Sales and operations planning: challenges and opportunities for industrial food producers
Paper in proceedings, 2013

This paper explores how the use of sales and operations planning (S&OP) may deal with the challenges set by the planning environment by investigating S&OP at four Scandinavian industrial food producers. Variables connected to the product and market, e.g. perishability, customer service elements and supply uncertainty were identified as particularly critical for the S&OP process. It was found that there is a great potential for S&OP in the food industry, foremost to cope with the imbalances between demand and supply and to create prerequisites for a stable production process.

Planning environment

Food industry

Sales and operations planning

Author

Linea Kjellsdotter

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Iskra Dukovska-Popovska

Anna M K Fredriksson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Mats Johansson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Heidi Carin Dreyer

Lukas Chabada

Cecilie Maria Damgaard

Nina Tuomikangas

Proceedings of the 20th EurOMA conference, Dublin, June 7-12, 2013

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Advance

Transport

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10/7/2017