What is S&OP?


S&OP stands for Sales and Operations Planning and is the process of developing a plan to allocate resources that will meet customer demand with high services levels and product quality at the lowest possible cost.

Generally, S&OP processes consider a horizon of 3-24 months or more, and take into consideration input from many different sources including Customers, Sales, Marketing, Development, Manufacturing, Logistics, Sourcing and Financials. There are many challenges around S&OP. Due to the lack of technology to support a real-time multiparty planning, the process often proceeds in a sequential or siloed manner rather than looking at all the components and tiers in real time. To make matters worse, this planning process is often done once a month, which is problematic as customer demands are constantly changing.

One Network's Perspective on S&OP

Trying to maintain demand and supply equilibrium requires rapid and constant adjustments. One Network’s multiparty platform factors in all omnichannel demand streams and allow business to evaluate multiple scenarios, adjust parameters and review the outcomes/alternatives, in real time. The platform reflects demand, supply, and plans for all business partners in your extended supply chain network, and enables trading partners to collaborate in planning and all end-to-end processes, while incorporating real-time information as it is updated. And because all trading partners are on a single business network, the platform optimizes your supply chain – for all constituents.

S&OP Resources

Planning and Execution

Why Planning and Execution Are Not Two Different Things

Do planning and execution really need to be two separate applications? Is there a real business need underlying that separation? Or is it merely a limitation of today’s legacy software architectures?


Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

How new technology can enable powerful and precise Sales and Operations Planning that extends beyond the four walls to include your trading partners.


Integrated Business Planning & Execution

The Integrated Business Planning solution suite provides powerful solutions for Sales & Operations Planning and Execution (S&OP), Business Continuity and Risk Management, and Sustainability.


Multi-Enterprise Inventory Optimization

How One Network’s MEIO solution enables inventory planning and optimization across multiple tiers in the supply network, to improve revenue and customer satisfaction while reducing inventory levels and transportation costs.