Sales and operations planning: challenges and opportunities for industrial food producers
Paper i proceeding, 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

Författare

Linea Kjellsdotter

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Iskra Dukovska-Popovska

Anna M K Fredriksson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Mats Johansson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Heidi Carin Dreyer

Lukas Chabada

Cecilie Maria Damgaard

Nina Tuomikangas

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

Ämneskategorier

Annan maskinteknik

Styrkeområden

Transport