Manufacturers of capital investment goods deliver often turn key solutions to their customers. These solutions are in most cases uniquely designed, engineered, manufactured, and installed to the customer’s requirements.
The S&OP process and functionality should cater the material- and capacity requirements not only for procurement and manufacturing, but also for engineering and installations/ service.
One of our customers, a € 1.5 Bln leading global manufacturer of animal processing equipment, wanted to implement a full global S&OP process to support their international growth, whilst ensuring the high customer service level and reliable delivery times.
EyeOn implemented the newly designed S&OP process for ‘engineer to order’ companies, by embedding a strict monthly planning cycle drumbeat, encompassing the full global demand planning process, supply planning process and the executive S&OP process. The supply planning covers the engineering capacity, production capacity, installation capacity utilization, and the Executive S&OP process.
Key in these processes is connecting the customer project elements to the product- and capacity requirements per department.
For the implementation we dedicated a lot of attention to change management, by working with a global cross functional planning network and the roll out in ‘sprints’.