S&OP Special Interest Group

Discover new operational paradigms, ideas and best practices pertinent to the successful deployment of your sales and operations planning and practices.

The S&OP Special Interest Group offers a forum for individuals involved in the sales and operations planning process within UWEBC member companies to interact, share opinions and expertise, and leverage each other’s experiences.

Spanning multiple sessions, this SIG will provide attendees to:

  • Participate in a trusted peer-to-peer network of S&OP leaders and specialists.
  • Access to a forum for professional development and learning about S&OP methodology, issues and best practices by a UW-Madison School of Business Professor.
  • Identify opportunities to further enhance their current S&OP methods and structures.
  • Validate strategies, methodologies, technologies and best practices through knowledge exchange with other participants and presenters in the S&OP SIG.

Participation in the S&OP SIG is reserved for vice presidents, directors, managers and practitioners with direct responsibility within the S&OP process of UWEBC member companies. If you would like to learn more about the S&OP SIG, please review the SIG’s charter document and/or contact UWEBC Supply Chain Management Practice Director Wayne Thompson at wayne.thompson@wisc.edu or 608-890-1298.

Read the S&OP SIG charter document»

Next Meeting

S&OP Special Interest Group Meeting 

Improving S&OP by Engaging Customers, Suppliers and Technology 
April 30, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Learn how to better include customers and suppliers in the S&OP process. Also gain insights on how technology can enable S&OP and what types members are using. 

In prior meetings, we have discussed how to integrate forecasting and who owns the forecast in the S&OP process. In this installment of the SIG, Dr. Siemsen will present and discuss 5 ways to include customers and suppliers into the S&OP process given their importance on forecast input and effect on lead times and order integrity. Steve Silvis from Tompkins Associates will present on S&OP and Relational Analysis. He will detail the relationship (modeled) between Sales and Operations Planning and select elements of the supply chain and will discuss expanding on how a supply chain can support variance in market demand.

In the afternoon, we will switch gears and discuss how technology can enable a smoother S&OP process and have a group discussion on the types of tools (software, SAAS etc.) members are utilizing to manage their S&OP.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

Pyle Center 
Events Team, 608-262-1145, UWEBCevents@wisc.edu 

Steering Committee

Caitlin Acosta
Materials Manager
Kohler Co.

Barb Bossenbroek
Director - IBP & Analytics Strategy
Mercury Marine

Tom Moen
Senior Sourcing Manager
J.J. Keller & Associates

Enno Siemsen
Executive Director of the Erdman Center for Operations & Technology Management

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