Unified planning & execution
In order to achieve a continuum of planning and execution, a unified model based on a distributed environment with intelligent sensors are the basic ingredients. A unified model creates the continuity that is needed in planning and execution, beyond just integration of the two.
“Companies that use ONE solution across the full planning horizon, reduce the risk of disconnect between S&OP and S&OE.” ~ Gartner
Why S&OP alone is not enough for today’s supply chains
S&OP by itself does not provide enough actionable insight for today, this week, this month or even this quarter. To merge planning and execution a continuum is needed to predict and respond in almost real-time thus paving the way for autonomous planning.