News: Quintiq and EyeOn experts to lead webinar on successful demand planning for S&OP
September 12, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), and business consultancy EyeOn today announced that they will host a webinar on successful demand planning for sales and operations planning (S&OP). The live, one-hour webinar will be led by Dr. Michiel Jansen, senior solutions consultant at Quintiq, and Dr. Freek Aertsen, managing partner at EyeOn, on September 19 at 12:00 pm CET.
The webinar offers S&OP professionals the opportunity to learn directly from two leading experts about today’s best practices in demand forecasting, including:
Designing and implementing a fit-for-use process,
Installing a continuous improvement loop,
Increasing the frequency of the planning cycle, and
Employing high-quality planners with the right skill sets.
“Demand forecast frontrunners engage in key practices to achieve inventory levels that are 40% lower than laggards, while improving service levels,” said Dr. Aertsen. During the webinar, he will share results-oriented forecasting and demand management methods from his recent survey of more than 90 supply chain professionals across a wide range of industries. Each webinar attendee will receive a copy of these results.
Webinar attendees will also learn about how to overcome business challenges in demand planning. The experts will reveal how this can be done by improving the efficiency of the process through automation of tasks where possible, and focusing enrichment efforts on those areas in which they add the most value. Moreover, they will illustrate the importance of making use of available information to produce a better quality forecast.
“Running an effective S&OP process starts with a demand forecast that is as accurate as possible,” said Dr. Jansen. “We intend to demonstrate how planners with the correct skills, aided by modern demand planning tools, combine multiple sources of internal and external information into more accurate demand forecasts, even where historical data is lacking.”
EyeOn is a specialized consultancy firm that improves the bottom-line results of customers by improving their forecasting and planning capabilities. We design and implement in maximum 100 days (tailor-made) solutions that really work, offer interim forecasting and planning staff and run outsourced planning services. To remain innovative, EyeOn is continuously involved in various research projects in close cooperation with Tilburg University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Eindhoven University. www.eyeon.nl
Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.