Planning

The efficiency of your supply chain—and the profitability of your business—rely on your sales and operations plan. Your plan determines your success in meeting customer demands and putting all your resources to work in synchronizing supply to meet demand. Sales and Operations Planning ties together your operational plan with your strategic business plan, providing a holistic view of demand, supply, and finance so that you can literally plan to profit.

With ForceFlux Sales & Operations Planning, decision-makers achieve consensus on a single operating plan that profitably matches supply and demand, while aligning with executive business goals. Sales & Operations Planning provides a holistic framework for balancing demand with supply and incorporates key financial measures to ensure your operational plan is aligned with your strategic plan to produce the best possible business results.With multiple "what if" scenarios on both demand and supply, you can identify the best plan to meet your customer service and financial goals, respond more quickly to the changing landscape of demand, and ensure your S&OP process remains strong throughout the business.

ForceFlux Sales & Operations Planning works with conventional ERP and supply chain planning systems to deliver information and process support to create a consensus plan among:

  • Senior executives
  • Demand planning managers
  • Production managers
  • Inventory managers
  • Financial managers

More than 25 years of supply chain management experience is built into ForceFlux Sales & Operations Planning. That's why you can be confident you have a proven solution from industry experts that delivers on its promise.

Across your supply chain, Sales & Operations Planning brings you visibility and insight into all aspects of your demand and supply picture—from forecasts through to actual demand, inventory, production, and supplier plans.

ForceFlux Sales & Operations Planning closes the gap between operations and strategy. The S&OP system contains pre-configured processes and key performance indicators to create a framework for balancing demand and supply.

With ForceFlux Sales & Operations Planning, you get:

Demand-supply balancing

Plan your enterprise for any grouping of product, customer, geography, or channel to market to ensure you can meet your demand plan. Plan in units, sales values, or costs—and see the impact on your business.

"What if" simulations

Run scenarios for various demand and supply profiles and compare "what if" alternatives showing probable financial impact of different strategic, operational, and tactical events. That way, you can align operations with business objectives.

S&OP process support

Sales & Operations Planning governs your S&OP business process. Embedded task management enforces your process, ensuring tasks are done on time by the right people. You'll also document activities and decisions made, and the system tracks all changes to demand or supply for compliance reporting. 

Common information repository

Use imported data from multiple sources including demand, inventory, and planned production as a common information system and foundation for deep analysis of your business—from forecast and sales history through to supply. 

Unit and currency synchronization

Provide a common view of your business with a system that synchronizes the monetary forecast and the unit forecast for better decision-making. Avoid the common and unfortunate scenario where the finance staff view only financial terms of the business and operations staff view only volume of products made and shipped.

Collaboration network

Use a single platform to synchronize and rationalize your sales and operational forecast across all functional areas: design, supply, operations, marketing, finance, and other stakeholders. Collaborate using one set of data in one place that the system automatically compiles and stores to allow interactive analytics that drive a consensus plan.

Event alerts

Provide a proactive system enabling the appropriate decision-maker to automatically receive alerts to plan deviations and other events and efficiently make adjustments. Analyze exceptions to determine cause and communicate it to the right people to improve your plan and processes. The workflow drives everyone to review and approve on time.

Key performance indicator measurement. Continuously review and improve your performance by measuring your progress toward your financial objectives. Track your assumptions made in the course of agreeing to a unified forecast and make continuous improvements.

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