In a recent engagement, Converge helped enhance a client’s supply chain and mature their S&OP. We brought necessary structure, tools, and stakeholder buy-in to enhance an informal S&OP process. The improved process definition and extensible tools then facilitated the ability to conduct multivariable scenario planning to address supply challenges.
The need for scenario planning drove the design and development of both processes and tools: the ability to modify demand, supply, and other variables and instantly view results via a dashboard was a priority. Development of a S&OP guidance document recorded current practices and provided a roadmap for further maturity enhancements at the rate the organization would allow. Finally, we built a sourcing scenario engine that addressed over-reliance on a key drug substance provider.