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Sales & Operations Planning experts to speak at SAP Insider Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2011

Industry panel to share tips for S&OP improvement

Chicago, IL., March 23, 2011- John Galt Solutions, the leading provider of affordable planning solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain, will hold an educational session on Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) at SAP Insider's Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2011 today in Orlando, Florida. Hundreds of leading SAP customers attend the four day conference to learn how to optimize supply chain processes, improve demand forecasts, streamline material movements, and better manage fulfillment.

On Wednesday, March 23 at 10:15am, industry experts including Dr. Larry Lapide, from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, and Steve Davis of Smithfield Foods will discuss secrets for S&OP success. Designed to help attendees advance their S&OP process, the session is entitled "Taking Sales & Operations Planning to the next level: Advice from those who have been there and done that."

Numerous SAP customers use solutions from John Galt to increase forecast accuracy, optimize inventory levels and maximize supply chain performance. The more innovative companies are using John Galt's Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions to advance to a cross-functional S&OP process that produces a consensus plan and drives immediate improvements to the bottom line.

The session will cover how leading global organizations have extended SAP® SCM solutions to better balance supply and demand using John Galt's S&OP solutions. Panelists will discuss the results of:

  • aligning plans across departments
  • capturing sales input online
  • collecting customer and supplier feedback using remote and mobile access.

Attendees will leave this session with the knowledge of how to build a closed loop planning process that is fully integrated with APO and supports bottom-up and top-down adjustments.

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About John Galt Solutions

John Galt Solutions helps increase forecast accuracy and optimize inventory levels in consumer-driven supply chains. With the ForecastX Wizard, the Atlas Planning and Consumer Centric Planning suites, we provide a wide variety of affordable, easy to implement, supply chain planning solutions designed for growing mid market companies. Our customers typically experience a 10 to 50% improvement in forecast accuracy, and reduce excess inventory by 5 to 40%. Over 5,000 customers have benefited from our deep industry expertise and innovative technologies. To learn more visit www.johngalt.com

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