Analysing eft’s First S&OP Survey: Part 1, How We’re Faring on the Journey
eft partnered with Hughenden consulting and surveyed 100 shippers to create a three-part article on S&OP as part of an ebook. Here is the first part ‘The journey of S&OP’
- Sixty percent said that corporate management had either a “significant” or “complete” understanding of S&OP. Despite this nearly 70 percent thought it was enough to have an S&OP process that consisted solely of one monthly meeting!
- When it came to specifying how actively CEOs are sponsoring S&OP initiatives, we asked people to specify “Supportive,” “Involved” or “Engaged” or “Not Involved” but intentionally did not define these. Encouragingly, respondents perceived that nearly 80% of their company’s CEOs fell into one of first three categories.
- Only one in five companies has S&OP as a core decision-making process for their business. Half of companies had S&OP “Somewhat” as a core process. Only 5% did not use it at all.